Napoli vs Juventus Preview: Osimhen and Vlahovic Square Off in Battle of Serie A’s Top Scorers

Napoli vs Juventus Preview: Osimhen and Vlahovic Square Off in Battle of Serie A’s Top Scorers

Joel Reyes
March 1, 2024 at 1:02 PM
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  • Napoli and Juventus will square off in the Italian Serie A this Sunday
  • Napoli are unbeaten in their last five home matches in the top flight
  • Victor Osimhen and Dusan Vlahovic are both in the top 5 in scoring

The stage is set for one mouth-watering clash at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona this weekend.

Napoli will lock horns with Juventus this coming Sunday in a showdown between two powerhouse teams.

Read on as Sports Brief brings you a preview of this blockbuster match-up.

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Victor Osimhen and Dusan Vlahovic in action in their respective Serie A matches for Napoli and Juventus. Images: Alessandro Sabattini/ Fabrizio Carabelli.
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Napoli vs. Juventus Preview

Form Guide

Napoli are unbeaten in their last three matches, recording one win and two draws. They are coming off an impressive 6-1 victory over Sassuolo.

Victor Osimhen starred for Napoli in that contest, scoring a hat-trick. He is currently fourth in the Serie A Golden Boot race with 11 goals this season.

Juventus are coming off a 3-2 victory over Frosinone, a result which helped snapped their four-match winless streak in the league.

Dusan Vlahovic scored a brace in that matchup, netting goals in the third and 32nd minutes.

He is second in the league in scoring with 15 goals, per the BBC.

Recent Head-to-Head Matchups

Juventus won their first meeting this season, beating Napoli by a score of 1-0. Federico Gatti gave Juve all three points, scoring the game's lone goal in the 51st minute.

Napoli will fancy their chances, however, of gaining revenge this weekend. They have won their last three matches against 'The Old Lady' at home, outscoring them 8-2 during that span, per Soccerway.

Napoli stamped their class over Juventus in their last league meeting at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, beating them by a score of 5-1.

Osimhen scored twice in that rout, with Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Amir Rrahmani, and Eljif Elmas nabbing the other goals.

Politano praises hat-trick hero Osimhen

Sports Brief recently reported on Osimhen being praised by his Napoli teammate after his effort against Sassuolo.

Matteo Politano hailed the Nigerian in an interview, after he scored five goals in the Italian side's last three games.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.