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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Juventus vs Napoli Match Preview

Tonight the Bianconeri host Napoli in a very important league tie. The teams sit level on points in 2nd and 3rd with Roma just 3 points ahead. Both teams will be wanting to keep up the chase with Roma who conceded their first amount of points to Torino last week.

Both teams will be heading into the tie on great form with both Juve and Napoli having won 5 of their last 6 games. Despite this Juve go into the game on the back of a draw to Real Madrid however I feel that will not affect the performance as Juve played great and will surely have confidence going into the game. On the other hand Napoli won midweek against Marseille so will be heading into tonights game surely high in confidence.

Fernando Llorente who was a midweek hero expects another tough game as he said "Napoli is a club of high level, they are doing really well and we will have to hand a superb performance to come out winners." Rafa Benitez meanwhile feels that it will be even harder for Napoli as he said recently "Juve are favourites to win because they have one extra day to prepare for the encounter."

Team News

Juventus are expected to line up with Llorente partnering Carlos Tevez up top after their recent impressive performances.

Napoli will be without Giandomenico Mesto who is expected to be out for 4 months with a knee injury.

Prediction

The odds are against Napoli in this tie with the Neapolitans not winning against Juve in Turin for 4 years but I feel Napoli have a chance of breaking that duct today. Their attack has been in amazing form with Marek Hamsik, Jose Callejon and Gonzalo Higuain scoring 17 of the 24 goals Napoli have scored this year. Nevertheless Juve seem to be finding their top form once again with 5 wins out of 6 and a very impressive performance against Real Madrid where the Bianconeri were very unlucky not to come out winners. I think that the home advantage will prove pivotal tonight and therefore I am going for 2-0 Juventus win.