Serie A matches to anticipate this week

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This week in the Serie A League leaders Napoli will host second place Juventus in the League and this is going to be an interesting game to watch.

Napoli, who leads the league with 7 points and also 7 goals difference will seek to maintain the momentum in the league.

This will be the first time both teams will be meeting this season in the Serie A, which makes it a more tough game for both teams.

How the teams have done so far this season!!!

Napoli has played 17 games in the League and has won 14 games, playing 2 draw and their only loss coming from Inter Milan this season.

Meanwhile, Juventus have also played 17 games this season and have won 11 games, drew 4 games and also lost 2 games in the league.

Facts you should know before the game

Napoli are unbeaten in their last two Serie A matches against Juventus (W1 D1), last recording a longer unbeaten streak against the Bianconeri in 2011 (five, with Walter Mazzarri in charge).

Juventus have lost more matches against Napoli than any other side in Serie A (70) as well as conceding more goals against them than any other team in the competition (224) – however, the Partenopei have only lost one of their last five against the Bianconeri, after suffering four defeats in the previous five.

This is only the fourth time in Serie A history that Juventus will face Napoli with at least seven points fewer in the standings: on the previous three occasions (1988, 1989 and 2011), the Bianconeri stayed unbeaten thanks to two wins and a draw.

Napoli have won their last three Serie A home matches against Juventus and only once in their history in the competition have they managed four in a row against the Bianconeri at home (between 2007 and 2011) –Juventus’s last win at the Stadio Maradona dates back to March 3rd 2019, via a 2-1 win with goals by Pjanic and Emre Can.

Out of 34 previous meetings, Napoli have won 11 matches while Juventus won 17. 6 matches between them have ended in a draw.

Napoli is in excellent home form while Juventus are performing good at away.

So far this season in the Serie A, Napoli have averaged 2.75 Points Per Game at home matches and Juventus 1.75 Points Per Game at away matches.

Players to watch

Victor Osimhen is the leading scorer for Napoli this season after scoring his 10th Serie A goal last time out against Sampdoria. The striker will be the one to watch

Arkadiusz Milik came off the bench last time out against Udinese and could be handed a start on Friday as he faces his former side. The Polish striker has two goals in his last three Serie A matches.

 

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