The two teams are locked on points, and Wednesday’s result could decide which of them play in Europe’s premier club competition next season.
Juventus are set to resume Serie A action as they prepare to square off with Napoli at the Allianz Stadium later tonight.
The two rivals have amassed 56 points apiece after 28 fixtures and sit next to each other in the Serie A standings, with the Bianconeri sitting above Partenopei at fourth due to a better goal difference.
A victory would see the winning team move above replace Atalanta at the third position while also put the opponents’ Champions League qualification at risk.
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The titleholders are winless in their last two league outings, suffering a shocking 1-0 defeat to Benevento before being held to a 2-2 draw against Torino.
Known for their stubborn defense not too long ago, their backline has been rather leaky of late as they have managed just two clean sheets in their last 10 matches across all competitions.
Andrea Pirlo finds himself on a slippery slope as it is and pressure on him will only intensify if his side drops into the Europa League spots.
As for the visitors, they go into the match on the back of a dramatic 4-3 victory over Crotone and extending their unbeaten run to seven games across all competitions.
Also, they have picked up 16 points from a possible 18 during their recent fine run of form in the league.
Juventus vs Napoli Head-to-head
The two sides have faced each other twice already this season, once in Serie A and the other time in the Supercoppa Italiana final. Both fixtures went Juventus’ way.
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Three Old Lady players are unavailable after testing positive for COVID-19 – Leonardo Bonucci, Federico Bernardeschi, and Merih Demiral.
The Blues will be only without Faouzi Ghoulam, who suffered an ACL tear just as he was starting to get consistent minutes.