Bologna-Benevento: the Felsinei continue to be up-and-down but took advantage of the more feasible matches lately, beating Verona and Parma, while they lost to Juventus and Milan. The Sanniti have not been successful in five rounds but they have shown some improvements in two of the last three, sharing the spoils with Torino and Sampdoria, but on their home turf: 2-1.
Torino-Genoa: the Granata are coming off four consecutive draws, against Spezia, Benevento, Fiorentina, Fiorentina and Atalanta, where they have showed a ton of resilience. They will do battle with a side that has prevailed in four of the last four outings, versus Napoli, Crotone, Cagliari and Bologna, tying only with the Goddess: 1-1.
Napoli-Juventus: the Partenopei are going in the wrong direction with two losses in the last three tilts, at the hands for Verona and Genoa away, while at home they were topped just once in the last six, by Spezia. However, the Bianconeri are coming in with a head of steam having bested Bologna, Sampdoria and especially Roma in the last three and having been successful in three of the last seven matches: 0-2.
Spezia-Milan: after two missteps with Udinese and Roma and a nil-nil with Torino, the Aquilotti returned to winning ways by nipping Sassuolo away, confirming to be a quite unpredictable side. The Rossoneri easily trucked Crotone last week, conquering the seventh W in the last nine rounds and they will look to best another newly promoted side: 1-3.
Roma-Udinese: the Giallorossi could not buck the trend and were defeated by Juventus too, reiterating their struggles versus elite competition despite a solid display. They are undefeated and almost perfect at home and quite effective against the minnows. However, Udinese will not bend easily as they have not lost in four tilts, tying with Atalanta and Inter and upending Spezia and Verona: 2-1.
Cagliari-Atalanta: the Sardinians continue to reel as they have been beaten in seven of the last eight contests, picking up only one point versus Sassuolo, and have not taken home the three points since early November. The Bergamaschi have not been super consistent as they are coming off a loss to Lazio and a shocking collapse versus Torino, but they are surely in better shape and mood thanks to their Coppa Italia success: 1-4.
Sampdoria-Fiorentina: the Blucerchiati shared the spoils with Benevento last week, their first X in ages, while they had picked up three wins and two losses in the five games prior, so they have been quite seesawing. Similar spot for the Viola, who were outplayed by Inter last week, but recently bested Cagliari and Crotone and drew with Torino: 2-2.
Crotone-Sassuolo: the Squali have been dropped in the last three contests and in six of the last seven, edging only Benevento. However, their track record in recent home games is acceptable. The Neroverdi are in a funk with three Ls, with Parma and Cagliari, and two draws in the last five games and have not prevailed in a long while away: 3-3.
Inter-Lazio: both teams arrive to the clash in excellent shape as the Beneamata defeated Benevento and Fiorentina in the past two tilts and has been successful in seven straight at home. The Biancocelesti are humming as well with six consecutive victories, so it is going to be a war of attrition: 1-1.
Verona-Parma: the Scaligeri have surely lost some steam with three defeats in the past four matches, against Bologna, Roma, and Udinese, all on the road though, while they sunk Crotone and Napoli in the last two home bouts. The Ducali keep floundering as they were deep-sixed by Bologna too. They have scrounged just one point in the last nine matchdays: 2-0.
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