Napoli vs Cagliari
A defensive blunder gifted Napoli with the only goal of the game as they beat Inter 0-1 at the San Siro to move to just a point below second place Roma. Cagliari maintained their mid-table position after beating bottom side Pescara however I believe they stand little chance of success in Naples.
Juventus vs Torino
Despite being held in Atalanta last weekend Juventus increased their lead in the Serie A to nine points meaning that four more points in these last four games will secure their sixth consecutive Scudetto. Torino’s inconsistent season continued as they were held at home by Sampdoria. Home win expected.
Prediction – 2-0
Udinese vs Atalanta
Udinese are another side who have struggled to maintain a positive run of form this season and their latest 4-0 loss to Bologna is testament of this. Atalanta on the otherhand are having one of their best seasons in recent history as they held Juventus to a 2-2 draw in what was an exciting game of football to move five points clear in 5th place and all but secure Europa League football. I predict a score draw.
Prediction – 2-2
Chievo vs Palermo
Chievo came from behind to beat Genoa at the Luigi Ferraris while Palermo fought hard and downed Fiorentina on their home soil. It might be little too late for the Sicilians who have been struggling all season and are still 10 points from safety with just four games to do. Home win expected.
Empoli vs Bologna
Floating just four points above the relegation zone Empoli would have thought they were home and dry several weeks ago only for Crotone to produce a series of fine results and clamber up the standings and give themselves a fighting chance of survival. Bologna’s top performance of the season came last Sunday when they beat Udinese 4-0 with front man Destro grabbing a brace. I predict a score draw.
Genoa vs Inter
Genoa have left themselves completely exposed now and sit just five points above 18th place Crotone, the side from Liguria under-performing all season bar a couple of surprise victories of Milan and Juventus. Inter’s season has gone up in smoke after such an impressive recovery following the appointment of Pioli last November, and now haven’t won a game since mid-March. I expect a draw.
Lazio vs Sampdoria
After a superb season Lazio have added another scalp to their trophy cabinet after beating rivals Roma on Sunday afternoon in what was a hotly contested game of football at the Olimpico. After a pretty inconsistent season Sampdoria’s recent form has marginally improved meaning that they will most likely finish among the top half of the table. Home win expected.
Pescara vs Crotone
After steadily climbing up the table in recent weeks, snatching points off the likes of Inter and Milan, Crotone will see this as a golden opportunity to add a further three points to their name when they play Pescara who have almost no chance of survival. I am backing the visitors to win this.
Sassuolo vs Fiorentina
Both sides are having seasons to forget when compared to their last campaigns. Sassuolo sit in 14th place after finishing 6th last season while Fiorentina have also been punished for their inconsistent performances and will most likely not qualify for the Europa League next September. Tough one to call but I’m going for a draw.
Prediction – 1-1
Milan vs Roma
Despite not setting the world on fire Milan can be pretty pleased with their season to date, considering their limited transfer budget they stand a good chance of finishing 6th and will hope for much needed investment over the summer following the takeover by a Chinese consortium. Roma will be kicking themselves after failing to take their chances and also win when it counts, both in Serie A and Champions League, and will end another season empty handed. I expect an entertaining game at the San Siro which will end in a draw.
Prediction – 1-1