Wednesday February 27 2013
Cavani and Napoli’s dry spell

Napoli will be hoping that Edinson Cavani can bring an end to his goal drought when they play Juventus on Friday.

The Uruguayan international is the Serie A top scorer this season with 18 goals, but he hasn’t scored in his last six appearances and the Azzurri haven’t netted in their past four games.

Cavani’s last goal came in the 2-1 win at Parma on January 27. Since then, he has fired blanks in matches against Catania, Lazio, Sampdoria, Udinese – as well as the two Europa League games versus Viktoria Plzen.

That streak of four consecutive Serie A games without a goal is his poorest spell of the season, given that his previous worst drought came when he failed to score past Udinese and Juventus in Weeks 7 and 8.

Napoli, meanwhile, haven’t scored as a team in their last four encounters.

They lost 3-0 and 2-0 to Viktoria in Europe, while they have drawn 0-0 with Sampdoria and Udinese in the last two League rounds.

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