Napoli Vs Roma
Napoli have finally found some form following a good week for the southerners which included a 6-2 home win over Verona and an important draw on their travels to a tough Bergamo stadium, in which they could have snatched all three points had Higuain not missed a last minute penalty. Roma put on a solid display to down Cesena at home at climb to the top of the Serie A standings alongside Juventus. This encounter will really test the Romans title credentials and I am backing them to win.
Empoli Vs Juventus
As predicted Empoli were beaten on their travels to Sassuolo in what was a crucial game for the newcomers against fellow relegation candidates. Juventus were stunned by the atmosphere and pace in the cauldron that became the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Wednesday night and were downed by a late, Antonini strike, even though the striker was clearly offside. Allegri must really get his side back on track before their crucial mid-week Champions League game .
Parma Vs Inter
Parma’s disastrous start continued, and seems like it will never end at the moment, as they were beaten on their travels to Torino. Donadoni’s side are looking like a shadow of their former selves and have just collected just three points in their opening 9 games. Some pressure was eased off Mazarri’s shoulders following their lucky home win over a tough Sampdoria side and their second on the trot. Inter to win at the Tardini.
Chievo Vs Sassuolo
Chievo have struggled so far this season and could be in for a long relegation battle unless they star gathering points soon. Sassuolo will be pleased with the 10 points beside their name, which has given them some breathing room over the drop zone. Critical game for Chievo, which I predict they will win.
Sampdoria Vs Fiorentina
After a fantastic start Sampdoria were brought back down to earth after conceding a late penalty at the San Siro. Mihajlovic’s side were punished for failing to take the two clear chances they created and left Milan empty handed. Fiorentina put on a superb display to dismiss Udinese, in what has been an inconsistent start for Montella’s side. Score draw expected.
Torino Vs Atalanta
Torino secured an important victory over Parma in Torino to distance themselves from the relegation zone while Atalanta survived a late Napoli onslaught after being reduced to ten men with 15 minutes to go. Exciting game expected and I am backing the visitors to win this.
Udinese Vs Genoa
Stramacccioni’s side were humbled in Florence after a fantastic start to his tenure with the Bianconeri while Genoa pulled off a shock win over reigning champions Juventus. Expect an enticing encounter between two sides who love to play attacking football. I predict a home win.
Milan Vs Palermo
Milan put on a disciplined display to hold out for a draw in Sardinia, in what was a balanced encounter. Palermo will be delighted to have downed lowly Chievo in Sicily to continue with their positive return to Serie A. Despite Palermo’s recent gritty displays I reckon they will be leaving the San Siro empty handed.
Cesena Vs Verona
Both sides have struggled so far this season with Serie A newcomers playing some good football at times but have so far failed to take their chances. Verona have also struggled compared to their superb start to their last campaign and required a second half penalty to secure a draw on Thursday night when they entertained Lazio. Bore draw expected.
Lazio Vs Cagliari
Lazio have had a very positive start under new coach Pioli and will be kicking themselves after allowing Verona back into the game after defender Cavanda lost his cool and was off after conceding a penalty. Despite a number of very strong performances the Sardinians are just three points above the bottom three. Home win expected at the Olimpico.
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