Spezia vs. Lazio (Saturday, 2.00pm)
Their hard-earned 2-2 draw at Cagliari last week contrasted with a limp league display from Simone Inzaghi's Biancocelesti as they slumped to a 3-1 reverse versus Udinese.
We say: Spezia 1-2 Lazio
Having let their recent revival slip unexpectedly at the hands of improving Udinese last time, Lazio are unlikely to start as sluggishly again.
Vincenzo Italiano's Spezia have been competitive highly competitive in Serie A so far, but have generally foundered when facing top-class teams and may be powerless to prevent Ciro Immobile from adding to a growing goal tally.
Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.
Juventus vs. Torino (Saturday, 5.00pm)
Once again, the Bianconeri failed to dispose of a Serie A minnow last week - being held to a draw by upstarts Benevento - while Torino's torrid start to the campaign continues, with a point against Sampdoria on Monday failing to lift them out of the bottom three.
We say: Juventus 2-0 Torino
Despite a recent uplift in performances - if not particularly results - Torino are ripe for the picking by their dominant city rivals this week.
Juve must overcome their propensity for underwhelming draws against the league's lesser lights if they are to keep tabs on AC Milan's growing lead at the top.
Pirlo's men will want to close the gap before the upcoming winter break and taking maximum points from their neighbours is all but essential.
Our tipster partners are predicting a home win.
Inter Milan vs. Bologna (Saturday, 7.45pm)
Antonio Conte's side comprehensively swept aside Sassuolo - who had been above them in the table until that point - while mid-table Bologna took care of winless bottom team Crotone.
We say: Inter Milan 2-1 Bologna
Inter's defensive deficiencies have undermined their efforts this term, so in-form Bologna can certainly cause the Nerazzuri some difficulties in that department.
However, their abundance of ability in the final third makes the home side strong favourites to claim the win needed to keep pace with San Siro co-tenants AC Milan.
Our tipster partners are predicting over 2.5 goals.