Allegri still makes Napoli favourites

02 December 2017 05:24:11 EST

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri watched his side win 1-0 at Napoli on Friday night but insisted the opposition are still favourites to win Serie A this season.

Gonzalo Higuain, who played despite undergoing surgery on his fractured left hand earlier in the week, scored the only goal of the game against his former club when he fired in a pass from Paulo Dybala in the 12th minute at the Stadio San Paolo.

The result moves the reigning champions to within a point of Napoli, while Roma's 3-1 victory over SPAL puts them within four points of top spot with a game in hand.

We have to compliment Napoli, who put in a good performance, confirmed they are still the Scudetto favourites and play really pleasant football.

Massimiliano Allegri

Inter Milan will go ahead of Napoli if they pick up maximum points from Chievo on Sunday, but Allegri feels the Partenopei are on course for their first Serie A title since 1990.

He told Mediaset Premium: "It was a good test tonight, the lads had some favourable situations in the first half and took the lead.

"Napoli kept a lot of possession in the second half and put pressure on, but we allowed them very little in terms of chances. If anything, Pepe Reina performed a miracle on Blaise Matuidi.

"Now we are one point behind Napoli, it's a good result, but we have to look forward now to Tuesday, as there is a place in the Champions League round of 16 at stake.

"We have to compliment Napoli, who put in a good performance, confirmed they are still the Scudetto favourites and play really pleasant football."

Napoli are 50/1 to win Serie A, while Juve are priced at 1/10000, Inter can be backed at 12121/1 and Roma are available at 12121/1.

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