Serie A Gameweek 36 Preview

Although there are only three fixtures left in Serie A, there is still much to be gained from it. The relegation battle is poised to be a fascinating spectacle. While the European spots appear to have been secured, the focus will now shift to the bottom of the league table. Six teams will be aiming to avoid the drop, and as such, we can expect a high level of intensity and excitement in the upcoming matches leading to the end of the campaign.

Friday 10 May

38/10 Frosinone | Draw 34/10 | Inter Milan 11/20 (20:45)

Frosinone took on Empoli in their previous match which ended 0-0 after both teams failed to hit the back of the net. The draw extends Frosinone’s unbeaten run to 6 matches in the league and have kept a clean sheet in their last three matches. Inter Milan previously ended their 28-match unbeaten streak after a shock 1-0 defeat to relegation-threatened Sassuolo. Milan will likely want to get back to winning ways in this fixture and show Frosinone why they are the 2024 Scudetto champions. Back the away win here.

Saturday 11 May

1/1 Napoli | Draw 5/2 | Bologna 26/10 (18:00)

Napoli will be facing a tough challenge against Bologna, especially considering Bologna’s recent good form and unbeaten streak. Napoli will rely on key players like Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia to secure the win. However, Bologna’s resilience and recent performances suggest they won’t make it easy for Napoli on the day. BTTS is the way to go here.

4/10 AC Milan | Draw 38/10 | Cagliari 56/10 (20:45)

AC Milan are hosting Cagliari after a dramatic 3-3 draw against Genoa. The Rossoneri have got the better of Cagliari in the last four meetings which will give them confidence to go all out for the win and secure the three points. Cagliari are not out of the relegation fight yet and after their 1-1 draw with Lecce, they remain four points above the red zone. It will take Milan an off day and for Cagliari to be near perfect to win at the San Siro. AC Milan to win.

Sunday 12 May

6/10 Lazio | Draw 29/10 | Empoli 44/10 (12:30)

Lazio’s recent resurgence is indeed impressive, and their aim to secure a place in Europe after a challenging start to the season reflects their determination and ability to bounce back. Empoli, on the other hand, will be facing a tough challenge as they fight to avoid relegation, especially considering their struggles away from home. While Empoli might find it difficult to collect maximum points against an in-form Lazio side, football has a way of surprising us, so anything can happen on the day. Lazio to secure the win at home.

11/10 Genoa | Draw 49/20 | Sassuolo 9/4 (15:00)

Genoa and Sassuolo will be entering this fixture with boosted morale from their recent performances. Genoa’s hard-fought draw against AC Milan and Sassuolo’s impressive victory over Inter Milan will undoubtedly provide them with confidence and motivation. Genoa will be eager to build on their positive result and secure all three points at home, while Sassuolo will aim to replicate their successful performance and continue their winning momentum as they still find themselves deep in the relegation fight. BTTS on the day and Genoa win.

39/20 Verona | Draw 2/1 | Torino 15/10 (15:00)

Verona’s recent victory and strong performances at home will undoubtedly give them confidence as they aim for another crucial win to steer clear of the relegation battle. On the other hand, Torino’s lack of wins and goal-scoring form presents a significant challenge for them in this fixture. Verona will likely look to capitalize on Torino’s struggles and maintain their positive momentum, while Torino will need to find a way to break their goal drought and turn their form around to secure a result on the road. BTTS and under 3.5 goals.

1/6 Juventus | Draw 6/1 | Salernitana 15/1 (18:00)

Juventus will be eager to end their winless streak and finish the season on a high note, especially after a series of draws. Facing a relegated Salernitana side that has struggled to secure victories in their recent matches presents an opportunity for Juventus to secure all three points and regain momentum heading into the final matches of the season. Juventus to win and over 2.5 goals.

1/1 Atalanta | Draw 49/20 | Roma 49/20 (20:45)

This is a crucial match for Atalanta and Roma as they battle for a spot in Europe next season. Atalanta will be motivated to secure a victory and boost their chances of qualifying for Europe next season. On the other hand, Roma’s solid away form and desire to maintain their position in the European spots will make them tough opponents. With both teams unbeaten in their last three outings, it sets the stage for an exciting and closely contested match, with each side aiming to claim all three points. BTTS and over 2.5 goals.

Monday 13 May

13/10 Lecce | Draw 22/10 | Udinese 21/10 (18:30)

This match seems pivotal for Udinese and Lecce, albeit for different reasons. Udinese will be fighting for a crucial victory to potentially lift themselves out of the relegation zone, while Lecce will aim to secure all three points to strengthen their position in Serie A for the next season. Lecce’s unbeaten run in the last four outings will undoubtedly give them confidence, but Udinese’s desperation for a win could make them dangerous opponents. With Udinese seeking redemption after a series of disappointing results, and Lecce aiming to continue their positive momentum, this match has all the makings of a closely contested battle with high stakes for both teams. I see a hard-fought victory for Lecce here.

11/20 Fiorentina | Draw 31/10 | Monza 44/10 (20:45)

Fiorentina will be aiming to capitalize on their home-ground advantage to secure another victory against Monza. With only five points separating the two teams, both will be eager to end the campaign strongly. Fiorentina’s previous 1-0 victory against Monza will likely give them confidence heading into this fixture, especially with the support of their home fans at the Artemio Franchi Stadium. However, Monza will surely be looking to put up a fight and potentially upset the odds. Back the home win.

Written by Marc Strydom.