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What to Watch for in Napoli vs Juventus

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Max Allegri’s Juventus travel to the San Paolo on Friday to take on first-place Napoli in a match that could prove who is the definitive title favorite in Italy.

Since the 2017-18 Serie A schedule came out, Napoli versus Juventus became the marquee fixture to circle in red by ‘calcio’ fans and media alike, for it was understood the biggest threat to the ‘Old Lady’s’ current run of six-straight Scudetti would come from Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli. And on Friday, we finally ready ourselves for Italian football’s main event.

Entering the clash, the surging Partenopei sit atop the league table on 38 points, while Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus are two places behind in third with 34 points – a narrow gap that indicates the race for Serie A supremacy will be nip and tuck until the very end.

Napoli’s hosting of Juventus has all the makings of a prize fight on Friday under the bright lights of the San Paolo in Naples. Here are four things to keep your eyes peeled on in this one.

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