Napoli vs Juventus 01/11/2015 Serie A Preview, Odds and Prediction
Juventus vs Napoli
Sunday 11th January 2015 19:45 (GMT)
The Line: Napoli 2/1 Draw 11/5 Juventus 6/4 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport; NBC Sports; Direct Tv
When there is a Rome derby in Italy that is generally the biggest game of the day but tomorrow we get treated to two of the best teams in Italy going to head to head in Naples when Napoli host league leading Juventus. Rafa Benitez side got the better of the Champions on penalties in the super cup a couple of weeks back and Gonzalo Higuain got the better of the Juventus backline twice. The argentine striker has a habit of scoring important goals and it was as if him and Tevez were having a personal battle in the Super Cup with both scoring two goals in the game. Napoli have a superb attacking squad with Callejon, Higuain and Hamsik brilliant playmakers. Mertens and Zapata have been chipping in with goals and Napoli have won four of their last five and are back on track for Champions League football as they are currenty joint third.
Juventus are top of the league by a point but if they fail to win tomorrow they could end up in second place. This is a tough game for Juventus as Napoli have always been able to raise their game in these big games. Juve will look to Tevez to lead the way up front and will try to hold the center with Pirlo, Pogba and Vidal keen to keep hold of possession and try to starve Napolis front three of opportunities. Juventus have the best defence in the league and have only conceded three goals away from home all year, they face a bigger task here tomorrow against a very good offence but with such a great defence it's hard to take the overs here.
I have looked at this a few ways and I firmly believe it should be a coinflip. For that reason I believe the value in the market is in taking Napoli to get the win here. Napoli have won three of the last five meetings between the two in Naples and have lost none of those five. The home dog is the play here!
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