maxbet Napoli revived the Serie A title race with a 1-0 win at league leaders Juventus on Sunday night, but how likely are they to break Juventus' six-year domestic dominance?. A late Kalidou Koulibaly header ensured Maurizio Sarri's side took all three points from the Allianz Stadium for the first time in their history to move one point adrift of Juventus with four matches to go. Napoli are now dreaming of their first league title win in 28 years - the last time being when Diego Maradona was leading their line. Can they pull it off? We analyse the tightest championship contest in Europe to predict whether the trophy will stay in Turin or move down south to Naples…
Despite Juventus' one-point advantage going into the final four games, it's arguably Napoli that are in pole position to end the season with the highest point tally. Juve face tough competition and will play their trickiest games on the road - starting with the derby d'Italia at Inter Milan on Saturday, before taking on Champions League semi-finalists Roma in their penultimate outing. The two home fixtures against Bologna and Verona might not look that daunting, but Max Allegri's squad will have to focus on a midweek Coppa Italia final against AC Milan before heading off to the Stadio Olimpico. maxbet
Napoli, meanwhile, will play Europa League dreamers Fiorentina, Torino and Sampdoria, and will host relegation strugglers Crotone on the final day of the campaign. However, the last gameweek is arguably the easiest on paper for both sides and by that time we might well know who is likely to be crowned champions.
What do they say?
Although this is undoubtedly Napoli's best shot at Serie A glory since their return to the top flight in 2007, manager Sarri played down the enthusiasm, telling Sky in Italy that the win in Turin "doesn't change anything" and that Juve are still the favourites. "Unfortunately, it's all still in their hands," he said. "Their power is disarming. We only have to think about our next game, without getting carried away: it's going to be tough." Allegri thinks otherwise, and admitted his side will need "something extraordinary" if they have a chance of retaining the title for the seventh year running. "We need to stay calm because we still have a point of advantage," he told Sky in Italy. "We knew that the league this year was going to be a close call and Napoli are doing amazing things. maxbet