Inter eyes Roma upset

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Rome, Italy (SportsNetwork.com) - Roberto Mancini will hope a win at second- place Roma on Sunday can provide a launching point for Inter Milan's Serie A campaign.

Mancini's return to Inter started with a 1-1 draw against AC Milan last weekend, while the Nerazzurri claimed a 2-1 win over Dnipro in the Europa League on Thursday to secure the top spot in the group.

But with Inter sitting in ninth place in Serie A entering the weekend having won just four times in 12 league games, Mancini must find a way to improve his team's league form.

The club has not had a great deal of success in this fixture recently as Inter's last win at the Stadio Olimpico in league play came in 2008.

Roma has won its last two games in Serie A since dropping a 2-0 result at Napoli at the beginning of the month, and the capital club comes into this weekend three points adrift of leaders Juventus.

Juve is eyeing a 25th successive league win at home on Sunday as the Old Lady hosts bottom-half side Torino with Juve having earned a 2-0 win over Malmo in the Champions League in midweek.

Monday's clash between Sampdoria and Napoli sees two of the top four teams in Serie A square off at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium with the two sides separated by one point.

AC Milan has dropped to seventh place in the league after a five-match winless streak, and the club tangles with Udinese, which is level on points with the Rossoneri.

Fiorentina travels to bottom-half Cagliari on Sunday after the Viola secured a place in the knockout round of the Europa League on Thursday thanks to a 2-1 win over Guingamp, while Sassuolo and Hellas Verona square off in a battle of mid-table sides.

Lazio has lost back-to-back games and tries to snap that skid on Saturday at Chievo, which sits in the bottom three.

Other matches in Serie A this weekend include Genoa traveling to Cesena, Empoli entertaining Atalanta and Palermo taking on Parma.