MX23RW : Thursday, September 20 19:03:41
Jan 25, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Stadio San Paolo
Napoli
1-1
ChievoAC Chievo Verona
Albiol (88')
Maggio (59')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Sardo (18')
Cesar (61'), Dainelli (66')

Preview: Napoli vs. Chievo

Match preview of Napoli's home game against Chievo in Serie A on Saturday.

Napoli, who are still in the hunt for an unlikely Serie A title win, host struggling Chievo on Saturday evening looking to close the 12-point and four-point gaps to Juventus and Roma respectively.

The hosts have won seven of their last 10 league games at Stadio San Paolo and are unbeaten in Serie A since November 23.

Chievo are just about out of the bottom three on goal difference, but recent form is alarming. They have lost three of their last five Serie A games and have scored just four goals in the process.

For the hosts, Federico Fernandez returns from suspension and should start, but there is a doubt over Pepe Reina with both Valon Behrami and Giandomenico Mesto likely to miss out.

Recent form

Napoli: DWDWWD

Chievo: WLLDDL

Possible starting lineups

Napoli: Rafael; Fernandez, Reveillere, Albiol, Maggio; Mertens, Inler, Dzemaili; Callejon, Higuain, Pandev

Chievo: Puggioni; Dainelli, Frey, Cesar, Sardo; Drame, Bentivoglio, Rigoni, Hetemaj; Paloschi, Thereau

Sports Mole says: 2-0

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Dries Mertens of Napoli celebrates with team mates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and UC Sampdoria at Stadio San Paolo on January 6, 2014
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Juventus440094512
2SPALSPAL43014139
3Napoli43016609
4Sampdoria42119277
5Fiorentina42118357
6SassuoloSassuolo42119727
7Genoa32016606
8Lazio420234-16
9Roma41217705
10Udinese41214405
11Torino41214405
12CagliariCagliari412145-15
13Parma411245-14
14Atalanta BCAtalanta41127614
15AC Milan31115504
16Empoli41123304
17Inter Milan41125414
18Bologna401305-51
19FrosinoneFrosinone4013010-101
20AC Chievo VeronaChievo4022511-6-1

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