Roma Vs Chievo
As predicted Roma were downed in an extremely controversial and heated affair at the Juventus stadium when the hosts were awarded two in-existent penalties and a late winner with a player clearly offside and directly in front of the Roma keeper. The Romans certainly felt hard done and referee Rocchi has been banned for one month by the Italian federation following his poor evening. Chievo were comfortably down on their travels to the San Siro and will face the full wrath of Garcia’s side.
Sassuolo Vs Juventus
Sassuolo started this campaign in a similar fashion to last’s and will need to start picking up points in order to avoid another relegation scrap come May. As previously mentioned Juventus were extremely fortunate to get a number of very poor refereeing decisions awarded their way as they won by the odd goal in five. Allegri’s men need to put on a convincing display to prove to their critics that their win over Roma was no fluke.
Fiorentina Vs Lazio
Despite lacking a number of key players Fiorentina did well to demolish a poor Inter side in a comfortable 3-0 home win. Lazio won by the odd goal in 5 in what was an thrilling game of football at the Olimpico which included both sides being reduced to ten men following a flurry of yellow cards. La Viola must be wary of frontman Djordjevic who has scored four goals in his last two outings. Home win expected.
Atalanta Vs Parma
As expected Atalanta were beaten on their travels to Sampdoria while Parma’s disastrous start to the season continued as they were beaten by Genoa on their home soil. With just one win in six the alarm bells must really be ringing at the Tardini stadium and the pressure is on coach Donadoni to turn things around fast! Score draw expected.
Cagliari Vs Sampdoria
Following their shock win at the San Siro over Inter, Cagliari were brought back down to earth as they lost to a late lone goal in Verona. Sampdoria’s impressive start to the season continued as they maintained their third place in the Serie A standings after beating Atalanta. I am backing Mihajlovic’s men to return from Sardinia with three important points.
Verona Vs Milan
Verona showed real grit to break down a stubborn Cagliari side to collect their third win in their opening six matches while Milan made easy work of Chievo at the San Siro, with Muntari scoring a spectacular volley to ensure that the Rossoneri collected all three points. I predict a close encounter between these two sides which will end in as score draw.
Palermo Vs Cesena
Despite showing signs that Palermo are ready for Serie A football, through a series of gritty displays over Inter and Napoli the Sicilians were humiliated 3-0 by fellow newcomers Empoli. Cesena are doing slightly better then their Sicilian counterparts and will be pleased to have left Udine with a hard earned point. Bore draw expected.
Torino Vs Udinese
Just like Parma, with just one win under their belt Torino are really struggling this season following the departure of Immobile and Cerci over the summer. Udinese have had a very positive start under the guidance of young tactician Stramaccioni following the departure of coach Guidolin this summer. Il Zebrette slipped up in Gamesweek 6 when they were held at home by Cesena and will aim to do better on their travels to Turin. I am sticking my neck out and backing an away win.
Inter Vs Napoli
Inter have conceded 7 goals in their last two Serie A outings following a couple of shocking displays as the pressure really mounts on coach Mazzarri. Napoli tactician Rafa Benitez is under similar pressure following his team’s dismal start to their campaign. The pressure is really on these two sides to grab atleast point out of this fixture, but I am backing the visitors to win this at the San Siro.
Genoa Vs Empoli
Genoa showed that they are over their previous season’s mishaps by downing a poor Parma side at the Tardini stadium. The Northerners will not take this Empoli side for granted considering that they have had a decent start to their Serie A season following a number of years in the lower divisions. Home win expected.
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