Weekend game 31 Juventus travel to San Paolo and face Napoli, big game? Yes, Napoli would want to avenge their 3-0 beating earlier in the season, the guests are still dreaming of that second place. As Juve lose their talisman in front of goal Tevez, Napoli believes that they can return a 3-0 home win. They must believe that Juve are a one man team, well believe it as much as you like but be careful be very careful as Juve have Osvaldo who I believe that he can make a huge impact even Quagliarella has it still in him to win games.
The Sunday evening game will has a number of different meanings a Napoli win will halt Juve’s great run so far this season, a Juve in would virtually destroys Napoli’s dream of that second place, the atmosphere will be outstanding, seen it felt it as an away fans it can be frightful too especially if the guests lose wow. Napoli have a full team out with a couple of injuries but they are fringe players so they have little excuse when they lose, as for Juve Tevez sits this one out and Barzagli still not fit as also Ogbonna. Napoli’s top men in front of goal are Higuain with 14 and Callejon with 11, their home record is 9 wins 4 draws and 2 defeats (Parma and Fiorentina both 1-0) it has to be said that their drawn games are really surprising to say the least (Sassuolo, Chievo and Cagliari 1-1 Udinese 3-3) makes for weird reading but who cares. This game is totally different as Napoli cannot lose two consecutive home games so they say last one was Fiorentina goal from Joaquin in the 88th, same for Juve will do fine. Looking at this game it’s hard to call, but this is one game that stand in striker Osvaldo (if he starts as they say) to make the difference.
I’m going out on a limb 0-2 to Juve and Osvaldo to be on the score sheet.
The other game which can try to catch Juve is Roma as they travel to Sassuolo, you really cannot see any other result here as the hosts have no less than ten players out in infirmary, that is what I call a dammed season for the team, Roma have a full menu out there.
This is an easy away win sorry hosts but 3-0 is not that far off.
The third place team Fiorentina travel to Genoa to face Sampdoria, for the hosts they can field a full strength team even if one player has to sit it out, as for the guests they are in trouble they will struggle to get a result out of this game, after the weeks defeat against Milan could follow on with another one here as they have nine first team players out, headache or what.
Home team to win and win by a goal 2-1 pile more misery on the viola’.
As for Inter they travel to Livorno, little can be said here the nerazzurro can’t buy a win first they lose to Atalanta at home then midweek draw against Udinese that Europa league spot looks in danger, but by facing Livorno they are given a lifeline? Well the hosts are fighting a survival battle and wont rollover easily and can filed a full strength team.
A draw looks very likely here a blanks fired here 0-0.
Parma chasing that euro spot travel to Rome and face Lazio, both teams are suffering players out and both teams are having an up and down season, but if we look at the last few games apart from Parma’s defeat in the hands of Juve you’d have to say that they can return to their winning ways again, their away record is as good as Lazio’s home record.
Parma to rob a win here closely fought game but 2-1 for the guests.
The team who is chasing this group who are on a blinding form is Atalanta they have won their last five games, they travel to Bologna a team who is struggling to stay up, even though Atalanta have a player setting this one out and two players unfit they will pile more misery on Bologna and the guests will maintain pressure on the leading group with their sixth win 2-0.
Milan host Chievo in Saturday’s night game, Milan have finally won a game against Fiorentina can they follow it up with another win? In spite having a few players out I think that they will still be too strong for their guests repeat of last win 2-0.
Torino hosts Cagliari with the hosts decimated by qualifications and injuries and the guest virtually in full strength, you honestly cannot see any other result, Torino will have to rely on Cerci to get them out of trouble, but I think one player cannot out do a team and this would be Cagliari’s advantage to move away from the drop zone.
Cagliari to return home with a 2-1 win.
Verona host Genoa both teams are midtable little to play for but pride looking at the line ups and players out Verona to get back to their winning ways 2-0.
Finally Udinese host Catania, honestly little to say her as the guests are already preparing for Seria B next season and Udinese would love to finish a disappointing season by their standard with a winning run, and what a better way to do so by winning this home game 3-0.
Juve’s Europa League opponents Lyon host St Etienne, as for Juve playing for top spot they are fighting for European football next season, their guest are in fourth place three points ahead a defeat for the hosts would be disasters, so even for them they have to go out and give it their all for a result because a win would put them on level points but still behind them on goal difference, as I don’t really follow French football there is little I can say about their opponents.