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How Juventus could line up against Napoli

Sports Mole looks at how seven-time defending champions Juventus could line up in their top-of-the-table Serie A clash with Napoli this weekend.

The top two in Serie A will face off on Saturday as champions Juventus host Napoli in Turin looking to extend their perfect start to the new season.

Not since 1985-86 have Juventus begun a Serie A campaign with seven successive wins - a feat Napoli themselves managed last term before still only finishing second behind the dominant Turin outfit.

Victory for Juventus would leave them six points clear at the top of the table already, putting them another step closer to an unprecedented eighth successive Scudetto.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how they could line up against their closest title challengers.



Possible JUV XI vs. NAP

Massimiliano Allegri has the personnel to switch between a number of different systems with relative ease, but a 4-3-3 looks most likely against Napoli this weekend.

Cristiano Ronaldo - now very much on the goal trail for his new club - will join Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala in the attacking three once again, with Filippo Bernardeschi expected to be consigned to a place on the bench once more.

However, there are expected to be changes from the midweek win over Bologna, with the likes of Wojciech Szczesny and Alex Sandro expected to return alongside Mandzukic.

Allegri is spoilt for choice in midfield but is likely to welcome Emre Can back into the team next to Miralem Pjanic and Blaise Matuidi, meaning that Sami Khedria and Rodrigo Bentancur would miss out.

There is also a decision to be made at the heart of the defence, with Daniele Rugani, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli and Mehdi Benatia all in contention for a starting role.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Juventus20182041113056
2Napoli20152339182147
3Inter Milan20124431141740
4AC Milan209742820834
5Roma2096537261133
6Lazio209562923632
7Atalanta BCAtalanta2094744271731
8Sampdoria208663526930
9Parma208481924-528
10Fiorentina206952821727
11Torino206952622427
12SassuoloSassuolo206863032-226
13CagliariCagliari204971927-821
14Genoa2055102537-1220
15Udinese2046101725-818
16SPALSPAL2046101628-1218
17Empoli2045112439-1517
18Bologna2028101630-1414
19FrosinoneFrosinone2017121242-3010
20AC Chievo VeronaChievo2018111438-248

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