Napoli’s strategy against Juve: Osimhen on goal hunt, Mazzarri faces single doubt

With just a day left for the Juve-Napoli showdown, tomorrow’s match will see the two teams pitted against each other at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. This game has always been a special highlight of Serie A’s 15th round. Juventus will aim to gather points and continue their championship duel with Inter, while the current champions Napoli are keen to remain in the Champions League zone and redeem themselves after a series of less satisfying performances.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Manager Mazzarri will face the unexpected absence of two players, Mario Rui and Olivera. It leaves a cloud of uncertainty regarding the original lineup. Meret is expected to hold his post between the goalposts despite recent criticisms. Rumour has it that Rrahmani will be taking up the position of right-centre defence, alongside Juan Jesus who’s likely to secure a starting spot. In the left-back position, Natan may have to step in again, yet uncertainty still surrounds who will fulfil the role on the pitch, with the Brazilian being the favoured candidate.

The team welcomes Zielinski back from the opening minutes, completing the midfield with Lobotka and Anguissa. The likes of Politano and Kvaratskhelia will switch roles on the field, serving as wingers supporting Osimhen who is in hot pursuit of his first goal in the past two months.

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