35th round of italian Serie A. In this post tips and reviews of Sunday matches.
PARMA - NAPOLI
Parma has collected 3 home wins in a row, although is already relegated.
Anyway against Napoli it will not be easy, since Benitez team needs the 3 points to reach the qualification in Champions League.
Napoli will make some turnover, true, but the starting lineup is still much stronger than Parma's one.
Napoli has lost 4 of the last 5 away matches but we strongly believe in the away win.
PARMA: Mirante; Mendes, Costa, Feddal;
Gobbi, Mauri, Jorquera, Nocerino, Varela; Coda, Ghezzal.
NAPOLI: Andujar; Henrique, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Inler, Gargano; Mertens, Gabbiadini, Insigne; Zapata.
EMPOLI - FIORENTINA
Fiorentina needs a good result in Empoli to keep the 5th place, but making a good performance against Sarri's team is not easy.
Empoli hasn't lost for the last 6 home matches (4 wins and 2 draws) and has lost only 1 home match in the last 12 played.
Moreover, Empoli has always scored at least 1 goal in the last 7 home appearances.
Fiorentina, instead, struggles a lot when playing away ( 1 point collected in the last 4) and considering the lineups composed of many reserves due to the imminent second leg against Sevilla on Thursday, we think the double chance in is the best choice.
EMPOLI: Sepe; Laurini, Rugani, Tonelli, Hysaj; Vecino,
Valdifiori, Croce; Saponara; Maccarone, Pucciarelli.
FIORENTINA: Neto; Rosi, Savic, Basanta, Pasqual; Kurtic, Pizarro, Aquilani; Diamanti, Gilardino, Ilicic.
LAZIO - INTER
Lazio has all its players available, including Biglia and Klose.
Lazio has always offered great perfomances in its home matches during the current season and has already showed to be stronger than Inter in the match played in Milan months ago.
Inter is still trying to reach the 6th place, in theory, but after the draw obtained in Verona against Chievo in the previous round, things got much more difficult.
This should be an OVER 2.5 match since these clubs have the 2nd and the 4th best attacks of the league.
Lazio has collected 16 points in the last 6 matches, always scoring a lot, while Inter has won 4 of the last 6 away matches, unable to find a goal only in 1 occasion.
LAZIO: Marchetti; Basta, Cana, Mauricio,
Radu; Parolo, Biglia; Candreva, Mauri, Felipe Anderson; Klose.
INTER: Handanovic; Santon, Ranocchia, Vidic, Juan Jesus; Guarin, Medel, Brozovic; Hernanes; Icardi, Palacio.
UDINESE - SAMPDORIA
Sampdoria has only obtained 3 points from the last 6 Serie A matches and now the qualification for the next Europa League is in question.
3 important absences for Mihajlovic: Romagnoli, Obiang and De Silvestri.
Udinese does not have motivations for the remaining matches but its coach, Andrea Stramaccioni, wants to collect good results in order to convince the president to be the right man to train Udinese in the next season.
Udinese has won 2 of the last 3 matches played, showing impressive performances.
UDINESE: Karnezis; Widmer, Heurtaux, Danilo, Piris;
Pinzi, Guilherme, Kone; Bruno Fernandes; Thereau, Di Natale.
SAMPDORIA: Viviano; Wszolek, Silvestre, Munoz, Regini; Duncan, Palombo, Acquah; Soriano; Muriel, Eto’o.