After being postponed twice, this Serie A (SA) fixture between Juventus and Napoli is finally set to be played.
This is turning into a season to forget for Juventus though, who appear to be fighting for a top-four finish rather than the title.
Furthermore, after gaining just one point from their last two SA matches – despite facing bottom-six sides (D1, L1) – this looks a tough clash vs a side Juventus have lost against in three of the last four competitive H2Hs (W1).
A 1-0 home loss vs Benevento last time out here was only Juventus’ third competitive home defeat this season (W15, D3), and notably, their last seven home triumphs witnessed Juve win the second half ‘to nil‘. That said, they have won the second half just once across the last six competitive meetings with Napoli at all venues.
Napoli are on the same points as their hosts thanks to four consecutive SA victories, including two wins ‘to nil’ vs top-seven sides from their last two away outings.
Strong starts were a common theme for the ‘Partenopei‘ during that period as they opened the scoring in all four wins, and netted the first two match goals in three!
However despite winning their last two road trips, Napoli actually conceded the opener in six of their seven prior matches away from the Diego Armando Maradona stadium (D1, L6).
Furthemore, they conceded the first two match goals in four of those losses.