Serie A Early Title Match: Juventus vs Napoli Predictions

Last season’s Serie A title rivals are set to meet for the first time in the current campaign in Turin on Sept 29. Our predictions on Juventus vs Napoli opt for a draw, as Juve are more fixated on chasing the UCL title, while Ancelotti’s side are back on track after a slow start.

Juventus v Napoli

# Outcome Odds
1. Juventus – WIN 1.727
2. Napoli – WIN 5.25
3. Draw 3.7
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According to online sportsbook news in Italy, Napoli came very close to lift Serie A trophy last season, following their last-minute win (1-0) at reigning champions Juve in April, but they eventually lost the race. Juventus continue to dominate the domestic league for seven seasons in a row. However, this time Napoli could have better chance as Juventus are more interested in chasing the Champions League after 22 years of absence, especially that Cristiano Ronaldo is on their side. Our Juventus vs Napoli predictions suggest the Blues to capture a valuable draw in Turin, as a sign that things are heading to change in Serie A. 

Are Napoli Still Capable of Surprising Us?

Image result for KoulibalyWhen Kalidou Koulibaly rose to break the deadlock with a 90-minute header at Juventus Stadium, everything really did seem to change with Napoli, as they climbed one point behind the Champions. Soon after, they lost the title race with three games to the end of the season. The fans could not but feel that the old days when Maradona wore Napoli’s shirt might come back anytime soon.  

Napoli lost their manager Maurizio Sarri to Chelsea in the summer, but they gave the helm to Ancelotti who is well known for winning titles. Sarri seized power at Juventus Stadium in April, breaking the negative record of seven losses for Napoli in a row, thus Ancellotti hopes to continue with positive results, aiming to bring back the Blues to their old days or maybe to go back to his old days with Milan. 

Would You Bet on Napoli to Draw Juventus?

Ancelotti is well known for winning titles.

Juventus are widely considered unbeatable at home, as they encountered only two losses last Serie A season against Napoli and Lazio. This season they sit on top of the table by three points ahead of Napoli, after five games. Adding to that they successfully captured their first three points in Champions League group-stage after a (2-0) win over Valencia. Juventus will be without Douglas Costa on Sept 29, but their superstar Ronaldo is back to action after scoring three goals in his past two Serie A matches.

On the other hand, Napoli are in runners-up spot with 12 points, after their (3-1) win at Torino. They overcame a tough start against Lazio and Milan, but fell short (3-0) to Sampdoria before getting back to their feet in last two games. Best online betting sites in Italy like Betvictor Sportsbook suggest Juve to remain the favourites with 1.7 odds, while Napoli are the underdogs with 5.5 odds. However, our prediction backs Ancelotti’s side to play solid and leave Turin with a precious one point at 3.7 odds.

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