Juventus aim to close the gap to top four with win over Napoli - get Serie A 2021-22 fantasy tips
A spirited Juventus (JUV) side will host a struggling Napoli (NAP) team in their first game of the new year at the Allianz Stadium in the early hours of Friday, January 7. The match will kick off at 1:15 AM IST.
JUV vs NAP Dream11 prediction
Napoli and Juventus have already met once this season in a match that was decided by a late Kalidou Koulibaly header. However, a lot has changed since. Napoli’s title challenge has gone downhill while the club from Turin has gained momentum to close the gap between them and Atalanta, who are in the last Champions League spot at the moment.
Juventus have won four of their last five Serie A games, drawing once while Napoli have managed a solitary win and suffered three defeats in their last five league outings. Given the current run of form and home advantage Juventus have, they will start as favourites on Friday.
JUV vs NAP Dream11 team tips for Serie A 2021-22
Top tip: Best forward
Juventus forward Alvaro Morata may have scored only five goals this season, but two of those strikes have come in his last three league appearances. With Napoli’s Victor Osimhen still out of action, Morata should be your first choice pick for the striker position in your fantasy team.
Top tip: Best midfielder
Napoli’s Piotr Zielinski is having a brilliant season. The 27-year-old Poland international has scored five goals and has recorded just as many assists in the league, resulting in a return of 442 fantasy points. He remains our prime recommendation for the midfielder position.
Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper
Selected by 83.79 per cent of fantasy users, JUV’s Juan Cuadrado is the most picked player for this fixture. The versatile Colombian has scored four goals this season and has made it to the Dream Team in three of his last four outings.
For a goalkeeper, NAP’s David Ospina would be our pick ahead of JUV’s Wojciech Szczesny given the fact that neither of them is likely to keep a clean sheet. In that regard, Ospina will be tested more often than Szczesny and will probably accumulate more fantasy points.
JUV vs NAP probable playing XI
JUV playing XI (probable): Wojciech Szczesny (goalkeeper); Juan Cuadrado, Daniele Rugani, Matthijs De Ligt, Alex Sandro; Rodrigo Bentancur, Manuel Locatelli; Federico Bernardeschi, Paulo Dybala (captain), Moise Kean; Alvaro Morata
NAP playing XI (probable): David Ospina (goalkeeper); Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Amir Rrahmani, Juan Jesus, Faouzi Ghoulam; Diego Demme, Stanislav Lobotka; Matteo Politano, Piotr Zielinski, Lorenzo Insigne (captain); Dries Mertens
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