Best Odds: 49/20
Serie A football is back and as is the case with plenty of other leagues across Europe, they’ve got a lot of catching up to do after the winter break. Italian football, in a lot of ways, is starting to make a real comeback in terms of its prestige – and it’ll be interesting to see if they can maintain that momentum. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the biggest game of the season so far as Napoli and Juventus battle it out in a top of the table clash for the ages.
The term ‘sleeping giant’ is often overused in the world of football. Alas, in this instance, we think it’s warranted. Napoli’s passionate fanbase has been waiting years for them to explode back into life and now, they finally have. They’re showing the world what they once were and as the league leaders, with a whole lot of confidence behind them, we’d say it’ll be quite hard to stop the train at this point.
Juventus’ supporters have been subjected to a lot of ridicule in recent times. For the most part, that’s because for the first time in a long time, they haven’t been the top dogs. The two Milan clubs have spent a few years building themselves back up whereas The Old Lady has gone a bit stagnant. However, following their recent run of form, the hope is that they can once again prove that they belong at the top of the mountain.
Factors to Consider
- Napoli are 1st in Serie A with 44 points, whereas Juventus are 2nd with 37 points.
- Napoli have won four and lost two of their last six games.
- Juventus have won five and drawn one of their last six games.
- Napoli have scored nine goals and conceded six in their last six games.
- Juventus have scored nine goals and conceded one in their last six games.
While both sides have been scoring goals, they also have a habit of being conservative when they need to be. We expect this to be quite the feeling out process with Juve’s attack being neutralised, whereas Napoli don’t pull the trigger perhaps as much as they should. In terms of an official prediction, we’re going to go with either a 0-0 or 1-1 draw – which, all things considered, will probably suit the home side.
Best Odds: 49/20