Lazio vs Juventus
Lazio continue to struggle as they wasted a number of good chances and were beaten in Empoli by a lone goal early on. Juventus seem to be building momentum as they beat Palermo 0-3 in Sicily to close the gap to the top to seven points. I reckon Juventus have enough to win this.
Torino vs Roma
Torino have now won two on the trot following a poor run of form during October and most of November meaning Il Toro have now climbed up to 8th in the Serie A standings. Roma’s title challenge hit another pothole as they were beaten by Atalanta at the Olimpico, adding further pressure on coach Rudi Garcia. Tough game for the Romans which I predict will end in a draw.
Inter vs Genoa
Inter suffered their second defeat of the season in the cauldron that is the San Paolo. Lady luck was not on Mancini’s side after Nagatomo received two harsh yellow cards in 10 minutes and the Nerazzurri hit the post twice late on to almost snatch a draw. Genoa almost lost out at home after being reduced to ten men, albeit to Serie A newcomers Carpi. I am backing Inter to bounce back.
Bologna vs Napoli
Bologna stood little chance as a more experienced Torino side comfortably beat them through two late goals. Napoli climbed to the top of the table after beating Inter 2-1 thanks to a Higuain double, following which the players and fans celebrated wildly. This won’t be a walk in the park for the visitors however Sarri’s men should have enough to win this.
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Atalanta vs Palermo
Atalanta will be delighted with their clinical performance in Rome on Sunday afternoon as they defended patiently only to hit Roma on the counter and leave with three impressive points. Palermo stood little chance in Sicily after Juventus knocked three unanswered goals past their defense and they remain two points above the bottom three. Home win expected.
Fiorentina vs Udinese
La Viola were frustrated on their travels to Sassuolo on Monday evening as they settled for a point in what was a balanced affair. Udinese have now won 3 out of their last 6 games to increase the gap over the bottom three by five points. I predict Sousa’s men will get back to winning ways on Sunday.
Frosinone vs Chievo
Frosinone surged to an early 3-0 lead at home after Verona were reduced to ten men early on and came very close to throwing it all away as the visitors hit back, however the game ended 3-2 in their favour. Chievo were beaten at home in a five goal thriller as Udinese proved too strong for the Gialloblu. Just two points separate these two sides and I reckon the home side’s team spirit can see them through.
Verona vs Empoli
Verona’s poor form continued as they were beaten 3-2 in Rome and a late attempt at a comeback was not enough for them, as they remained rooted to the bottom of the standings. Empoli’s only shot at goal bagged them three vital points as they held on for their lives to keep a more dominant Lazio side at bay. This will be a close game which I predict will end in a draw.
Sampdoria vs Sassuolo
La Samp were trashed at the San Siro as Milan played their best game to date to knock four past the hapless visitors. Sassuolo will be pleased with their determined display to hold a tough Fiorentina side and remain 6th in the standings. Samp are a tough nut to crack on their home soil hence why I predict another draw for the visitors.
Carpi vs Milan
Carpi were unlikely winners in Genoa as they made the most of their numerical advantage to secure just their ninth point of the season. Unluckily for them they face a Milan side who finally seem to be gelling with front man Niang looking like a future star for the Rossoneri. This will be an extremely close encounter however Mihajlovic’s side should win this.