Serie A: Sassuolo at Roma, 8 a.m. Saturday, beIN. Roma can’t score right now, with just three goals in its past five matches, and Sassuolo is on a winning streak, culminating last week in a 1-0 victory over formerly league-leading Inter. Expect Roma to depend on its league-best defense, and hope for Edin Dzeko to steal a goal and the victory.

 

Premier League: Leicester City at Liverpool, 9 a.m. Saturday, NBCSN. Liverpool hasn’t lost a league match since the week before Halloween, but the chase for the top four in England is tight enough that this has barely provided an advantage. Liverpool has scored 12 times in three games and will be tough for Leicester to stop.

 

Serie A: Lazio at Inter, 11 a.m. Saturday, beIN. Three consecutive losses — two in the league, one in the cup — have Inter searching for something to stop the slide. It’s starting to look like the Serie A title might be out of reach. Now Lazio, four points behind, is gaining on Inter in the race for the Champions League.

Premier League: Southampton at Manchester United, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Ch. 11. Don’t look now, but Southampton is sliding down toward the relegation zone. It looks more likely that more players will leave in the January transfer window than will arrive. A trip to Old Trafford is never good for a struggling side.