Napoli vs JuventusSerie A, KO: 18:00 Sep 11, 2021, Stadio Diego Armando Maradona
Juventus are considered one of the favourites for the Italian Serie A title this season but their campaign has not got off to the best start. They are likely to face a difficult task against in-form Napoli at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
Luciano Spalletti has made a solid start as manager with the Naples club currently holding a 100% record after two matches.
Napoli began their campaign with a comfortable 2-0 victory over newly promoted Venezia despite playing much of the game with 10 men. They followed that up with a 2-1 win at Genoa with Andrea Petagna getting the winning goal.
Despite playing under a new manager, Napoli appear to have lost none of their attacking quality with four goals in two matches. They have also spread their early goals across the team with four different goalscorers already this season.
Juventus are finding it harder coming to terms with the changes at the club having switched managers in the summer and lost striker Cristiano Ronaldo. They travel to Napoli off the back of a 1-0 defeat to Empoli in their previous Serie A fixture.
Massimiliano Allegri won numerous trophies with Juventus in his first spell as manager but the second coming has been a disappointment so far. They are still seeking their first win of the season having begun their campaign with a 2-2 draw against Udinese.
Juventus are still considered one of the favourites for the title and will need to spark some life into their season. However, they appear to be a bit lightweight in attack while the backline has also been far from convincing this term.
How the bookies view it
Napoli have won their last two Serie A home matches against Juventus and given their solid start to the season, I am backing them to earn the win.
Head to head
Juventus have a 27-15 advantage with 10 draws from 52 previous matches against Napoli. Both teams won their home matches last season with Napoli claiming a 1-0 victory in Naples while Juventus triumphed 2-1 in Turin.
Players to watch
Winger Lorenzo Insigne scored in both matches against Juventus last season and can be backed to find the net at 23/10 with Paddy Power. Striker Victor Osimhen is set to return from suspension and could be worth keeping an eye on in the same market at 33/19 with SBK.
In the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala appears to be the biggest attacking threat for Juventus at the moment. The Argentine forward was on target against Udinese and could be backed to score anytime at 12/5 with Betfred.
Anything else catch the eye?
Napoli scored in both halves in their last fixture and could be set for a repeat at 12/5 with Paddy Power.
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