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Napoli vs Juventus

Competition – Serie A

Stadium – Stadio San Paolo

Date: 1st December 2017

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

The rivalry between Napoli and Juventus has been huge for some time now but this season’s threatens to be the biggest with the Serie A title looking like it could end up in Naples.

Napoli currently top the league table and remain unbeaten locally.

They have achieved this with an attractive brand of attacking football that may make Juventus’ more direct approach go out of fashion soon.

There are about five teams who could end up as Serie A winner this season and the matches between the top sides like this will go a long way in deciding who ends up with the league crown.

Napoli’s attacking game will obviously make Juventus also consider coming forward which could potentially make this game a very interesting one.

This game is almost always a high scoring affair as both teams have scored in eight of their last nine matches against eachother.

These two teams are the two highest scorers in the league this season.

Juventus leads the way with 40 league goals while Napoli are second with 35 league goals.

Juventus have been involved in more both teams to score scenarios in the league this season (83% of their matches).

The last time they both played against eachother at the end of last season, Napoli won 3-2.

On current form, it would not be surprising if this game’s outcome is the same as that however Juventus are always a difficult team to break down.

Higuain has scored four goals for Juventus in his last four matches against his former employers and he will be looking to net in this game.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Napoli

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Udinese 0-1 Napoli 26 Nov, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Napoli 3-0 Shakhtar Donetsk 21 Nov, 2017 UEFA Champions League
W Napoli 2-1 AC Milan 18 Nov, 2017 Italian Serie A
D Chievo Verona 0-0 Napoli 5 Nov, 2017 Italian Serie A
L Napoli 2-4 Manchester City 1 Nov, 2017 UEFA Champions League

Juventus

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Juventus 3-0 Crotone 26 Nov, 2017 Italian Serie A
D Juventus 0-0 Barcelona 22 Nov, 2017 UEFA Champions League
L Sampdoria 3-2 Juventus 19 Nov, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Juventus 2-1 Benevento 5 Nov, 2017 Italian Serie A
D Sporting CP 1-1 Juventus 31 Oct, 2017 UEFA Champions League

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Napoli 2-3 Juventus 5 Apr, 2017 Italian Coppa Italia
Napoli 1-1 Juventus 2 Apr, 2017 Italian Serie A
Juventus 3-1 Napoli 28 Feb, 2017 Italian Coppa Italia
Juventus 2-1 Napoli 29 Oct, 2016 Italian Serie A
Juventus 1-0 Napoli 13 Feb, 2016 Italian Serie A


Other fixtures taking place this week in Serie A:

December 22, 2017
Chievo Verona 18:00 Bologna
Cagliari 20:45 Fiorentina
December 23, 2017
Lazio 12:30 Crotone
SPAL 15:00 Torino
Sassuolo 15:00 Inter Milan
Udinese 15:00 Hellas Verona
SSC Napoli 15:00 Sampdoria
Genoa 15:00 Benevento
Milan 18:00 Atalanta
Juventus 20:45 Roma
December 29, 2017
Crotone 20:45 SSC Napoli
December 30, 2017
Fiorentina 12:30 Milan
Sampdoria 15:00 SPAL
Torino 15:00 Genoa
Roma 15:00 Sassuolo
Benevento 15:00 Chievo Verona
Atalanta 15:00 Cagliari
Bologna 15:00 Udinese
Inter Milan 18:00 Lazio
Hellas Verona 20:45 Juventus

Serie A Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 SSC Napoli 17 13 3 1 38 11 +27 42
2 Juventus 17 13 2 2 44 14 +30 41
3 Inter Milan 17 12 4 1 34 13 +21 40
4 Roma 16 12 2 2 28 10 +18 38
5 Lazio 16 10 3 3 39 22 +17 33
6 Sampdoria 16 8 3 5 30 23 +7 27
7 Atalanta 17 6 6 5 26 23 +3 24
8 Milan 17 7 3 7 23 24 -1 24
9 Fiorentina 17 6 5 6 26 19 +7 23
10 Torino 17 5 8 4 23 25 -2 23
11 Udinese 16 7 0 9 26 25 +1 21
12 Bologna 17 6 3 8 19 23 -4 21
13 Chievo Verona 17 5 6 6 17 27 -10 21
14 Cagliari 17 5 2 10 16 28 -12 17
15 Sassuolo 17 5 2 10 11 28 -17 17
16 Crotone 17 4 3 10 13 32 -19 15
17 Genoa 17 3 5 9 14 22 -8 14
18 SPAL 17 3 5 9 17 29 -12 14
19 Hellas Verona 17 3 4 10 17 32 -15 13
20 Benevento 17 0 1 16 9 40 -31 1

Serie A Results

December 17, 2017
Atalanta 3 - 3 Lazio
Benevento 1 - 2 SPAL
Bologna 0 - 3 Juventus
Crotone 1 - 0 Chievo Verona
Sampdoria 0 - 1 Sassuolo
Fiorentina 0 - 0 Genoa
Hellas Verona 3 - 0 Milan
December 16, 2017
Roma 1 - 0 Cagliari
Torino 1 - 3 SSC Napoli
Inter Milan 1 - 3 Udinese
December 12, 2017
Genoa 1 - 2 Atalanta
December 11, 2017
Lazio 1 - 3 Torino
December 10, 2017
Milan 2 - 1 Bologna
Sassuolo 2 - 1 Crotone
SSC Napoli 0 - 0 Fiorentina
SPAL 2 - 2 Hellas Verona
Udinese 2 - 0 Benevento
Chievo Verona 0 - 0 Roma
December 9, 2017
Juventus 0 - 0 Inter Milan
Cagliari 2 - 2 Sampdoria

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