18:45 GMT 02 April 2017
Two of the biggest teams in Italy come together for a huge match as Serie A returns from the international break. Match week 30 of the season sees table-toppers, Juventus, visit 3rd-placed Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo. Juventus are 8 points clear at the top of the table as Roma sit between them and Napoli who are only 2 points from Roma and can close the gap at the top to just 7 points if they beat Juve.
Jucentus have dominated this fixture in recent years as Napoli have only won twice in the last 7 league meetings between the two Italin giants. The meeting earlier in the season in the league ended with Juventus winning 2-1 and 3 of the last 4 league meetings have seen both teams score.
As Napoli aim to consolidate their Champions League place, a win against Juventus would be vital and would send a real signal of intent to the teams around them how strong they are. They are helped by a fully available team for the clash, the only doubt is Lorenzo Tonelli who is still recovering from a bad wound he suffered at the end of January. They have a real chance of winning.
Latest matches: SSC Napoli
|19.03.2017||Seri||FC Empoli||SSC Napoli||2:3||W|
|12.03.2017||Seri||SSC Napoli||FC Crotone||3:0||W|
|07.03.2017||UEFA||SSC Napoli||Real Madrid||1:3||L|
|04.03.2017||Seri||AS Roma||SSC Napoli||1:2||W|
|28.02.2017||Copp||Juventus Turin||SSC Napoli||3:1||L|
Juventus will have to stay strong at the back to cope with Napoli’s explosive attacking players as well as being able to create chances of their own. Their chances of winning are slightly weakened as experienced defender, Mehdi Benatia, misses the fixture through injury. Latest matches: Juventus Turin
Latest matches: Juventus Turin
As Juventus have been so dominant of the Serie A in the last few years, it would be a surprise to see them get beaten by Napoli. But the hosts are no pushovers and have been fantastic recently especially in attack and their hopes of beating the champions have been massively boosted by this run of form. The visitors are certainly favourites but they will be made to pay if they take their foot off the gas as Napoli are brilliant at making their opponents pay for errors. Should be a cracker.
02 April 2017 - 18:45 GMT
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