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Napoli vs. Juventus, Serie A 2015: Match preview, team news, and how to watch

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Juventus have somehow struggled more than Napoli this season. Let's make their experience a little worse, shall we?

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Good news, everyone! Napoli are above Juventus in the table! Somehow, some way, the Old Lady has "enjoyed" an even worse start to the Serie A season than Napoli have! Their record is a whopping one point worse, with two losses to Napoli's one! It's... something. Yeah. We're just holding onto the little things, really.

Kick 'em while they're down

Napoli have a huge and rare opportunity in this match: they're facing Juventus while they're vulnerable and beatable, arguably at the lowest point the bianconeri have been at since before they won the first of the current four-title run they're on. A win here would be a huge confidence boost for Napoli, and would help serve to push Juve even further into their season-opening tailspin.

Napoli vs. Juventus:September 26th, 2015 8:45 p.m. CET, 2:45 p.m. ET Stadio San PaoloNaples, Italy

Of course, the partenopei can't just assume that they have this match in the bag before it's played. It's not like they've been any better, after all. It's going to take a strong performance from Napoli to ensure a win in this match, and strong performances aren't something that have been easy to come by in Naples this season.

Fortunately, the team seems fairly healthy right now. There's been no word of fresh injuries after the Carpi match, so not everything was bad there. Jose Callejon and Jorginho are both expected to return to the lineup as well, so perhaps that ragingly confident form from the Lazio match will return. We can only hope.

Spin, spin, spinning away

It's easier to ask what hasn't gone wrong for Juventus this season than to ask what has. The answer? Uh... nothing, really. They've had injuries. They've had key players in poor form. They've had major brain farts in crucial moments. In other words, they've been last year's Napoli. In fact, they "pulled a Napoli" in a big way when they went to sleep late in their match against Frosinone, allowing the minnow squad to score deep in stoppage time to secure their first-ever Serie A point.

Yeah, Juventus have been that bad.

Their injury situation isn't getting any better, either. Still out are Claudio Marchisio, Sami Khedira, and Mario Mandzukic. More recent injury additions include Martin Caceres and Stephan Lichtsteiner, two injuries that will force Simone Padoin into the lineup and may force Juve to switch from Max Allegri's preferred 4-3-1-2 to a 3-5-2. Also in doubt is Alvaro Morata, who missed the Frosinone match after having to leave the weekend's game injured. The Old Lady's lineup looks in need of a walker to help prop it up with each passing week.

Projected Lineups Sure To Be Wrong

Napoli: Reina; Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik; Callejon, Higuain, Insigne

Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Padoin, Lemina, Hernanes, Pogba, Sandro; Dybala, Zaza

At A Glance

Juventus: 13th; 1 W 2 D 2 L; League Form: DWDLL

Napoli: 12th; 1 W 3 D 1 L; League Form: DWDDL

Watch It

TV: beIN Sports (U.S. & Canada), Sky Supercalcio HD, Sky Calcio 1, Sky Sport 1 HD Italia (Italy), BT Sport Europe

OnlineFubo TV, beIN Sports Connect (U.S. & Canada), Sky Go Italia (Italy)

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