Topic: Serie A picks/previews 20-21/9

Saturday:



Catania - Atalanta

Last season: Catania 1-2 Atalanta

Form guide: Catania (W L - - -) Atalanta (W W - - -)

Catania (probable): Bizzarri; Silvestri, Silvestre, Stovini, Sabato; Biagianti, Ledesma, Tedesco; Martinez, Paolucci, Mascara

Atalanta (probable): Coppola; Garics, Talamonti, Manfredini, Bellini; Ferreira, Cigarini, Guarente, Padoin; Doni; Floccari

Atlanta won here last season and have had a good start to their season. Catania lost their last match against Inter.

Atalanta win.



Roma - Reggina

Last season: Roma 2-0 Reggina

Form guide: Roma (D L - - -) Reggina (L D - - -)

Roma (probable): Doni; Cicinho, Panucci, Loria, Riise; De Rossi, Pizarro; Taddei, Aquilani, Tonetto; Vucinic

Reggina (probable): Campagnolo; Lanzaro, Valdez, Cirillo, Costa; Vigiani, Tognozzi, Carmona, Hallfredsson; Brienza, Corradi

Roma have had a poor start to their season, but should win this match at home.

Roma win.



Sunday:



Cagliari - Juventus

Last season: Cagliari 2-3 Juventus

Form guide: Cagliari (L L - - -) Juventus (D W - - -)

Cagliari (probable): Marchetti; Pisano, Bianco, Lopez, Agostini; Biondini, Cossu, Parola; Lazzari; Larrivey, Acquafresca

Juventus (probable): Buffon; Grygera, Legrottaglie, Chiellini, Molinaro; Camoranesi; Sissoko, Poulsen, Nedved; Del Piero, Amauri

Juventus have had an ok start to the season while Cagliari have had a very poor start to their season. Juventus won against Zenit in the Champions League earlier this week.

Juventus win.



Fiorentina - Bologna

Last season: Not played

Form guide: Fiorentina (D L - - -) Bologna (W L - - -)

Fiorentina (probable): Frey; Zauri, Kroldrup, Dainelli, Gobbi; Kuzmanovic, Almiron, Montolivo; Semioli, Gilardino, Mutu

Bologna (probable): Antonioli; C. Zenoni, Terzi, Castellini, Bombardini; Marchini, Mingazzini, Volpi, Valiani; Marazzina, Di Vaio

Both teams have struggled a bit so far this season, but Fiorentina should win on home advantage.

Fiorentina win.



Lecce - Siena

Last season: Not played

Form guide: Lecce (L W - - -) Siena (L W - - -)

Lecce (probable): Benussi; Polenghi, Stendardo, Diamoutene, Antunes; Giacomazzi, Zanchetta, Ariatti; Caserta; Cacia, Tiribocchi

Siena (probable): Curci; Rossettini, Ficagna, Portanova, Del Grosso; Vergassola, Codrea, Galloppa; Kharja; Calaio, Frick

I believe this will be a close match between two teams who have had a similar start to their season.

Draw.



Milan - Lazio

Last season: Milan 1-1 Lazio

Form guide: Milan (L L - - -) Lazio (W W - - -)

Milan (probable): Abbiati; Bonera, Maldini, Senderos, Zambrotta; Flamini, Seedorf Ambrosini; Kaka, Ronaldinho, Shevchenko

Lazio (probable): Carrizo; Lichtsteiner, Siviglia, Rozehnal, Kolarov; Brocchi, Ledesma, Meghni, Mauri; Zarate, Pandev

AC Milan have had a very poor start to their season and need a win, but I believe Lazio could win this one.

Lazio win.



Palermo - Genoa

Last season: Palermo 2–3 Genoa

Form guide: Palermo (L W - - -) Genoa (L W - - -)

Palermo (probable): Amelia; Cassani, Carrozzieri, Bovo, Balzaretti; Migliaccio, Liverani, Nocerino, Simplicio, Cavani, Miccoli

Genoa (probable): Rubinho; Biava, Ferrari, Criscito; Mesto, Milanetto, Juric, Modesto; Sculli, Milito, Gasbarroni

Genoa won here last season, but I believe it will be a close one this season.

Draw.



Sampdoria - Chievo

Last season: Not played

Form guide: Sampdoria (D L - - -) Chievo (W L - - -)

Sampdoria (probable): Mirante; Lucchini, Gastaldello, Bottinelli; Stankevicius, Sammarco, Palombo, Franceschini, Pieri; Delvecchio, Cassano

Chievo (probable): Squizzi; Malago, Mandelli, Cesar, Mantovani; Pinzi, Italiano, Marcolini; Esposito, Pellissier, Iunco

Similar kind of start to the season for these two teams.

Sampdoria win.



Torino - Inter

Last season: Torino 0-1 Inter

Form guide: Torino (W D - - -) Inter (D W - - -)

Torino (probable): Sereni; Pisano, Pratali, Di Loreto, Diana; Saumel, Corini, P Zanetti; Amoruso, Rosina; Bianchi

Inter (probable): Julio Cesar; Maxwell, Cordoba, Materazzi, Maicon; J Zanetti, Cambiasso, Vieira; Quaresma, Ibrahimovic, Figo

Inter have a strong team and have started to show what they can do, under new boss Jose Mourinho.

Inter win.



Udinese - Napoli

Last season: Udinese 0-5 Napoli

Form guide: Udinese (W L - - -) Napoli (D W - - -)

Udinese (probable): Handanovic; Pasquale, Domizzi, Coda, Nef; Tissone, D’Agostino, Motta; Di Natale, Floro Flores, Pepe

Napoli (probable): Iezzo; Aronica, Contini, Cannavaro; Vitale, Hamsik, Gargano, Blasi, Maggio; Lavezzi, Denis

Napoli crushed Udinese here last season.

Napoli win.