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Serie A preview: Udinese aim to stay top as Lazio pin hopes on Klose

19 November 2011 02:46

Lazio will travel to Napoli in an important Serie A clash on Saturday, hoping league leaders Udinese stumble at Parma.

Level on 21 points with Udinese, second-placed Lazio travel to Naples to take on Walter Mazzarri's side, who are in indifferent form.

German striker Miroslav Klose has notched up six goals in his debut season in Italy, and he also scored during the international break.

Napoli have won just one of their past four, and if they are to overcome Lazio, Uruguayan striker Edison Cavani adding to his four goals will be key.

Table-toppers Udinese travel to 15th-placed Parma looking to hold off second-placed Lazio with a convincing win.

Sitting atop the scoring charts with eight goals, Antonio Di Natale will be looking to increase his tally at Stadio Ennio Tardini on Sunday.

Juventus will be out to maintain their unbeaten start to the campaign when they take on fifth-placed Palermo in Turin.

Antonio Conte's team is the only one yet to taste defeat in the league, but four draws in nine matches sees them in fourth.

Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez and Fabrizio Miccoli will lead Palermo's challenge up front, while Juve midfielder Claudio Marchisio and striker Alessandro Matri are both enjoying stellar seasons.

Just a point behind Lazio and Udinese, AC Milan will look to close the gap on the top two when they travel to take on Fiorentina on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Inter Milan boss Claudio Ranieri will be eager to arrest his team's slide, beginning with their clash against mid-table Cagliari at the San Siro.

Diego Milito is back in the fold for Ranieri with three goals, and the Argentine needs to produce to ensure his team avoids dropping into the relegation zone.

Elsewhere, mid-table Siena take on Atalanta, Bologna kick off at home against bottom-placed Cesena, Chievo travel to Catania while Novara visit Genoa and Lecce do battle against Roma.

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +48 84
2 38 +41 80
3 38 +17 64
4 38 +9 62
5 38 +20 61
6 38 +3 58
7 38 +6 56
8 38 +1 56
9 38 -2 51
10 38 -10 49
11 38 -5 48
12 38 -2 46
13 38 -6 46
14 38 +0 44
15 38 -9 43
16 38 -10 43
17 38 -19 42
18 38 -16 36
19 38 -30 32
20 38 -36 22