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As the season draws to a close, we take a look at the latest news from Italy, focusing on the country’s top football clubs and what to expect from them.
This season, Juventus, Napoli, Udinese, Lazio and Inter are all expected to be winners of Serie A. For this edition of Football Italians, we’re looking at what’s been going on in the Serie A as it relates to the league’s teams and their prospects.
The following is a list of the top 10 Serie A teams and how they could be playing in the coming weeks:Juventus:Juve will start the season with a 2-0 home win over Torino on the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Tuesday, before their last-16 tie with Atalanta in Rome takes place on the evening of Tuesday, January 13.
The Bianconeri have won the first two games, with the final one against Fiorentina on the same day, but their home form has been nothing short of impressive, with Juve leading the table with nine points from eight games and five victories.
Juventus have scored a total of 17 goals in Serie A this season, second only to Milan, while they’ve also managed four clean sheets.
The Giallorossi have conceded only one goal in the league this season.
The Bianconero have managed to secure their place in the final four of the Europa League, with four wins and a draw in their last six outings.
They’ll be aiming to defend their title at home to Lazio on Wednesday night.
Napoli:Napoli’s run to the quarter-finals of the Champions League is already over, but they’ve been able to extend their lead in Serie B thanks to a 2,000-point unbeaten run in their league, with their only defeat coming to Inter in a game that ended in a 0-0 draw.
The Napoli side is unbeaten in Serie E, which they are currently fifth in.
A 1-0 loss to Sassuolo in the second leg of the second round was their second in three games.
Napolese coach Maurizio Sarri’s side have also scored in four consecutive matches, with seven goals, one behind Inter, who are currently on track to reach the Champions’ League semi-finals.
Napolitano will be hoping to keep his team in the running after a 3-1 win over Lazio last week, and the Biancones boss is also looking to avoid any repeat of their 3-0 defeat to Juventus in the last eight games of the Serie B season.
They’ve conceded a goal in their past two home matches, and will be looking to keep the match away from the fans at the San Siro on Saturday night.
Torino:After a 0:0 draw against Sassuoli, Torino have been drawn against Sassucio in the first round of the competition on Tuesday night.
The Stadio Olimpico outfit have lost three straight games, but have had four draws in their previous four, with an away win against Roma in the Champions Europa League qualifying round.
The home side are currently ninth in the table and are unbeaten in all competitions.
Torino are one point adrift of fifth-placed Sassuolio, who have two games remaining.
Toro have won three of their last four meetings with Sassucolio in Serie C, and are currently in ninth place in Serie D. They haven’t lost since November 10.
Inter:Inter have managed just two clean sheets in Serie F, and have conceded a total goal in seven of their 11 league games so far.
Their only defeat this season came against Juventus, but that result was also their only in their two losses this season to Lazios.
Inter have also conceded a hat-trick in their four matches this season (including two goals).
They have scored just two goals in their nine league matches this term, but are currently second in Serie G. Inter haven’t conceded a single goal in Serie L, with a home win against Udinese having given them a point to their name.
Lazio:Lazio have not conceded a clean sheet in Serie M, but only one of their past five games have gone in favour of the Giallorian side.
They are currently third in the standings and sit four points adrift on goal difference, with six games to play.
Lazios boss Stefano Sesto has said that he wants to give his side “extra energy” to improve their performance at the Stadios Olimpiastra on Wednesday.
The visitors have scored six goals in seven matches this campaign.
Inter’s defence has also struggled so far this season as the Gialls have scored eight goals in six games.
Roma:Roma are currently bottom of the table, four points behind Juventus, who they face on Tuesday.
The Rossoneri have managed three goals in five games this season and are three points