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Betting: Bookies unable to split Napoli and Juventus as both sides chase Serie A title

17:10 SAST 2017/11/06
Christian Maggio Napoli Serie A
The race for the scudetto is hotting up even this early in the season, as just a point separate the Partenopei and the reigning champions.

Juventus closed the gap on Napoli to just a single point in Serie A after the Partenopei could only muster a 0-0 draw away at Chievo.

Maurizio Sarri’s men had nearly three-quarters of possession but failed to find the breakthrough in Verona, taking their points tally for the season to 32 after 12 games.

As impressive as that points haul is, Juve's 2-1 home win over rock-bottom Benevento – in which the visitors led 1-0 at half-time - means the reigning champions sit just behind them on 31 points.

Therefore, perhaps unsurprisingly, both sides can be found at 11/10 (2.10) with bet365 to win the scudetto.

Although Juve have struggled to replicate the form that allowed them to dominate Serie A last season, the goalscoring prowess of Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain have kept them in the running as the Old Lady have managed to grind out results.

Napoli, meanwhile, have also been in the goals thanks to Dries Mertens’ 10 strikes, although their draw at Chievo was their second goalless stalemate of the campaign.

Meanwhile, third-place Inter Milan were held at home by Torino and are 16/1 (17.0) to claim a first scudetto since 2010, with local rivals AC Milan - who spent big in summer - currently languish in seventh and a whopping 200/1 (201.0).

Also available at 16/1 (17.0) are AS Roma, who claimed an exciting 4-2 win at Fiorentina at the weekend to stay within distance of the table-toppers; the capital club are just five points off the top.

Somewhat of a surprise package this season are Lazio, who occupy fourth place and boast the league’s top scorer in Ciro Immobile, who has 14 goals in just 11 games to make his club 33/1 (34.0) shots.

Napoli to win Serie A at 11/10 (2.10) for a 1pt stake with bet365