Inter vs Milan
Pioli’s honeymoon period seems well over now as his side lost to struggling side Crotone having dropped 8 points our of the last 9. Milan on the other hand have hit the right form just before the derby as they knocked four past a hapless Palermo on Sunday afternoon. I predict a heated game at the San Siro which will end in a draw.
Cagliari vs Chievo
Despite taking an early lead, Cagliari were unable to hold off a rampant Torino side as they eventually lost 2-3. Chievo stood little chance during their Saturday night visit to the Juventus Stadium as they were beaten 2-0 by a far superior Juve side. I expect a close game which will end in a draw.
Fiorentina vs Empoli
Fiorentina played out an exciting 2-2 draw in Sampdoria while Empoli held bottom side Pescara to a 1-1 draw but are now just three points above the bottom three, meaning they have their work cut out for them these next two months if they are to survive Serie A. Home win expected.
Genoa vs Lazio
Genoa were completely outplayed on their travels to Udinese losing 3-0 as their inconsistent season continued. Despite Lazio’s recent good form the difference in class was clear as they swept aside by a far stronger Napoli side to remain in 4th place. I expect the visitors to bounce back.
Palermo vs Bologna
Considering Palermo’s form all season the Sicilians will be extremely to survive the drop come May, their most recent defeat coming at the San Siro, a 4-0 drubbing. Bologna suffered a drubbing of their own at the hands of Roma, however despite the latest defeat still sit 14 points clear of the bottom three and will be confident of staying in the Serie A this season. I reckon the home side can hold out for a point.
Pescara vs Juventus
Drifting nine points from safety only a miraculous run of games can save Pescara now and it’s unlikely to start when reigning champions Juventus visit on Sunday afternoon. Comfortable home win expected.
Roma vs Atalanta
Roma maintained the pressure on league leaders Juventus by comfortably beating mid-table side Bologn, even though many would suspect it’s too little too late for Spalletti’s men. Atalanta’s missed their chance to climb up to 4th but were held at home by Sassuolo. This is a must win for Roma and I am backing them to win it.
Torino vs Crotone
Torino will look back at this season knowing that a slightly better run of form would have seen them qualify for Europa League football, instead they are most likely to finish in a mid-table position. Crotone pulled off the shock result of Gameweek 31 by scoring two goals in four minutes and holding out for a historic win over Inter and also giving themselves a glimpse of survival as they sit just three points to safety. Home win expected.
Sassuolo vs Sampdoria
Both these sides played out respective draws against arguably stronger opponents last weekend, in what has been a pretty poor season for the home side compared to recent seasons. La Samp on the otherhand sit 9th in the standings and will hope to build on this season and challenge for a Europa League place next season. Score draw expected.
Napoli vs Udinese
Napoli all but secured Champions League football for next season with an impressive 0-3 win over Lazio at the Olimpico while Udinese thrashed Genoa at home bu the same scoreline. I can only see one winner on Sunday evening.