AC Milan were almost there! It was a painful weekend for the Rossoneri as they drew against their city rivals Inter. Inter equalised in injury time and left AC Milan feeling demoralised, as three points would have retained second place and narrowed the gap to five points to league leaders Juve. Atalanta defied the odds by beating Roma in an iconic win which saw them secure their fifth consecutive victory, while Napoli’s away win over Udinese didn’t move them up the table and remain in sixth place. Juve put three past struggling Pescara and are now seven points clear over AC Milan and Roma. Let’s take a closer look at the information you should be looking at when placing a bet on Serie A for the weekend.
Bet on Inter vs Fiorentina
Inter sneaked in a late goal against AC Milan to snatch a point and crush their city rivals. Inter deserved the draw as they applied tremendous pressure up until the very last moments of the game. Fiorentina crushed Empoli away from home and with that win, it made La Viola without a defeat in five games. Inter are the favourites to win the game, with odds of 11/10 while a £10 on Fiorentina will potentially reap in £37.50. Only two of La Viola’s games finished in over 2.5 goals 18 goals scored in 13 games is pretty dismal for a team fighting for an Europa League spot. Inter are in the same boat with 18 goals scored and 16 goals conceded and odds for the game to end in under 2.5 goals are currently at 9/10 – not a bad price to add to any accumulator bet.
Inter recruited Stefano Pioli, ex-Lazio manager as head coach to try re-bolster the success of the club. Fiorentina only lost two games this season and both their defeats came away from home. With five draws, it’s not a bad option to consider betting on double chance on Fiorentina, as odds are at 37/50 and the bet adds security.
Bet on Juve
With a seven point difference over second placed Roma, it seems like there’s no team capable of catching up with the Bianconeri. Even with 25 games yet to be played in Serie A, there’s little chance that Juve will slip up and give away their advantage. A solid performance against Pescara saw them widen the gap between them and Roma and with that win, they secured four consecutive wins. Odds for Juve to beat Genoa away from home are currently at 3/5, which is a pretty decent price considering Genoa’s struggle to find their form. Looking for better odds? Try handicap betting on Juve, as £10 will potentially return £26.50. Juve are the team who conceded the least goals in all of Serie A with just nine goals in 13 games, so be aware of this when placing a bet on both teams to score. The only game from their last five which didn’t end in over 2.5 goals was their defeat to AC Milan. Odds for the game to end in over 2.5 goals are priced at 11/10.
Bet on AC Milan
AC Milan are looking settled and reformed under manager Vincenzo Montella and their aim is to secure a Champions League spot. They face Empoli away from home in their next encounter, a match they desperately need to win to keep their European hopes at bay. Odds on the Rossoneri to win are currently priced at 21/20 and from their six away games, AC Milan won three, lost two and drew one. Empoli have only won a single game from their last five and currently, they’re hovering dangerously over the relegation zone and can’t afford to lose another game. Think Empoli will get something out of this clash? Try double chance betting on Empoli as odds are currently at 39/50 not to lose the game, so a draw and a win will deem the bet successful.