Typically, yours truly loves when Serie A hands us some mid-week action, but at this point, this vesuviana would rather be poked in the eye with sharp sticks than have to watch Napoli falter, yet again, against opposition they should easy conquer. Fortunately this week they host relegation-dwelling Cesena, so...maybe?
For those of you fortunate enough to not have hopped on the roller-coaster ride known as being a Napoli fan, there are plenty of other mid-week matches to wet your palate. Although I'd recommend finding something better to do on Thursday, when the most Serie A could muster up is bottom-placed Novara against dismal Chievo Verona. Talk about being poked in the eye with sharp objects.
On Tuesday, Parma welcome Juventus, although one imagines the greeting might be with some trepidation, as Parma have just one win in their last nine matches, while...well, we all know what the Old Lady is up to. As for Wednesday, you might find yourself flipping back and forth between matches. Inter, embarrassed by their defeat to Lecce at the weekend, will be out for revenge against Palermo, but the rosanero won't make it easy, having scored seven in their last two matches. At the same time, Lazio host Milan, hoping to leapfrog Udinese in the standings, while the rossoneri will want to close the gap on Juve. It's all just a fun little merry-go-round of joy.
Except in Naples, of course. Sigh.
Tuesday, January 31 (20:45 CET, 14:45 ET)
Wednesday, February 1 (all times 20:45 CET, 14:45 ET unless otherwise noted)
Thursday, February 2 (20:45 CET, 14:45 ET)