2019-20 Serie A champions Juventus meet Coppa Italia holders Napoli in the Italian Super Cup. The Bianconeri lost the previous edition to Lazio in Saudi Arabia and there will be added determination in both camps to claim gory after the well documented off field spat between Aurelio De Laurentiis and Andrea Agnelli.
Where and when: MAPEI STADIUM – Città del Tricolore, Reggio Emilia – 20 January, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Juventus vs. Napoli: BT Sport 2
Last time: Napoli won 4-2 on penalties to clinch cup success.
Juventus v Napoli Predictions and Preview
Juventus have yet to bring in an extra body upfront but Andrea Pirlo will have been buoyed by the performance of Dejan Kulusevski during the 3-2 triumph over Genoa. The Stockholm native scored and also set up Alvaro Morata and his versatility is a big bonus for the World Cup winner.
Kulusevski can play out wide or through the middle and is 27/10 to net anytime. Talisman Cristiano Ronaldo has 19 goals and three assists to his name from just 17 appearances and is 10/3 to break the deadlock. The Portugal skipper will be joined by Alvaro Morata in attack and the former Real Madrid ace is 5/1 in the same market.
Paulo Dybala has looked a bit more like his old self in recent weeks but there are still question marks over his long-term future. Despite this, the Argentine remains committed to the cause and is 41/20 to strike anytime. Juventus are 11/8 to be triumphant in normal time and 4/6 to earn their first title of the campaign.
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Opponents Napoli are still without record buy Osimhen. The recruit from Lille has been on the sidelines since November after suffering a shoulder injury and Andrea Petagna will continue to deputise. The burly hitman has featured perhaps more than he would have expected this term but has not let down Gennaro Gattuso and merits his inclusion in the side.
Petagna is 9/4 to register anytime and will be supported by captain Lorenzo Insigne, Hirving Lozano and Piotr Zielinski. No player in the Azzurri ranks has bagged more than the Mexican this term and the winger is 7/1 to open proceedings. Insigne is 8/1 to get the final effort and Napoli are 19/10 to emerge triumphant without extra-time and spot kicks. The passionate Azzurri are 11/10 to lift the trophy.
One to watch for Juventus: Weston McKennie brings energy to the Bianconeri midfield and has chipped in with some big goals. The loanee is 5/1 to notch anytime.
One to watch for Napoli: Ex-Azzurri manager Carlo Ancelotti is the latest high-profile figure to praise Zielinski and the exciting Pole is 19/5 to make his mark anytime.
Long shot: Juventus have a run of seven fixtures in all competitions in just a four-week period and while Pirlo will want to win his first major honour as Bianconeri coach, the Italian is likely to prioritise league and European honours. In contrast, Napoli will field their strongest eleven possible and a 2-0 outcome in favour of the Azzurri is 16/1.