Juventus host Napoli on Thursday hoping to get their season back on track after a recent run of dismal performances.
The visitors are coming off an embarrassing 1-0 home defeat to lowly Spezia before the winter break.
The defeat saw them drop to third place on the Serie A table with 39 points, two more than fifth-place Juventus.
Juventus on the other hand closed off their year in fine fashion with a comfortable 2-0 win against Cagliari.
After Napoli’s visit in midweek, they are set to meet Roma, Atalanta, Milan in the course of the next month – not to mention a Coppa Italia tie with Sampdoria and the Supercoppa versus Inter.
So the pressure for a good result here cannot be overlooked. Can Juventus continue their good run?
What time does Juventus vs Napoli start?
The game kicks off at 10:45pm Kenyan time at the Juventus Stadium.
Juventus vs Napoli team news
Matthijs De Ligt and Daniele Rugani are set to be the choice for a center back pairing in the absence of veterans Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci.
Only Federico Chiesa is doubtful in the attacking third with Alvaro Morata and Paulo Dybala set to start up front.
Moise Kean and Federico Bernadeschi are also available for selection.
For the visitors, they have a host of absentees that will definitely cripple them ahead of the clash.
Elfj Elmas, Hirving Lozano, Mario Rui and top scorer Victor Osimhen are all absent.
Though club record top scorer Dries Mertens and Andrea Petagna are available to offer for spice in the attack.
Juventus vs Napoli head to head
The home side boast the advantage, winning 21 times in the 43 matches played between these two teams.
Napoli have won 13 times, including a 2-1 win the last time they met in September.
Juventus vs Napoli current form
Juve are unbeaten in their last 5 games, winning four times and drawing just once, a 1-1 stalemate against Venezia.
Napoli on the other hand have lost three and won two of their last 5 games.
Juventus vs Napoli prediction
There is lots on the line for both teams in this game but the hosts with home advantage and squad depth are expected to get their revenge.