AC Milan will look to take further control of the race for fourth place in Serie A when they open the 25th round of the 2018/19 season with a match at home to Empoli on Friday night live on SuperSport.
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Milan secured a key victory last weekend, coming from a goal down to defeat Atalanta 3-1 away from home. New signing Krzysztof Piatek continued his exceptional form for the Rossoneri with a brace of goals to see Gennaro Gattuso’s side install themselves as favourites to clinch the last UEFA Champions League berth.
Empoli at home should be a straightforward game for Milan, though their opponents showed good form in the last round, ending a four-game winless streak with an impressive 3-0 destruction of Sassuolo which featured a goal from Ghanaian Afriyie Acquah.
DStv and GOtv viewers will also be drawn toward the intriguing clash between Parma and Napoli on Sunday evening at Stadio Ennio Tardini. Since their remarkable recovery to hold Juventus to a 3-3 draw earlier this month, the Crociati have fallen to successive defeats at the hands of Internazionale and Cagliari.
Napoli themselves are struggling to mount a title challenge, with their second successive domestic 0-0 draw (at home to Torino this past weekend) seeing them fall even further behind leaders Juventus – the gap is now a full 13 points and Neapolitans manager Carlo Ancelotti must be considering putting all his eggs into the UEFA Europa League basket.
For those DStv and GOtv viewers keen on following Juventus’ seemingly inevitable march to the Scudetto, they can catch the Bianconeri in action on Sunday afternoon when they play away to Bologna.
Given that Juve will have been in UEFA Champions League action away to Atletico Madrid in midweek, manager Massimiliano Allegri could well opt to rest some key men for this clash at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara – especially as Bologna have won just once in their last 10 matches across all competitions and have not beaten the Turin giants since 2011.
Other matches for DStv and GOtv viewers to look out for include Fiorentina (who are unbeaten in eight matches across all competitions) looking to upset Internazionale at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, Atalanta will look to bounce back from their defeat to Milan when they face Torino away, and Frosinone will chase an upset win at home to Roma in order to boost their battle against relegation.
Key match stats
Bologna v Juventus – Head-to-head, all competitions
Matches played 41
Bologna wins 2
Juventus wins 30
Parma v Napoli – Head-to-head, all competitions
Matches played 29
Parma wins 11
Napoli wins 14
Fiorentina v Internazionale – Head-to-head, all competitions
Matches played 47
Fiorentina wins 12
Inter wins 25
Serie A fixtures, 22-24 February
All times GMT
Friday 22 February
7:30pm Milan v Empoli – LIVE on SS10, Max360 & SelGo2/SelGo5
Saturday 23 February
2pm Torino v Atalanta – LIVE on SS8 & SelGo5
7:30pm Frosinone v Roma – LIVE on SS10, Max360 & SelGo2/SelGo5
Sunday 24 February
11:30am Sampdoria v Cagliari – LIVE on SS8, Max2 & SelGo5
2pm Chievo v Genoa – LIVE on SS12
2pm Bologna v Juventus – LIVE on SS8, Max2 & SelGo5
2pm Sassuolo v SPAL
5pm Parma v Napoli – LIVE on SS8 & SelGo5
7:30pm Fiorentina v Internazionale – LIVE on SS8, Max1 & SelGo5