Serie A Match :Juventus vs Napoli Preview,Live stream online,Prediction,Lineups
Stadium : Juventus Arena — Torino
Referee: A. Damato
October 21, 2012 12:00 AM SGT
This weekend on the schedule is the 8th round of the Italian Serie A where we will have two derby matches,Lazio vs AC Milan and the much more important Juventus vs Napoli,because these two clubs are sharing the first position with six wins and one draw.
Otherwise, these two clubs this season have already played, it was in the Italian Supercup, when Juventus on neutral ground in Chinese Beijing won 4-2 after extra time.
As for their duels in the League last season, Juventus celebrated at home with 3:0, while in Naples was a draw – 3:3.
And this last fact tell us how actually convincing Juventus is on its own stadium, and it was best confirmed at the start of this season, when they celebrated the victories in the league with 2-0 against Chievo and Parma, and against AS Roma 4-1.
On the other hand, as the guests they have played one game more, but also they have won as many as 10 points and so continued with the practice of last season when they were the only undefeated team in the league and at the end they won Scudetto.
Of course, these results get even more value when we know that Juventus entered the season without a first coach Conte and his assistant Alessia, who were accused for their involvement in match-fixing scandal and both are punished with 10 months suspension, but recently the Italian Association that sentence has reduced to the beginning of December this year.
However, despite the fact that from the bench players are led only by the third coach Carrera, Juventus still provides great game especially in defence and midfield, which actually contributed that in seven played matches in Serie A they scored 17 and conceded only four goals.
Here we need to add that in their comeback season in the Champions League in the first two rounds they drew away at Chelsea and at home against Shakhtar Donetsk, so this is a field where certainly they will have to do a lot of work to qualify for the next round.
However, for them is now critical to maximally concentrate on the Serie A and the derby against the Neapolitans. To Juventus only player out of action is injured midfielder Pepe.
Juventus probable lineup 3-5-2 : Storari;Bonucci, Barzagli, Chiellini ;L’steiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah;Giovinco, Matri
As for the guests from Naples, we have already said in the introduction that this season they are following reigning champion Juventus, and they are currently aligned with them at the top of the Serie A table with 19 points.
Specifically, they have continued this season with their attacking style of game, where the main role certainly have the brilliant Uruguayan Cavani, who is currently top scorer of the league with six goals .
Let us add that this year’s performances in the Europa League for Napoli is half-half as they beaten AIK from Stockholm with 4-0 and lost in the second round on a guest appearance at PSV 3-0.
Of course, this result represents a bit of a surprise when you know in what kind of shape were players of coach Mazzarri, but still we should point out that in Eindhoven occurred almost a reserve team of Napoli, so it was not a real balance of forces on the ground.
Defender Britos due to injury will miss this match.
Napoli probable lineup 3-4-1-2: De Sanctis;Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Gamberini;Maggio, Inler, Behrami, Zuniga;Hamsik;Pandev, Cavani
Match Prediction : Considering that Juventus players and this season provides a great party (46 games unbeaten), we do not doubt that in the big derby against a direct rival for the Scudetto they will give best of them, and when that happens then their opponents tend to have very little chance to avoid defeat, especially when the game is played Turin.Juventus to win.
However their recent matches indicates that we could see once again a lot of goals,so you could take here the option over 2,5 goals.