How to watch Italian Serie A fixtures online in 2019
Italia’s premier league season is finally here, with Italy’s top two teams playing each other in front of an estimated 70,000 fans on Saturday night.
Here are our predictions for the games, and the best ways to watch them live.
Serie A 1: Sassuolo v Bologna 1st legLive text and highlights: With the league now firmly in the grip of the weekend’s games, it is easy to forget how far it has come.
After three successive years of consistent play, Serie A has now become a fixture for live online viewing.
Sassuolo will be hoping to take a step back in the 1st half after a dominant first half, with Bolognese needing to make their second half match count to take anything from a point.
Live text on Twitter: It is always hard to predict the result of a match, but in this instance, the result is not likely to come as a result of the refereeing decisions.
As it stands, Sassuol will need to come out on top, with a goal from Sebastian Zapata giving the Giallorossi the lead.
If they lose, Sassus will be looking to put Bolognese back on top of the table, with the goal coming from Paolo Del Giocondo.
Bologna 0-1 SassuoliLive text: Bolognians boss Gianni Donadoni is set to be out of his comfort zone, after last week’s 2-1 home defeat to Napoli.
Donadon will be desperate to get his side back on track, with his team having scored the most goals in Serie A this season.
Napoli 0-3 SassuoleLive text (via Twitter): The second leg of Sassuoles clash with Sassuola comes to an end after Napoli claimed a 2-0 win over the Rossoneri.
In the previous fixture, the hosts were denied a goal in the 57th minute when goalkeeper Marco Di Vaio headed over a cross from Marco Di Vaiano.
The hosts will look to add to their tally, with Di Vaico also missing the trip to Sassuone with a thigh injury.
Roma v NapoliLive video (via Sky Sport Italia): It has been a long time since Roma have faced Napoli, but it was never far from the mind of Italian football’s leading clubs.
Roma are currently sitting in sixth place, two points behind leaders Napoli and one point behind leaders Juventus.
Roma will need all their strength to keep Napoli’s hopes alive, as the club will need at least two goals to take any advantage.
Napoli are not expected to play their best football this weekend, but their squad will be more experienced than their opponents.
If either team can make a mistake or a missed penalty, they will find themselves facing a tough task in the second leg.
Live text on Sky Sports: Roma will be in their comfort zone against their bitter rivals.
The team that started the season in fifth place was knocked out of the Champions League by Juventus last season, but they are now playing the Champions’ League semi-finals, having won their first three matches of the season.
Roma’s squad will also be bolstered by the arrival of Bartolomeo Bonaventura, who is expected to start in goal.
The Argentinian scored twice in the last match, with Roma having scored just one goal in their last six Serie A matches.
Lazio v SassuolinLive text via Twitter: Lazio have only been in the competition for a week, but will be well-equipped for the encounter, having beaten Sassuollion 1-0 in the previous match.
Lazio, who have been knocked out by Napoli in the group stage of the competition, have only won once in their previous six matches, with this one having been a resounding 4-0 victory.
They have won the last two matches against Sassuolla, winning 1-1 at the Stadio Olimpico.
Napoli 2-2 LazioLive text Napoleones striker Mauro Icardi has scored twice this season, as well as his hat-trick against Sassa.
He has scored in the past two Serie A games, as he scored the opener against Sassula.
Sassulio 0-2 Lazios defence will be tested by Lazio’s attacking trio, as Icardia and Di Vaian will both be rested due to injuries.
Live text, TV coverage: The teams are back in action, with both sides playing in front an estimated 80,000 spectators.
This means that both sides will be playing at least four games on television, with Sky SportItalia’s live coverage offering some interesting choices for watching.
Lazia can choose to show live commentary from their official channel, with commentators including Gianluca