Napoli vs Juventus Predicted Lineups - Serie A Predicted Lineups and more
A high voltage clash is anticipated between the top two sides in the Serie A table as Napoli and Juventus will go head-to-head at San Paolo Stadium on Sunday night. Carlo Ancelotti will know that his side will need no lesser than a victory to cut down the lead at the top to 10 points and have a chance of competing for the league title.
The Old Lady, who are already 13 points above the side from Naples, will be looking for a victory in their bid for the 8th Scudetto in the last eight years. Massimiliano Allegri's side has lost just 6 points throughout the campaign and will be aiming to hit the 100-mark and become the first team in the Italian top flight to achieve that foot.
It will be an intriguing tactical battle as Massimiliano Allegri and Carlo Ancelotti will be eager to get their sides moving from minute one to not let the opposition take advantage.
Napoli's star defender Raul Albiol, who underwent a knee surgery will sit on the sidelines to witness this pulsating clash. Amin Younes, who was injured for two months, is expected to be back in the squad.
For the visitors, Douglas Costa, Sami Khedira, and Juan Cuadrado will be the absentees as they miss this game through their hamstring, heart condition, and knee injuries respectively. Besides, the record transfer of Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo is a doubt for this game after injuring his ankle when he was in action against Bologna.
Neither side has any suspensions.
Kalidou Koulibaly has taken his game to the next level over the last two seasons. The Senegalese International will be crucial to Napoli's hopes of taking three points. Arkadiusz Milik is their leading scorer with 14 goals in the league and the Polish International will be hoping to do some damage against the first-place Juventus.
In the absence of Douglas Costa, and probably Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic have a huge task on their hands. The Argentine International has not been at his best this season with just four goals in the Serie A, but he has scored two in the last three. On the other hand, Mandzukic is capable of causing damage as he possesses a serious aerial threat.
Napoli: Alex Meret, Elseif Hysaj, Nikola Maksimovic, Kalidou Koulibaly, Faouzi Ghoulam, Allan, Fabian Ruiz, Jose Callejon, Piotr Zielinski, Lorenzo Insigne, Arkadiusz Milik.
Juventus: Wojciech Szczęsny, Mattia De Sciglio, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Alex Sandro, Miralem Pjanic, Rodrigo Bentancur, Blaise Matuidi, Joao Cancelo, Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic.