Check out the team news and our predicted XI for tomorrow’s Serie A encounter between Napoli and Juventus.
Napoli welcome Juventus in the 21st Serie A round, looking to finally forget the disappointing first half of the 2019-20 campaign.
They are, however, facing big injury problems ahead of the clash with the champions, with Kalidou Koulibaly, Allan, Kevin Malcuit, Faouzi Ghoulam and Dries Mertens all on the treatment table.
Huge boost for Gennaro Gattuso could be the possible return of Serbian defender Nikola Maksimovic from a hamstring injury, while Lorenzo Insigne, Jose Callejon and Arkadiusz Milik should keep their places in the attacking line.
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Ospina – Hysaj, Manolas, Maksimovic, Luperto – Zielinski, Ruiz, Demme – Callejon, Milik, Insigne
Juventus travel south with only five defenders in their squad, as Chiellini, Demiral, Cuadrado, De Sciglio and Danilo remain all on the sidelines.
Maurizio Sarri is tipped to opt for the 4-3-1-2 formation that turned out victorious in each one of the Bianconeri’s three league games since the start of the new year.
This means Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala will lead the attack, while Welsh playmaker Aaron Ramsey will play in the “number 10” role ahead of the midfield trio.
Predicted XI (4-3-1-2): Szczesny – Rugani, Bonucci, De Ligt, Alex Sandro – Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi – Ramsey – Dybala, C. Ronaldo