Insigne relishing two-horse race

28 December 2017 10:25:42 EST

Lorenzo Insigne believes 2018 will see a two-horse race for the Serie A title between his Napoli side and Juventus.

The Partenopei currently lead the standings by a point from the Bianconeri and the pair appear to be pulling away, with both Inter Milan and Roma failing to maintain their form following fast starts to the campaign.

With the winter break taking place in January this year, Maurizio Sarri's men head to Crotone on Friday and will be confident of extending their current 22-match unbeaten streak on the road, a run that stretches back to October 2016.

We know it'll be a two-horse race to the end.

Lorenzo Insigne

Napoli are 2/11 to win at the Stadio Ezio Scida, with the draw 6/1, and I Pitagorici priced at 16/1.

Insigne and his side have been in stunning form in 2017, losing only one of their last 30 in Serie A and with Juve not playing until Saturday, will be desperate to extend their current advantage at the top.

The 26-year-old's status as a hometown hero means he has extra motivation to help win Napoli's first Serie A title since 1989-90.

Despite the improvements made by Inter and Roma, he believes his club's main opposition in finally ending their wait will be reigning champions Juventus.

"We know it'll be a two-horse race to the end, but also that it's very tight this year and we are all very close together up there," Insigne told Canale 21.

"Roma and Inter are a little bit behind and we've got to be wary, because every game is like a trap. Roma still have a game in hand and could cause us problems."

Napoli are 11/10 to win the Scudetto, with Juventus priced at 5/6.

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