Juventus & Napoli Double Appeals This Weekend

Gabe Morency

Friday, March 30, 2018 9:19 PM UTC

Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 9:19 PM UTC

Barcelona Man City Bayern Munich and PSG have all cruised to victory in their domestic title races and only one top European league retains any intrigue. That is Serie A where perennial champions Juventus are.
<p>Barcelona, Man City, Bayern Munich and PSG have all cruised to victory in their domestic title races, and only one top European league retains any intrigue. That is Serie A, where perennial champions Juventus are locked in a ferocious tussle with the pretenders to their throne, Napoli.</p><p>With nine games to go, Juventus’ lead stands at just two points and they have a tougher run-in, plus they will be distracted with their Champions League commitments. Meanwhile, Napoli are out of Europe and can concentrate all their efforts on trying to wrestle the title away from Turin. Both teams are in action this weekend, and both games offer plenty of value to punters.</p><p>Juventus’ long winning run came to an end in surprising fashion before the two-week international break as they slumped to a shock 0-0 draw against relegation threatened SPAL. However, this team is as experienced as they come and they will not let that setback deter them from trying to land another title. They have overwhelmed Napoli and Roma many times in recent years, and they are 2/5 favourites with Bet Victor to do so again this time around. They do have a more difficult route to victory, though, as they must still play the likes of Inter, Roma and AC Milan. They also have to contend with a two-legged European tie against Real Madrid, and the Coppa Italia final against Milan, so it will be a busy six weeks for the Old Lady of Italian football.</p><p>First up is a league fixture at the Juventus Stadium against Milan, who have been in impressive form this year. The Rossoneri have not lost a league game since 2017 and they have shot up to sixth in the table. They also have former Juventus legend Leonardo Bonucci in defence after his big-money move last summer, to add extra spice to the game. But Milan’s defeat at the hands of Arsenal in the Europa League does not augur well. They were comprehensively outplayed by the Gunners, while Juventus were strong enough to knock Tottenham – a far better team than Arsenal this season – out of the Champions League.</p><p>Massimiliano Allegri’s men should win this one as they are stronger at the back and devastating going forwards thanks to the likes of Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain. They are 67/100 with Marathon Bet and 4/6 with Bet Stars to win it, and that looks like a good one for an accumulator or a straight bet. To get more value, you could look at Juventus and ‘under’ 4.5 goals at odds of 4/5 with Sky Bet. Napoli are 2/1 outsiders to win the title, but they will not give up without a fight. They have a big game against Juventus in Turin on April 22 to look forward to, but first they have a few intriguing contests.</p><p>First up they travel to Sassuolo at the weekend and they should be able to secure a resounding victory. It is always worth treading with caution and keeping stakes sensible after a disruptive international break, but Napoli are a vastly superior team to Sassuolo and should win comfortably. Sassuolo are languishing in 15th, with just one win and three defeats in their last six games, and Napoli’s firepower should be too much for them to handle.</p><p>The away team are just 2/5 with Bet Stars to take all three points, and you could stick that in a nice double with Juventus. For more value in this specific game, Napoli and ‘over’ 2.5 goals is 21/20 with Ladbrokes, Coral and Betway. They beat Sassuolo 3-1 earlier this season and could pull off a similar result here as Sassuolo have the second worst home record in the league and Napoli have the best away record.</p>
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