SERIE A returns after the International Break, New Players expected to make Club Debuts
Juventus Vs Sassuolo
As expected Juventus have gotten off to a winning start with German midfielder Khedira scoring two vital goals for his side in the opening two Gamesweeks as the Old Lady look to march onto their sixth successive Scudetto. Despite comfortably beating Percara on the filed, Sassuolo were deducted all three points off the field after being found guilty of fielding an ineligible player. Home win expected.
My Verdict: Juventus 2 : 0 Sassuolo
Palermo Vs Napoli
Palermo fought hard and weathered the storm at the San Siro to snatch a point off Inter at the San Siro will Napoli will be pleased with their 4-2 win over Milan as the Partnepoi look challenge Juventus in the Scudetto race. I reckon the Sicilians will give Maurizio Sarri’s men a tough time however the visitors should have enough to win this.
My Verdict: Palermo 1 : 2 Napoli
Milan Vs Udinese
Milan returned up North with a bitter taste in their mouth’s after coming back from two goals down in Naples only to lose their heads with midfielder Kucka and youngster Niang both seeing red late on. Montella’s side eventually lost 4-2 and the manager will demand an instant reply when Udinese visit the San Siro after the International break.
My Verdict: Milan 2 : 1 Udinese
Atalanta Vs Torino
Atalanta lost their second game on the trot after failing to make the most of their early lead and losing 2-1 to Sampdoria. Torino won their first game of the season following a thumping 5-1 win over Bologna, in which front man Belotti scored a hat-trick, despite missing a penalty. I am sticking my neck out and going for an away win.
My Verdict: Atalanta 1 : 2 Torino
Bologna Vs Cagliari
Following their unconvincing Round 1 win over Serie A newcomers Crotone, Bologna were reminded what a tough season they are in for after losing 5-1 to Torino. Cagliari showed real fighting spirit after coming back from two goals down to secure their first point of the season against Roma.
My Verdict: Bologna 1 : 1 Cagliari
Chievo Vs Lazio
Chievo fought hard in Florence but returned home empty handed as a lone Sanchez goal was enough for a home win. Lazio were also beaten by a lone goal as Juventus maintained their winning start to the season thanks to Khedira, who has now scored his second goal in two games. I reckon the home side have enough to win this.
My Verdict: Chievo 1 : 1 Lazio
Genoa Vs Fiorentina
Genoa have had a perfect start to their season winning 3-1 against both Cagliari and Crotone as they look to avoid a relegation scrape come May. Following their opening round loss to Juventus, Fiorentina bounced back with a slim 1-0 over Chievo as they look to challenge for Champions League qualification this season.
My Verdict: Genoa 1 : 1 Fiorentina
Roma Vs Sampdoria
Roma will be kicking themselves for letting a two goal lead slip through their fingers in what has been a bad start to the season, after being knocked out of the Champions League juts a few weeks ago. Spalletti will demand three points when Sampdoria visit the capital on Sunday evening.
My Verdict: Roma 2 : 1 Sampdoria
Pescara Vs Inter
Neither side has had the start the perfect start to their respective campaigns. Serie A new boys Pescara were very fortunate to be awarded three points after an administrative error by Sassuolo. Inter have so far struggled under new coach Frank De Boer, who left it late to sign the likes of Joao Mario and Gabriel Barbosa. The international break maybe just be what the Dutch tactician needed to get his squad into shape and on track.
My Verdict: Pescara 1 : 2 Inter
Empoli Vs Crotone
Both sides have so far failed to collect a single point and are in for a tough, long campaign. Empoli have a slight edge over newcomers Crotone and the home side must make their Serie A experience count on Monday night, to get their season back on track and avoid a relegation scrape come May.
My Verdict: Empoli 1 : 0 Crotone