International Soccer - Italy

Napoli tries to overcome rough week

Naples, Italy (Sports Network) - Napoli will try to put a forgettable week behind them on Sunday when the club hosts Udinese.

Not only did Napoli suffer a 3-0 defeat at PSV Eindhoven in the Europa League on Thursday, but to make matters worse, the club's offices were raided by Italian police as part of an investigation into player contracts.

But despite those setbacks, Napoli will be a firm favorite to claim three points from the match against Udinese, which has won just once in six Serie A matches.

Napoli is unbeaten in six games and sits tied atop the league with Juventus, which travels to Siena on Sunday after a 1-1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League midweek.

Siena may be sitting in 19th place, but the club was docked six points at the start of the season due to a betting scandal, and has lost two of its six matches.

The latest edition of the Milan derby will also take place on Sunday as Inter and AC Milan renew their rivalry.

The Nerazzurri enter the contest in third place having won four of six league games, while Milan finds itself in poor form with three defeats already in the league and a place in the bottom half of the table.

A 3-2 win over Zenit on Wednesday in the Champions League was a step in the right direction for the Rossoneri, but a loss to Inter would really leave Milan in a bad way.

Lazio is level on 12 points with Inter and the club visits Pescara on Sunday, while Saturday's two matches feature Genoa hosting Palermo and Sampdoria traveling to Chievo, which has lost five of its first six games.

Cagliari is the only winless side in Serie A and the team visits Torino, Roma entertains Atalanta, Catania squares off with Parma and Fiorentina hosts Bologna.

10/05 15:31:16 ET

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