Lazio head to Turin, Sevilla Derby day in La Liga, Bavarian Derby day in Germany

Updated: November 16, 2012

Juventus look to extend their lead at the top of Serie A when they welcome Lazio, Bayern look to make it 11 wins from 12 in the Bavarian Derby against Nuremberg, while Betis face Andalusian rivals Seville, in what should be an emotionally charged encounter.

Juventus are now 4 points clear following their win and Inter Milan’s loss last week. This week Juve take on bad travelers Lazio in Turin, with a chance of extending that lead at the top. Lazio have amassed only nine points from a possible 22 on their travels this season, adding to that in 68 games in Turin, Lazio have only won 8 and drawn 17. Judging by those stats, Lazio look up against it.

Napoli welcome an AC Milan side which is enduring its worst start to the season in living memory. Napoli, too, have suffered their fare share of away defeats but rolled up their sleeves to secure a gutsy 4-2 win against Genoa last week to move to within a point of Inter. Both AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy and Napoli striker Edinson Cavani are top of the Serie A scoring charts on eight goals apiece and are attracting interest from some of the top clubs in Europe. Inter are expected to collect three points at home to struggling Cagliari on Sunday.

Real Betis travel across the Andalucian city to take on neighbours Sevilla on Sunday for a derby of huge importance locally, and a match of major significance in the push for the European places in La Liga. Betis lie fourth in La Liga with 19 points from 11 games, four behind champions Real Madrid in third, and 12 behind unbeaten leaders Barcelona. Atletico, in second with 28 points, travel to take on lowly Granada. They are three points behind Barca, who are at home to Real Zaragoza with Puyol and Pique expected to return. Real Madrid host struggling Bilboa with Benzema set for a return.

In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich looking to make it 11 wins from 12 when they travel to Nuremberg in the Bavarian Derby. The hosts have only won 1 in 8 and are hovering just above the relegation zone. Schalke, second on 23 points, will be looking to beat hosts Bayer Leverkusen, in fifth place, while Dortmund, on 19 host relegation-threatened Greuther Fuerth.