Juventus v Napoli Predictions & Betting Odds – 22nd April 2018

Old Lady to see off nearest challenger in title race

Buffon (Juventus)
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Juventus v Napoli Betting Preview – Serie A 22nd April 7.45pm

This is a top-two clash in Serie A with only a handful of games remaining. Juventus have control of the title race now and can put a giant Gianluigi Buffon sized hand on the Championship with a win in this one. Napoli’s winning form has just been drifting in and out and they need to produce three points in this one to at least get some pressure back on the Old Lady.

Juventus v Napoli Betting Tips

Juventus dropped a couple of points at relegation-threatened Crotone in midweek, a surprise result for them. They go into this clash on the weekend just the four points clear of Napoli now so the pressure is on just a little bit. Realistically they just need to avoid defeat to hold their ground and there would be just the four games left in the season for them to safely get through. A win though in Turin would send them seven points clear with twelve left for the season to play for. Juventus have only suffered one home loss in the league all season, which was back on October 14th against Lazio. Their home record is W14 D1 L1 and they are on a seven-match winning streak at the moment on home soil in Serie A, undefeated in eleven. They have hit the back of the net in each of their last seven and have scored at least two in each of their five. In the bet365 correct score market the shortest priced option available is the 1-1 draw at 5/1, with Juventus 1-0 right there at 6/1 odds* (betting odds taken on April 18th, 2018 at 11:55 p.m.). Remarkably from their 16 home games in the league this season, Juventus have conceded just the five goals, taking a clean sheet in 75% of their fixtures in Turin. Remarkable stuff. They are at 12/5 to win to nil at bet365.

Up until the start of March, Napoli looked to really have somewhat of a grip on the title, however, a loss at home to Rome on March 3rd snapped a tremendous ten-match winning streak that they were on and that has sent them on a patchy run of form going W3 D3 L1 in their last seven, which isn’t bad, but it hasn’t been enough to keep pace with Juve. Napoli took a 4-2 home win over Udinese in midweek which meant that they did close the gap on the leaders as Juventus could only pick up that draw. The problem is, is that Napoli are now winless in their last three away games (D3) and two of those were against current top six sides, AC Milan and Inter Milan. In their four games against current top sides this season, Napoli have failed to score in three of them. Napoli’s overall away from reads an unbeaten W12 D4 L0. They have scored 31 goals in their 16 road games this season and have conceded just eight goals on their travels. They have earned a clean sheet in 62% of their away games. There are two powerful attacks here and Napoli have to have a go at this and both teams to score at bet365 is at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on April 18th, 2018 at 11:55 p.m.).

Juventus v Napoli Head to Head

Juventus took a 1-0 away win at Napoli earlier this season in the league meeting. They went up against each other four times last season because of Coppa Italia meetings and Juventus came out on top with two wins and a draw. Juventus have won their last six in Turin against Napoli in all competitions. In the last five Serie A meetings, Juventus are W3 D1 L1. Both teams have scored in eight of the last ten head-to-heads.

Juventus v Napoli Betting Odds*

Juventus 21/20, Draw 23/10, Napoli 13/5* (Betting Odds taken at 7:10 p.m. on April 18th, 2018)

Juventus v Napoli Predictions

Juventus have been powering down the home straight this season and there’s no reason to suspect that they won’t get the maximum points haul in this one. There should be no stopping the Old Lady on home soil in this one. Home win but both teams to score.

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