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The Juventus-Napoli Scudetto race: A look ahead at the month of April

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What does the coming month hold for the title challengers?

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With eight games to go in the 2015-16 Serie A season, defending champions Juventus lead Napoli by three points. AS Roma are seven points adrift of second and Fiorentina and Inter Milan round off the top five a further five points behind.

Serie A Standings
#
Team
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
1
Juventus
30
22
4
4
55
16
39
70
2
Napoli
30
20
7
3
62
24
38
67
3
Roma
30
17
9
4
62
31
31
60
4
Fiorentina
30
16
7
7
50
32
18
55
5
Inter Milan
30
16
7
7
40
28
12
55

There will be no further European football distractions for any of the Italian teams, and this is the last international break as well, so the players can fully focus on the Scudetto going forward. Here are the April schedules for Juventus and their closest rivals Napoli.

The Bianconeri are at home for three of the five games, hosting 11th placed Empoli, 18th placed Palermo and 8th placed Lazio. They will travel to Milan for the showdown with the 6th placed side, and also to 4th placed Fiorentina who are battling for a Champions League spot.

Against the same opponents in the first leg, Juventus collected a maximum of fifteen points. Away matches at the Rossoneri and Viola could prove to be the toughest tests, especially with the injury situation the Old Lady finds herself in currently.

The Partenopei play twice at home, against last-placed Verona and 10th placed Bologna. They are away at 16th placed Udinese, 5th placed Inter and 3rd placed Roma. Napoli had 10 points from these five games, slipping to defeat at Bologna and being held at home against the Giallorossi. The Neapolitans' biggest challenge could come on visits to Milan and Rome in this month.

Roma's last loss was against Juventus over two months ago, and if they sustain their current form, they could come pretty close to nipping on Napoli's heels by the time the two sides meet at the end of the month.

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