Salernitana vs. Genoa (Saturday, 2.00pm)
While the home side have yet to taste victory in six attempts since promotion, the Grifone are also struggling at the wrong end of the standings after conceding a late goal last week left them three games without a win.
We say: Salernitana 2-2 Genoa
Neither side has covered themselves in glory with their work in defensive areas this season, so both will be able to let their experienced forwards flourish in a game which will ultimately see the spoils shared.
Though Salernitana may have to wait until after the international period for a first Serie A success since their long top-flight absence finally came to an end, a point will help stop them from being cut adrift from fellow drop dodgers such as Genoa.
Torino vs. Juventus (Saturday, 5.00pm)
The first Turin Derby of the season represents a chance for Max Allegri's men to continue their domestic revival, while their hosts will feel confident as they sit one place ahead of Juve in the standings and are unbeaten in four games.
We say: Torino 0-2 Juventus
Despite Ivan Juric's good work on the Torino defence to date, they are set to be beaten on home soil yet again by their bitterest foes from across the city.
With confidence up and an all too rare clean sheet recently in the bag, Juventus can overcome some significant absences to avoid losing further ground on the other Scudetto contenders before the break for internationals.
Sassuolo vs. Inter Milan (Saturday, 7.45pm)
While the Nerazzurri have adapted to life under Simone Inzaghi with the minimum of fuss, their hosts are still coming to terms with their own change of leadership and have won just twice in the league this term.
We say: Sassuolo 1-2 Inter Milan
While Sassuolo have had the benefit of a week's rest and preparation, their visitors have been to Ukraine and back in the past few days and may feel a little fatigue early on in the game.
However, Inter can afford to leave it until late to seal the points, as they boast several attacking options that can pierce the Neroverdi rearguard with the sort of razor-sharp move that brought about Lautaro Martinez's wonderful opener last weekend.