Juventus vs Napoli 05/23/2015 Serie A Preview, Odds and Predictions
Napoli vs Juventus
Saturday 23rd May 2015 17:30
The Line: Juventus 21/10 Draw 23/10 Napoli 13/10 See the Latest Odds
TV: Setanta Sports; Bt Sport; Bein Sports
With Juventus having won the cup midweek after extra time, the Serie A league wrapped up and a Champions League final to look forward to there would be some understanding if they took their foot of the gas for this game with Napoli. Napoli need to win, they sit three and four points behing Lazio and Roma in the race for Champions League football and with those two Rome giants going head to head on Monday night Napoli have a chance to close the gap with a win. Napoli have an extra ordinary array of attacking talent and with Higuain, Callejon,, Gabbiadini , Mertens and Hamsik leading the way. Gabbiadini has been terrific in recent weeks in keeping Napoli on the road to the Champions League, his January transfer from Sampdoria took a while to settle in but with eight goals in eighteen appearances he was worth every penny. Mertens and Gabbiadini have been an excellent partnership in the last few weeks and they will look to get the better of a Juventus side likely to rest some of their starting defence.
With Juventus manager Allegri starting a mostly reserve team last week against Inter Milan I expect a similar line up tonight with no Tevez, Buffon, Pirlo, Pogba or Evra. Of course Juventus second team is filled with quality with Matri, Barzagli, Padoin and Sturaro coming in but Allegri will start some of his regulars as well and Juventus know how to play, this is a professional team one of the best in Europe and they wont just give up their unbeaten home record. Juventus have incredibly not lost a home Serie A game since January 2013.
There should be a party atmosphere here as Juventus completed the double midweek against Lazio, winning the Coppa Italia after extra time. But while Juve will be celebrating Napoli have a job to do, they need to win and Napoli as a club needs Champions League football. While it is a tough ask for Napoli to go to Juventus and win but I think they can get the job done in what should be an interesting game. I'm going with Napoli to win and both to score at the huge price of 3/1.