Atalanta Vs Roma
Atalanta have been pretty poor so far this season and have collected just 10 points in their opening 11 games, as they sit just two points above the relegation zone. Roma will be looking to carry on where they left off before the International break in order to keep the pressure on champions and league leaders Juventus. The Romans will have one eye on their crucial mid-week visit to Russia but should have enough quality to win this.
Lazio Vs Juventus
Lazio will be delighted with their start to the season under the guidance of new coach Pioli. Despite their loss to Empoli last week the Biancocelesti are just two points off third place and will be relying on the goal scoring prowess of Djordjevic in what will be an exciting game of football at the Olimpico. Juventus knocked seven past a hapless Parma side in Gamesweek 11 to reinforce their credentials as Italy’s top side. I predict a free flowing game in Rome with plenty of goals which will end in an away win.
Torino Vs Sassuolo
Il Toro were comfortably downed during their last Serie A outing at the Olimpico, by a far superior Roma side, while Sassuolo failed to make their dominance count and were held to a goalless draw by visitors Atalanta. These sides sit on equal points in the standings and that is why I am backing a tight affair which will end in a draw.
Cesena Vs Sampdoria
Serie A newcomers Cesena have struggled so far this season and currently occupy 19th place in the standings. Sampdoria’s great start to the season continued as they held a strong Milan side to a draw to climb up to 4th in the standings. Mihajlovic has done a fantastic job so far and will be pushing his men for a win on Sunday afternoon.
Verona Vs Fiorentina
Both these sides have had disappointing starts to their respective campaigns as Verona continue to struggle following the departure of influential front men Iturbe in summer and Jorginho last January. Fiorentina’s are facing similar problems with their squad, however mainly due to a large number of injuries and Montella has had to use all his experience to steer his side away from the relegation scrap. I predict a closely fought encounter which will end in a score draw.
Parma Vs Empoli
Following a determined win over Inter a few weeks ago Parma came crashing down to earth after they were humiliated at the Juventus stadium, conceding seven unanswered goals. Donadoni’s side are looking like a shadow of their former selves and they deservedly sit bottom of the Serie A. Empoli will be pleased with their start to their campaign which included an impressive home win over Lazio in Gamesweek 11. Parma need to win this in order to get their season back on track, however I am backing a bore draw.
Napoli Vs Cagliari
Napoli have finally found their feet following a poor start, their latest win coming on their travels to Fiorentina and front man Higuain is looking like his usual self again. Cagliari were held at home by Genoa and could have easily won the game had Fernando Avelar not missed a late penalty. Home win expected.
Udinese Vs Chievo
Udinese’s fantastic start to the season seems to be running out of momentum as they have now gone three games without a win. Chievo occupy 18th place in the standings and have been extremely sluggish to date. I am backing Stramaccioni’s men to get back to winning ways on Sunday afternoon.
Milan Vs Inter
Sunday night sees a clash between the eternal rivals of Milan as the Rossoneri entertain the Nerazzurri at the San Siro in what is always a thrilling game of football, even though admittedly the quality on both sides has decreased in recent years. Inzaghi has not had a bad start since taking over last summer considering his limited resources, while Inter welcomed back Mancini to the helm following the sacking of Mazzarri at the start of the international break after a poor year and a half in charge. I predict a thrilling encounter and a win for Inter whose quality should see them through.
Genoa Vs Palermo
Following many years of limbo and relegation scraps Genoa have finally found their feet and are sitting 6th in the standings. Palermo are also doing relatively well considering their recent return from Serie B through a series of gritty performances which has seen they climb five points above the relegation zone. Home win expected.
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