Serie A Round 10 Expected Lineups – Milan and Napoli Battle from Afar

There is no time to digest what happened over the last weekend because the Round 10 of Serie A is already here. Two key matches in the relegation struggle will get things started in the late afternoon of Tuesday. Spezia and Genoa are one point apart, and both have won just once thus far. Salernitana did not benefit from the new coach’s bump, but they will look to build on the second half of the Empoli game versus an undermanned Venezia. Milan, which are top of the table alongside Napoli, will host the always annoying Torino, which just returned to winning ways.

Juventus will face Sassuolo at home in a must-win game, as Massimiliano Allegri called it, while Atalanta will visit Sampdoria, which stopped their hemorrhage of points Friday. Roma will face the reeling Cagliari on Wednesday night, and they will look to further put away the recent controversies following a quality outing against Napoli. Inter will try to wash away the disappointment of the late goal by Juventus versus Empoli, which has been the most surprisingly effective minnow so far. The clash with the highest level of glitz in the round is the one between Lazio, which have alternated superb showings at home to abysmal ones on the road, and Fiorentina, which found some serenity with the romp of Cagliari. Napoli will cap things off by tangling with a depleted Bologna Thursday night.

The last round was not too rough in terms of injuries. Torino’s Cristian Ansaldi and Milan’s Samu Castillejo suffered a thigh strain, Genoa’s Mohamed Fares a calf one. Milan will recover Franck Kessié and Theo Hernandez for the next match, while Sassuolo lost Filip Djuricic for some time. Federico Bernardeschi avoided substantial issues.



Spezia (4-2-3-1): Provedel; Ferrer, Nikolaou, Hristov, Bastoni; Maggiore, Kovalenko; Verde, Salcedo, Gyasi; Nzola.

Ruled Out: Erlic (thigh injury), Agudelo (foot metatarsal fracture), Sala (calf strain), Bourabia (calf strain), Colley (thigh pull), Kiwior (ankle sprain), Sena (failed physical), Sher (arm fracture).


Genoa (4-3-3): Sirigu; Cambiaso, Masiello, Vasquez, Criscito; Behrami, Badelj, Rovella; Kallon, Destro, Ekuba.

Ruled Out: Maksimovic (thigh strain), Fares (calf strain), Bani (thigh injury), Hernani (thigh strain), Vanheusden (thigh strain), Cassata (knee surgery).



Venezia (4-3-1-2): Romero; Mazzocchi, Caldara, Ceccaroni, Haps; Crnigoj, Busio, Kiyine; Aramu; Forte, Okereke.

Ruled Out: Johnsen (ankle injury), Vacca (calf strain), Fiordilino (sports hernia), Lezzerini (disc injury), Ala-Myllymaki (knee cartilage tear).


Salernitana (4-3-1-2): Belec; Zortea, Gyomber, Strandberg, Ranieri; Kastanos, Di Tacchio, Obi; Ribery; Djuric, Bonazzoli.

Ruled Out: M.Coulibaly (thigh injury), L.Coulibaly (thigh strain), Ruggeri (thigh strain), Capezzi (knee injury), Bogdan (calf strain), Veseli (COVID).



Milan (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu; Kalulu, Tomori, Romagnoli, Calabria; Kessié, Tonali; Saelemaekers, Krunic, Leao; Giroud.

Ruled Out: Maignan (wrist injury), Brahim Diaz (COVID), Messias (thigh strain), Florenzi (meniscus injury), Castillejo (thigh strain), Rebic (ankle sprain), Ballo-Touré (ankle bruise).


Torino (3-4-2-1): Milinkovic-Savic; Djidji, Bremer, Rodriguez; Singo, Pobega, Lukic, Aina; Linetty, Brekalo; Belotti.

Ruled Out: Mandragora (meniscus injury), Pjaca (calf strain), Ansaldi (thigh strain), Verdi (thigh strain), Edera (ACL tear).



Juventus (4-4-2): Perin; Danilo, De Ligt, Bonucci, De Sciglio; Chiesa, McKennie, Locatelli, Rabiot; Dybala, Morata.

Ruled Out: Kean (muscle fatigue), Bernardeschi (shoulder sprain).


Sassuolo (4-2-3-1): Consigli; Muldur, Ayhan, Ferrari, Rogerio; Maxime Lopez, Frattesi; Berardi, Raspadori, Traoré; Defrel.

Ruled Out: Djuricic (thigh injury), Boga (flu), Obiang (pneumonia), Romagna (patellar tendon tear), Schiappacasse (ACL tear).



Sampdoria (4-3-3): Audero; Dragusin, Yoshida, Colley, Murru; Thorsby, Adrien Silva, Askildsen; Gabbiadini, Caputo, Candreva.

Ruled Out: Augello (personal), Damsgaard (thigh strain), Ihattaren (personal), Vieira (thigh strain), Verre (thigh injury).

Suspensions: Bereszynski.


Atalanta (3-4-2-1): Musso; Lovato, De Roon, Palomino; Zappacosta, Koopmeiners, Freuler, Maehle; Malinovskyi, Pasalic; Zapata.

Ruled Out: Gosens (thigh strain), Djimsiti (arm fracture), Pessina (thigh strain), Hateboer (foot microfracture), Toloi (thigh strain), Demiral (thigh injury).



Udinese (3-5-2): Silvestri; Becao, Nuytinck, Samir; Molina, Pereyra, Walace, Makengo, Udogie; Success, Beto.

Potential changes: Makengo/Arslan, Molina/Udogie, Pussetto/Samardzic.

Ruled Out: Deulofeu (ankle sprain).


Verona (3-4-2-1): Montipò; Magnani, Veloso, Ceccherini; Sutalo, Tameze, Hongla, Faraoni; Barak, Lasagna; Simeone.

Ruled Out: Casale (muscle fatigue), Frabotta (calf injury).



Cagliari (4-4-2): Cragno; Zappa, Ceppitelli, Carboni, Lykogiannis; Bellanova, Marin, Grassi, Deiola; Keita, Pavoletti.

Potential changes: Bellanova/Altare, Grassi/Pereiro, Keita/Pavoletti.

Probable: Oliva (ankle sprain).

Ruled Out: Caceres (ankle injury), Nandez (muscle fatigue), Strootman (muscle fatigue), Godin (knee soreness), Dalbert (knee sprain), Rog (ACL tear), Ceter (thigh strain).


Roma (4-2-3-1): Rui Patricio; Karsdorp, Mancini, Ibanez, Vina; Cristante, Veretout; Zaniolo, Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan; Abraham.

Potential changes: Cristante/Darboe, Mkhitaryan/El Shaarawy, Abraham/Shomurodov.

Ruled Out: Spinazzola (Achilles tendon tear), Smalling (thigh strain).



Empoli (4-3-1-2): Vicario; Stojanovic, Tonelli, Viti, Marchizza; Haas, Ricci, Bandinelli; Henderson; Bajrami, Pinamonti.

Potential changes: Tonelli/Ismajli, Viti/Luperto, Henderson/Zurkowski.

Ruled Out: Romagnoli (thigh strain), Furlan (thigh strain), Di Francesco (muscle fatigue).


Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Darmian, Barella, Brozovic, Vecino, Dimarco; Alexis Sanchez, Lautaro Martinez.

Potential changes: Darmian/Dumfries, Vecino/Vidal, Alexis Sanchez/Dzeko.

Probable: Correa (thigh soreness),Vidal (flu).

Ruled Out: Eriksen (heart issues).



Lazio (4-3-3): Reina; Lazzari, Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Hysaj; Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Basic; Felipe Anderson, Immobile, Pedro.

Potential changes: Hysaj/Marusic, Leiva/Cataldi, Basic/Luis Alberto.

Ruled Out: Adekanye (meniscus injury), Zaccagni (knee sprain).


Fiorentina (4-3-3): Terracciano; Odriozola, Milenkovic, Igor, Biraghi; Bonaventura, Torreira, Duncan; Sottil, Vlahovic, Saponara.

Potential changes: Igor/Martinez Quarta, Torreira/Amrabat, Sottil/Callejon.

Ruled Out: Dragowski (thigh strain), Pulgar (ankle sprain).



Napoli (4-2-3-1): Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Fabian Ruiz, Anguissa; Politano, Zielinski, Insigne; Osimhen.

Potential changes: Fabian Ruiz/Demme, Zielinski/Elmas, Politano/Lozano.

Ruled Out: Manolas (thigh strain), Ounas (thigh strain), Malcuit (calf strain).


Bologna (3-4-2-1): Skorupski; Medel, Binks, Theate; De Silvestri, Dominguez, Schouten, Hickey; Orsolini, Svanberg; Barrow.

Potential changes: Binks/Skov Olsen, Schouten/Vignato, Orsolini/Santander.

Ruled Out: Bonifazi (calf strain), Kingsley (fibula fracture), Arnautovic (thigh injury), Viola.

Suspensions: Soumaoro, Soriano.