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April 1, 2012 2:45 PM EDT
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ D. Orsato‎
Attendance:‬ 45666‎
75′ Arturo Vidal

Serie A Preview: Juventus - Napoli

Antonio Conte's side is back on the winning trail following a run of draws, but now faces a Partenopei outfit keen to recover from last week's disappointing draw with Catania.

By Livio Caferoglu

Gokhan Inler, Alessandro Matri & Mirko Vucinic - Napoli-Juventus (Getty Images)
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Bonucci, Barzagli, Chiellini
L'steiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, De Ceglie
Matri, Vucinic


De Sanctis
CampagnaroCannavaro, Aronica
Lavezzi, Cavani
Juventus has a full squad to choose from for the visit of Napoli on Sunday, but it is likely that coach Antonio Conte will use a 3-5-2 formation during the match.

The trainer used his tried-and-trusted 4-3-3 against Inter last week, but it is expected that goalscorers Martin Caceres and Alessandro Del Piero will be benched in favour of Leonardo Bonucci and Stephan Lichtsteiner, while there will be no place for Simone Pepe.

For Napoli, a number of changes look set to take place from the 2-2 draw with Catania a week ago. The alterations start in defence, as Hugo Campagnaro has returned to the fold and should replace Federico Fernandez.

Elsewhere, Andrea Dossena and Blerim Dzemaili will be dropped to accommodate Christian Maggio and Gokhan Inler in midfield.

  • In 131 previous Serie A meetings, Juventus has won 58 times against Napoli, compared to its rivals' 28 victories.
  • However, the Partenopei are unbeaten in their last five games against the Old Lady.
  • Alessandro Matri has already netted five goals against Napoli.
  • The Bianconeri have failed to score in just one of their last 19 games at home.
  • Napoli is unbeaten in the last nine Serie A matches, but has drawn its last two.
  • Walter Mazzarri's side has shipped seven goals over its last three fixture in the league.
  • Marek Hamsik (pictured right) has scored five goals against Juventus, more than against any other club.
  • Napoli has netted 145 strikes against the Old Lady, the most that they've scored against any club in Italy's top-flight division.

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Available Squads
26Morgan De SanctisGoalkeeper
-Salvatore AronicaDefender
14Hugo CampagnaroDefender
-Paolo CannavaroDefender
11Christian MaggioMidfielder
17Marek HamsikMidfielder
18Camilo ZúñigaDefender
5Walter GarganoMidfielder
88Gökhan InlerMidfielder
9Edinson CavaniStriker
21Ezequiel LavezziStriker
22Antonio RosatiGoalkeeper
3Andrea DossenaDefender
21Federico FernándezDefender
5Miguel Angel BritosDefender
20Blerim DzemailiMidfielder
-Edu VargasStriker
19Goran PandevStriker
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Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
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