Inter Milan can move one step closer to the Serie A title and add to Cagliari’s fears of relegation when the two sides meet at the San Siro on Saturday afternoon.
Antonio Conte’s troops have an 11-point cushion at the top of the table, and it seems to be a case of when they will become champions, not if.
Opponents Cagliari will try to throw a spanner into the works and boost their survival hopes, but it looks a tall order for them to get anything from their trip to Milan.
Conte’s side are unbeaten in ten matches in all competitions, and Sunday’s fixture should be a comfortable ride for the Italian giants.
Cagliari are without a win in four games, losing their last three on the spin and their form on the road is poor.
Leonardo Semplici’s side have won just one of their last 12 away from home, and Inter’s record against Cagliari is superb. The Nerazzurri have failed to score in only one of their last 37 league games against Cagliari, and after keeping three clean sheets in four, they should be able to win to nil at
Torino Can Capitalise on Udinese’s Form
Torino are still in danger this season, with Davide Nicola’s troops just two points above the relegation zone.
Three defeats in five have increased the pressure on the Maroons, but they come into the game on the back of a 2-2 draw against reigning champions Juventus.
Udinese are nine points better off in 12th in the table, but Luca Gotti’s troops have very little to play for over the next few months.
The Bianconeri have only won two of their previous ten matches against Torino in the league, while Il Toro Torino have proven themselves to be difficult opponents.
They have drawn more Serie A matches this season than any other side, and Nicola’s men should be considered at
5/8 in the double chance market.
Napoli to Have Their Hand Raised In Genoa
The highlight of the Serie A weekend comes on Sunday as Sampdoria face Napoli on home soil.
Five places and 20 points may separate the two sides, but the formbook suggests that this not be so straight forward for the visitors.
Sampdoria have only lost one of their last five games, and they have picked up some decent results of late, primarily in their 1-1 draw with Milan last week.
Napoli may have lost to Juventus in midweek, but that defeat was their only setback in eight matches. Gli Azzurri have beaten Roma, Milan and Granada in recent weeks, and they can win another entertaining encounter.
Sampdoria have scored in all of their previous five matches, while there have been 17 goals in Napoli’s last five fixtures.
Napoli to win and over 2.5 goals appeals at
7/5, with Gennaro Gattuso’s men desperate for points to maintain their top-four challenge.
Gli Azzurri are unbeaten in four games against Sampdoria, with 14 goals scored in those fixtures.
*All odds correct at time of writing