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Juventus to continue dominance of Serie A

August 28, 2012 by  
Filed under International, Serie A

Juventus were unbeaten last season and won the League. PowerTable predicts Juventus to continue their dominance and win the title again. Inter Milan are predicted to finish 2nd ahead of AC Milan in 3rd. PowerTable predicts that newly promoted Pescara and Torino will go straight back down to Serie B along with Siena who have been docked 6 points.

The PowerTable™ calculates who brings the most power, resources and best on-field performance into the season to determine their finishing positions.

Juventus
Won just 61% of their games last season but went unbeaten and won the title. They were ranked 1st for goal conceding with just 0.53 goals per game. With Juventus further strengthening their squad with Lucio & Isla, PowerTable predicts them to retain the Serie A title
MVP: Andrea Pirlo
Breakout star: Paul Pogba

Inter Milan
Inter finished 6th last season. They were ranked 15th for goal conceding and won just 45% of their games. Inter have strengthened their squad and held on to key players. With the teams around them losing players and failing to strengthen, PowerTable predicts Inter to finish 2nd this season
MVP: Wesley Sneijder
Breakout star: Ricardo Alvarez

AC Milan
Won the most number of games last season but still finished 2nd to Juventus. Ranked 1st for goal scoring last season. With the loss of Ibrahimovic & Thiago Silva and failing to replace them PowerTable predicts AC Milan to finish 3rd this season
MVP: Riccardo Montolivo
Breakout star: El Shaarawy

Napoli
Finished 5th last season. They were ranked 3rd for goal scoring they conceded 1.21 goals per game and were ranked 10th. Despite losing Lavezzi to PSG, Napoli have brought in quality players in the transfer window. PowerTable predicts Napoli to qualify for the Champions League and finish 4th
MVP: Edinson Cavani
Breakout star: Eduardo Vargas

Udinese
They finished 3rd last season scoring 1.37 goals per game and conceding 0.92 goals per game. They have lost quality players in Isla and Asamoah. Udinese’s inability to bring in reinforcements for their lost players has PowerTable predicting them to finish outside the Champions League spots in 5th place
MVP: Antonio Di Natalie
Breakout star: Mehdi Benatia

AS Roma
Roma had a weak defensive display and was ranked 14th for goal conceding. Their poor away form and weak defense saw them finish last season. The ability to hold on to most of their key players and new signings has PowerTable predict Roma to finish 6th this season
MVP: Daniele De Rossi
Breakout star: Bojan

Lazio
Finished 4th last season. They were ranked 3rd for away form and won 45% of their games last season. Lazio’s lack of transfer activity compared to their rivals sees PowerTable predict Lazio to finish 7th this season
MVP: Hernanes
Breakout star: Mauro Zarate

Fiorentina
Fiorentina had a poor season and were ranked 17th for goal scoring and finished 13th. They have managed to keep hold of prized possession Jovetic and have added quality signings to their squad. PowerTable predicts Fiorentina to move up to tier 2 and finish in 8th place this season
MVP: Stevan Jovetic
Breakout star: Adem Ljajic

Bologna
Bologna finished 9th last season with a goal conceding rank of 4 and an away rank of 6th. PowerTable predicts Bologna to continue their solid mid table form and finish 9th again
MVP: Alessandro Diamanti
Breakout star: Gaston Ramirez

Parma
Parma finished 8th last season and ranked 7th for home form. They scored 1.42 goals per game. PowerTable predicts Parma to slip this season to 10th place
MVP: Jonathan Biabiany
Breakout star: Sotiris Ninis

Chievo
Finished 10th last season. They were ranked 4th for goal conceding and 8th for away form. However, they were ranked 18th for goal scoring. Not addressing their inability to score goals has PowerTable predicting them to finish in 11th place this season
MVP: Cyril Thereau
Breakout star: Francesco Acerbi

Palermo
They were ranked 18th for goal conceding and 17th for away form which saw them finish 16th last season. Palermo have brought in some defensive cover as well as attacking options. PowerTable predicts Palermo to deliver a better performance this season and finish 12th
MVP: Fabrizio Miccoli
Breakout star: Ezequiel Munoz

Atalanta
Atalanta finished in 12th place despite a 6 point deduction. They were ranked 4th for goal conceding. Despite another 2 point deduction this season, PowerTable predicts Atalanta to finish 13th this season
MVP: Luca Cigarini
Breakout star: Carlos Carmona

Genoa
They were ranked 20th for goal conceding. They escaped relegation by 6 points last season and finished 17th. PowerTable predicts Genoa to improve this season and finish 14th in the coming season
MVP: Alberto Gilardino
Breakout star: Cristobal Jorquera

Cagliari
They were ranked 15th last season and were ranked 14th for home form. PowerTable predicts Cagliari to continue the same level of performance and finish 15th again this season
MVP: Davide Astori
Breakout star: Radja Nainggolan

Catania
Ranked 6th for home form and 19th for away form saw them finish 11th last season. Lack of transfer spending sees them drop to 16th in the PowerTable predictions
MVP: Francesco Lodi
Breakout star: Alejandro Gomez

Sampdoria
Finished 6th in Serie B and gained promotion through the play offs. PowerTable predicts them to be in the relegation battle but survive and finish in 17th place
MVP: Nicola Pozzi
Breakout star: Andrea Poli

Torino
Finished 2nd in Serie B and gained automatic promotion. The loss of Antenucci and the lack of strong new signings has PowerTable predicting Torino to get relegated and finish in 18th place
MVP: Ogbonna
Breakout star: Alen Stevanovic

Siena
Siena finished in 14th place last season. Scored and conceded 45 goals last season. With Siena being deducted 6 points this season and an aging squad PowerTable predicts them to get relegated and finish in 19th place
MVP: Gaeteno D’Agostino
Breakout star: Francesco Bolzoni

Pescara
Pescara won promotion by winning Serie B last season. However, the loss of their manager and key players like Immobile has PowerTable predicting Pescara to finish at the bottom of the table and get relegated
MVP: Gianluca Caprari
Breakout star: Gaston Brugman

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