Serie A

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

Tom Gott
Massimiliano Allegri is searching for his first win
Massimiliano Allegri is searching for his first win / Insidefoto/Getty Images

Juventus will continue their search for their first win of the season when they head to the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium to face Napoli on Saturday.

Massimiliano Allegri's men have taken just one point from their first two matches, with the surprise 1-0 defeat to Empoli before the international break leaving them down in 14th in the standings.

They're up against a Napoli side who are two-for-two so far, having picked up victories over both Genoa and Venezia.

Here's 90min's preview of the game.

How to watch Napoli vs Juventus on TV/live stream

When is it?: Saturday 11 September, 17:00 (BST)
Where is it being played?: Diego Armando Maradona Stadium
TV channel?: BT Sport 3 (UK), Paramount + (US)
Referee?: Marco Guida

Napoli team news

Alex Meret
Meret has a back injury / Vincenzo Izzo/Getty Images

Alex Meret's back injury is expected to keep him out of action for this one, but fortunately, backup stopper David Ospina has recovered from a knock and should be fit to start - although he'll be shattered after returning late from international duty.

Elsewhere, Stanislav Lobotka and Piotr Zielinski remain sidelined through injury, so expect to see new signing Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa start the game in midfield.

Juventus team news

Federico Chiesa
Chiesa is battling a hamstring injury / Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Allegri will be without Federico Chiesa because of a lingering hamstring injury, and there are also fears that Paulo Dybala, Danilo, Alex Sandro, Rodrigo Bentancur and Juan Cuadrado may all miss out because of their international commitments. The latter is thought to have hopped on a chartered flight to make sure he gets back in time.

We could see a first start for summer signing Manuel Locatelli, who has featured off the bench in both of Juve's matches this season.

Napoli vs Juventus predicted lineups

Napoli: Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Koulibaly, Rui; Anguissa, Elmas, Ruiz; Politano, Osimhen, Insigne.

Juventus: Szczesny; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Bonucci, De Sciglio; Kulusevski, Locatelli, Rabiot, Bernardeschi; Morata, Kean.

Napoli vs Juventus head-to-head record

Matches between these two are always fun. In their 176 meetings, the two teams have combined for a gloriously round 500 goals between them.

Last season, the spoils were shared in Serie A. Lorenzo Insigne fired Napoli to a 1-0 win in February, before Juve got their revenge with a 2-1 win a few months later.

Juventus also had the last laugh in the Supercoppa Italia, picking up a 2-0 win to lift the trophy at the expense of the Partenopei.

Napoli vs Juventus score prediction

Fabian Ruiz
Napoli will be hoping for a win / Getty Images/Getty Images

This match comes at a rough time for Juventus, who are still trying to pull themselves together after a summer of significant change. They could do with facing a weaker opponent to get their confidence levels up.

Napoli have looked far more cohesive than Allegri's side and will be fired up even more than normal for this one, and that just might prove the difference. Juventus don't yet look ready for a game of this magnitude.

It's a tough one to call. It's going to be a tight affair, but Napoli might just edge it.

Prediction: Napoli 2-1 Juventus