Italy: Serie A
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
Ten years ago in summer 2007 Napoli and Juventus had returned to the calcio elite League. And then, for some time the modern teams of Maurizio Sarri and Massimiliano Allegri became two bright favorites of Italian football. According to the results of the last season Juventus once again won Scudetto (91 points) and the hosts of the Stadio San Paolo took the 3rd Champions League’s position (86).
And now the most interesting fact! For the last 10 years the champion was able to won over Azzurri in Naples only for one time (11.01.2015). We present the results of 5 last calendar matches:
01.03.2013. Napoli – Juventus – 1:1 (İnler – Chiellini);
30.03.2014. Napoli – Juventus – 2:0 (Callejón, Mertens);
11.01.2015. Napoli – Juventus – 1:3 (Britos – Pogba, Cáceres, Vidal);
26.09.2015. Napoli – Juventus – 2:1 (Insigne, Higuaín – Lemina);
02.04.2017. Napoli – Juventus – 1:1 (Hamšík – Khedira).
Napoli (the head coach Maurizio Sarri)
For the last half a year since the ending of the previous season Turineses and Neapolitans were able to save their positions in TOP 3 of the best clubs of Serie A. Now the hosts of the Stadio San Paolo are the only leaders of the tournament bracket and the defending champion of the country takes the 3rd line:
Napoli – 38, Inter – 36, Juventus – 34, Roma – 31, Lazio – 29 …
This season the team of Maurizio Sarri hasn’t lost any match, And in frames of the last round Azzurri had won over Udinese (0:1).
Juventus (the head coach Massimiliano Allegri)
Unlike with the hosts of the Stadio San Paolo, Bianconeri for 14 last matches had lost twice (Lazio – 1:2, Sampdoria – 2:3). As we see now the champion is behind the leader with 4 points and it is quite obvious that the team will do the best in order to shorten this distance.
And now the most interesting paradox! The forthcoming super important meeting of two calcio favorites will be held prior to the 6 round of the Champions League stage. Two grandees will be solving their tasks on getting into the first round of play-off.
Of course, the calendar of the whole Champions League was known beforehand, even half a year ago. But, nevertheless, the bosses of calcio have crated additional difficulties for their favorites.
What are the reasons for such silly organized calendar? We doubt that both the fans of football and the upset head coaches of both teams will get an answer to this question? So, the central meeting of the round with the participation of two favorites: what team is stronger?
Napoli – 2.05, draw – 3.50, Juventus –3.60;
Our tip: Both teams to score (yes) - odds 1.83 10Bet