Napoli – Juventus
Napoli welcomes Juventus at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples in the big derby of the 30th round of the Italian Serie A.
Despite of Juventus being almost unbeatable at the moment, this could be the final chance of Napoli to keep their slight chances of being champions alive. If the Azzurri win the game, the difference between the two sides is going to be 7 points.
The more realistic goal for Napoli seems to be beating Roma for the second place in the league, which guarantees a direct qualification for the Champions League. Right now Napoli are just two points behind Roma.
As for Juventus, nobody believes that Max Allegri’s team could be stopped to clinch another Serie A title. The Bianconeri are arguably the best team in the country, so seeing them winning another title seems to be absolutely normal at this moment.
But still, we should expect a great football game at the Stadio San Paolo between two very good sides. Both Napoli and Juve have a lot to play for until the end of the season, so their motivation should be high.
Both teams are showing good form in the league lately, winning four of their last give matches,
Napoli’s manager Maurizio Sarri has the luck to rely on a healthy squad, with only Pepe Reina and Elseid Hysaj being doubtful for the game because of injuries. Everyone else is healthy and fit to play against the Old Lady.
Max Allegri on the other hand still doesn’t know if he’s going to be able to use some of his players for the visit to Naples. Mehdi Benatia, Paulo Dybala and Marko Pjaca are still recovering from injuries, although their conditions are not serious.
Even if the title race in Italy seems to be almost over, this is one spectacular game at Stadio San Paolo, which will offer us good football and a lot of emotions.