Serie A Preview | Napoli vs. Torino: Juric returns to Naples

by | Oct 16, 2021 11:46

Ivan Juric returns to Naples, where, less than five months ago, his Verona side forced the Partenopei to a 1-1 draw which cost them a top-four finish.

The Croatian tactician is now in charge of Torino and returns to the Stadio Maradona after the defeat in the Turin derby before the break.

Andrea Belotti could start his first game this season, returning to the pitch after a severe fibula injury.

Three Torino players are out of action with injuries, while Ricardo Rodriguez and Tommaso Pobega are in doubt for the game. If the Switzerland international is ruled out, young defender Alessandro Buongiorno will replace him.

Serie A leaders Napoli want to maintain their perfect start after seven wins from seven games.

Alex Meret could start between the sticks for the Partenopei as David Ospina returned from international duty just 36 hours prior to kick-off.

For the same reason, Matteo Politano should get the nod at right winger with Hirving Lozano on the bench.

Form Guide: Napoli (W W W W W) Torino (L D D W W)

Stat fact: Napoli have only lost one of the last 18 games against Torino.

Probable line-ups

Napoli (4-2-3-1) Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Zambo Anguissa, Ruiz; Politano, Zielinski, Insigne; Osimhen

Suspended: none

Injured: Petagna, Malcuit, Ounas

On a yellow card: none

Torino (3-4-2-1): Milinkovic-Savic; Djidji, Bremer, Rodriguez; Singo, Lukic, Mandragora, Ansaldi; Linetty, Brekalo; Belotti

Suspended: none

Injured: Verdi, Praet, Pjaca

On a yellow card: none

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