Inter lost twice in a row after getting a point off Juventus, and then were eliminated from the Coppa Italia by their cross-town rivals Milan. The Neroazzurri seem to be undoing the good work seen in the first part of the season, but a victory here could be crucial to go into the new year in a better mood.
Lazio beat Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia and progressed in the competition, and as they wait to play the game they have in hand, they are well positioned to keep fighting with both Roma and Inter.
Of these three clubs battling for a top-4 finish, Lazio seemed the ones that would struggle the most given the lenght of their roster and their Europa League commitment, but they are still there as January comes.
Verona might not repeat their great performance against Milan as they lost 4-0 at Udinese in their last game. As SPAL and Genoa both got points, the situation is getting difficult for the Scaligeri.
Juve just made it four victories in their last 5 games with a 1-0 result over Roma. The Bianconeri have now left Inter behind and the race for the title seems to have been reduced to two sides.
Except for Benevento, Verona are the team struggling the most in this league. While the Milan game has probably be an exceptional coincidence of brilliance and errors from their opponents, they will need to do much better to even get a point here.