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Pogba to inspire champions Juventus against in-form Napoli

| 10.11.2013

Paul Pogba has been in devastating form for Juventus of late and the talented midfielder should be backed at 7/2 to continue his goalscoring form.

Strikes against Parma, Fiorentina and Torino, three matches which Juventus have won, have brought the former Manchester Utd player back into the headlines and he seems to be enjoying the limelight.

Bet on Pogba to score anytime at 7/2

Whilst Pogba is prospering, so is Juve’s ‘Goals For’ column as the Turin side have scored in every game, regardless of competition, since April 2013.

Their strikers Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente have also been on target recently, and the home support will have been buoyed by the news that the gangly Llorente has no plans to move elsewhere.

The Spain international only arrived from Athletic Bilbao in the summer but there had been reports that he had failed to settle into his new surroundings.

Bet on Llorente to score first at 11/2

Their home record this season is a faultless five wins from five games and they have also won three out of their five games against teams in the top half.

Juventus are chasing a Serie A hat-trick, having won the league for the past two seasons, and beating the good teams has been a feature of those two successes.

Both seasons have featured 11 wins against sides in the top 10 and Antonio Conte’s team know that these are the key matches when it comes to winning the title.

Napoli on the other hand have already lost to Roma this season and they only gained one point against Juventus last season, as well as just two points from the third-placed side AC Milan.

Bet on Juve to win to nil at 11/5

However this is unlikely to be an easy game, as the free-spending Napoli ran the Azzuri fairly close last season, finishing nine points behind them in second spot.

Rafa Benitez’s team currently sit above Juventus on goal difference and have only dropped points twice this season – in a freak result against minnows Sassuolo and then to league leaders Roma.

They are full of goals, with serious threats coming from Gonzalo Higuain, Jose Callejo and Marek Hamsik, who between them have 17 league goals.

Bet on Higuain to score first at 6/1

However their free-scoring nature hasn’t always come to the fore when visiting the Delle Alpi and they have only scored twice in their last three visits to Juve’s Turin fortress.

Indeed, five of their last seven visits have resulted in defeats without scoring and therefore the 11/5 quoted about Juventus winning to nil looks attractive.

Both teams had tough Champions League games midweek, however Conte’s side have had an extra day to recover and, with both teams currently tied on 28 points behind leaders Roma, they look the most likely to take second place outright.

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Nic Doggett