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This sport cannot be an exact science because there are so many moving variables, as Susy Campanale saw in Serie A Week 9.
Pippo Inzaghi’s Venezia are top ahead of Zdenek Zeman's Pescara with only four points between the top 15 sides, as Patrick Graham urges you to follow Serie B.
The top two go head-to-head in a massive test of Napoli and Inter Scudetto ambitions, but Richard Hall asks who will be first to fold under the pressure?
Dries Mertens and Mauro Icardi interpret the centre-forward role in very different ways, explains Greg Murray.
Roma were famous for shying away on the big European stage, but a new and exhilarating approach was seen against Chelsea, writes Tom Scholes.
Napoli leave Manchester pondering what might’ve been in a much-anticipated showdown, writes Jack Stevens.
Napoli-Manchester City sees Maurizio Sarri and Pep Guardiola put their philosophies on the table. Livio Caferoglu analyses the two tactical artisans.
Sunday’s Derby defeat to Inter proved once again Vincenzo Montella is struggling to forge an identity with his Milan, writes Matthew Santangelo.
Napoli's victory at Roma showed Maurizio Sarri's men have other skills to draw from, including a strong defence and mentality, writes Billy Wilkinson.
Going into the first Derby della Madonnina of the season, Milan and Inter have swapped their traditional characteristics, writes Susy Campanale.
Juventus have the opportunity for Supercoppa revenge on Lazio, but risk another Simone Inzaghi tactical lesson, writes Daryl Hammond.
In an open letter to Giampiero Ventura, Luca LaPorta urges the Italy CT to call-up Mario Balotelli for the play-offs.
Not everyone appreciates the Chinese takeover of the Milan Derby, but Richard Hall insists it was the only way to get these clubs back to the glory days.
Roma and Napoli both play 4-3-3, but a more detailed look shows that they have completely different styles, writes Vilizar Yakimov.
The Azzurri achieved the bare minimum and must improve in all departments if they are to reach the World Cup, writes Nick Valerio.
As Ciro Immobile prepares to lead the line for Italy against Albania, Greg Murray looks at the striker’s recent resurgence.
Juventus need to start trusting the centre-back, writes Elio Salerno.
Italy’s World Cup qualifying campaign may not seem too bad on paper, but it has raised major question marks over their Coach, writes Chloe Beresford.