Juventus vs Napoli : In Serie A, A big day period for Juventus starts on Sunday when they journey to Napoli.
Juventus vs Napoli
Italian Serie A
Place: Stadio San Paolo – Naples, ITA
Time: 2:30 PM ET
Juventus vs Napoli Live Stream
Raul Albiol and Amin Younes are the only players to miss out for Napoli due to injury.
Lorenzo Insigne will be back in the starting XI after suspension.
Possible Napoli starting XI: Meret; Malcuit, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Callejon, Allan, Ruiz, Zielinski; Insigne, Milik
Juventus are still without long-term absentee Juan Cuadrado and midfielder Sami Khedira, who has had heart problems lately.
Cristiano Ronaldo has had an ankle problem but is expected to start, while this match is expected to come too soon for Douglas Costa.
Emre Can is available after a ban.
Possible Juventus starting XI: Szczesny; Cancelo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Can, Pjanic, Matuidi; Dybala, Mandzukic, Ronaldo
Juventus vs Napoli : Match Preview
Juventus may be runaway Serie A leaders but life is not proving easy for head coach Massimiliano Allegri, who is expected to deliver success on both a domestic and European front.
The addition of Cristiano Ronaldo last summer merely heightened expectations around Turin that this side was one that would qualify for the latter stages of the European Cup and an early exit from that competition will leave the coach sweating.
Juve, meanwhile, continue their relentless domestic march, which has seen them drop a mere six points over the course of 25 unbeaten matches in which they have conceded only 15 goals.
Genuine excitement, though, has been at a premium and it is that fans wish to see as the Old Lady tries to throw down a marker in Napoli.
Napoli, meanwhile, are another club enduring a comparatively disappointing campaign, despite a healthy league position.
The best they can hope to achieve before the end of the campaign is a semblance of respectability, plus a strong showing in the Europa League, where they have two tough ties against Red Bull Salzburg on the horizon.
“I want to make one thing clear, though: VAR was introduced to avoid refereeing errors. If it is not used conscientiously, then it’s inevitable people will think badly. And I had many doubts last season… It is still an open wound.”
Despite pledging that “sooner or later, we will win the Scudetto”, that dream will have to wait for another year, regardless of the outcome of Sunday’s second-against-first clash.