Juventus face Napoli at Allianz Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 29. Here’s all the info you need to watch.
Last season, Juventus won the Scudetto, finishing four points ahead of Napoli. This season, Juventus are again leading Serie A with Napoli in second. Juventus have had a perfect start to the season, winning all six of their games to stay three points ahead of Napoli.
The Old Lady easily got past Bologna midweek, winning 2-0. Paulo Dybala scored his first goal of the season, playing next to Cristiano Ronaldo. The addition of Ronaldo has forced Dybala to make the biggest adjustments to his game. The Argentine attacker has struggled early in the season but the game against Bologna could be the turning point.
Despite playing Napoli on Saturday and Young Boys in Champions League on Tuesday, Massimiliano Allegri decided not to rotate his team against Bologna. Mario Mandzukic, Giorgio Chiellini, and Wojciech Szczesny were the only regulars who did not play Wednesday. While Allegri opted against rested some key players, he did change formations and used a back three for the first time this season. Juventus’ ability to switch formations seamlessly is part of what makes them so difficult to beat. Allegri has the ability to give opposing teams multiple different formations and in-game adjustments to deal with.
The Little Donkeys smoked Parma on Wednesday, winning 3-0. Arkadiusz Milik scored twice for Napoli and has three goals this season. After two tearing his ACL in both knees over the last two seasons, Milik is healthy and gives Napoli another attacking option. Lorenzo Insigne scored, giving him five on the season and second most in Serie A.
Carlo Ancelotti decided to rotate his team against Parma, giving his key players, such as Dries Mertens, Jose Callejon, and Marek Hamsik some extra rest ahead of the games against Juventus and Liverpool on Wednesday. Mertens and Callejon have played well but have struggled to score as many goals as they did under Maurizio Sarri. Napoli will need one of their attacking stars to find the back of the net if they are going to steal a point from Juve at Allianz Stadium.
The Serie A game between Juventus and Napoli will be broadcast live on ESPN+. Live streaming is available on ESPN+, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscriptions, either online or through the ESPN+ app.
Juventus and Napoli each won at their home stadium 1-0 last season. Since the start of the 2014-15 season, Juve have won five of eight games, with Napoli winning only two games.