Struggling quartet eye return to form
Roma coach Claudio Ranieri is confident his side can spark their season into life when they take on Serie A newcomers Brescia at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti on Wednesday.
The capital city giants threw away a 2-0 lead against Bologna yesterday and ended up with a draw, a result that dropped them into 17th place with just two points from three games. Roma have struggled at both ends of the pitch with just three goals scored and seven conceded.
"We are going through a difficult time in which things aren't going our way," said Ranieri. "But we must be calm and try to recover all of our players. I am certain we will get back on track. We have not won a game for a long time and I think the players are anxious."
Brescia, meanwhile, will go into the home game in buoyant mood after a 1-0 triumph at Chievo.
Eto'o in form, Milan struggling
Unbeaten Inter Milan, who are five points clear of Roma, take on Bari. Rafa Benitez's side trailed at Palermo at the weekend, but came from behind and won 2-1.
With Diego Milito yet to open his account with Inter, team-mate Samuel Eto'o is in form. The Cameroonian took his goal tally for the season to three by scoring twice against Palermo. The result lifted I Nerazzurri level on points with Serie A leaders Cesena, who visit Catania hoping to claim their first win on the road this campaign.
Lazio will look to make it three wins in a row when they take on strugglers AC Milan at the Stadio Olimpico. I Biancoceleste will fancy their chances because Massimiliano Allegri's team have mustered just one point in their last two league encounters.
Juventus claimed their first win of the season by thrashing Udinese 4-0 at the Stadio Friuli yesterday, and coach Luigi Del Neri has demanded more of the same when his side host Palermo on Thursday.
Fiorentina, Udinese seek first wins
Lecce seek home comfort when they welcome Parma to the Via Del Mare stadium. I Giallorossi have lost all of their away games this term, while they remain unbeaten in front of their own supporters.
Fiorentina coach Sinisa Mihajlovic hopes his team can kick-start their campaign when they visit Genoa. The 41-year-old, who replaced Cesare Prandelli at the helm of La Viola this summer, has yet to taste victory, with his side having claimed just one point from a possible nine.
Napoli will look to pick up where they left off in Sunday's 2-1 triumph at Sampdoria when they host Chievo, while Cagliari expect to keep up their unbeaten run this season when they battle it out against Sampdoria at the Sant' Elia. Finally, rock-bottom Udinese are desperate to claim their first point of the campaign at Bologna.