Juventus - Napoli: prediction "1"
Serie A may have rested for nearly 20 days, but is returning in full force and with a big derby. In the 20th round in Turin, Juventus and Napoli will face each other, both teams may have been disappointed so far this season. The hosts will try to compensate for the poor results from the beginning and are now fifth with 12 points from the top. In turn, the guests collapsed in December and not only gave up the lead, but are now seven points behind Inter.
However, another half of the season is coming, in which all the teams will face each other once again, so we can't even rule out today's opponents in the title fight. In the first match of the current campaign we saw the dominance of Napoli in Naples, which in the end deservedly went through a complete turnaround and win with 2:1.
Today, however, Juventus is the favorite and this is mainly due to the better results with which the last year was sent. The Black and Whites are undefeated in five consecutive rounds, surprisingly, they did not win only against Venezia. However, we must admit that the highest-ranking opponent in this period was the tenth Bologna. However, we can not ignore the four clean sheets, and go back to November and the wins over Fiorentina and Lazio.
At that time, Napoli were outperformed on their own ground. Surprisingly, three consecutive losses were "achieved" at home after a 4:0 victory over Lazio. The first defeat by Atalanta is somewhat understandable, but not the next two with 0:1 from Empoli and Spezia. Thus, for the last eight rounds, the team from Naples have only ten points.
Napoli's poor results are surprising against the background of the best defense in the league with only 14 goals conceded. Juventus is also doing well with 17 goals conceded. It is interesting to see that Juventus is in last place in matches with over 2.5 goals - only 6. In this respect, we have almost equality in the Neapolitan club. So far, Napoli's derbies are more in the category of results, but not those of Juventus. So far, the hosts are frugal in front of goal, and for the guests the goal scorer Oshimen is still not available, which coincides with the weak form of his team.