A match-up that in the past would be one of the marquee games of the season in Serie A is set for Sunday January 26, 2020 as the Napoli host Juventus in Naples.
Napoli enter match day 21 in 12th place on the table, but are just six points back of the final Europa League spot. The Blues have won 24 points so far this season, but still can have some hope of getting back to European competition next season. Napoli are also through to the quarterfinals of the Coppa Italia and are also in the Champions League knockout stages.
With their win last weekend Juventus are now four points clear of second place Inter Milan. Inter drew to relegation candidate Lecce and that has now opened up the biggest lead Juve has had over Inter in quite some time. Juve are through to the quarterfinals of the Coppa Italia and are also in the Champions League knockout stages.
Below is my pick for the Serie A action between Napoli and Juventus. All odds are from DraftKings Sportsbook.
Napoli (+260) vs Juventus (+100) Draw (+260)
Napoli’s struggles continued last weekend with a 2-0 home loss to Fiorentina. The Blue’s gave up one goal in each half, and couldn’t convert any of their five shots on goal in the loss. With the loss, Napoli has now lost five of their last 10 games and have just three wins during that 10 game span. Napoli are a bottom of the table home team this season having won just 11 points from 10 home games.
Cristiano Ronaldo was the star of the show, last weekend, as the Portuguese star scored two goals to push Juventus past Parma. Ronaldo scored right before the half to make it 1-0 and then scored three minutes after Parma tied the game up to give Juve the big home win. Juventus are the best team in Serie A at home having won 28 points from a possible 30.
Series History: Juventus won the meeting earlier this season and now lead the all-time series 84-56-38. Juventus have a dominating goal differential in this rivalry having outscored Napoli 275-195.
Game Prediction: Napoli’s struggles continue, so I am backing Juventus +100 Sunday.
2020 Results: 8-4