Serie A

Juventus vs Napoli: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Craig Vickers
Juventus are back in action
Juventus are back in action / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages
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Juventus welcome Napoli to the Allianz Stadium in a mouthwatering clash as both look to reignite their Serie A campaigns following the winter break.

The Bianconeri have won four out of their last six games in Serie A to close the gap on Atalanta in the Champions League positions to just four points.

Meanwhile, Napoli's title bid has fallen off a cliff in recent weeks, suffering three successive home defeats to slip seven points behind league leaders Inter.

Here's everything you need to know about the game.


How to watch Juventus vs Napoli on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Thursday 6 January, 19:45 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Allianz Stadium
TV channel/live stream? BT Sport 1 (UK), Paramount+ (US)
Highlights? BT Sport YouTube channel, Serie A YouTube channel
Referee? Simone Sozza
VAR? Massimiliano Irrati


Juventus team news

Giorgio Chiellini
Chiellini has tested positive for Covid-19 / Stefano Guidi/GettyImages

Allegri will be without Giorgio Chiellini, Arthur and Carlo Pinsoglio after all three tested positive for Covid-19 this week.

Leonardo Bonucci, Adrien Rabiot and Moise Kean are in a race against time to overcome niggling injuries.

Juventus welcomed Weston McKennie back to the fold prior to the winter break, and it was revealed this week that both Federico Chiesa and Paulo Dybala have rejoined training after injury.

You can read Juventus' predicted lineup here


Napoli team news

Victor Osimhen
Osimhen fractured his cheekbone against Inter / Marco Luzzani/GettyImages

Napoli are still reeling from the loss of talisman Victor Osimhen to the fractured cheekbone he sustained in his side's 3-2 defeat to Inter in November.

Andrea Petagna, Eljif Elmas, Hirving Lozano and Kevin Malcuit are the members of the Napoli party who have tested positive for Covid-19, while Mario Rui is suspended.

Luciano Spaletti was also without Lorenzo Insigne and Fabian Ruiz in the defeat to Spezia last month, while Kalidou Koulibaly and Zambo Anguissa have jetted off to the African Cup of Nations.


Juventus vs Napoli head-to-head record

Matches between these two sides have been decided on the flip a coin recently, with Juventus having won their last three in a row against Napoli in Turin heading into this midweek.

Napoli edged their meeting in the Coppa Italia final in June 2020 on penalties, and they downed the Bianconeri in the reverse fixture this season back in September thanks to a late Koulibaly headed winner.


Juventus vs Napoli score prediction

Juan Cuadrado, Moise Kean, Alvaro Morata
Juventus celebrate / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages

Injuries have undermined Napoli's Scudetto push after a promising start to the campaign, while Juventus are beginning to show signs of recovery after a wretched opening few months of the season.

Home advantage should play a significant part this midweek and Juve will be hoping to make it a scrappy affair in midfield.

Expect a low scoring contest, with Allegri's men to edge it.

Prediction: Juventus 1-0 Napoli

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