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Napoli vs Bologna
Napoli’s season has gone up in smoke as they were beaten at the San Siro after failing to take their chances and now trail league leaders Juventus by nine points with just five games to go. Bologna are seven points above the relegation zone and all but safe this year. Home win expected.
Sassuolo vs Sampdoria
Sassuolo were comfortably beaten on their travels to Florence with goalkeeper Consigli what must be considered one of the strangest own goals of all time. Sampdoria fought hard but were eventually undone by a stronger Milan side in what has been a season to forget for La Samp. I am going for a home win.
Chievo vs Frosinone
Chievo were held on their travels to Udine while Frosinone were superb as they downed a poor Verona side 1-2 to keep their themselves within a point from safety. Chievo will fancy their chances.
Empoli vs Verona
Empoli’s disastrous run of form in 2016 continued as they lost to Lazio and slipped further down the standings. Verona will soon be mathematically relegated after losing to fellow strugglers Frosinone and now linger nine points from safety with just five games to go. Bore draw expected.
Genoa vs Inter
Genoa were pummeled on their travels to lowly Carpi in what has been an extremely inconsistent season for the Ligurians while Inter did well to beat second place Napoli at the San Siro, with captain Icardi scoring an early goal and setting up the other just before half time. I reckon the home side will fight hard and Mancini’s men will have to settle for a draw.
Juventus vs Lazio
Juve steamrolled over a toothless Palermo side as Allegri’s men are now just six points away from securing their 5th consecutive title. Lazio beat a poor Empoli at the Olimpico but I reckon the Old Lady will prove too much for them as they start their Scudetto celebrations.
Palermo vs Atalanta
Palermo look to be heading back down to Serie B after being completely overpowered by Juventus in Turin. Atalanta fought hard to come back from a two goal deficit to hold Roma to a draw in what was an exciting 3-3 draw meaning they are now six points above the bottom three. I predict a draw.
Roma vs Torino
Roma will be kicking themselves for letting a two goal lead slip through their fingers as they gave Inter a glimmer of hope of snatching that all important third spot. Torino won on their travels to Bologna in what was just their 11th win of the season in what is a season to forget for Il Toro. Home win expected.
Udinese vs Fiorentina
Udinese are risking their Serie A status after being held at home to Chievo in what has been a dire campaign for the Bianconeri. Fiorentina were relatively solid as they beat Sassuolo at home to keep the pressure on fourth place Inter. I reckon the home side will fight hard but La Viola should have enough to win this.
Milan vs Carpi
Milan won just their first Serie A game in over one and a half months as veteran front man Bacca grabbed a vital second half goal to secure the three points for the Rossoneri. Carpi were superb as they beat Genoa 4-1 to keep themselves just above the drop zone in what will be a tantalizing month of football for the Carpi fateful. I am backing newly appointed coach Brocchi to win his second game at the helm.