On Wednesday evening, two sides that started the season off perfectly will meet. Both Lazio and Napoli dropped points at the weekend, however: Lazio lost to Genoa 1-0, and Napoli were held to a 0-0 draw by ten-man Catania.
But with Juventus also dropping points in their 0-0 draw with Fiorentina on Tuesday, both sides have the chance to take advantage. It's really early in the season to be talking about the scudetto, yet somehow this match has already come to signify what the season holds for Serie A's title contenders. Should either side come away with a clear, convincing victory, they will have made a convincing statement that they intend to challenge Juventus for the right to first place.
On paper, the squads appear fairly balanced, although one might say Napoli has the lead in star power. But is there something else that will give one the edge? Check back with SB Nation Soccer as we preview both sides in-depth.
Match Date/Time: Wednesday, September 26, 2:45 p.m. ET, 8:45 p.m. local
Venue: Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy
TV: Sky Calcio 31, ESPN UK