There were no movements in the top six places of the table as all six clubs recorded victories last weekend. Juve overcame the Rossoneri at the San Siro to maintain pressure on the league leaders, marking their third win on the trot. Lazio market their sixth consecutive win after crushing newly promoted Benevento, edging closer to the league leaders Napoli. AC Milan have been having a troublesome period, managing to secure just four points form their last five games. Inter are now just two points shy of Napoli and every match is proving to be crucial to maintain their pressure. The following is paramount to ensure you make smarter and more informed betting decisions when betting on the Serie A for the weekend.
Bet on Lazio
Lazio are proving to be a force to be reckoned with this season and their most recent hammering of Benevento has brought them three points away form first place. Their only loss came to the leaders and their next encounter against Udinese should, on paper, be a routine win, however, Udinese are sporting back to back wins and morale within the squad is high.
Lazio have odds of 1.26 to emerge victorious but betting on goals could prove to be more profitable. Lazio are now the third highest scoring team (31) and odds for the game to end in over 2.5 goals are priced at 1.44. All their last five Serie A games ended with three or more goals in the game. However, Lazio have only managed to keep a clean sheet once from their last five, making both teams to score an interesting option to consider. Odds for this bet are set at 1.84.
This is Lazio's best record after 11 matches of a Serie A season, and even if they lose this fixture it will be their best record after 12 matches of a Serie A campaign. Immobile (14) is the leading Serie A scorer this season and is priced at 1.64 to get his name on the scoresheet against Udinese.
Bet on Napoli
Napoli have won five consecutive Serie A matches against Chievo Verona and Serie A betting fans will be expecting Maurizio Sarri’s men to extend their unbeaten run against Chievo. Odds for Napoli to emerge victorious are priced at 1.40 and at evens to win with a goal difference of two or more goals (handicap betting).
Napoli have won all six Serie A away matches this season and they are the second least team to concede goals in the league (8) so far. Both teams to score has odds of 1.74 and Chievo found the net in four of their last five games. One team to score has odds of 2.04 but will Chievo be able to get the better of the Napoli defence?
Marek Hamšík (114) is one short of equalling Diego Maradona (115) as Napoli's all-time leading goalscorer in all competitions and has odds of 2.48 to score and break this outstanding record. However, Hamšík has scored only one goal in 11 Serie A appearances this season, in a 3-0 home win against Cagliari on 1 October 2017. He has had 29 Serie A shot attempts this campaign.
Bet on Juve
This will be the first Serie A match between reigning champions Juve and top flight debutants Benevento. The odds are too low to consider if you want to back Juve with a win and we can’t imagine the visitors troubling Buffon. Juve have scored in each of their last 40 Serie A matches and Serie A betting fans are expecting a goal bonanza by the Turin based side.
To cement this notion is the fact that Juve have failed to score in only three of their 120 Serie A matches at Allianz Stadium, making over 2.5 goals more probable. Odds for this bet are set at 1.24.
Juventus have kept a clean sheet in nine of their last 10 Serie A matches versus promoted teams, making one team to score an interesting bet to ponder. The odds are priced at 1.42.
Benevento have lost all 11 Serie A matches this season. The previous record for consecutive defeats from the beginning of a Serie A campaign was eight by Venezia in 1949/50. It does not look for Benevento.