Serie A Fantasy Picks – Round 19


Gianluigi Donnarumma: while Milan’s attack has been languishing lately, their back-line has been pretty robust, allowing just one goal in the last four fixtures, and the young stud contributed to that with some excellent saves. They will host SPAL, which have failed to find the target in the last three matches.

Raul Albiol: on paper, a great match-up for the Napoli’s defence, since Bologna have not hit the net in the previous three contests and did it just six times so far on the road. He will have to lead the department due to the suspension of Kalidou Koulibaly. He scored in the last home game.

Darijo Srna: Udinese are one of the least prolific teams in the League and they will be without their honcho Rodrigo De Paul on Saturday. He is always a potential assist man.

Aleksandar Kolarov: Roma will face Parma, which are kind of enigmatic. While Roma has been seesawing this year, the Serbian fullback has been extremely steady and has already bagged four goals.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic: he was able to put his name in the scoresheet after a lengthy absence last weekend and he will try to replicate that against Torino.

Jordan Veretout: Fiorentina are always a little too up and down, but they will face Genoa to close the year, which have one of the most burnable defenses in Serie A. The Frenchman could be in position to do some damage either from distance or from the penalty spot.

Dries Mertens: the red card shown to Lorenzo Insigne in San Siro likely means that he and Arkadiusz Milik will have the full 90 minutes to find a way to punish the Bologna defence, which is not super soft but has conceded in basically all away fixtures.

Emanuele Giaccherini: he is finally getting some playing time and starting to show some of his usual stuff. Chievo have a do-or-die match-up against Frosinone, their last call to try to re-enter the fold in the relegation race. Sofian Kiyine and Mehdi Leris are also playing pretty well.

Mauro Icardi: Empoli have given up at least two goals in nine of their last 11 matches, so he will be in prime position for a positive output even though Inter have been wobbly on the road recently.

Duvan Zapata: he has scored eight goals in the last five matches, giving fits even to the mightier opponents, so he is a must-start until he cools down.

Cristiano Ronaldo: it did not take long for him to net one in Bergamo despite coming off the bench. He will be back in the XI on Saturday, where he will try to exploit the fact that Sampdoria have allowed multiple goals in four of their last five away games and will be without their corner-stone Joachim Andersen.

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