Juve edge closer
Juventus will look to a possible slip-up by closest challengers Roma at Fiorentina as the Turin giants begin the countdown to claiming a third consecutive Serie A title.
Roma's faint hopes of a first scudetto since 2001 were kept in check on Monday when Juve restored their eight-point lead at the top with a comfortable 2-0 win away at Udinese.
Antonio Conte's Juve side would be forgiven for hoping Roma, who on Thursday failed in their bid to reduce a three-match ban handed down to top scorer Mattia Destro, concede defeat away at a Fiorentina side which still has a mathematical chance of challenging third-placed Napoli for the league's final Champions League place.
Such a scenario would put Juve, who host Bologna, 11 points ahead with four games remaining, and allow the title party preparations to begin.
Roma coach Rudi Garcia, however, has refused to throw in the towel: "We're playing in Florence and on paper it's a difficult match, while Juve look like they have it easier.
"But you never know... just when it seems there can be no more surprises, that's when they happen. As long as there is life, there is hope."
All of this weekend's fixtures will be played on the Saturday of Easter weekend and with Juve and Roma all but certain of keeping the two automatic qualifying places for the Champions League, Napoli have two major concerns.
One is keeping Fiorentina, fourth at nine points adrift, at bay while hoping Gonzalo Higuain, who sits third in the league scoring charts, two behind the 19-goal tally of Torino's Ciro Immobile, recovers from a training ground knock.
Higuain is one of two Argentinians vying for the top scorer award along with second placed Carlos Tevez of Juventus (18), but he is a doubt for Saturday's visit to Udinese after he left training early on Thursday due to a left leg injury.
The former Real Madrid striker is set to undergo tests on Friday, a day ahead of a potentially tricky away fixture.
Napoli's last away match ended with a shock 1-0 defeat at Parma, while Udinese put up only scant resistance during a 2-0 capitulation at home to Juventus on Monday.
Atalanta v Verona, Catania v Sampdoria, Chievo v Sassuolo, Genoa v Cagliari, Lazio v Torino, Milan v Livorno, Parma v Inter, Udinese v Napoli (all 1300 GMT), Juventus v Bologna (1630), Fiorentina v Roma (1900)