Serie A: Stage Set For Another Feisty Juve-Napoli Clash

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Serial Italian champions Juventus and perennial challengers Napoli renew their bitter rivalry on Saturday in a game which again sees them occupying the top two places in the Serie A table.

Although only the seventh match of the season for both teams, the game is likely to prove a key moment in the title race and Napoli’s bid to end the Turin side’s run of seven successive scudettos.

Hosts Juventus, who have bolstered their side with the signing of five-times World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo, have won their opening six league games and are in ominous form.

Napoli, in their first season under Carlo Ancelotti, have won five out of six and again look the team with the best chance of ending Juve’s dominance.

The dust has barely settled from their meeting in May when Napoli snatched a late 1-0 win in Turin to re-open last season’s title race.

The win prompted wild celebrations in Naples, with around 10,000 supporters gathering at the city’s airport to greet the team’s return. But they proved premature and it was Juventus who went on to lift the trophy, prompting pointed comments from defender Giorgio Chiellini.

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AS Roma v Lazio – X2

Juventus v Napoli – Goal Goal (BTS)

Inter Milan v Caglliari – 1

Bologna v Udinese – Under 3.5

Chievo v Torino – X2

Fiorentina v Atalanta – Goal Goal (BTS)

Parma v Empoli – 1X

Sassuolo v AC Milan – X2

 

 

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