Calcio Predictions – Round 24

Lecce-SPAL: the Salentini broke the seal at home two weeks ago versus Torino and then followed it up with a fiery win over Napoli away. Therefore, the pick is a home win even though the Estensi changed their coach after three losses in a row, five in the last seven rounds.

Bologna-Genoa: the Felsinei have prevailed three times in a row, against SPAL, Brescia and Roma and have been torpedoed just once in the last eight fixtures. The Griffon is coming off a W over Cagliari and had equalized with Fiorentina and Atalanta in the previous two away games. A tie would not be surprising, but Bologna have a lot of momentum: home win.

Atalanta-Roma: the Goddess got the better of Torino and Fiorentina in the last two road matches, but shared the spoils with Genoa and was dropped by SPAL in the last two home games. The Giallorossi have were topped twice in a row and four times in the last six matches, so the pick is a home win even though the Bergamaschi have not been dominant here.

Udinese-Verona: wins continue to be hard to come by for the Zebrette even though they are generally faring pretty well. They tied late with Brescia last week. The Scaligeri instead got a monumental win over Juventus and have not lost in eight rounds. The guests could certainly prevail again, but the pick is a draw considering that has been the result of their last three away tilts.

Juventus-Brescia: the Old Lady took a spill in two of the last three bouts, in both cases away, while the Rondinelle, after few losses, snatched a point in Diego Lopez’s debut. The Bianconeri have triumphed in all but one match on their turf: home win.

Sampdoria-Fiorentina: a clash between two pretty inconsistent sides, as the Blucerchiati won two of their last five matches, but lost badly twice and tied once in such stretch. After a good period, La Viola were upended for two weeks in a row, by Juventus and Atalanta, and have never been particularly good on the road. It could go either way: draw.

Sassuolo-Parma: the Neroverdi are hitting their stride with three wins and a tie in the last four rounds, while the Ducali lost some steam and eked out just a point out of their last three away contests, so the pick, even if the Crociati can be an opportunistic squad, is a home win.

Cagliari-Napoli: the Sardinians have failed to win for nine outings in a row and had equalized in three straight before being sunk by Genoa. The Partenopei appeared on the up-and-up after two wins but then laid an egg at home versus Lecce. Still, they look in better form than the Rossoblù: road win.

Lazio-Inter: both teams have stayed undefeated for the longest time and neither has lost respectively at home and away so far. There is not a significant difference in terms of form between the sides. Either something is going to cave, or it is going to be a draw.

Milan-Torino: after a positive stretch, the Rossoneri fell apart in the second half of the Derby. The Granata did not bounce back under the new coach, suffering the fourth loss in a row versus Sampdoria, so the pick is a home win.

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