Meret is the final player that Juventus will have to be aware of in this matchup. This choice may be a surprise to most, but it’s more of a testament to Juve’s offensive struggles.
Usually, players that are the most dangerous are the ones up front that are going to provide a goal-scoring opportunity for the opponent. In this matchup, however, it’s important to highlight the keeper.
The choice of Meret is for two reasons. First, it’s a testament to his play. Second, it highlights Juve’s struggles with putting the ball in the back of the net.
In both of their matches since the return from the break, Juventus has struggled to score goals. Even though they were able to win those matches, they needed late-game heroics to walk away with three points.
Juve will have to figure out a way to effectively beat Napoli’s keeper more than once to win this game. According to the predicted starting XI mentioned earlier, Federico Chiesa, Filip Kostic, Angel di Maria, and Arkadiusz Milik will lead Juve’s attack. This is a squad that can do some damage to any opposing defense.
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In the last two matches, Chiesa’s sub appearances ended up being the difference maker in the matches. If Chiesa can bring that energy and dynamic play to the starting XI, they should be able to beat Meret.