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Football: Scudetto race remains wide open

Italian football may be in a state of shock following Gli Azzurri's failure to qualify for the World Cup, but domestically there remains plenty at stake.

Out of all of Europe's top leagues, Serie A's title race appears to be the most difficult to call, with AC Milan, Napoli, Inter Milan and even Juventus still in contention to land the Scudetto heading into the final two months of the season.

With so much on the line and title battle expected to go right down to the wire, you can catch the action on bet365's European Soccer Live Streaming Highlights.

Milan looking to end 11 years of hurt

Milan are one of Italy's most decorated clubs, winning 18 league titles, five Coppa Italia's and seven European Cups in their history, but none of those triumphs have come across the last 11 years.

Aside from a Supercoppa Italiana success in 2016, I Rossoneri have not lifted a major trophy since they were last crowned champions of Italy in 2011.

However, following last season's second-placed finish, Milan appear to be moving in the right direction under Stefano Pioli, with the club currently sitting three points clear at the top of the league standings.

An eight-match unbeaten run in Serie A, which includes victories over Napoli and Inter, has certainly helped Milan's cause, with Pioli's men priced at 11/8 to end the season as champions.

Milan's success has been largely built on youth, with former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori, midfielder Sandro Tonali and Rafael Leao among those to impress.

There is also a sprinkling of experience provided by Olivier Giroud and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, although injuries have curtailed the latter's involvement over recent months.

I Rossoneri certainly appear to be the team to beat in the Serie A title race, but can they last the pace?

Inter stumbling, as Juve wait ominously in the wings

Napoli are currently the nearest challengers to Milan, with Luciano Spalletti's side sitting second in the standings, three points behind the league leaders, who are also the only side to have beaten I Partenopei across their last 11 league fixtures.

The formbook certainly suggests Napoli won't be disappearing from the title race anytime soon, with the team from the south of Italy priced at 3/1 to land their first Scudetto in over 30 years.

Defending champions Inter sit third, six points off the pace but boasting a game in hand on the two sides above them in the standings.

I Nerazzurri certainly have the experience following last season's title success and they are priced at 7/4 to defend their crown, but Simone Inzaghi's side have been faltering of late, winning just one of their last seven league fixtures.

That is not the form Inter need heading into the business end of the campaign, especially as their first match after the international break will be the small matter of the Derby d'Italia against Juventus in Turin.

Juve have not been involved in the title race for much of the season, even spending time in the relegation zone during September, but ominously for their rivals, the Old Lady appear to be hitting form domestically.

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Max Allegri's side are on the longest current unbeaten run in Serie A, as they have not tasted defeat in 16 league games, with each of their last four domestic fixtures ending in victory.

Dusan Vlahovic's arrival from Fiorentina in January has certainly aided Juve's return to form, with the joint-leading scorer in Serie A this season having netted four goals in six league starts since making the move to Turin.

All this has seen Juve move to within seven points of top spot and they are priced at 8/1 to land the title for the 10th time in 11 seasons.

The 3rd April showdown with Inter at the Allianz Stadium certainly appears crucial to both sides' Scudetto hopes, with Juve priced at 17/10 to win that game, while the defending champions can be backed at 8/5 and the draw is 12/5.

Real still in control despite Clasico humbling

While the Italian title race is seemingly wide open, the battle for supremacy in Spain, Germany and France  appears a lot more clear cut and you can keep on top of the action via our European Soccer Live Streaming Highlights.

In La Liga, Real Madrid sit nine points clear at the top of the standings and bet365 have already paid out on Los Blancos being crowned champions.

Even last week's 4-0 El Clasico capitulation at the hands of Barcelona should not derail Real's hopes of landing the title, although it does show that third-placed Barca are returning to form under Xavi.

The Blaugrana are unbeaten in 13 La Liga matches, winning each of the last five, although their credentials will be tested further when they host second-placed Sevilla immediately after the international break.

Barca are priced at 9/20 to win that game, while Sevilla, whose own title hopes have been undone by a run of seven draws across their last nine league fixtures, can be backed at 13/2, with the draw 16/5.

PSG wobbling but Bayern in control

It has not been the season PSG were hoping for after they were acrimoniously dumped out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage by Real Madrid earlier this month.

The pressure is certainly mounting on boss Mauricio Pochettino, with Les Parisiens having lost four of their last six matches across all competitions.

That poor run may lead to Pochettino losing his job at the end of the season, but it should not derail PSG's hopes of landing the Ligue 1 title, as they sit 12 points clear of nearest rivals Marseille at the top of the standings.

It is a similar story in Germany where Bayern Munich appear to be cruising towards a 10th Bundesliga title in a row.

Julian Nagelsmann's side sit six points clear of Borussia Dortmund at the top of the table and they are priced at 1/33 to defend their crown despite uncharacteristic slip ups against the likes of Bochum and Hoffenheim since the turn of the year.

Dortmund's own inconsistencies have meant Bayern have remained untroubled at the top of the standings for much of the campaign, with BVB's last hope of mounting any kind of title challenge likely to come when they visit the Allianz Arena to take on the league leaders on 23rd April.

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