Napoli v Lazio | Sat. 2/29 – 92 Thuuz Pre-Rating
In a hit Outkast song, the band asks, “What’s colder, than being cold? Ice cold!” Take the definition of “ice cold,” consider the opposite, and your answer is Napoli. Having not dropped a Serie A match in 2013, Napoli is a win away from matching Juventus for top of the table. The team directly below them in third place? That would be Lazio. If you have one match to watch this weekend, this is surely the one you want.
Schalke 04 v Bayern | Sat. 2/29 – 83 Thuuz Pre-Rating
How good is the Bayern defense? So good that they are riding a three game clean sheet streak and have not given up a goal in league play this year. Not even Bilbo or Frodo Baggins could sneak a goal past them. In addition to finding the back of the net, Schalke will try to do something that no Bundesliga team has done since the end of October: Defeat Bayern.
Fiorentina v Juventus | Sat. 2/29 – 82 Thuuz Pre-Rating
With both teams only having one Serie A victory for each of them in 2013, Juventus and Fiorentina have had a worse start to 2013 than most anticipated. A win in this important game could go a long way into getting back into form. If Juve wants to stay in first, they must first withstand a tough task and dispatch Fiorentina.