Italian Football Predictions – Round 34

Verona-Spezia: the Scaligeri have been defeated in seven of the last eight games, in the last four by Lazio, Sampdoria, Fiorentina, and Inter despite being generally sufficiently plucky. The Aquilotti are coming off their sixth straight loss on the road at the hands of Genoa, so something will have to give between the two negative streaks: 1-1.

Crotone-Inter: the Squali returned to winning ways after six straight Ls in the mortal clash with Parma at the bottom of the table. After two 1-1 draws with Napoli and Spezia, the Nerazzurri squeezed bast Verona and are edging closer and closer to making the Scudetto official, which could happen in this round with a positive combination: 1-4.

Milan-Benevento: the Rossoneri flunked their last two matches against Sassuolo and Lazio and are now in trouble in the Champions League race. They have prevailed just once in their last six home fixtures. The Sanniti have dropped in the bottom three as they were bested in three of the past four tilts and grabbed just a point, versus Genoa. They have weirdly done okay on the road despite the poor stretch, but they were dropped by the last two top clubs they faced: 2-1.

Lazio-Genoa: the Bianconcelesti quickly bounced back after the drubbing by Napoli by playing Milan off the park and re-kindling their case for a top-four finish. The Grifone ended a little slide with a 2-0 win over Spezia and remain quite serene in the standings, but they have not been super effective after gaining ground on the relegation zone: 3-1.

Bologna-Fiorentina: the Felsinei were manhandled by Atalanta last Sunday even though they were coming off two okay results against Spezia and Torino. They have been topped just twice in the last ten home games. The Viola have amassed four points in the last two matches with Verona and Juventus and have struggled only versus Sassuolo in the four most recent road tilts: 2-2.

Napoli-Cagliari: it is a collision between positive streaks as the Partenopei have prevailed in three of the last four, seven of the last nine. The Sardinians have triumphed in three straight over Parma, Udinese, and Roma. Despite their improvements, it will be hard for them to keep up with the Azzurri, one of the hottest sides in the League: 2-1.

Sassuolo-Atalanta: both sides arrive at the clash with momentum as the Neroverdi have sunk Benevento, Fiorentina, Milan, and Sampdoria in the past four bouts, while the Bergamaschi have come out on top in six of their last seven contests, often looking unplayable in their tremendous push for the second spot: 2-3.

Udinese-Juventus: the Friulani put themselves out of harm’s way by snatching six points in the two recent doable matches in Crotone and Benevento. However, they have been knocked down in four of the last six rounds and three times in a row at home. The Old Lady drew with Fiorentina and has obtained their three recent Ws all at home. They emerged victorious in two of the last eight road fixtures but will likely be more motivated than the rivals: 0-2.

Sampdoria-Roma: the Blucerchiati were narrowly defeated by Sassuolo last week after two good results in a row in the Verona and Crotone contests. The Giallorossi will have to pick up the pieces after the beating handed to them by Manchester United, and, in League play, they have lost in four of the last seven matches, prevailing just once: 1-1.

Torino-Parma: the Granata suffered their first loss in a while at the hands of Napoli, but they will have a prime opportunity to get back on track right away since the Ducali have lost four straight and were torpedoed even by Crotone at home last week and surely seems resigned to the now inevitable relegation: 3-1.

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