Atalanta vs Chievo
Atalanta are still in with a chance of finishing 4th this season after narrowly beating struggling side Empoli while Chievo were outplayed on their home soil by a stronger Roma side in an eight goal thriller. I predict Gasperini’s men will seal off a superb season with a win.
Bologna vs Juventus
As expected Bologna stood little chance at the San Siro as they were easily beaten by Milan while Juventus secured their second trophy in less then a week following their victory over Crotone to make it 6 Italian Championships on the trot. I am backing the visitors to win this.
Prediction – 0-2
Cagliari vs Milan
Sardinian side Cagliari retained their Serie A status but will definitely see room for improvement next term while Milan will be relatively pleased with their campaign considering their limited budget last summer. The Rossoneri will look forward to the summer transfer market following the takeover of a Chinese consortium who have promised big spending.
Prediction – 1-1
Crotone vs Lazio
As expected Crotone were easily beaten at the San Siro by a superior Milan side while Lazio self-imploded at the Olimpico and now mssing out of the much coveted 4th place finish, after they ended the game with nine-men and lost to Inter 1-3. It’s do or die for the home side however I am backing Lazio to bounce back.
Fiorentina vs Pescara
Saturday night was a perfect example of how far behind Fiorentina are from the big boys after they were downed 4-1 in Naples. Pescara’s stint in the Serie A didn’t last long after a dismal season and I am backing them to lose in Florence before their return to the lower divisions.
Inter vs Udinese
Inter won their first game in over 2 months in a unexpected victory at the Olimpico while Udinese were held at home by Sampdoria in what was quite a drab affair. Considering the turmoil currently within the Nerazzurri ranks and the lack of quality within the Udine side I reckon a draw is on the cards.
Palermo vs Empoli
Most Serie A fans will undoubtedly miss Sicilian side Palermo next season, perhaps not for their quality, something they have lacked in their squad for over 5 years now, but the fantastic atmosphere at the Renzo Barbera. Empoli are still not safe from the drop a will need to secure all three points in order to guarantee their safety. I am backing another draw.
Roma vs Genoa
Roma have arguably had one of their best domestic seasons in recent history pushing Juventus right down to the penultimate round of games and will hope that a few reinforcements over the summer will be enough to win the Scudetto next season. Genoa’s have been extremely inconsistent this term and despite beating the likes of Milan and Juventus have dropped far too many points and will finish the season in 16th place.
Sampdoria vs Napoli
Sampdoria played out a 1-1 draw at Udine to pretty much secure their mid-table position in the standings while Napoli were superb as they comfortably beat Fiorentina 4-1 to keep the pressure on second place Roma. I am backing Sarri’s men to win this.
Prediction – 0-2
Torino vs Sassuolo
Only a handful of points separates these two sides who have both had disappointing campaigns when compared to their pre-season ambitions. I am backing Il Toro to win since they have that little bit of extra quality in their side.
Prediction – 2-1