Both Bologna and Sassuolo are enduring a difficult and delicate time in their season as the prospect of relegation looms ever larger.
Gonzalo Bergessio scored and Catania hit the woodwork twice, but were unable to beat 10-man Cagliari in a 1-1 draw.
Relegation threatened Chievo will be looking to make it two home wins in a row when they host a Genoa side pushing for a top 10 spot.
An Inter side unbeaten in four games takes on fellow European aspirants Torino at the Giuseppe Meazza on Sunday afternoon.
Old foes Juventus and Fiorentina are in contrasting form heading into the first of their three March showdowns.
It’s eighth against 13th at the Stadio Olimpico, with Lazio and Atalanta both hoping to build on positive results in the previous round of fixtures.
Questions have arisen as to whether Napoli can repeat their Coppa Italia demolition job against Roma when they meet on Sunday.
The battle for fifth place intensifies this weekend as joint sixth Parma and Verona clash in what could prove to be a decisive match in the race for Europe.
Sampdoria and Livorno head into Sunday’s clash having each picked up highly commendable results from the last round of Serie A matches.
Antonio Di Natale finished off a brilliant team move to give Udinese a 1-0 victory over Clarence Seedorf’s Milan.