Serie A 2013/14: Round 2 Preview- Lazio travel away to Juventus as Roma entertain Verona
After returning last week, there is another full set of fixtures this weekend in Serie A.
Round Two begins with Napoli travelling to Verona to face Chievo on Saturday evening.
Napoli made the perfect start to the season with a 3-0 victory at home against Bologna, although Rafa Benitez may be without striker Gonzalo Higuain who injured himself during the week diving off the island of Capri.
Chievo earned a creditable draw at Parma last week and will be looking to impress in their first home game of the Serie A campaign.
Juventus started the defence of their Serie A crown with a 1-0 away win against Sampdoria while Lazio beat Udinese 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico.
In the reverse fixture last year the heroics of Federico Marchetti earned the Biancocelesti an admirable 0-0 draw.
In the early game on Sunday, Roma entertain Verona with both teams having picked up maximum points in week one.
The fixture also sees Luca Toni return to one of his former clubs on the back of a brilliant brace that helped Verona beat AC Milan last Saturday.
On Sunday night at the San Siro, A.C Milan, coming off the back of sealing their place in the Champions League, play Cagliari.
The Sardinian outfit won their first game of the season and will be tough opposition for Massimiliano Allergi’s side.
Milan’s city rivals, Inter travel to Sicily to face Catania.
Inter secured three points at home to Genoa last time out while Catania narrowly lost in Florence on Monday night.
Udinese will face Parma on Sunday night after being eliminated from Europe in midweek.
Parma were involved in the only draw of week one and will be hoping to gain maximum points at the Friuli.
Fiorentina travel to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris to face Genoa and will look to maintain their 100% start to the Serie A season.
La Viola scraped into the Europa League group stage on Thursday while Genoa will be hoping to bounce back after a disappointing opening day defeat to Inter.
Atalanta host Torino in round two aiming to get off the mark in Serie A.
The Bergamo outfit were defeat at Cagliari last weekend and face the Granata who enjoyed a convincing victory against Sassuolo in Week One.
Bologna play Sampdoria at the Renato Dall’Ara with both teams in search off their first points of the campaign.
Manolo Gabbiadini is set to make a quick return to Bologna with Samp after he spent last season with the Rossoblu.
The final game of the round sees two newly promoted teams, Sassuolo and Livorno, face off in Emilia Romagna.
Both sides suffered defeat last weekend and will be targeting a victory in a fixture that is seen by many as an early relegation indicator.
A correct result is worth TWO points. A correct score earns FIVE points.
Last week guest Dov got four correct scores while adding three correct results. His score of 26 saw him beat Richard, who earned 16 points with two correct scores and three correct results.
This season we will be keeping a table of the total scores of Richard and his Guests.
There is also the individual table of the best weekly score, which after Round 1 is led by Dov
|Dov (week 1)||26|
|Richard (week 1)||16|
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