Soccer Picks: Juventus vs. Napoli Tips & Odds

Nila Amerova

Friday, November 8, 2013 2:36 PM GMT

Serie A enters week 12 and on the cards is a highly anticipated clash between two title favourites this season, Juventus vs. Napoli. Soccer odds are in full swing so check out what the markets have to offer and where the value soccer picks are to be had.

The match of the week in Serie A

The clash between Napoli and Juventus in Torino is arguably the match of the week in Serie A betting markets. Both are dead even on 28 points after 11 rounds of Serie A with the former ranked just ahead, in second place, by virtue of a better goal differential. Both have tasted defeat just once this season – curiously enough they did so in the exact same week – and both have succumbed to the draw only once, way back in September. Importantly, neither will want to fall too far behind pacesetting Roma, who are enjoying a standout season and already own a three-point lead in the title race.

Clearly, something is going to have to give on Sunday when these two sides collide in Juventus Stadium in Torino. But the question is which side will it be? Will the hosts prevail; come through on their favourable soccer odds? Or will Napoli turn the markets on its head?

Odds makers send Juventus into this clash as the strong favourites at -138 to win outright at Bet365 while severely underrating Napoli at +375 soccer odds to win on the road. The draw meanwhile is listed at +260.

Juventus is after a positive result in Champions League, forcing a 2-2 draw on Real Madrid that went a long way towards salvaging their European campaign, for the time being at least. Of course a victory over Real Madrid would have been a much better result. But they’ll take what they can get. It’s a positive result nonetheless that should go some way towards sending them into this crucial domestic clash with measured optimism.

Napoli will be the toughest test Juventus faces to date in Serie A and fortunately for the Bianconeri they are currently enjoying a positive run of form in Serie A, since a 4-2 defeat to Fiorentina they have won three straight all the while maintaining a clean sheet in each. Moreover, they boast a perfect 5-0-0 record at home, a record they’ll be looking to extend at the expense of Napoli.

Napoli however will be no pushover despite the hefty +375 odds to win outright that frankly smack of disrespect. Napoli are on a five-game winning streak across all competitions, three-game winning streak in Serie A since their only loss on the season, a 2-0 defeat at Roma. Overall, Napoli are 4-0-1 on the road.

Soccer Betting Verdict: Very little separates these two sides on paper. Both are neck-and-neck in the table on the back of identical overall records. On one hand, you have a side that is undefeated at home. On the other, you have a side that is almost just as good on the road and certainly good enough to challenge for a road win. So how does one decide where to place their soccer picks?

Coin toss?

Truth be told this is a match that could go either way, although Sportsbooks are not tipping it as such with Juventus at solid -138 soccer odds to win outright and Napoli at rather large odds of +375, and that can be confusing. What this means for soccer betting fans h is that there is value on both sides of the coin. You could do no worse than back either for the win or, for that matter, settle down to the draw seeing how evenly matched these two sides are and how important this clash is to both.

That being said we like Napoli just that little bit better because their game has been slightly more convincing. And their odds are just too tempting to ignore so we recommend that yo back Napoli with your sports picks to win outright at +375.

Soccer Free Picks: Napoli to win outright at +375

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