On Friday, there is a very interesting offer for betting, with the central duel definitely playing out in Turin where Juventus and Napoli will measure their strengths. Juve is currently in an excellent second place in the table, only two points behind the leader Inter, and if they manage to defeat their fierce rival, they will at least temporarily move to the first place, while Napoli plays a hot-cold system, with the observation that this club recently got a new-old coach, as Walter Mazzarri has returned to the club. The start of the match between these two exceptionally quality teams is scheduled for 20:45.
Juventus: Juve Back in the Game for the Scudetto!
We’ve mentioned in our analyses of Juventus several times that the Old Lady had a pretty bad season, managing somehow to finish in seventh place in the table, which automatically meant qualifying for the Conference League. However, due to certain malpractices, the giant from Turin was banned from European competitions for a year, and their spot in the third-tier European club competition was taken by Fiorentina, who, as is well known, were defeated in last season’s Conference League final by West Ham.
There weren’t too many changes in the team, but Massimiliano Allegri had to face some unplanned issues, certainly referring to the suspension of Paul Pogba after the French international failed a doping test, and also the club’s suspension of the young Fagioli, who was involved in betting. Things didn’t start brilliantly for the Old Lady, however, when taking stock, it seems that everyone at the club should be quite satisfied, as at this moment, the multiple Italian champion is in an excellent second place in the table, only two points behind the leader Inter, meaning that the club from Turin is fighting for the Scudetto again after a long time this season.
So far, Allegri’s pupils have played fourteen matches in the league and achieved ten victories, three draws, and only one loss, quite unexpectedly away at Sassuolo, ending 4:2. Interestingly, the team from Reggio Emilia was also fatal for the Old Lady last season, and in the last round, Juventus showed character by winning a tough away game at Monza, ending 1:2. In the early stages of the match, Serbian international Dušan Vlahović missed a penalty, but Juve immediately took the lead in the next attack through Rabiot. However, the guests did not give up and managed to equalize in the second minute of stoppage time through Carboni, but the joy of the home fans lasted only two minutes, as Gatti scored the final 1:2 in the 94th minute.
Before that, Juventus drew at their stadium against the leader Inter, with Allegri deciding to defend his goal at 1:1, which certainly annoyed all fans of the Italian giant. At home, the Bianconeri have played seven matches so far, achieving five victories and two draws, making the Old Lady the best home team in Serie A. Finally, for this very important match, which could at least temporarily bring his team to the top of the table, Massimiliano Allegri will not be able to count on De Sciglio, Pogba, and Fagioli.
Napoli: It’s Hard to Expect Napoli to Repeat Last Season!
As much as last season was disastrous for Juventus, it was equally good for Napoli, who won the Scudetto for the first time in 33 years. From the first to the last round, the team led by Luciano Spalletti played at a very high level, and the best indicator of this is that Napoli clinched the Scudetto several rounds before the end of the championship.
During the summer, there were huge changes at the “Diego Armando Maradona” stadium, the most important of which occurred on the bench as Spalletti decided to leave the club, and he was replaced by Rudi Garcia, which was certainly a huge surprise for all football fans in Italy. The club also lost central defender Kim, who moved to Bayern Munich, and perhaps what pleased Napoli fans the most was that the club’s management, led by the controversial president De Laurentiis, managed to keep Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia despite huge interest in these two players, who were perhaps the most deserving for the Scudetto.
It was very difficult to expect Napoli to play at a very high level this season, and Rudi Garcia recently paid the price for poor results and was dismissed. Interestingly, Walter Mazzarri, who once elevated Napoli and brought them close to the top of Italian football, has taken his place.
At this moment, the current Italian champion is in fifth place in the table, with the same number of points as fourth-placed Roma. It is known that this position is also the last one that brings qualification for the Champions League at the end of the season, which will naturally be the primary goal for Napoli this season.
In the last five matches, Walter Mazzarri’s men have achieved two victories, the same number of defeats, and one draw. In the last round, this team was smoothly defeated at home by Inter, who resolved the duel in their favor with a 0:3 result. Before that, to be fair, Napoli won a very tough away game at Atalanta with a 1:2 score, which was Mazzarri’s debut on the bench, and it seemed then that the Italian expert would bring something new to the game of the current Italian champion. However, everything fell apart after that heavy defeat in the last round.
Of course, it should be reminded that the club from the “Diego Armando Maradona” stadium is also competing in the Champions League this season. With one round to go, the Italian representative is in second place in the table, three points ahead of Braga, who will also visit them in the last round. For qualification to the knockout phase, a draw will be enough for the team from Naples, which really should not be questioned.
Finally, for this duel against Juventus, Mazzarri will most likely not be able to count on Rui and Olivera, and interestingly, both players play in the left-back position.
Our Betting Suggestions
If we take a look back at the previous head-to-head matches between Juventus and Napoli, it’s interesting to note that Napoli has achieved three victories and one draw in their last four encounters. However, this time, based on everything we’ve seen so far this season from both teams, we give the advantage to the Old Lady and strongly recommend you to play a home win (fr 1) for Juventus, for which the bookmaker Mozzartbet has prepared odds of 2.48.
It seems that we can expect an open match, in which both teams could easily score at least one goal each, which is why we advise playing a Both Teams to Score (gg) bet with odds of 1.82 at Mozzartbet.
If you decide to go for the combination bet of 1X&ov 2.5, you will get fantastic odds of 3.30.