Verona-Sampdoria: the Scaligeri do not have many objectives left, but they will want to bounce back after losing five of the last six fixtures, the last two against Lazio and Sampdoria. The Viola are instead in dire straits with three defeats in the past four games and are sinking in the standings: 1-0.
Milan-Sassuolo: the Rossoneri finally managed to win at home over the weekend as they nipped Genoa and have taken home the full spoils in three of the last four matches. The Neroverdi are coming off two wins in a row against Benevento and Fiorentina and have recovered some meaningful pieces: 2-2.
Bologna-Torino: the Felsinei returned to winning ways after two faux-pas with Inter and Roma by destroying Spezia, and they have been going strong in easier fixtures as their previous two Ws came versus Sampdoria and Crotone. On the other hand, the Granata have come out on top in the last two tilts against Udinese and Torino and have lost just once in the past five: 1-1.
Crotone-Sampdoria: another narrow loss for the Squali, this time at the hands of Udinese, the fifth consecutive one and the 12th in the past 13th games. After two so-so performances, Sampdoria convincingly bested Verona over the weekend and should be able to take advantage of the soft match: 1-3.
Genoa-Benevento: the Grifone could not keep up with Juventus and Milan in the last two rounds. They have been topped only by big teams on the road since Davide Ballardini took over in December. The Sanniti have been bested twice in a row, by Sassuolo and Lazio, and are starting to be trouble in the standings, but they have generally shown some resilience in these circumstances before. The last five Genoa home games ended in draws: 1-1.
Juventus-Parma: the Bianconeri were pipped at the post by Atalanta Sunday, suffering the second loss in the past five fixtures. They have triumphed in nine of the last ten games at home, mostly handily. The Ducali have been lively, but they have not been able to finish games and they were torpedoed in three of the last four: 4-1.
Spezia-Inter: the Aquilotti had another poor showing on the road as they were soundly bested by Bologna, while most of their previous away debacles had come at the hands of big clubs. At home, instead, they have not been edged in four straight. Whether that will be enough to take home points against Inter remains to be seen. The Beneamata’s winning strike came to an end against Napoli, but they have been automatic against the minnows in the last months: 1-2.
Udinese-Cagliari: the Friulani bounced back after three consecutive losses versus Benevento, but they will not have their best man Rodrigo De Paul in this one. Also Cagliari returned to winning ways after four defeats in a row in a crazy match with Parma and need every point they can get to concretely re-open the relegation struggle. Maybe the last result will propel them against a less motivated side: 0-1.
Napoli-Lazio: the Partenopei interrupted Inter’s run Sunday. They have prevailed in five of the last seven matches, failing to do so only against Juventus and the Nerazzurri. The Biancocelesti fully exploited their recent easy schedule, topping Crotone, Udinese, Spezia and Benevento, but they were never super convincing. It is shaping up to be a nice acid test for both: 1-1.
Roma-Atalanta: the Giallorossi came a cropper once again in the Torino match, suffering the third L in the past five fixtures, where they have won just once. The Bergamaschi had to dig deep and were a little lucky, but they did manage to topple Juventus, garnering the fifth straight W and the ninth in the last ten outings: 1-3.
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