Serie A Round 14 Expected Lineups – Short-Handed Napoli

The Round 14 of Serie A will start and finish early in anticipation of another midweek matchday. Cagliari and Salernitana will open the dances with a crucial match in the relegation struggle. On Saturday, Empoli and Fiorentina will square off in the only remaining Tuscan derby left, with the Viola looking to build on the impressive win over Milan versus a usually feisty enemy. Sampdoria will try to maintain the little momentum they have built last week versus the soaring Verona, which have stumbled just once with Igor Tudor at the helm.

Later in the day, Juventus will tangle with Atalanta in a key game for their hopes of mounting a comeback for the Champions League zone. The slate will be capped off by Inter visiting the pesky Venezia, which are coming off three positive results in a row and knocked down Roma in their last home game.

On Sunday, Udinese and Genoa will kick things off in another important fixture down low. Milan will seek to bounce back domestically against Sassuolo, an enemy that has given him fits in recent years. Spezia and Bologna will attempt to atone for their recent losses in what should be an entertaining game. The ever seesawing Roma will host Torino, which have been plucky but have yet to get a signature win against a top team in the season. Napoli-Lazio will finish things off Sunday night, with Maurizio Sarri meeting his past at the helm of a different side this time.

The Partenopei will be depleted as Victor Osimhen suffered a major injury, André-Franck Zambo Anguissa is out and Lorenzo Insigne is questionable. Instead, Ciro Immobile is back. Juventus lost Danilo for two months, while Milan will be without Ante Rebic for a while.



Cagliari (4-4-2): Cragno; Caceres, Ceppitelli, Carboni, Dalbert; Bellanova, Marin, Strootman, Nandez; Joao Pedro, Keita.

Ruled Out: Rog (ACL tear), Walukiewicz (femoroacetabular impingement), Godin (muscle fatigue), Farias (calf injury).


Salernitana (4-3-3): Belec; Veseli, Gyomber, Gagliolo, Ranieri; L.Coulibaly, Di Tacchio, Obi; Gondo, Djuric, Bonazzoli.

Ruled Out: Ribery (illness), Strandberg, Kastanos, Schiavone (muscle fatigue), M.Coulibaly (thigh strain), Ruggeri (thigh strain).



Empoli (4-3-1-2): Vicario; Stojanovic, Tonelli, Luperto, Parisi; Zurkowski, Ricci, Henderson; Di Francesco; Cutrone, Pinamonti.


Fiorentina (4-3-3): Terracciano; Odriozola, Milenkovic, Martinez Quarta, Biraghi; Bonaventura, Torreira, Duncan; Callejon, Vlahovic, Saponara.

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



Sampdoria (4-4-2): Audero; Bereszynski, Ferrari, Colley, Augello; Candreva, Thorsby, Ekdal, Verre; Caputo, Quagliarella.

Ruled Out: Damsgaard (thigh strain), Ihattaren (personal), Vieira (foot fracture), Depaoli (muscle fatigue), Torregrossa (calf injury).


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

Ruled Out: Frabotta (Achilles tendon partial tear), Hongla (COVID), Kalinic (calf strain).



Juventus (4-3-3): Szczesny; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; McKennie, Locatelli, Rabiot; Dybala, Morata, Chiesa.

Ruled Out: Danilo (thigh strain), De Sciglio (thigh strain), Ramsey (thigh injury).


Atalanta (3-4-2-1): Musso; Toloi, Demiral, Djimsiti; Zappacosta, De Roon, Freuler, Maehle; Malinovskyi, Pessina; Zapata.

Ruled Out: Lovato (thigh strain), Gosens (thigh strain).



Venezia (4-3-3): Romero; Mazzocchi, Caldara, Ceccaroni, Haps; Ampadu, Vacca, Busio; Aramu, Okereke, Kiyine.

Ruled Out: Ebuehi (thigh strain), Fiordilino (sports hernia), Maenpaa (back pain).


Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, Bastoni, Dimarco; Darmian, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic; Dzeko, Correa.

Ruled Out: Vidal (illness), De Vrij (thigh injury), Alexis Sanchez (thigh injury), Eriksen (heart issues), Kolarov (thigh injury).



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

Potential changes: Makengo/Arslan, Walace/Pussetto, Deulofeu/Success.

Ruled Out: Larsen (contractual dispute), Zeegelaar.


Genoa (3-5-2): Sirigu; Biraschi, Vasquez, Masiello; Sabelli, Sturaro, Badelj, Barella, Cambiaso; Pandev, Ekuban.

Potential changes: Sabelli/Ghiglione, Pandev/Hernani, Ekuban/Bianchi.

Probable: Bani (thigh injury).

Ruled Out: Criscito (thigh strain), Caicedo (thigh strain), Maksimovic (thigh strain), Cassata (knee surgery), Destro (thigh strain), Kallon (thigh injury), Fares (calf strain).



Milan (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Florenzi, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Bennacer, Bakayoko; Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz, Leao; Ibrahimovic.

Potential changes: Florenzi/Kalulu, Bennacer/Tonali, Bakayoko/Kessié.

Probable: Maignan (wrist injury).

Ruled Out: Rebic (thigh strain), Calabria (calf strain), Giroud (thigh strain), Tomori (hip injury), Castillejo (thigh strain).


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

Potential changes: Toljan/Muldur, Chiriches/Ayhan, Scamacca/Defrel.

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



Spezia (4-3-3): Provedel; Amian, Erlic, Nikolaou, Bastoni; Maggiore, Sala, Kovalenko; Strelec, Nzola, Colley.

Potential changes: Amian/Ferrer, Colley/Antiste, Strelec/Podgoreanu.

Questionable: Agudelo (foot fracture).

Ruled Out: Verde, Sena (failed physical), Bourabia (calf strain), Sher (arm fracture).

Suspensions: Gyasi.


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

Potential changes: Soumaoro/Bonifazi, Orsolini/Mbaye, Hickey/Dijks.

Questionable: Skov Olsen (ankle sprain).

Ruled Out: Schouten (thigh injury), De Silvestri (thigh strain), Kingsley (fibula fracture).



Roma (3-5-2): Rui Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Karsdorp, Pellegrini, Darboe, Mkhitaryan, El Shaarawy; Zaniolo, Abraham.

Potential changes: El Shaarawy/Vina, Darboe/Carles Perez, Zaniolo/Shomurodov.

Probable: Vina (thigh strain), Calafiori (thigh strain).

Ruled Out: Spinazzola (Achilles tendon tear), Cristante, Villar (COVID).

Suspensions: Veretout.


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

Potential changes: Aina/Vojvoda, Praet/Linetty, Belotti/Sanabria.

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



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

Potential changes: Lobotka/Elmas, Mertens/Petagna.

Probable: Insigne (knee soreness).

Ruled Out: Osimhen (facial fracture), Anguissa (thigh strain), Ounas (thigh injury), Politano, Zanioli (COVID).


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

Potential changes: Cataldi/Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto/Basic, Felipe Anderson/Zaccagni.

Ruled Out: Adekanye (meniscus injury).