Napoli, who continues to lead the standings, beat Sampdoria easily last weekend to get their winning streak back on track.
It was the kind of commanding performance they required following a lacklustre showing against Inter Milan at San Siro in their opening game following the World Cup break.
In a 1-0 loss that appeared to widen the title race once more, Inter limited the Partenopei to very little.
Napoli, however, has increased their lead at the top to seven points following a weekend of very favourable results that saw AC Milan, Inter, and Lazio all concede equalisers in stoppage time.
This Napoli team is the quintessential example of the modern Serie A because they play with perhaps the most freedom among the top five leagues in Europe.
The fact that they have scored 59 goals in 23 games this season shows why they are so far ahead of the competition and how easily they advanced through their Champions League group.
Napoli’s chances of winning the title will be put to the test in this match, though, as they will host Juventus and Roma in the following two weeks after losing to Inter just over a week ago.
Juve certainly are charging, after such a woeful start which saw their home support turn their backs on the side, they now find themselves second.
They have risen in the standings thanks to an incredible eight-game winning streak during which they have not given up a single goal.
They won eight consecutive games in order to win the Scudetto for the first time since 2018, when Massimiliano Allegri was still in charge.
They beat Udinese in the dying minutes thanks to some brilliant play from the returning Federico Chiesa, who also set up Danilo for another 1-0 victory.
As they look to advance on an unlikely title challenge that is now very likely, the Juventus supporters will be thrilled to welcome back Chiesa, who is arguably the best player in the division.
Juventus has kept more clean sheets at this point in any Serie A season than Cagliari in 1966–1967, as Allegri’s team has 12 clean sheets after just 17 games.
In the last 15 Serie A seasons, only on one occasion has the side with the best defensive record not won the Scudetto, and Juventus have let in only seven goals all season, six fewer than the next best, league-leaders and upcoming opponents Napoli.
1×2 Betting Odds
Despite Napoli’s incredibly entertaining style of play, Juve’s potential 3-6-1 system, which will aim to stifle the Partenopei, may cause them to become suffocated.
The race for the Scudetto this season will experience a significant shift in momentum if Allegri’s team can make it nine victories in a row, but it is still very difficult to predict!
But according to the betting market, it is still Napoli who are the favourites to extend their lead at the top @ 2.03.
Juventus, who have turned around their season are still the underdogs for what would be their 9th straight victory @ 4.25.
The possibility of a stalemate stands @ 3.62.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.12.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.88.
When two top sides meet, it can be expected they both of them will play with caution! It is a very delicate stage of the season, with Juventus chasing Napoli, so expect a intense low scoring game in this one!