Serie A Fantasy Picks – Round Eight

Robin Olsen: he is putting together a nice bounce-back season after having a rough go with Roma in the previous campaign. He is not as good as Alessio Cragno, but he could take advantage of the fact that SPAL are still scoreless after three road games.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo: the move to a bigger club has not hurt him, on the contrary it has raised his profile and helped him earn an Azzurri call-up. He has scored once and provided one assist so far, entrenching himself as a valuable part of the offense. It does not hurt that Verona usually have trouble scoring.

Aleksandar Kolarov: Roma have been pretty robust defensively on the road, allowing just two goals, while Sampdoria have found the target only four times. Even though there is an element of unknown after the coaching change, the Serbian left back will have a big role attacking since they will again down few forwards.

Alex Sandro: he has yet to turn it up on the other end, but he has been trustworthy in the back and, differently from other Juventus defenders, he should not be at risk of rotating. Bologna have failed to hit the net in their last two road matches.

Luis Alberto: Lazio have a tough opponent on the docket, although Atalanta are rarely airtight in the back. He has been majestic so far notching one goal and a whopping five assists so far. If the Biancocelesti manage to do anything offensively, he is very likely to be involved.

Rodrigo De Paul: he needs to get back on track after the three-game suspension and a subpar showing in Florence. Udinese rewarded him with an extension and a pay bump for staying in the summer and the date with the seesawing Torino could be the right one for him to show up.

Franck Ribery: he has racked up 14 points so far, always providing a fantasy contribution after the first two rounds. He is set to continue playing striker for the time being and have an okay match versus Brescia coming up.

Dejan Kulusevski: Genoa will be down three of their main defenders on Sunday, which opens up good opportunities for the Parma forwards. Gervinho and Roberto Inglese are in a good spot too, but the Swedish youngster has actually been more consistent than the duo so far.

Lautaro Martinez: he has been balling out for a while now and scored in the last two big matches against Juventus and Barcelona. Sassuolo have given up 12 goals so far, including some proper collapses, therefore Inter might be able to feast in the weekend.

Cristiano Ronaldo: he has scored in each of the three home games and he will want to continue celebrating his 700th goal against Bologna. In case he rested after international duties, both Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala would be savvy picks.

Krzysztof Piatek: he has not been himself this year, but Stefano Pioli, who has some experience working with goal poachers, should find a better way to play to his strengths. He will not have a better chance to deliver than the fixture against Lecce, which are tied with Genoa for most goal conceded so far. That is provided he can beat out Rafael Leao to play as centre-forward, which does not seem like a sure thing.

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