Serie A Round 11 Expected Lineups – Can Roma Halt Milan Too?

The Round 11 will cap off a busy Serie A week with a pair of doozies. It will be opened by a potentially explosive clash between Atalanta and Lazio, as the Biancocelesti seek to get out of a road slump. The most anticipated match is certainly Sunday nights’ Roma-Milan. The Giallorossi will attempt to stop the run of the League-leading team after doing it with Napoli last week.

As for the Partenopei, they will visit Salernitana, which are coming off a quality win against Venezia but remain in a precarious position. The third-placed Inter will host Udinese, while Juventus will look for a remedy to their sorrows against the fast-paced Verona.

Fiorentina will try to home cook again versus Spezia, as the Viola have been very up-and-down so far. Genoa-Venezia is shaping up to be a pivotal contest in the relegation struggle and maybe for the future of Davide Ballardini as well. The two sides are one point apart down low. Instead, Sassuolo and Empoli are in significantly better shape, especially the former after blitzing Juventus. It will be a battle between two of the most proactive sides in the League. The matchday will conclude with the Monday night affair between the unlucky but determined Bologna and the still reeling but slightly improving Cagliari.

The midweek round, thanks to heavy rotations, was not too harsh in terms of injuries. Mattia De Sciglio will miss about a month due to a thigh strain, others are still being evaluated, but there should not be major issues. Despite that, a few big names will be missing since Federico Chiesa and Victor Osimhen are out with minor muscular problems. Brahim Diaz is back from COVID, Jeremie Boga from an illness. José Luis Palomino, Samuele Ricci and Ethan Ampadu are suspended.



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

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

Suspensions: Palomino.


Lazio (4-3-3): Reina; Marusic, Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Hysaj; Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Immobile, Pedro.

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



Verona (3-4-2-1): Montipò; Dawidowicz, Gunter, Casale; Faraoni, Tameze, Veloso, Lazovic; Barak, Caprari; Simeone.

Ruled Out: Frabotta (calf injury), Ilic (ankle injury).


Juventus (4-4-2): Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Cuadrado, Bentancur, Arthur, Rabiot; Dybala, Morata.

Ruled Out: De Sciglio (thigh strain), Kean, Chiesa, Ramsey (muscle fatigue).



Torino (3-4-2-1): Milinkovic-Savic; Djidji, Bremer, Buongiorno; Singo, Pobega, Lukic, Aina; Praet, Brekalo; Sanabria.

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


Sampdoria (3-5-1-1): Audero; Dragusin, Yoshida, Chabot; Bereszynski, Thorsby, Adrien Silva, Ekdal, Augello; Candreva; Quagliarella.

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



Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, Ranocchia, Bastoni; Dumfries, Vidal, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic; Dzeko, Correa.

Ruled Out: Eriksen (heart issues).


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

Ruled Out: Pussetto (knee soreness).



Fiorentina (4-3-3): Terracciano; Venuti, Milenkovic, Martinez Quarta, Biraghi; Bonaventura, Torreira, Castrovilli; Sottil, Vlahovic, Saponara.

Ruled Out: Kokorin (thigh injury), Gonzalez (COVID), Dragowski (thigh strain), Pulgar (ankle sprain).


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

Ruled Out: Agudelo (foot metatarsal fracture), Bourabia (calf strain), Sena (failed physical), Sher (arm fracture), Nguiamba (muscle fatigue).



Genoa (4-3-1-2): Sirigu; Cambiaso, Biraschi, Vasquez, Criscito; Sturaro, Badelj, Rovella; Galdames; Pandev, Destro.

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


Venezia (4-3-3): Romero; Mazzocchi, Caldara, Ceccaroni, Haps; Crnigoj, Tessmann, Busio; Aramu, Henry, Okereke.

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

Suspensions: Ampadu.



Sassuolo (4-2-3-1): Consigli; Toljan, Chiriches, Ferrari, Kyriakopouls; Maxime Lopez, Frattesi; Berardi, Raspadori, Traoré; Scamacca.

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


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

Ruled Out: Romagnoli (thigh strain), Furlan (thigh strain).

Suspensions: Ricci.



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

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


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

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



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

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

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


Milan (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu; Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Kessié, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz, Leao; Ibrahimovic.

Potential changes: Bennacer/Tonali, Brahim Diaz/Krunic, Ibrahimovic/Giroud.

Probable: Brahim Diaz (COVID).

Questionable: Ballo-Touré (ankle bruise).

Ruled Out: Maignan (wrist injury), Rebic (ankle sprain), Messias (thigh strain), Florenzi (meniscus injury), Castillejo (thigh strain).



Bologna (3-4-2-1): Skorupski; Soumaoro, Medel, Theate; De Silvestri, Dominguez, Svanberg, Hickey; Barrow, Soriano; Arnautovic.

Potential changes: Medel/Binks, Hickey/Dijks, Arnautovic/Orsolini.

Probable: Arnautovic (thigh injury).

Questionable: Viola.

Ruled Out: Bonifazi (calf strain), Kingsley (fibula fracture).


Cagliari (4-4-2): Cragno; Zappa, Ceppitelli, Carboni, Lykogiannis; Nandez, Marin, Strootman, Deiola; Joao Pedro, Pavoletti.

Potential changes: Zappa/Caceres, Ceppitelli/Godin, Nandez/Bellanova.

Probable: Strootman (muscle fatigue).

Questionable: Nandez (muscle fatigue), Godin (knee soreness), Caceres (ankle bruise), Strootman (muscle fatigue), Keita (tonsillitis).

Ruled Out: Dalbert (knee sprain), Rog (ACL tear), Walukiewicz (thigh bruise), Ceter (thigh strain), Keita (tonsillitis).