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SATO Serie A Matches of the Week (DEC 19-20)

AS Roma-Parma

Fifth place AS Roma hosts fourth place Parma in this battle of near identical teams.  Roma has had a slightly more explosive offense this year scoring 25 goals to Parma’s 22, but Parma has conceded a few less goals this season then their host with 20 to Roma’s 22.  In a match this close you have to go with the team that has the home field advantage and Roma is 5-0-2 against away opponents; whereas Parma is 2-3-2 on the road this season.

Final Prediction: Roma 2-1

Fiorentina-AC Milan

Two of the league’s top defenses will do battle this weekend as ninth place Fiorentina faces off against second place AC Milan.  And Fiorentina has been slumping recently and need a win to turn around their recent trend of dropping down the league table.  AC Milan, on the other hand, has been red hot recently and our beginning to look like a team that can keep up the pace with Inter.  This weekend they must come away with at least a point.  Expect a low scoring battle in this one.

Final Prediction: Milan 1-0

Genoa-Bari

Believe it or not, Genoa has the third best offense in the league heading into this weekend with 28 goals.  Bari is one of the best defensive teams only allowing 15 goals on the season, so you have a classic case of two conflicting styles of football facing off this weekend.  Both teams are right in the middle of the pack right now and a win would make either one look more legitimate, but you have to choose Genoa’s offense at home.  They have 20 goals this season.

Final Prediction: Genoa 3-1

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