Atalanta vs Milan
Reja has a lot of work to do over the summer break if they are going to avoid relegation next season. Atalanta have been extremely poor winning just seven games. Milan’s form has improved in recent weeks, but this has not been enough and they will probably finish in an embarrassing mid-table position. I am backing Inzaghi’s side to win in Bergamo.
Cagliari vs Udinese
Despite a couple of impressive results Cagliari have not done enough to avoid the drop and will now have to re-build next season and attempt the tough challenge of getting back into the Serie A. Compared to recent years Udinese have also had a disappointing season and will finish among the bottom half of the table. This will be a close game and considering both these’s side will be playing for nothing but pride I predict a score draw.
Fiorentina vs Chievo
La Viola came out on top in a thrilling five goal encounter agaisnt Palermo in what has been a superb season for Fiorentina. Chievo were held at home to consolidate their mid-table position. This is a must win for Montella’s side who are eyeing a Europa League spot.
Verona vs Juventus
A Luca Toni double earned his side a point as the 38 year old veteran striker climbed to the top of the Serie A goal scorers charts. Juventus once again fielded a second string side in anticipation of their Champions Final showdown, and yet still managed to comfortably down an erratic Napoli side. Juventus seem unstoppable at the moment and I am backing them to win their 27th game of the season.
Inter vs Empoli
As expected Inter were beaten on their travels to Genoa as a number of defensive blunders shadowed a decent attacking display to all but end Inter’s hopes of European football next season. Empoli were minutes away from securing a hard earned win over Sampdoria only to be denied by a late Eto strike. Mancini’s side must win this to give their fans something to cheer about before the summer break.
Roma vs Palermo
After a tense opening half Roma showed real grit, that has been missing for months, to down local rivals Lazio and secure the all important second place finish in the standings. Palermo have had a successful return to Serie A, with their home form providing the bulk of the points and a comfortable mid-table finish. Roma to end their season in style with a home win.
Napoli vs Lazio
This is undoubtedly the fixture to watch in the final round of Serie A games as the Partenopei entertain Lazio in Naples as these sides battle it out for the crucial third place Champions League spot. Fresh from their undeserved loss to rivals Roma on Monday night Lazio will be firing on all cylinders to ensure that they leave Naples with atleast a point. This is extremely tough to call but I just cannot see Napoli winning considering their recent poor form and hence I am backing a score draw.
Sampdoria vs Parma
La Samp are very close to securing Europa League football after what has been a fantastic season for Mihajlovic’s men. Even though Parma pulled up their socks and registered a number of positive results over the past few months, their off field troubles proved too much for Donadoni’s men. Home win expected for Sampdoria.
Sassuolo vs Genoa
Sitting in a mid-table position, Sassuolo will be pleased with their second season in the Serie A, following a relegation scrape last year. Genoa rode their luck and made the most of Inter’s defensive blunders to score a late winner and three more valuable points, as they secured Europa League football next season. I predict a close game between these sides and the game ending all square.
Torino vs Cesena
For the first time in recent memory Torino literally collapsed, as they were beaten 3-0 at the San Siro. Il Toro can still be pleased with the season they’ve had, especially considering their poor, initial start. Chievo were also late bloomers this season and can thank a late run of positive results for their Serie a survival. I am backing Torino to win this.
Juventus vs Napoli
What a week it’s been for Juventus, not only did they qualify for the Champions League final but a second string side also beat Inter at the San Siro. Benitez’s men squeezed past relegated Casena in a slim 3-2 home win as his squad continue to struggle. Allegri might chose to rest some men after the Coppa Italia final however I reckon they still have enough to down this struggling Napoli team.
Genoa vs Inter
Genoa’s superb season continued as they came back from a goal down to win 1-4 in Atalanta and are very close to securing Europa League football. Once again a series of defensive blunders saw Inter lose out to eternal rivals Juventus and now need a miracle to qualify for Europa League next season. This will be a close game and considering both these’s side form I reckon a a home win is on the cards.
Empoli vs Sampdoria
Empoli survived the drop this term thanks to a number of good performances and will hope to improve further next season. Sampdoria are on a fine run of form and even though they were beaten by a better Lazio side on Saturday evening remain in the hunt for Europa League football. Considering what is at stake for the visitors, I reckon Mihajlovic’s side can win this.
Cesena vs Cagliari
Both these sides have been relegated from the Serie A following a disappointing season and are playing for nothing but pride on Sunday afternoon. I predict a pretty dull encounter between these two, dispirited sides.
Chievo vs Atalanta
Chievo were downed on their travels to Torino while Atalanta were unable to hold off an attacking Genoa side. The home side can thank a improvement in 2015 for their survival while Atalanta are looking like a shadow of their former-selves, a side who until recent seasons were giving even the big guns a run for their money. I predict the home side have enough to win this.
Lazio vs Roma
What is already a hotly contested fixture between these local rivals, has an added incentive this year, as both teams from Rome go head to head for the last two remaining Champions League spots. Lazio have probably been the surprise package of the season climbing steadily up the table in 2015. Roma on the contrary have been shocking since the Christmas break, and despite a superb start, quickly fell behind runaway winners Juventus. Considering the home side’s better recent form, I am backing Lazio to win this.
Palermo vs Fiorentina
Despite being outplayed in Sardinia Palermo showed enough character to wear off the home sides threats to win 0-1. Fiorentina bounced back from their humiliating Europa League semi-final elimination in a 3-0 home win over lowly Parma. I predict a score draw is on the cards.
Parma vs Verona
Even though Parma pulled up their socks and registered a number of positive results over the past few months, their off field troubles proved too much for Donadoni’s men. Verona have done enough to secure a mid-table position this season, however I am positive that Mandorlini will aim to bolster his ranks in the summer break. With Parma all but down and out Verona are favorites to win this.
Udinese vs Sassuolo
Despite taking an early lead Udinese were unable to hold off a determined Roma side at the Olimpico and will have to settle for a bottom half of the table finish, in what has been a dire season for Stramacioni’s squad. Sassuolo are just a couple of points above le Zebrette in the standings and will be pleased with their season considering last term they were so avoided relegation with just a few weeks to spare. I predict a close game between these sides who could both do with three points.
Milan vs Torino
Milan were downed by a superb Berardi hat-trick in the early Sunday afternoon fixture. Inzaghi’s men ended the game with nine men in what has been a season to forget for the Rossoneri. Torino comfortably downed Chievo on their home soil, however have not done enough to qualify for Europa League this season. This will be a close encounter between a struggling Milan side and a tough Torino side at the San Siro.
Inter vs Juventus
Inter can consider themselves lucky after playing against a nine man Lazio side for over 45 minutes and struggled to create chances. The Nerazzurri squandered a number of chances, including a penalty, before finally finding a late winner through Brazilian Hernanes. A second string Juventus side were held in Turin by a Cagliari side, who despite the point require a miracle to stay in the Serie A. Allegri’s men have a tough Champions League tie in Madrid and I predict an exciting score draw is on the cards.
Sampdoria vs Lazio
Sampdoria put on superb display to down a poor Udinese side on Sunday afternoon as Mihajlovic’s men look to secure Europa League football next season. Despite putting up a great fight Lazio were unable to hold off Inter and missed a golden oppurtunity to leapfrog city rivals Roma to second place. This will be a close game and considering both these’s side form I reckon an away win is on the cards.
Sassuolo vs Milan
The Sassuolo faithful will be delighted with their teams fighting spirit after they came back from two goals down to win 2-3 over Cesena. Milan will be equally pleased with Saturday nights home win over second placed Roma in what was their first win in their last six Serie A fixtures. Sassuolo are not an easy side to beat on their home soil and I reckon they have enough to hold the Rossoneri.
Atalanta vs Genoa
Atalanta are just one point away from safety with three games to go following their impressive away win over Palermo in Sicily while Genoa have maintained their hunt for a 7th place finish with an impressive 5-1 home win over Torino on Monday night. Fresh from their impressive win I predict an away win.
Cagliari vs Palermo
Cagliari fought hard to earn a late draw at the Juventus stadium, however it proved not to be enough for the Sardinians who now need a miracle to avoid the drop. It has been a positive return back to the Serie A for Palermo whose superb home form has helped them maintain a mid-table position throughout the entire season. I predict the home side have enough to win this, to at least give their fans something to cheer about before they are inevitably relegated.
Verona vs Empoli
Verona fought hard in an exciting 2-2 draw with local rivals Chievo, with all four goals coming in the first forty minutes of play. Veteran striker scored another important goal for his side and now sits just one goal off top spot in the top scorers standings, behind Argentine Tevez. Despite a brave performance, Empoli were unable to keep a dominant Fiorentina side at bay, with Ilicic scoring a brace. This will be a close encounter but I predict the home side can win this.
Torino vs Chievo
What can only be described as a superb season for Torino turned slightly sour on Monday night as they were humiliated in Genoa in a 5-1 drubbing to all but lose out of Europa League football next season. Chievo were held on their home soil in the local derby with Verona to remain in a comfortable mid-table spot. I predict Torino will bounce back in style this weekend.
Roma vs Udinese
Roma’s poor run of form continued on Saturday evening as they were soundly beaten at the San Siro by a more determined Milan side. Despite a number of positive performances Udinese were embarrassed in front of their home crowd in a 1-4 defeat. Garcia’s side really have faded away in 2015 and desperately need to win in order to secure a Champions League spot for next season.
Fiorentina vs Parma
Despite a congested fixture list Fiorentina have done well to remain in the hunt for Europa League football next season, even though they will most likely be knocked out in the semi-finals this Thursday night. La Viola won on their travels to Empoli last weekend, while Parma fought hard to frustrate Napoli, even if it is a little too late for the Tardini outfit. I predict a home win for Montella’s side.
Napoli vs Cesena
Napoli will be kicking themselves for once again slipping up to lowly Parma on Sunday afternoon to remain three points behind third place Lazio in their hunt for Champions League football next season. After only winning four games during the entire season to date, Cesena have now been mathematically relegated to the lower division after losing to Sassuolo. I predict a comfortable home win for Benitez’s side on Monday night.