Fiorentina vs Lazio
Both sides were involved in very exciting games last weekend, with multiple goals, cards and talking points. La Viola came from behind after playing the last quarter of the game with ten-men while Lazio beat a stubborn Sampdoria side 7-3 in what was a memorable encounter. Considering the visitor’s form, I am backing them to win this.
Atalanta vs Milan
Despite a fine run of form, Atalanta were held on their travels to Udine however a win over the Rossoneri on Saturday night will confirm their 5th place finish after a superb season for Gasperini’s squad. Milan were comfortably beaten at the San Siro by a stronger Roma side and the fans will eagerly be awaiting the summer transfer window when they should have healthy budget to replenish their ranks following the takeover of the club by a Chinese billionaire. Home win expected.
Prediction – 2-0
Inter vs Sassuolo
Inter have literally imploded over the last month, with their latest defeat coming in Genoa, with rumours in Milan suggesting that Pioli will be shown the door come the end of May. Sassuolo threw away a great chance to snatch three points over Fiorentina only to be pegged back by a late Bernardeschi strike. I am backing Inter to win this.
Prediction – 2-1
Bologna vs Pescara
Despite securing Serie A football last season, Bologna know that they have a lot of cracks to mend this summer if they hope to avoid a relegation scrap next year. Pescara were undoubtedly Serie A’s weakest side this term, winning just two games and frankly do not deserve to play in the Italian top flight. Home win expected.
Cagliari vs Empoli
As expected, Cagliari were comfortably beaten on their travels to Naples on Saturday afternoon while Empoli dug deep to beat Bologna and maintain a four point gap over Crotone who are breathing down their necks in the fight for survival. I predict a draw.
Crotone vs Udinese
Crotone have now collected more points in the past few weeks than the previous 6 months and are still in with a fighting chance of survival. Udinese look to finish in a mid-table position and will definitely strengthen key positions in their squad in order to better their position in the Serie A next season. I am backing a home win.
Palermo vs Genoa
Palermo have officially been relegated back down to the Serie B after only managing to secure a point in Chievo in what has been a pretty disappointing season for the Sicilians. Genoa have been extremely inconsistent this term and still need to secure four points to ensure their safety. I expect a bore draw.
Sampdoria vs Chievo
Sampdoria were pummelled on their travels to Lazio in a ten goal thriller, playing for over 70 minutes with ten men and finishing the game 7-3. Chievo were held by Crotone as their season continues on a downward spiral after such an encouraging start. Considering just four points separates these two sides I predict a draw.
Torino vs Napoli
Torino were very close to a historic win at the Juventus Stadium on Saturday night only for star front man Higuain to break Il Toro’s heart with the game ending 1-1. Napoli maintained the pressure on second place Roma with a comfortable 3-1 win over Cagliari. Close one too call but I reckon the visitors can win this.
Prediction – 1-2
Roma vs Juventus
Sunday night sees the clash between Italy’s two top sides, with just a point for Juve enough for them to win their sixth consecutive Scudetto. You can be sure the Romans will go all out to delay the Old Lady’s party however I reckon Allegri’s will do just enough to snatch a point and kick off the celebrations, in what would round up a fantastic week for Juventus, after they qualified for the Champions League final several days ago.
Prediction – 1-1