Juve open this weekends encounters, they travel to Sicily hosted by Palermo in the Saturday afternoon game, both teams have met a total of 25 times with Palermo winning 6 times and Juve winning 11.
The last time Juve went to the Barbera and won was the last encounter 09/12/12 the only goal coming from Liechtensteiner and the defeat was back on the 02/11/11 1-2 the bianconeri goal coming from Marchisio. This game could be effected not just because they face Dortmund on Wednesday night but also the fact that Allegri has Pogba setting this one out, and in infirmary are Asamoah, Romulo, Marrone, Pirlo and Carceres. Whiles all this Palermo are virtually at full strength just two players out, up front are Tevez with Llorente will they be able to settle the game.
The weekend closure game is Roma v Sampdoria on Monday night 20.00, Roma could actually come unstuck in this game as they have nine players out, they are limited in their selection whiles Sampdoria are virtually at full strength, and a defeat here could be costly for the giallorossi. Last season Roma beat Sampdoria 3-0
As for Napoli are hosted by Verona, Sunday 15.00 Verona are struggling to get the right results are now facing the possibility fighting for survival, as for Napoli how tired are they from their midweek adventure against Dynamo Moscow. Last season this game ended 3-0 for Napoli.
The other team who are breathing down for that Champions league spot is Lazio they are hosted by Torino Monday at 19.00. Torino like Napoli have played in the Europa league and came away defeated tired and in low morale, as for Lazio relaxed and ready after last weekends win they are on a high. Last time they met the hosts won 1-0.
Last team with a good shout is Fiorentina and they host A.C. Milan Monday at 18.00, like Napoli, Roma and Torino they had a midweek game and drew against Roma, both teams here are scraping the barrel to put out a team both have a number of players, but playing at home Fiorentina could just hold the slightest advantage. Last season A.C. Milan took all three points with a 2-0 win.
Other games this weekend Saturday night game sees Cagliari hosting Empoli. On the Sunday games Atalanta host Udinese, Genoa v Chievo, Sassuolo v Parma, Sunday closes with the late game Inter host Cesena and this is the perfect opportunity for the guests to get a result that could help towards their survival as Inter are of Thursday night defeat in Germany against Wolfsburg.