AS ROMA v AC MILAN Stadio Olimpico, Rome Saturday 9th Jan, 2016, 19:45 GMT *** Roma and AC Milan meet on Saturday in Rome, and with the recent results showing no signs of improvement for either clubs, this game could well be decisive for the future of the respective managers Rudi Garcia and Sinisa Mihajlovic. The anger of the fans of both the clubs have reached a boiling point and all these factors make this game a must win for both. Milan president Silvio Berlusconi is reportedly furious with their 1-0 defeat to Bologna at San Siro, and is ready to sack Mihajlovic if things don’t improve quickly. Milan are in seventh place and 10 points off the Champions League after 18 games. Berlusconi is livid because after spending ai??i??80m in the summer, the club are still plagued with the same problems they had a year ago. Reports believe that Mihajlovic must turn things around against Roma on Saturday to […]

JUVENTUS v TORINO Juventus Stadium, Turin Saturday 31st Oct, 2015,Ai??20:45 GMTAi?? *** The season went from bad to worse for reigning champions Juventus as they went down 1-0 against Sassuolo on Wednesday evening. Already 11 points behind league leaders Roma, the Bianconeri should realistically give up their goal of a fifth consecutive Scudetto and focus on qualifying for the Champions league next season even though it seems a difficult task already after just 10 games. A team that dominated and controlled games with discipline and efficiency have officially gone missing now. While tactical understanding seems like an impossible dream now, the team is failing to perform simple tasks like stringing two proper passes together, maintaining possession and keeping shots on target. Max Allegri’s team selections have raised a few eyebrows as his decision to rest experienced German international Sami Khedira on Wednesday was surprising to say the least with Claudio Marchisio down with flu. Rotation is no doubt required in […]

INTER MILAN v FIORENTINA Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan Sunday 27th September, 2015, 19:45 GMT *** Serie A leaders Inter aiming to make it six wins on the spin when they host nearest rivals Fiorentina on Sunday. After five victories in five matches, Inter host second-placed Fiorentina in what is already a crucial match in this yearai??i??s Serie A calendar. Inter are currently enjoying their best start to a league campaign since 1966, however, on Sunday they will face a rejuvenated Viola squad. It will be the first of many tests for Roberto Manciniai??i??s men. The Nerazzurri have enjoyed a relatively smooth start to the season and they have taken full advantage of the fixtures to date, winning all five games while conceding just one goal. Inter’s early success has not been built on goals scored. Instead, they have relied on a watertight defence that has conceded only once in Serie A so far. Fiorentina, meanwhile, have hardly been leaking goals […]

NAPOLI v JUVENTUS Stadio San Paolo, NaplesAi?? 26th September 2015, 19:45 GMT *** A massive clash at the San Paolo on Saturday night sees two of Italian football giants go head to head, as Napoli host champions Juventus with both in need of a win. Napoli would fancy taking on the Old Lady at this time of the season when the champions are struggling and are remotely in crisis. The Partenopeiai??i??s goal-laden run of form came to a screeching halt at Carpi in midweek. Since the arrival of manager Mauricio Sarri, Napoli have struggled to come to terms with his new tactics and have been inconsistent. Over the last three games however things have looked bright at both ends of the pitch with Pepe Reina recording three clean sheets on the spin. The Old Ladyai??i??s midweek encounter with a newly promoted side hardly went to plan. A solid if unspectacular single-goal victory was turned on its head by self-confessed Juve […]