Italian champions Juventus pulled seven points clear of Roma last weekend with a routine 2-0 win at home against Chievo. Roma had to settle for a 1-1 draw away to Fiorentina. Lazio got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win at home against AC Milan. Juve will travel to Udinese this weekend looking to pull further away from their closest contenders.
Genoa only lost 2-1 away to Napoli on Monday night. However, were it not for poor finishing, the score could have been embarrassing. That loss stretches Genoa’s winless run to six matches. Fiorentina come to town this weekend, looking to build on their 1-1 draw at home against Roma. Fiorentina have been decent on their travels and are unbeaten against Genoa in the last ten meetings. The away win is tipped.
Roma will welcome newly promoted Empoli after drawing their third consecutive match in a 1-1 draw away to Fiorentina last weekend. They are unbeaten on their ground with seven wins from ten matches, scoring 22 goals and conceding only six. Empoli lie seventeenth on the log after a disappointing 2-1 defeat at home against Udinese. They have managed just three wins from twenty matches this term and they are winless in their last eight games. Roma look a sure bet.
Inter Milan 27/20
Sassuolo will return to their home ground after losing 2-1 away to Cagliari at the weekend. They have been poor at home, managing just two wins from nine games. Inter Milan were disappointing as they lost 1-0 at home against Torino. They haven’t scored a goal in their last two matches but will be looking to return to winning form here. Inter hammered Sassuolo 7-0 in the reverse tie and are tipped to do enough to get the win.
Relegation candidates Cesena got a much needed 2-1 victory away to bottom of the log Parma; only their second win of the campaign. They will come up against Lazio who will be confident coming into this game after getting a well deserved 3-1 win over AC Milan. Lazio have won the last four meetings against Cesena. The reverse tie ended 3-0 and Lazio are tipped to pull the double over their opponents.
Chievo have been poor of late with back-to-back losses. However, they put up a good fight last weekend going down 2-0 away to Juventus. They will host Napoli who will be looking for revenge after Chievo won the reverse tie 1-0. Napoli have been in top form with four wins from their last five matches and are favourites to build on that. Chievo have a good home record against Napoli winning three of the last four meetings on their turf and the draw looks most likely this time around.
Atalanta are coming off a hard fought 1-0 loss away to Verona. They will play host to Cagliari who made home advantage count with a 2-1 win over Sassuolo. Both sides have managed just four victories from twenty games this season. It should be a very evenly matched game, with just one point separating the sides. However, Atalanta have won four of the last five meetings at home against Cagliari and are tipped to nip the win here.
Torino are unbeaten in their last seven matches after edging Inter Milan 1-0; the only goal of the game coming in the 94th minute. Surprise package Sampdoria had to settle for a point at home against Palermo as the match ended 1-1. Sampdoria won the first round meeting 2-0 against Torino. However, they have travelled poorly and Torino are tipped to get their revenge.
Udinese got back to winning ways on Monday night with a hard fought 2-1 win away to Empoli. They return to their home ground to lock horns with the Scudetto holders Juventus. Juve have been superb on the road, winning seven of their ten games, scoring an impressive seventeen goals whilst conceding only four. They have won the last six meetings against Udinese and are tipped to get another victory here.
Palermo are off the back of a well-deserved 1-1 draw away to Sampdoria. They were impressive in their last home game as they held title chasers Roma to a 1-1 draw. Verona will be looking to build on their 1-0 win against Atalanta this past weekend. They have struggled away from home with two wins from ten matches, scoring nine goals and conceding eighteen. Palermo are looking much more solid of late and are tipped to get the maximum points.
AC Milan 11/20
AC Milan will be looking to get back to winning ways after a 3-1 defeat away to Lazio. It was their third loss in their last four games. They will be relieved to come up against Parma who are rooted to the foot of the table. Parma have the worst away record in the league with eight losses from nine matches, scoring seven goals and conceding 23. They have lost six of their last eight games after falling to a disappointing 2-1 defeat at home against Cesena last weekend. In an entertaining nine-goal thriller, Milan won the reverse fixture 5-4. It’s hard to see Parma coming away with any points here. Back the home win.
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