Serie A: Juventus Looks Set to Clinch Scudetto



The round 32 of the 2018/19 Serie A season could see Juventus clinch their eighth consecutive Scudetto, with the ‘Old Lady’ in action in the first match on Saturday afternoon.

DStv has promised to broadcast all the action from Italy’s top flight.

Juve heads to the Stadio Paolo Mazza to face SPAL at 2:00 pm WAT and need only avoid defeat to secure top spot and yet another Serie A title.

It will be a deserved triumph for Massimiliano Allegri’s men and the earliest (with six games to spare) any side has won the title in a 20-team Serie A season.

With Napoli’s hopes of catching Juve effectively over after their 1-1 draw at home to Genoa, their focus must turn to ensure they remain in the second spot ahead of Internazionale (who are seven points adrift).

The Neapolitans are away to Chievo at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, while the Nerazzurri take on Frosinone at the Stadio Benito Stirpe.

The race for fourth place and the final UEFA Champions League berth is now of huge interest, with Atlanta, Milan, Roma, Lazio and Torino in positions four through eight and covered by just three points. The key game in this regard sees Milan host Lazio at the San Siro on Saturday night.

The Rossoneri have failed to win any of their last four league matches to see the pressure piling up on Manager Gennaro Gattuso, who reportedly may leave the team even if he leads them to Champions League qualification.

Another of the notable games this coming weekend is the clash between Sampdoria and Genoa from Stadio Communale Luigi Ferrraris, the famous ‘Derby della Lanterna’. While Samp are in mid-table and set to enjoy a relatively comfortable path to the end of the campaign, Genoa are just seven points above the drop zone and cannot assume that their Serie A status is secure.

In addition, the match provides the opportunity for veteran striker Fabio Quagliarella to try and add to his 21 goals and beat out competition from Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek (also on 21 strikes for the season) in the race for Italy’s ‘Golden Boot’