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Juventus eyes title against Palermo

Juventus can clinch the Serie A title on Sunday with a win over 17th-place Palermo at Juventus Stadium. But despite the visiting side's place in the table, Juve should expect a fight.

The Old Lady has won its last seven games to open up an 11-point gap at the top of the league ahead of second-place Napoli.

Goals from Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio helped Juve to a 2-0 derby win over Torino last weekend, putting the club on brink of retaining the Scudetto.

It seems now just a matter of when, not if Juve will lift the trophy, and the club would love to do so on home soil Sunday, with three games still remaining.

But Palermo has put up a spirited fight against relegation that sees the club bring a six-match unbeaten streak into Sunday's contest.

That good run of form over the past month includes a 1-0 victory against Inter Milan last weekend, which allowed the club to move out of the bottom three on goal difference and give them a chance at surviving the drop.

Napoli will turn its attention to holding off AC Milan and Fiorentina in the race for second place. The club owns a seven-point lead on Milan and is eight clear of the Viola, and a win over Inter on Sunday would just about wrap up the second spot.

Inter has plenty on the line as well as the Nerazzurri attempts to break a string of one win in the last four games that has left the club in danger of failing to qualify for a place in Europe.

Fourth-place Fiorentina sits just one point back of Milan and entertains fifth-place Roma, which still has European ambitions of its own, while the Rossoneri plays host to Torino, which sits four points clear of the bottom three.

Lazio has won only one of its last eight games and entertains Bologna, Cagliari visits Chievo, Udinese hopes to improve its European hopes with a win over Sampdoria, while Parma hosts Atalanta.

The relegation picture continues to take shape and last-place Pescara will be assured of being sent down with a loss at 18th-place Genoa. Siena sits two points from safety and travels to Catania in another huge relegation clash.