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Juventus vs Napoli: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

1:01 am AEST 30/9/18
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The Serie A champions will host Napoli at the Allianz on Saturday in what could become an early statement of intent from both clubs

Cristiano Ronaldo will be reunited with former Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti when Juventus host Napoli in a huge Serie A fixture on Saturday.

Juventus have started their season in routine fashion having sported six wins out of their opening six fixtures, while Napoli will be heading to the Allianz off the back of a 3-0 win over Parma.

Saturday's fixture will be a clash between the two potential title challengers and two superstars in Ronaldo and Lorenzo Insigne, and could be an early statement of intent from both teams.

Game Juventus v Napoli
Date Saturday, September 29
Time 5pm BST / 12pm EST

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game will be not be televised live but will be available to stream through ESPN+.

US TV channel Online stream

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live and streamed through Eleven Sports.

UK TV channel Online stream
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Squads & Team News

Position Juventus players
Goalkeepers Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Perin
Defenders Chiellini, Benatia, A. Sandro, Bonucci, Cancelo, Rugani, Spinazzola
Midfielders Pjanic, Matuidi, Cuadrado, Can, Bentancur, Crisetig
Forwards Dybala, Ronaldo, Mandzukic, Kean, Bernardeschi

Juventus coach Allegri has a few injury problems on his plate, as both Mattia De Sciglio and Sami Khedira are sidelined with injury. 

Douglas Costa is still serving his suspension after an incident in which he spat at a Sassuolo player, and Paula Dybala is expected to once again team up with Ronaldo up front in attack.

Juventus XI: Szczesny; Cancelo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Can, Pjanic, Matuidi; Dybala, Mandzukic, Ronaldo.

Subs: Perin, Pinsoglio, Barzagli, Benatia, Rugani, Bentancur, Cuadrado, Bernardeschi, Kean.

Position Napoli players
Goalkeepers Meret, Ospina, Karnezis
Defenders Rui, Luperto, Maksimovic, Hysaj, Chiriches, Albiol
Midfielders Allan, Callejon, Ruiz, Ounas, Hamsik, Zielinski, Insigne, Koulibaly, Diawara
Forwards Malcuit, Verdi, Mertens, Rog, Milik

Ancelotti's only injury concerns come through Vlad Chiriches and Amin Younes, who are both still recovering from an ankle and cruciate rupture, respectively.

Napoli XI: Ospina; Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Allan, Hamsik, Zielinski; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne.

Subs: Karnezis, D'Andrea, Maksimovic, Luperto, Malcuit, Fabian, Rog, Diawara, Verdi, Ounas, Milik.

Betting & Match Odds

Juventus are priced at odds of 5/6 to win according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 12/5. A win for Napoli is priced at 15/4.

Click here to see all of bet 365's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.

Match Preview

It took Ronaldo until his fourth Serie A game to finally get off the mark for Juventus, netting three goals in six matches – and will be keen to make an impact against potential title rivals Napoli.

With the loss of Jorginho to Chelsea and the addition of the Portugal international to Juventus, however, the title race is sure to not be as closely contested as it was last season, but Ancelotti will know that taking points off the Italian giants this early on in the season will be crucial.

With Inter's new squad arrivals failing to integrate quickly enough and Roma's form not consistent enough to provide a title challenge, Ancelotti's side are the team most likely to challenge Juventus for the title – as only three points separate the two sides between first and second place.

Last season, the second meeting between the pair came through a 1-0 Napoli victory which should have been enough for them to clinch the title – but ultimately failing in the last stretch, despite amassing a record number of points to finish as runners-up.

Ancelotti will be hoping that his key players in Insigne and Arkadiusz Milik, who have already scored five and three goals respectively so far this season, deliver against Juventus.