Milan have confirmed that the injury defender Alessandro Nesta picked up against Barcelona in midweek will keep him out of action for a month.
Antonio Di Natale scored his ninth Serie A goal of the season to condemned AS Roma to their third away defeat following the match at Udinese.
Coach Francescio Guidolin said that Udinese allowed German Denis to join Atalanta because the Zebrette cannot guarantee him regular football.
Bologna manager Stefano Pioli has laughed off suggestions that he is considering dropping striker Marco Di Vaio from his first team line-up.
Cagliari are desperate to avoid their fourth consecutive defeat when they take on Bologna, who are looking to register their third away win.
Catania will be determined to avoid their third consecutive defeat when they take on Lecce, who have yet to win in front of their own crowd.
Cesena are desperate to avoid their third defeat in five games when they take on Genoa, who are looking to register their second away win.
Chievo coach Domenico Di Carlo has admitted that he did field Sergio Pellissier in the Coppa Italia to keep him fresh for the AC Milan clash.
Fiorentina are hoping to register their second win in five games when they face Palermo, who have not dropped any points when playing at home.
Genoa coach Alberto Malesani admits he took a risk by using a system that never worked before and several fringe players for the Bari clash.
Inter have been dealt a blow in their bid to recover League form following the news that Lucio has been ruled out for three weeks with injury.
It was reported that Juventus could offer defender Leonardo Bonucci and striker Vincenzo Iaquinta for Bruno Alves from Zenit St Petersburg.
Biancoceleste coach Edy Reja has described Saturday's meeting between joint League leaders Lazio and Juventus as 'important for both sides'.
Lecce are hoping to avoid their second consecutive defeat when they take on Catania, who are looking to register their first away victory.
Giuseppe De Luca's agent has confirmed that Napoli and Genoa are interested and believes it would be a natural step up for the Varese striker.
Novara are desperate to avoid their third consecutive defeat when they take on Parma, who are hoping to register their second away victory.
Palermo have confirmed that Federico Balzaretti would like to join French giants Paris Saint-Germain this January to be closer to his wife.
Parma coach Franco Colomba has warned his players not to underestimate Novara and believes the synthetic field will not be a big obstacle.
Siena want to pick up points for the fourth time in five games when they take on Inter, who are desperate to register their second away win.
Antonio Di Natale scored his ninth Serie A goal of the season as Udinese registered their sixth home win following the match against Roma.