This Napoli vs. Juventus result could prove to be decisive in the title race as the first weekend of Serie A action in 2023 features some crucial matches. Currently, Napoli is in the lead at the top of the standings, with Juventus moving up to take over second place.
As Juventus travels to Serie A leaders Napoli on Friday night, the stakes could not be higher. In the second half of the season, Juventus is considering mounting a title challenge, but they have a monumental task ahead of them if they want to catch up to Luciano Spalletti’s pacesetters.
With a win, the hosts would move ten points ahead of Juventus in second place and possibly put an end to any possibility of a fight in the upcoming weeks. Given this, Juventus cannot afford to lose at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, and their recent form supports their chances of a successful outcome.
Napoli entered this position after a remarkable run of just one loss in their previous 13 league games, while Juventus had lost just one of their previous ten league games. This form makes it very challenging to pick a favourite, and a draw appears to be a more reliable forecast.
Although both teams have been consistent, neither has been scoring a lot of goals lately. Napoli has had under 2.5 goals in five of their last seven league games, and Juventus has had the same stat in their last seven Serie A matches.
This number also applies to total goals scored per game for both teams, with Napoli only having over 2.5 goals scored at full time twice in their last five domestic games and Juventus only having over 2.5 goals scored in one of their last five league games.
1×2 Betting Odds
The current top two teams in Serie A appear to be locked in a close and tense contest, with Juventus under pressure to cut into Napoli’s lead.
But Max Allegri may have to settle for a single point on the road from this one!
But in the betting market, Napoli remains the favourite to increase their lead at the top at odds @ 2.03.
Juventus, who have had a turnaround in their season, are still the underdogs @ 4.25 to win this game.
The probability of a deadlock is @ 3.62!
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.12.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.88.
When two elite teams compete, one can anticipate that both will play cautiously! With Juventus chasing Napoli at this crucial point in the season, anticipate an intense game with few goals!
Napoli has scored a lot many goals, while Juventus has conceded the fewest!
It is an interesting battle, but the market expects Napoli to extend their lead!