After a break, due to the obligations that national teams had last week, Serie A returns with the games of the 13th round. In the center attention will be a big derby in which Juventus will face AC Milan.
New round of the best football league in the Apennines starts with the match between Bologna and Roma. After a very poor start of the season, the host is in a series of good results. Bologna recorded three wins in the last five games. Roma is not constant this season. The match with Bologna is very important, because Wolfs for a long time did not win at stadium Renato Dall’Ara. It will be very difficult for Roma’s players to concentrate on the game against a team from the bottom of the table, as they play perhaps decisive battle in the Champions League against Barcelona on Wednesday. However, the game that attracts the most attention this weekend will be played in Turin. Juventus will host AC Milan in one of the biggest derby of Italian football. Neither of these two teams shines this season, but the tradition, rivalry and quality are guarantee of good football. Juventus are slowly waking up after a terrible start to the season. The Old Lady raised level of play, but it is not yet at level of the champion team that dominated Italy the previous season. In addition to playing against a quality opponent, Rossoneri play against tradition too. AC Milan did not win against Bianconeri for more than three years. Sinisa Mihajlovic is not in the best relationship with some of his players, but Galliani publicly supported his coach, so the situation is a little calmer in AC Milan.
Hellas Verona is the only team in Serie A which does not have a victory this season and chances are slim that it will win this week, as it is set to host Napoli. The team from the south of Italy plays very well and is slowly becoming one of the main candidates to win the Scudetto. Last meeting of the two teams went to players from Verona, but before that Napoli convincingly won four times. Atalanta is a pleasant surprise this season. The team that supposed to fight for survival is in the middle of the table and provides solid performance. The real challenge for the team from Bergamo will be game against Torino. Guests are in a series of poor results, as in the last five games they do not know for victory and a win in this game is imperative. Carpi and Chievo Verona are in very bad shape. For a long time these two teams do not know how to win in Serie A. Carpi is last placed team in the standings, so Chievo Verona has the role of favorites. From Flying Donkey is expected to finally achieve victory in the elite after two months without one. Fiorentina won last four games, conceding only one goal. Viola is a leader in the standings and an absolute favorite in the match with Empoli, who plays with a lot of oscillation lately.
Genoa has three draws from last three rounds and now is set to host unpleasant Sassuolo. After very good games that Genoa provided last season, the Genoese are very close to the danger zone this year, and a good result in this match imperative for them. Sassuolo is currently in fifth place with 22 points and it celebrated three times in the last five games. Lazio lost the last three games in Serie A and it must win on Sunday in order not to drop out of the race for a place that leads to European competitions next season. Palermo arrives to the capital of Italy and no one knows wat to expect from this matchup. The team from Sicily plays with a lot of oscillation, but in recent past it did not play so good in Rome. Udinese is located very close to the danger zone and if it continues with bad games very quickly will find there. Black – white from Udine in the 13th round of Serie A welcomes Sampdoria. Lately, duels between these two teams were very effective, and it is supported by the fact that in the last five meetings between these two teams 22 goals were scored. Inter and Frosinone close this weekend in Serie A. Nerazzurri are an absolute favorite against newcomers, but they must be careful. Inter does not score many goals this season and that can be chance for their opponents.