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Monday December 2 2013
Line-ups: Lazio-Napoli

Lazio and Napoli are on the verge of a crisis and go head-to-head in the Monday night Serie A showdown.

It kicks off at 20.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Biancocelesti are under pressure and reports persist that Switzerland are trying to poach their tactician Vladimir Petkovic.

The tension is showing on the field, as they are without a Serie A victory in four rounds, managing only three draws and a shock home defeat to Genoa.

Last week they scraped a last-gasp equaliser against 10-man Sampdoria and are still missing the injured Miroslav Klose, Giuseppe Biava and suspended Stefano Mauri.

Lucas Biglia appears to be taking a deep-lying playmaker role, while youngster Brayan Perea is given the centre-forward slot.

Senad Lulic returns for his first Serie A start in almost two months.

Napoli are also in crisis following three consecutive defeats in all competition against Juventus, Parma and Borussia Dortmund.

Rafa Benitez insists the performance in Germany was still positive, but the absence of Juan Camilo Zuniga and Giandomenico Mesto is starting to take its toll.

The Coach shakes things up again tonight with Lorenzo Insigne, Goran Pandev and Jose Maria Callejon fanning out behind Gonzalo Higuain.

Pablo Armero does start despite picking up a knock in training, so new signing Anthony Reveillere is on the bench.

Lazio: Marchetti; Konko, Ciani, Cana, Radu; Biglia; Candreva, Gonzalez, Hernanes, Lulic; Perea

Napoli: Reina; Maggio, Albiol, Britos, Armero; Inler, Behrami; Insigne, Pandev, Callejon; Higuain

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