The Serie A has seen a different kind of standing as opposed to the past seasons as the ‘Boys from Naples’ look to win Italy’s top prize for the first time since 1990 and would be back for more action after the World Cup break.
Napoli currently lead the standings of the Serie A winning 13 and drawing 2 of their 15 matches with no losses recorded as they lead the summit with and 8 point advantage over defending cyan AC Milan who dropped some major points and would have to do a lot of catching up upon the League’s resumption. Juventus seem to be the most in form of the Top 5 teams with ‘La Vecchia Signora’ winning all 5 of their last games to maintain a 3rd position above Maurizio Sarri’s SS Lazio who have the same point haul as Inter Milan with 30 points from 15 games as we may very well see a very heated battle for those who would make the final 4 spots for UCL qualification.
Atalanta BC, AS Roma and Udinese Calcio were among the teams who started the season quite brilliantly but recent engagements have seen the teams succumb to pressure albeit dropping down the table as all teams who were once in the Top Four find themselves losing momentum and losing the grip they once had on the League summit. Atalanta has managed just 3 points from a possible 15, AS Roma taking in just 5 points from their last 5 games and Udinese playing out 3 draws and losing 2 of thier last 5 games to see them occupy the 6th, 7th and 8th position respectively. Torino FC and ACF Fiorentina on the other hand have turned around their season with recent form being on their side as they make their way back to the top.
Asides having the 2nd top scorer in the present Seria Campaign within their ranks, Bologna have seen a great turn of fortune for them, winning 4 of their last 5 games has seen the team move to 11th position as they would surely be rooting for an European berth next season. Salernitana and Empoli occupy the 12th and 13th position with both teams sharing the same points (17) to maintain an healthy 10 point gap over the relegation spot. New Boys AC Monza have had a good showing thus far in the League with a 9 point gap over the relegation slots quite the good news as they settle into life in the Serie A whilst US Sassuolo are still trying to find their stride in what has been a trying time for ‘I Neroverdi’ (The Black and Greens).
Lecce, Spezia, Cremonese, UC Sampdoria and Hellas Verona make up the last 5 teams in the Seria A season of 2022/2023 heading into the Winter Break; Cremonese are still the only team without a win all season but their 7 draws and 8 defeats see them occupy the 18th position, Lecce’s early season abysmal form has had a little improvement with the team gaining 7 points from their last 5 games (unbeaten in 3) to see them hold on to the 16th position with Spezia also making sure to keep themselves off the relegation struggle with the team winning and drawing their last two games to keep them on 17th position. The last two spots are occupied by big names UC Sampdoria and Hellas Verona in what has proven to be a nightmarish season for both teams who don’t only occupy the 19th and 20th spots respectively, they also have lost the most matches with 11 and 12 games lost respectively with both teams also shipping in the most goals this season with both conceding 27 and 29 goals this season as their season take a downward sloping trajectory.
The Serie A resumes January as SSC Napoli look to break the title winning trio’s grasp on the title with Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan seemingly struggling to keep up with their form.