Serie A Preview: Juventus vs Napoli

Ratings of Juventus players and manager after 3-0 win against Sampdoria

Stadium: Allianz Stadium

Napoli will lock horns with defending champions in what looks to be a mouthwatering encounter.

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Napoli have the upper hand in terms of their recent records against Juventus, winning both of the last two encounters, one in the Coppa Italia final and another in Serie A last season.

Juventus’ home record has been splendid against Napoli as they have won eight of their last nine games, with the only defeat coming in 2017/18 season.

Juve have also won the first three games of Serie A for the last nine seasons, barring the 2015/16 campaign.


Juventus have been to a mixed start in Serie A this season, winning the opening game while sharing points with AS Roma last week.

Cristiano Ronaldo looks to be in great touch while midfielders Weston McKennie and Aaron Ramsey have also impressed under Andrea Pirlo.

Juve will miss the services of Adrien Rabiot after getting sent off against Roma last week.

JuventusPossible line up

Wojciech Szczesny, Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Juan Cuadrado, Dejan Kulusevski, Arthur, Weston McKennie, Aaron Ramsey, Alvaro Morata, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Doubtful players: Federico Bernadeschi, Alex Sandro

Suspended players: Adrien Rabiot


Gennaro Gattuso’s men are coming off a huge win against Geno last week – with the 6-0 scoreline.

Napoli were also victorious in the opening game of Serie A and will now try to be a nemesis for the Bianconeri.

Dries Mertens, Piotr Zielinski and Hirving Lozano are all in fine touch while Victor Osimhen would try to score his first goal for Napoli.

The Partenopei will miss the skipper Lorenzo Insigne, who suffered an injury last week in Genoa clash.

NapoliPossible line-up

Alex Meret, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kostas Manolas, Kalidou Koulibaly, Elseid Hysaj, Fabian Ruiz, Piotr Zielinski, Dries Mertens, Hirving Lozano, Victor Osimhen, Elmas.

Injured players: Lorenzo Insigne