Dzeko has been called up for Verona-Rome, as confirmed by Fonseca. Juve loses Alex Sandro due to a suspected strain: he risks missing not only Sampdoria but also Rome and Naples. Bonaventura from 1 ‘in Fiorentina. All the updates on the probable formations of the first round of the year directly from the reporters of Sky Sport.
ALL THE LIKELY SERIES A FORMATIONS
After a 48-day break between one season and another, that’s it the Serie A championship is back. The first day opens at 6 pm on Saturday 19 September, with Fiorentina-Torino: immediately a new coach involved, it is Giampaolo on his debut in the grenade. Following, at 20.45, Verona hosts Roma: the two teams exchanged (with different timing) the two defenders Cetin and Kumbulla. The first Sunday of the championship will instead open with Parma-Naples, Osimhen’s debut in Serie A. At 15 the new Genoa of Maran, full of new purchases, welcomes a newly promoted: it is the Crotone of Stroppa, among the most active clubs on the market. Sassuolo-Cagliari it will be at 6 pm, while the Sunday program will close Juve-Sampdoria, with Pirlo’s first bench in A. The game will be played on Monday evening at San Siro Milan-Bologna. The remaining 3 matches (Udinese-Spezia, Benevento-Inter and Lazio-Atalanta) will be played on 30 September.
So let’s see the situation team by team, remembering to also consult our page “Campetti” to have a graphic summary of the lines, injured, unavailable and disqualified.
FIORENTINA-TURIN, Saturday at 6pm
Fiorentina, the first of Bonaventura in purple
Iachini faces the grenade with a 3-5-2 that should see, in front of Dragowski, a defense made up of Milenkovic, Pezzella and Caceres. It is difficult to hypothesize the use from 1 ‘of the latest arrival, Borja Valero, while everything suggests a debut in viola as a starter for Jack Bonaventura. Pulgar then made room for Duncan. Biraghi trained with the group, ballot with Lirola. Kouamè-Ribery attack.
Turin, immediately Murru and Linetty
Giampaolo made his grenade debut immediately proposing two of his “loyalists”. Murru and Linetty, who had coached at Sampdoria, will be starters in the 4-3-1-2 which will have the Zaza-Belotti tandem, supported by Berenguer as an offensive reference. In defense Nkoulou and Bremer could be used as central defense in the event that Izzo was deployed from right back. If, on the other hand, Vojvoda wins in this position, then Izzo would take Bremer’s place. Meité and Rincon certainties in midfield.
VERONA-ROME, Saturday at 8.45 pm
Verona, there is the former Cetin
Juric faces the new season without the two “revelation” defenders of last year: the sales of Rrahmani to Napoli and of Kumbulla to Roma, stimulate the Croatian coach to make new talents blossom. A candidate to become a pivot of Hellas defense is former Giallorossi Cetin. In the same department we will not see the new Magnani signing, while in midfield he could make his yellow-blue debut Tameze, who passes from Gasperini to his pupil. High expectations from the new arrival Benassi, who together with Zaccagni will have the task of completing Di Carmine’s offensive work.
Rome, Karsdorp owner and false hypothesis 9
Kumbulla official, but he should not leave the starting line. More likely to see Cristante’s retreat, with Mancini and Ibanez. Karsdorp and Spinazzola the outsiders. In midfield Diawara candidate to join Veretout, with Lorenzo Pellegrini advanced alongside Carles Perez) behind Mikhitaryan. It is clear that the market talks linked to Dzeko (the Bosnian was in any case called up) complicate forecasts. Zaniolo and Perotti injured, Bruno Peres unavailable. In goal Mirante favorite
PARMA-NAPLES, Sunday at 12.30
Parma, Liverani without the suspended Kurtic
His Lecce is relegated but Fabio Liverani remains in Serie A, inheriting a team that can no longer count on Kulusevski. The first appointment of the new championship sees the Emilians opposed to Naples, a special match for the former Sepe and Grassi. They will both be owners: the goalkeeper will have Bruno Alves and Iacoponi in front of him. In midfield the use of Hernani and Brugman is certainly quadi, with Kucka playing midfielder behind Gervinho and Inglese.
Naples, waiting for Osimhen
To the eternal Ospina-Meret ballot, an unpredictability that represents a constant for fantasy coaches, this year we could add the unknown factor of the trident: Politano, Mertens, Insigne, Osimhen, are 4 names for 3 jerseys, not counting Petagna and Lozano who start a little behind in the hierarchies. In defense, Rrahmani was added who, however, could need time to get into the mechanisms required by the coach. Koulibaly is sure of the place, Manolas the favorite over Maksimovic. Midfield with Fabian Ruiz, Demme and Zielinski.
GENOA-CROTONE, Sunday at 3.00 pm
Genoa, probable debut from 1 ‘for one between Zajc and Badelj
Maran is one of the most active teams on the signing front: only on Wednesday did the Ligurian club formalize Zajc, Goldaniga, Asoro, Melegoni and Badelj, who joined Czyborra. Among these, against Crotone, the Slovenian ex Empoli could make his debut from 1 ‘, suitable to cover the role of playmaker. In attack, Pandev is certain. Confirmed in the posts Perin, who can count on the pair of central Biraschi-Zapata. In midfield favorites Sturaro, Schone and Lerager. Masiello and Cassata disqualified.
Crotone, several new faces
Stroppa can have many purchases already arrived, such as Magallan, Cigarini, Eduardo Henrique and Vulic who all aspire to ownership. In attack, Simy is the only one who is sure of the place: Messias is on pole to support him, more difficult to use since the beginning of the new Riviere and Dragus.
SASSUOLO-CAGLIARI, Sunday at 6.00 pm
Sassuolo, Peluso suspended. Rogerio is there
De Zerbi has recovered Berardi, who had accused a calf problem. Together with him there will be Djuricic and Haraslin in support of the only striker Caputo. In the middle of the field Locatelli should make it, flanked by Obiang. In the defense at 4 Rogerio takes the left lane, on the right Toljan-Muldur ballot with the second favorite. Chiriches on pole for a central position. Peluso disqualified, Magnanelli and Boga absent (positive result at Covid-19).
Cagliari: out Pereiro, Ceppitelli and Cerri
Having defined the purchase of Tripaldelli from Sassuolo, Di Francesco can also dispose of the other new purchases Zappa, Marin and Sottil. The Romanian midfielder and the former viola are serious candidates for a starting position. The midfield should be completed by Rog and Nandez, while the offensive trident will see the certainties Joao Pedro and Simeone. Ceppitelli fresh from coronavirus positivity, in defense it could touch Walukiewicz.
JUVENTUS-SAMPDORIA, Sunday at 8.45 pm
Juve, Alex Sandro ko
Pirlo immediately loses Alex Sandro, who stopped on the eve of a muscle problem in his right thigh. There is a fear of a strain, exams scheduled in the next few hours. He will miss not only Sampdoria, but also Rome and Naples Luca Pellegrini, who has returned from loan to Cagliari, should be in his place. Kulusevski is ready for his first match in Serie A with the Juventus shirt. The Swede, returning from a splendid year with Parma, will do it as a starter alongside Ronaldo in attack. Arthur is in a runoff with Ramsey in a median completed by Bentancur and Rabiot. In defense, the certainties are Bonucci and Chiellini. Unavailable Dybala, De Ligt and Bernardeschi.
Sampdoria, Gabbiadini out
Ranieri will face Pirlo by deploying the usual 4-4-2: Bereszynski, Yoshida and Augello should find a place in front of Audero from 1 ‘. There is a Tonelli-Colley ballot. Almost certain of a starting shirt Thorsby and Ekdal, in a midfield completed by Depaoli and Jankto. As for the attack, Gabbiadini is unavailable so we go towards the Quagliarella-Bonazzoli tandem, with Ramirez on the bench. There will be no new faces, if we do not consider Verre, who returned from the season on loan at Verona.
MILAN-BOLOGNA, Monday 8.45 pm
Pioli without Romagnoli, Musacchio and Leao
Ante Rebic, who missed the trip to Ireland with Shamrock Rovers due to disqualification, finds a starting place. The Croatian will be part of the “support trident” in Ibra, completed by Calhanoglu and Castillejo. The 4-2-3-1 of Pioli will see as usual the pair Kessié-Bennacer in front of the defense, made up of Gabbia and Kjaer with Calabria and Theo Hernandez on the outside lanes. Out Romagnoli, the captain will be Donnarumma. Musacchio and Leao still unavailable.
Bologna, De Silvestri debuts
Lorenzo De Silvestri made official, he will occupy the right lane in defense, with his driving skills. On the left will be Dijks, with Tomiyasu from central alongside Bani. In midfield there is a runoff between Poli and Nico Dominguez to support Schouten. Palacio will act as first striker, with Barrow winger on the left.