The Italian Serie A season gets underway this weekend after a 3 month break with some very mouth watering fixtures key among them being the Udinese v Genoa, Fiorentina v Napoli and Sampdoria v Lazio matches.
This will however not be like any other previous season as the strategic buying that most clubs employed means that the league will be more competitive than previously thought. A good example would have to be Juventus.
While Inter still remain as favourites to repeat their epic treble, the Bianconeri cannot be ruled out especially after acquiring some very talented players. Milos Krasic, Simone Pepe and Leonardo Bonucci are just a few of these players.
If the reports doing the rounds are true then the Rossoneri should not be taken lightly either. After signing Amelia, Yeppes Papastothopoulos, Milan are looking to crown it all up by acquiring Ibrahimovic and Robihno. Should they sign these players, then they will be another strong contender for the title.
In my opinion, Roma should have won the title last season. A slight loss of focus saw Inter pip them to their 5th straight scudetto on the last weekend of league action. The Giallorosso have also boosted their squad after landing Adriano and Burdisso amongst other players.
Every league has their traditional title contenders and in this case they are Inter, AC Milan, AS Roma and Juventus. However, there is the chasing pack who could very well spring a surprise this time round.
Napoli, Genoa, Sampdoria, Palermo Fiorentina and Lazio are what i like to call the party poopers. Sampdoria and Palermo fought down to the wire last season and i expect them to do the same this season.
The of course we have the minnows. The teams who don’t stand a chance whatsoever. The list this time includes Lecce, Brescia and Cesena. All these teams were promoted and will be playing with the big boys who will see them as an easy 3 points.
Matches slated for Saturday include:
Udinese v Genoa and AS Roma v Cesena
Sunday’s matches are as follows:
Bari v Juventus
Parma v Brescia
Chievo Verona V Catania
Fiorentina v Napoli
Sampdoria v Lazio
AC Milan v Lecce
Palermo v Cagliari
Defending champions Inter Milan open their account on Monday away to Bologna.