Topic: Serie A picks/previews 8-9/11

Saturday:


Torino - Palermo

Last season: Torino 3-1 Palermo

Form guide: Torino (L L L W L) Palermo (W L L D W)

Torino (probable): Calderoni; Diana, Pratali, Di Loreto, Pisano; Colombo, P.Zanetti, Barone, Rosina; R.Bianchi, Amoruso

Palermo (probable): Fontana; Cassani, Kjaer, Dellafiore, Balzaretti; Migliaccio, Liverani, Nocerino; Simplicio; Miccoli, Cavani

Both teams have average form. Torino have been very bad lately but I believe they can win this one.

Torino win.


Bologna - Roma

Last season: Not played

Form guide: Bologna (L W L L L) Roma (W L L L L)

Bologna (probable): Antonioli; Terzi, Moras, Castellini, Lanna; Valiani, Mudingayi, Carrus, Rodriguez; Di Vaio, Marazzina

Roma (probable): Doni; Panucci, Juan, Mexes, Tonetto; De Rossi, Pizarro; Taddei, Perrotta, Vucinic; Totti

Roma looks set to be back on track following their win over Chelsea on Tuesday.

Roma win.


Sunday:


Catania - Cagliari

Last season: Catania 2-1 Cagliari

Form guide: Catania (D W D L L) Cagliari (D W W L W)

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

Cagliari (probable): Marchetti; Pisano, Lopez, Bianco, Agostini; Fini, Conti, Parola; Cossu; Matri, Acquafresca

Cagliari have the best form and I believe they can win this one.

Cagliari win.


Chievo - Juventus

Last season: Not played

Form guide: Chievo (L D L L L) Juventus (L L W W W)

Chievo (probable): Sorrentino; Frey, Mandelli, Yepes, Mantovani; Luciano, Pinzi, Bentivoglio; Marcolini; Bogdani, Pellissier

Juventus (probable): Manninger; Mellberg, Legrottaglie, Chiellini, Molinaro; Marchionni, Sissoko, Tiago, Nedved; Del Piero, Iaquinta

Juventus have very good form, following a poor start to the season.

Juventus win.


Fiorentina - Atalanta

Last season: Fiorentina 2-2 Atalanta

Form guide: Fiorentina (W W W D L) Atalanta (W D L L D)

Fiorentina (probable): Frey; Zauri, Dainelli, Gamberini, Vargas; Kuzmanovic, Felipe Melo, Montolivo; Santana, Gilardino, Mutu

Atalanta (probable): Coppola; Garics, Talamonti, Capelli, Bellini; Ferreira Pinto, De Ascentis, Guarente; Padoin; Cerci, Floccari

Fiorentina at home should win over Atalanta without problems.

Fiorentina win.


Genoa - Reggina

Last season: Genoa 2-0 Reggina

Form guide: Genoa (W W D W D) Reggina (D L W L L)

Genoa (probable): Rubinho; Papastathopoulos, Ferrari, Bocchetti, Rossi; Motta, Juric, Mesto; Sculli, Milito, Gasbarroni

Reggina (probable): Campagnolo; Alvarez, Cirillo, Valdez, Costa; Vigiani, Barreto, Carmona; Brienza, Cozza; Corradi

Genoa have very good form and that will probably continue.

Genoa win.


Inter - Udinese

Last season: Inter 1-1 Udinese

Form guide: Inter (W W D D W) Udinese (W D W W D)

Inter (probable): Julio Cesar; Maicon, Burdisso, Cordoba, Maxwell; Zanetti, Vieira, Stankovic; Balotelli, Ibrahimovic, Mancini

Udinese (probable): Handanovic; Ferronetti, Coda, Domizzi, Lukovic; Inler, D’Agostino, Isla; Pepe, Quagliarella, Di Natale

This will be a tough match for Inter and I believe it can be close.

Draw.


Lazio - Siena

Last season: Lazio 1-1 Siena

Form guide: Lazio (D L L W W) Siena (W L D L W)

Lazio (probable): Carrizo; Lichtsteiner, Siviglia, Rozenhal, Radu; Brocchi, Ledesma, Mauri; Foggia; Rocchi, Zarate

Siena (probable): Curci; Rossettini, Moti, Portaova, Del Grosso; Vergassola, Codrea, Galloppa; Kharja; Maccarone, Ghezzal

This could be a close match like last season, but I believe Lazio will win.

Lazio win.


Lecce - AC Milan

Last season: Not played

Form guide: Lecce (D D L D D) Milan (D W W W W)

Lecce (probable): Benussi; Polenghi, Stendardo, Fabiano, Antunes; Giacomazzi, Zanchetta, Ardito, Caserta; Tiribocchi, Castillo

Milan (probable): Abbiati; Zambrotta, Bonera, Kaladze, Jankulovski; Gattuso, Ambrosini, Seedorf; Kaka, Ronaldinho; Borriello

The Rossoneri have very good form and must win this one.

AC Milan win.


Napoli - Sampdoria

Last season: Napoli 2-0 Sampdoria

Form guide: Napoli (L W W W L) Sampdoria (D L L W W)

Napoli (probable): Iezzo; Santacroce, P.Cannavaro, Contini; Mannini, Blasi, Gargano, Hamsik, Vitale; Denis, Lavezzi

Sampdoria (probable): Castellazzi; Bottinelli, Gastaldello, Accardi; Padalino, Delvecchio, Sammarco, Franceschini, Pieri; Bellucci, Cassano

Napoli have the best form and I believe they can win this match.

Napoli win.