Juve determined to defend their title; while Napoli aims for their first title win after 1989-90

Updated: Feb 05, 2018, 12:03 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Inter were on the verge of beating SPAL the other day but failed to put an end to their seven-game winless run in the Serie A

Juventus team
Juventus team

The Nerazzurri are determined to secure a top-four while Crotone aims to avoid relegation zone
Inter were on the verge of beating SPAL the other day but failed to put an end to their seven-game winless run in the Serie A. They have been struggling to find their best form of late, but a good start to the season have almost ensured their Champions League berth. Spalletti's men will be desperate to return to form when they lock horns with Crotone. On the other hand Zenga's men have struggled against top sides and but are capable of spoiling Inter's party at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza to secure their place in Serie A. The Nerazzurri are determined to secure a top-four finish and they are definitely capable of beating Crotone, whose Serie A status is in great danger.

The Bianconeri are determined to defend their Serie A title but still breathing down Napoli's neck
Despite failing to impress in a match against Chievo, Juventus eventually recorded a hard-fought 2-0 win over the nine-man Mussi Volanti. The Bianconeri are determined to defend their Serie A title and they are still breathing down Napoli's neck. Max Allegri's troops are likely to go all guns blazing at Sassuolo on Matchday 23 as they aim to extend their winning run in the Italian top flight to seven games. The Neroverdi at the back of a 3-0 loss to Atalanta are seen as bad travellers, Giuseppe Iachini's men are unlikely to stage a upset at the Allianz Stadium. In each of their last four meetings in Serie A, Juve emerged triumphant and, going purely by records, Sassuolo, who sit in the danger zone in the Serie A standings, have to play their guts out to earn points in this game.

Napoli a step closer to win Serie A title for the first time after 1989-90 season
After bagging 6 points in two games, against the likes of Chievo and Sampdoria, Benevento suffered a 3-0 loss to Bologna and, to make things even worse, they were beaten by Torino in their last league fixture too. As their chances of survival in the Serie A almost seems doomed, pride is the only thing that the Witches will be playing for. Napoli, on the other hand, came from behind to beat Bologna at the weekend and thanks to the triumph they remained in table toppers. Maurizio Sarri's men have never been closer to winning their first Scudetto of the 21st century, but they need to keep on winning if they are to turn their dream into reality. Napoli should break no sweat in this game as a comfortable 3 points are up for grabs.

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