Juventus host Napoli in Serie A following Coppa Italia triumph
Having already won Serie A and the Coppa Italia, Juventus may rest players for their encounter with Rafel Benitez’s Napoli with the Champions League final still to play.
As a result, it’s the visitors to Turin that are favourites with Coral at 6/4 to win the match, though much of the talk in Naples in the run-up to this game surrounds manager Benitez’s future, with the Spaniard linked to Real Madrid.
In recent weeks, Massimiliano Allegri has given chances to fringe players such as Alessandro Matri (who scored the decider in the Coppa Italia final), Stefano Sturaro, and Roberto Pereyra and the trio are 23/10, 7/1 and 7/2 respectively to score in the anytime market.
Veteran Italian keeper Marco Storari has also been given a chance in goal, and may keep his place between the Old Lady’s post with number one Gianluigi Buffon benefiting from a rest.
Napoli, meanwhile, have by their standards had a disappointing season, and face an uphill struggle to reach the Champions League having crashed out of the Europa League at the semi-final stage.
A win against four-time Scudetto holders on the spin Juve will end their campaign on a high, and top marksman Gonzalo Higuain will be aiming for bragging rights over compatriot Carlos Tevez, if Allegri unleashes the latter.
Former Real striker Higuain, who has been rumoured to be leaving the club in the summer, is a decent 7/4 chance in the anytime market, and 11/2 to break the deadlock. Rising Italian forward Manolo Gabbiadini, meanwhile, has been tipped to become a big success for both club and country, and is 11/5 anytime scorer chance.
Earlier in the season when the two teams met at the San Paolo, Juventus ran out comprehensive 3-1 winners, with Paul Pogba, Arturo Vidal and Martin Caceres getting on the scoresheet for the champions, while Miguel Britos netted what turned out to be a consolation.
While Caceres is recovering from an injury, the former Juve duo are both 5/2 to score anytime. Britos, meanwhile, is 8/1 in the same market.