Football fans will have missed all the Serie A action and there will be plenty to see on January 6th. Juventus and Napoli will be at the top of the table as our team expert has prepared a forecast of the encounter. Full statistics and all odds for the match can be found at 1xbet eu.
A tough season for the Turinians
Juve have been through a lot this season, this includes both a disappointing start and another scandal. The club is still threatened with relegation to Serie B, due to financial fraud, but there is little faith in that, most likely it will end with the payment of a fine. The pressure was on the players, so the Turin side were losing unnecessary points. Towards the end of the first leg, Juventus slightly improved their tournament position, picking up 13 points from five games to move up to fifth place, four points behind the first leg. The Turin side are also missing at least four players, including Chiesa and Chiellini, and Bonucci is still in doubt.
Neapolitans no longer dream of the title
The start to the season has been so strong for the Neapolitans that even bookmakers believe the club are capable of taking the Scudetto, the odds on their eventual success have fallen seriously. Luciano Spalletti’s side were unable to stay on top even at the end of the first leg. Napoli are only third in Serie A, seven points behind leading side Inter. Before the winter break, the club had a disappointing run of form, with three defeats in four meetings. The Neapolitans sensationally lost their last game at home to lowly Spezia, 0-1. For various reasons, six players will miss the upcoming encounter, with Koulibaly and Lozano missing in particular.
The battles between these clubs have always been principled and tense, with Napoli managing to beat their rivals 2-1 at home in the first round.
Juventus are seen as slight favourites for the upcoming battle, with the odds on the Turin side dropping. It is difficult to talk about the form of the teams after the rest, however, before the break, the Turin players did not look better than their opponent. We expect the clubs to fight hard and suggest betting on an exchange of goals.