Susy Campanale’s Serie A column: Napoli record under threat

Atalanta and Milan club crests

Napoli could well see their 100 per cent record come to an end with a tricky trip to Fiorentina, while Milan and Atalanta go head-to-head in what should be another all-Lombardy thriller, not to mention the small matter of the Derby della Mole. It’s another exhilarating round of Serie A action as we go towards the break for international duty and the Nations League. So many factors need to be taken into account, from injuries to bans, the effects of cup competitions on squads stretched thin and the growing influence…

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Atalanta vs. Milan Tips, Preview and Predictions

Atalanta and Milan club crests

Two teams with designs on mounting a sustained Serie A title challenge come together as Atalanta host AC Milan at the Gewiss Stadium on Sunday night. The Rossoneri have an extra day to prepare for this game following the teams’ midweek action, which could play a part in this weekend’s clash.  Where and when: Gewiss Stadium – 3 October, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Atalanta vs. Milan: BT Sport Last time: Franck Kessie scored both goals from the penalty spot as Milan beat Atalanta 2-0 at this stadium on…

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Torino vs. Juventus Tips, Preview and Predictions

Torino and Juventus club crests

This weekend’s Serie A schedule throws up the first Derby della Mole of the season between Torino and Juventus. The home team have an awful record in this fixture, but Juve look weaker than they have for many years and Il Toro will be desperate to ending their winless streak against the Old Lady.  Where and when: Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino – 2 October, kick-off 17:00 Where you can see Torino vs. Juventus: BT Sport Last time: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late equaliser to rescue a point for Juventus in…

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Sassuolo vs. Inter Milan Tips, Preview and Predictions

Sassuolo and Inter club crests

Scudetto holders Inter travel to Emilia-Romagna on Saturday when they’ll face Sassuolo in their week 7 Serie A clash. The Nerazzurri are yet to lose a game this term, after winning four and drawing two since the start, while Sassuolo had lost three in a row before beating Salernitana 1-0 last time out. Where and when: Mapei Stadium – 2 October, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Sassuolo vs. Inter Milan: BT Sport Last time: Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez were on target for Inter’s 2-1 victory over Sassuolo in…

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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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