Opposition Focus | Ten things to know about Napoli

Opposition Focus | Ten things to know about Napoli
Opposition Focus | Ten things to know about Napoli
Opposition Focus | Ten things to know about Napoli

It's second versus joint-fourth on the Serie A table as reigning champions Napoli visit Turin for a Friday night glamour clash at the Allianz Stadium.  

Napoli have won just one of their last five games across all competitions, and have an unfavourable record against the Bianconeri, against whom they have however remianed undefeated in the last four matches between the two sides. 

Ahead of the 20.45 CET kick-off, here's ten things to know about the opposition.

1. Napoli have scored in each of their last 11 Serie A matches against Juventus and have only done better once, when they scored for 14 games in a row in 1956.

2. Napoli have remained unbeaten in three of their last six Serie A away matches against Juventus (W2, D1), as many times as in the previous 12 away matches against the Bianconeri.

3. Napoli won their last away match against Juventus in Serie A and have never achieved two consecutive away wins against the Bianconeri in the competition.

4. Napoli is the team that has obtained more points away from home (17) than at home (7) in this Serie A: +10 (Empoli and Inter follow in this ranking, with a difference of +3).

5. Napoli top the Serie A charts for the total number of passes made, amassing a total of 7552. Furthermore, the Neapolitan team also holds the record for percentage of successful passes, with 87%.

6. Giovanni Di Lorenzo is the only defender who has been involved in at least five goals in each of the last five Serie A seasons.

7. Among midfielders this season, only Hakan Çalhanoglu and Matteo Pessina have made more passes than Stanislav Lobotka (854).

8. Victor Osimhen has scored a total of 23 goals in Serie A during 2023. This performance places him among Napoli's top scorers in a single calendar year, behind Dries Mertens with 27 goals in 2017, Gonzalo Higuaín with 27 goals in 2015, and Edinson Cavani with 27 goals in 2012 and 25 goals in 2011.

9. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is the only Serie A player who has scored at least 18 goals and provided at least 18 assists in all competitions over the last two seasons.

10. Walter Mazzarri has suffered seven defeats against Massimiliano Allegri in Serie A (2W, 6D) - the Napoli coach has only suffered more defeats against Carlo Ancelotti (eight).

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