Spezia-Crotone: the Aquilotti are coming off a bitter loss versus Lazio and have won just once in the past seven contests. However, most of their stumbles have come on the road, while at home they have picked up two wins and two draws in the last four matches. Crotone were plucky in the last three outings against Lazio, Bologna and Napoli, but they were still defeated. They have been upended in 10 of the last 11: 3-2.
Parma-Milan: the Ducali have not turned the corner but they have been defeated just twice in the last seven matches, by Inter and Genoa. They picked up one W and shared the spoils four times in such spell, lastly versus Benevento. The Rossoneri keep having troubles at home as they were held to a tie by Sampdoria, but they have been impressive on the road, winning almost every time: 1-2.
Udinese-Torino: the Bianconeri were defeated in the past two matches by quality opponents like Lazio and Atalanta, ruining a lengthy positive stretch. The Granata fought hard in the Derby della Madonnina and came away with a tie. They had been defeated in three of the previous four matches. A draw could satisfy both 1-1.
Inter-Cagliari: the Nerazzurri kept on rolling versus Bologna and Sassuolo, pushing their winning streak to ten games. The Rossoblù are in a tailspin with three consecutive losses versus Juventus, Spezia and Verona, with the last two being particularly hurtful: 3-0.
Verona-Lazio: after three defeats, the Scaligeri got back on track in Cagliari. The Biancocelesti have come out on top in three straight, over Crotone, Udinese and Spezia, and seem to have recaptured their magic against the minnows. Whether the Gialloblù can really be called that remains to be seen though: 0-1.
Juventus-Genoa: after the poor results against Benevento and Torino, the Old Lady returned to winning ways in impressive fashion against Napoli. They have bested the opponents in eight of the last nine home contests. The Grifone has not been topped in three matches and have been hard to gun down, but their only two defeats in the last three months have come on the road: 3-1.
Sampdoria-Napoli: the Blucerchiati have re-found their footing as they have been edged just once in the past five tilts, drawing with Genoa, Cagliari and Milan and picking off Torino. After succeeding four times in a row, over Bologna, Milan, Roma and Crotone, the Partenopei came a cropper versus Juventus. The Liguri have generally not been great at home against top teams: 1-2.
Roma-Bologna: the Giallorossi have lost a ton of steam with the losses against Parma and Napoli and the tie with Sassuolo and it will be tough for them to climb back into the Champions League race. After besting Sampdoria and Crotone, the Felsinei hung around with Inter but were ultimately nipped. La Lupa might be distracted by the Europa League clash with Ajax: 2-2.
Fiorentina-Atalanta: the Viola shared the spoils in the return of Giuseppe Iachini on the bench. They were outlasted by Milan two weeks ago for their only loss in the past four bouts. They previously could not keep up also with Inter and Roma on their own turf. They will be undermanned in this one and Atalanta have steamrolled their enemies in seven of the last eight matches, including four of five away: 1-3.
Benevento-Sassuolo: the Sanniti were pipped at post but the result versus Parma was still fairly positive and followed up the stunning win over Juventus, allowing them to re-gain some momentum after a rough spell. Despite the absences, the Neroverdi had decent showings versus Roma and Inter and could be in better shape for this one, but also at full strength they have been quite poor on the road: 1-1.
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