Juventus will be hosting Napoli in Serie A at the Juventus Stadium on Wednesday at 10:15 PM IST. Juventus and Napoli have acquired the fourth and fifth spot respectively with 56 points each in the Serie A standings.
The hosts played 28 games out of which they won 16 matches, lost four games and had a draw on eight occasions. The visitors also played as many games, they were victorious on 18 instances, lost eight times and drew twice. Juventus has acquired a higher position on the points table due to a higher goal difference.
Juventus has been winless in their previous two fixtures with a shocking loss coming against Benevento and a 2-2 draw against Torino on Saturday. Juventus was 2-1 down till the 79th minute of the game, Cristiano Ronaldo’s crucial goal at the back end of the innings concluded the game in a stalemate.
Napoli will be heading into this game on the back of a victory against Crotone. Goals from Victor Osimhen, Dries Mertens, Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Lorenzo Insigne helped Napoli to ensure a 4-3 victory against Crotone.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, Juventus has the upper hand as they beat Napoli on 20 occasions in the last 40 games and they lost 12 times.
Merih Demiral and Leonardo Bonucci will be sidelined from this upcoming fixture after testing positive for COVID-19. Weston McKennie, Paulo Dybala and Arthur will return for Wednesday’s game after serving their suspensions for violating the COVID-19 guidelines.
On the other end, Napoli will be missing out on the services of their goalkeeper David Ospina, Faouzi Ghoulam and Amir Rahmani.