Udinese vs Torino
Despite taking an early lead Udinese were beaten 3-1 at the San Siro by a stronger Inter side. Torino were beaten by the same scoreline at home against Sassuolo in what has been a poor season for both these sides. Four points separate these two sides and I am going for a draw.
Chievo vs Fiorentina
Even though they lost to Atalanta on Saturday Chievo have had a much better campaign when compared to previous years and sit 8th in the standings. Fiorentina will feel slightly hard done by refereeing decisions, even though front man Kalinic almost missed a late penalty, as Juventus beat them in Florence. Close game expected but La Viola should have enough to win this.
Juventus vs Carpi
Juventus have won their 5th consecutive Scudetto after closest rivals Napoli lost at the Olimpico kick starting the celebrations for the Old Lady’s squad and supporters. Carpi made the most of their numerical advantage by beating Empoli at home to move three points clear of the bottom three. Despite the hangover Juve should have more than enough to down the visitors.
Milan vs Frosinone
Milan’s dire season continued as they threw away their early lead and eventually succumbed to the pressure of bottom side Verona. Frosinone paid for failing to take their chances as they lost the ‘six point’ battle with fellow strugglers Palermo and are now five points from safety. Home win expected.
Empoli vs Bologna
Empoli struggled in Carpi after playing for over an hour with ten men and were slowly broken down by the home side as their miserable run of form in 2016 continued. Bologna fought hard and can thank front men Giaccherini and Floccari for their brace which saw them move eight points above the drop zone. Neither side has set the world on fire this season and that is why I predict a bore draw.
Palermo vs Sampdoria
Palermo increased their chances of survival after beating Frosinone on their home soil and are now three points from safety. Sampdoria downed Lazio at home to reach the all-important 40 point mark and all but ensure Serie A football next season. I reckon the home side can win this.
Sassuolo vs Verona
Sassuolo did well to come from behind and beat Torino in Turin in what was their 7th away win of the season as the Neroverdi boast the 4th best away record in the Serie A. Despite their moral boasting win over Milan on Monday afternoon Del Neri’s side are technically relegated as they sit 10 points from safety with just three games to go. Home win expected.
Lazio vs Inter
Lazio’s inconsistent season continued as they were beaten by lowly Sampdoria while Inter came from behind to beat Udinese at home and keep their slim chances of Champions League football alive. I expect a close game at the Olimpico and expect a score draw.
Genoa vs Roma
Genoa are another side who will be disappointed with the number of silly points dropped as a slightly better run of form could have easily seen them qualify for Europa League football next season. After beating Napoli on Monday afternoon, Roma moved just two points off second spot while also all but secured a place in the Champions League next Autumn. Close game but the visitors should win this.
Napoli vs Atalanta
Napoli fell at the final hurdle at the Olimpico in what was an exciting game of football as Sarri’s men surrendered the title chase to the reigning champions Juventus and now also missing out on an automatic Champions League football next term. Atalanta can thank veteran front man Boriello for his second half strike which saw them earn three points over Chievo and confirm their Serie A status for another season. Napoli to win all the way.