Napoli, currently the runaway leader in Serie A, will face Atalanta at home on Saturday in a bid to show that last week’s loss to Lazio was only a minor setback. Despite the defeat ending an eight-match winning streak, Napoli remains 15 points ahead of second-placed Inter Milan, but another loss could boost Inter’s hopes of catching up with just 13 rounds left in the season.
Luciano Spalletti, Napoli’s coach, has said that his team is still focused despite the loss. While Atalanta, currently in sixth place, is five points away from the last Champions League qualifying spot, they have failed to score in their last two league games and have not won any of their last three. Additionally, Atalanta will not have key players Teun Koopmeiners and Davide Zappacosta, who are injured, while Napoli will be without the suspended Mario Rui.
Inter Milan, currently in second place, will travel to Spezia on Friday with just five points dropped in its last six games. While the team is looking to secure its spot in the top four, it will also be focused on defending its 1-0 lead against Porto in the second leg of their last-16 tie.
Juventus, currently in seventh place, will host struggling Sampdoria, while AC Milan will host Salernitana. AC Milan is looking to get back into the top four after a 2-1 loss against Fiorentina last week. The team received a boost after knocking Tottenham Hotspur out of the Champions League on Wednesday, reaching the quarterfinals for the first time since 2012.
Lazio, currently in third place, scored an impressive victory over Napoli last week but lost Ciro Immobile to a muscle injury. The striker is set to miss the team’s upcoming trip to Bologna. Meanwhile, Roma, currently in fourth place, will face Sassuolo at home on Sunday. Sassuolo has won four of its last six league games, losing only against Napoli.
Overall, the remaining rounds of the season promise to be thrilling as teams vie for the top four spots and fight to secure a spot in next season’s Champions League.Please wait while you are redirected...or Click Here if you do not want to wait.