Today at Napoli takes Juventus to his “San Paolo” in the big derby of the 26th round in Series A. And this year, these are the two contenders for Scudetto, but this time the “Old Lady” is confidently going to the 8th consecutive title in its collection, while the Neapolitans scratch their teeth and nails to get closer to the Torinese but without much success. Juve is definitely in the standings with 13 points ahead of today’s rival. Even at this point, the intrigue is almost zero, but the eventual victory of the hosts may still shake the “bikonkers” and come to a slightly more interesting end of the season.
The change of Maurizio Sari and Carlo Ancelotti, headed by Napoli, did not seem to give the expected effect. In fact, the team shows more fluctuations this season than in recent years. In winter, the fan favorite and former Captain Marek Hamsik left, which was also a bad sign.
Still, Napoli stands firmly in 2nd position and seems to be out of place. This gives some peace to the team, as it seems that this season has already been canceled and the summer is undergoing major changes.
At the same time, Juventus continues to crush everything in Italy. The attraction of Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer has further increased the team class, which is much higher than the others, and this is visible in the ranking. The Bianconers have not yet lost to the league and hope to continue today.
However, Juve’s big goal is a triumph in the Champions League, where the team showed serious fluctuations in the first 1/8-final with Atletico Madrid, lost 0-2. It was also unpleasant to drop out of the Cup of Italy after a heavy defeat by Atalanta with 0 : 3. These results clearly show that the Turin is not invincible and has its weak spots.
The home team will be missing the injured Raul Albiol, and the last one will be Mario Rui. The good news is the return of Lorenzo Insierie, who did not play against Parma for punishment.
In Juvenile in the infirmary, the injured Juan Cuadrado, Sami Khedira, and Douglas Kosta remain. More disturbing was that during the week Cristiano Ronaldo had pains but in recent days he has resumed training and is expected to be able to play.