Susy Campanale’s Serie A column: Bitter Rome derby this weekend

Roma and Lazio crests

It’s only Week 6 and yet some themes are already emerging in this Serie A season, but as we all know, it’s a marathon not a sprint, so go easy before ruling some clubs out of the Scudetto race altogether. Napoli have started with a 100 per cent record and seem to be blowing everyone out of the water, but have very little strength in depth for their key areas, specifically midfield and full-backs, so that might not necessarily last. This weekend, Cagliari shouldn’t provide too much of a test,…

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Juventus vs. Sampdoria Tips, Preview and Predictions

Juventus and Sampdoria club crests ahead of their Serie A fixture on September 20

Juventus host Sampdoria on Sunday in an attempt to get their first Serie A win at the Allianz Stadium this term. The Bianconeri managed just two points from their first four games, so they must get back to winning ways. However, this will not be easy, as Sampdoria are yet to suffer a defeat on the road under new boss Roberto D’Aversa. Where and when: Allianz Stadium – 26 September, kick-off 12:30 PM Where you can see Juventus v Sampdoria: BT Sport Last time: Federico Chiesa and Aaron Ramsey were…

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Spezia vs. Milan Tips, Preview and Predictions

Spezia and Milan club crests

Thiago Motta’s Spezia face a tough challenge on Saturday afternoon when they welcome Serie A title contenders AC Milan to the Stadio Alberto Picco. The Rossoneri have started the new season in solid fashion and are looking for revenge this weekend.  Where and when: Stadio Alberto Picco – 25 September, kick-off 14:00 Where you can see Spezia vs. Milan: N/A Last time: Spezia beat Milan 2-0 in last season’s corresponding fixture in February, in one of the results that signalled the demise of the Rossoneri’s title challenge.  Spezia v Milan…

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Inter Milan vs. Atalanta Tips, Preview and Predictions

Inter and Atalanta club crests

Serie A champions Inter Milan will aim to continue their perfect league record at San Siro on Saturday when they host Atalanta. The Nerazzurri thrashed Genoa and Bologna in their first two home games, scoring a combined total of 10 goals, but they are now up against La Dea, who are undefeated in their last eight games on the road. Where and when: San Siro – 25 September, kick-off 17:00 Where you can see Inter vs. Atalanta: BT Sport Last time: Milan Skriniar made the difference in the last Serie…

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Spezia vs. Juventus Tips, Preview and Predictions

Spezia and Juventus club crests ahead of their Serie A fixture

Juventus travel to Spezia on Wednesday in an attempt to get their first win on the road this season. Both teams managed just one point from their opening three games, so there will be big pressure on both Thiago Motta to get a result while anything but a win at Stadio Alberto Picco would be a disaster for Max Allegri. managed just one point flrom The Bianconeri lost away to Napoli last week, while they drew 2-2 in their Serie A opener at the Dacia Arena against Udinese. Where and…

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Susy Campanale’s Serie A column: Juventus vs. Milan the box office game

All eyes will be on Turin come Sunday evening, as Juventus try to get their Serie A season back on track and ruin Milan’s perfect start. There can be no doubts over the top fixture on the calendar for Week 4, as Juventus vs. Milan would be a box office draw regardless of date or situation. Max Allegri returned to a Juve he barely recognises, and the team isn’t getting to grips with his style of football either, but time is not something the Bianconeri can afford. With one point…

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Fiorentina vs. Inter Milan Tips, Preview and Predictions

Fiorentina and Inter club crests

Serie A champions Inter continue their title defence when they visit Fiorentina on Tuesday in Week 5. The Nerazzurri drew 2-2 away to Sampdoria on their last trip, so Simone Inzaghi’s men will be eager to get back on track away from home. However, this will not be an easy task against La Viola that is yet to lose at Artemio Franchi and that recently defeated Atalanta in Bergamo. Where and when: Stadio Artemio Franchi – 21 September, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Fiorentina vs. Inter Milan: BT Sport…

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Juventus vs. Milan Tips, Preview and Predictions

Juventus started the season in a miserable fashion after winning just one point from their first three games. Max Allegri’s men would be eager to get back on track, but things aren’t getting easier for them as last year’s vice-champions Milan travel to Turin on Sunday. The Rossoneri are one of the three teams with a perfect record since the start of the season, so they will be eager to earn their fourth victory at the Allianz Stadium. Where and when: Allianz Stadium – 19 September, kick-off 19:45 Where you…

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Inter vs. Bologna Tips, Preview and Predictions

Inter and Bologna club crests

Serie A champions Inter Milan will aim to get back on track on Saturday when they host Bologna at the San Siro. The Nerazzurri drew 2-2 away to Sampdoria last time out and will be eager to return to victories after winning both of their previous games. Bologna also started the season well by earning four points from their first two games, so Sinisa Mihajlovic will be eager to cause an upset against his former team. Where and when: San Siro – 18 September, kick-off 17:00 Where you can see…

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Inter Milan vs. Real Madrid Tips, Preview and Predictions

Inter and Real Madrid club crests

Inter and Real Madrid kick off their Champions League campaign with what promises to be a mouthwatering clash at San Siro on Wednesday. The two giants were drawn alongside Shakhtar Donetsk for a second consecutive year, but this time Moldovan champions Sheriff Tiraspol replace Borussia Monchengladbach to complete an intriguing Group D. Where and when: San Siro – 15 September, kick-off 20:00 Where you can see Inter Milan vs. Real Madrid: BT Sport Last time: Eden Hazard opened the scoring from the spot in the 2-0 victory that Real Madrid…

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