This week’s matches offer two of the best team’s in the league facing off, a tough away fixture for the league’s top club, and two fairly even middle of the pack teams vying for top ten results by the end of the week:
The SATO Match of the Week is between 2nd place AC Milan and 5th place Juventus. AC Milan heads into the match the favorites with home field advantage on their side, but Juventus quietly leads the league in goals scored with 16. Two of Juve’s most potent offensive threats (Krasic and Amauri) are due to miss the match though, so all signs point to AC Milan defending their house this weekend.
Final Pick: AC Milan 2-1
Lazio has been the Cinderella story of the league this season and the first place team has won 6 out of their last 7 matches and have only dropped two points over the 21 point stretch following their loss to Sampdoria to start the season. This week they will be tested in a tough road match at 7th place Palermo. Palermo has failed to impress at home this season (1-2-1), so I foresee a fairly low scoring match here.
Final Pick: 1-1 Draw
Lecce heads into this match in 10th place and currently enjoying a win streak as well, but if you look at the side’s schedule they have not been tested very often early in the season and have yet to win a single match on the road. Roma, on the other hand, has a fairly solid home record (2-2-0) and should begin to turn it aroundfor good with this home match opportunity.
Final Pick: Roma 3-1