Juventus vs NapoliSerie A, KO: 19:45 Dec 8, 2023, Allianz Stadium
Napoli will attempt to set their title defence back on track as they travel to Juventus for a Friday night Serie A fixture. Juventus have been one of the most impressive teams this season and should have the upper hand over the out of sorts Neapolitans.
Juventus are having a stellar campaign so far and are certainly in the title conversation as they continue to show that their form is no fluke. They are just two points off the pace and are unbeaten in their last nine matches, claiming seven wins in that run.
The Turin club head into Friday’s clash off the back of a 2-1 victory at Monza in their previous Serie A fixture. They looked to be headed for a draw after Adrien Rabiot’s early effort was cancelled out in injury time but Federico Gatti struck a dramatic winner just a few minutes later.
At the heart of Juventus’ fine campaign is a solid record at Allianz Stadium where they have won five of their last six Serie A matches. However, Massimiliano Allegri’s men have failed to keep a clean sheet in the last two in that run.
Napoli’s title defence looks to have fully gone off the rails as they have now dropped to fifth on the standings, 11 points behind leaders Inter Milan. The defending Champions have picked up just one win in their last five matches across all competitions, suffering three defeats in that run.
The Neapolitans are coming off a 3-0 home defeat to Inter Milan last time out in Serie A. They struggled to find their cutting edge in attack but were ultimately let down by a shaky backline that was constantly carved open by the Serie A leaders.
A bit of positive for Napoli ahead of the trip to Allianz Stadium is that they have surprisingly done their best work on their travels this season. Walter Mazzarri’s men are unbeaten on the road this season and have won their last four Serie A matches on the road.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Juventus have a 29-18 advantage with 11 draws from 58 previous matches against Napoli. However, the Neapolitans have claimed the upper hand in recent meetings, winning three of the last four matches and doing the double last season, with the clash at Allianz Stadium ending in a 1-0 victory.
Players to watch
Juventus have spread their goals across the team this season, although Dusan Vlahovic remains the leading scorer with five Serie A goals so far. The striker was on target in the Turin club's previous fixture at Allianz Stadium and is priced at 11/5 with bet365 to find the net on Friday.
Victor Osimhen is likely to play a pivotal role in Napoli’s resurgence as he continues to work his way to full fitness following a spell on the sidelines. The striker has six Serie A goals this season and having scored twice in the last two meetings with Juventus, could be worth keeping an eye on at 7/4 with Paddy Power.
Anything else catch the eye?
Juventus and Napoli have undoubted quality in their attacks and both teams could be backed to score at 4/5 with William Hill. There have been over 2.5 goals in two of the Turin club’s last three matches and a repeat is priced at 21/20 with bet365 while William Hill is offering odds of 5/2 on over 3.5 goals.
The Old Lady have opened the scoring in eight of their last nine matches and could be tipped to grab the first goal at 10/11 with BoyleSports.
This Serie A match between Juventus and Napoli will be played on Dec 8, 2023 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Juventus vs Napoli prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.