Saturday January 11 2014
Serie A Previews: Turning point

The first half of the season ends this weekend and today Davide Ballardini makes his Bologna debut against former club Lazio.

Click here for all the individual match previews for Serie A Week 19.

It all begins at 17.00 GMT with Livorno desperate to turn things around against Antonio Cassano’s temperamental Parma.

This evening Ballardini makes his debut on the Bologna bench after replacing Stefano Pioli and does so against his former club, who are also revived following a change of management.

On Sunday the 11.30 GMT kick-off is an enticing Torino-Fiorentina as Alessio Cerci tries to trip up his old teammates, who are already forced into life without Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Gomez.

Leaders Juventus visit Cagliari, Roma try to get back on track against Genoa and Serie A revelations Verona take on Napoli in what is sure to be a fascinating encounter.

Sassuolo-Milan is the evening match with the likely debut for Keisuke Honda.

On Monday there are two fixtures due to Coppa Italia commitments, as Sampdoria welcome Udinese and Inter aim to end their crisis against Chievo.

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