Napoli and Juventus meet at Stadio San Paolo, in a match for the 15th round of Serie A. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 6 games. In fact, the last time these teams played a match in this stadium was on 04-04-2017, in a match for the Coppa Italia that ended in the victory of Napoli by (3-2). The goals of the match were scored by M. Hamšík (53 ‘), D. Mertens (61’) and L. Insigne (67 ‘), for Napoli, and G. Higuaín (32’ and 58 ‘), for Juventus.
After 12 wins and 2 draws, the home team is currently in the 1 st position, with 38 points won. In the last match, they won in an away match against Udinese by (0-1), after in the previous match they won (2-1) at home, in a match against Milan.
For this competition, he does not lose 14 games. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 41 of the last 60 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 14 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 4 times, but always got the comeback. In the last 11 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Napoli continues to campaign practically impeccable so far in the Italian league, as it is one of the two clubs still undefeated in the competition and has in this game the opportunity to win its third consecutive victory. On the last day, he had a good performance against Udinese, especially in defensive terms, and achieved victory away from home. The defensive performance presented in that confrontation confirms what the team has been showing throughout the competition, as it currently has the best defense of the competition, next to Roma. In the offensive sector, the performance is not being different: the club is the one that finishes the most, also having the best average possession of the ball and correct passes. The 4-3-3 is the training that has been used by coach Sarri, who must keep Callejón in the starting lineup.
After 11 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, the away team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 34 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Sampdoria, by (3-2). In the last match, they won in a home match against Crotone, by (3-0). For the league, Juventus won 13 points out of 18 possible points, after 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 6 matches they played against. Their offense has scored regularly, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 14 matches in this competition, they suffered the first goal 4 times, but got the comeback in 3.
Juventus is going through a good time this season and continues its good campaign in the Italian league, as it won five of its last six games. In his last match, he totally dominated the opponent, finishing with 81% possession of the ball, scoring Crotone with naturalness, which did not bring any danger to the goal of Buffon. As it became evident in this last day, the great responsible for the good campaign of the team has been the offensive sector, which scored in all matches and now is the best in the competition, with an average of 2.85 goals per game. . This can be explained by the fact that the club is the second most finished in the championship. Playing away from home, Juventus is the owner of the fifth best campaign, having lost only one match in this condition. The visiting coach is often alternating the tactical scheme of the team and should not have problems to choose the starting eleven.
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