At the first meeting in Serie A this season, in Week 2, Sarri’s Juventus defeated Napoli in Turin with a score of 4-3. At that time, Napoli was still trained by Carlo Ancelotti. This time, Napoli will face Juventus with Gennaro Gattuso, who was appointed after Ancelotti was sacked on 10 December 2019.
Napoli in the hands of Gattuso is not yet fully stable. They have only won three times and already lost four times. Even so, Napoli is confident enough to get rid of defending champions Lazio in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals through Lorenzo Insigne’s lone goal.
However, self-confidence alone would not seem enough for Napoli to stop Juventus.
Juventus have always won in their last five matches in all competitions, including overthrowing AS Roma 3-1 to ensure they qualify for the Coppa Italia semifinals.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who has always scored in his last four appearances for Juventus in all competitions (7 goals), and scored one goal in the previous meeting, will be the biggest threat to the host.
Sarri is likely to pair Ronaldo with Paulo Dybala in the attack. This is a signal that the Napoli defense must be prepared to work extra hard throughout the game.
Gattuso has a bad record against both Juventus and Sarri. Throughout his coaching career, he has never won against Juventus (M0 S0 K5) or Sarri (M0 S1 K1). Is this a bad sign for Napoli?
Napoli vs Juventus Match Info
Match date: 26th January 2020
Kick-Off: 07:45 p.m. (UK Time)
Venue: San Paolo
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