Inter’s impressive winning streak came to an abrupt end on Sunday, as Cuadrado’s screamer was enough to secure all three points for Juve, maintaining their six point lead over second place. It was goals galore for Napoli as they put seven past Bologna, a humiliating defeat that home fans had to witness. Roma lost their first Serie A match of the year since losing to Juve in December, a match which could have seen them closing the gap on the Bianconeri and maintain second place. AC Milan are sliding down the Serie A table quicker than ever, as they lost their third consecutive match, with their most recent to Udinese at the San Siro. We’ll delve a little deeper into the betting data you should be analysing before placing a bet on Serie A for the weekend.
Bet on Lazio vs AC Milan
Lazio bounced back from their back to back losses in an eight goal thriller over bottom of the table Pescara. They maintain fourth place in the Serie A table and will need to keep winning to secure a spot in European football next season. Lazio are the favourites to win and with odds of 49/50, it makes it well worth adding to your accumulator bet. The Biancocelesti only lost three games in front of their own fans this season and with AC Milan’s form being so poor lately, it’s going to take something special to topple the home side. Lazio found the net nine times in their last five games and are the fourth highest scoring team of the Italian League.
AC Milan on the other hand conceded seven goals in their last five games but only managed to find the net five times. Their third consecutive loss was a serious cause for concern as missing out on European football will not only hinder new players from joining the team, but they will also miss out on financial resources that will help them build for the coming years. Serie A betting fans lost almost all hope in AC Milan and they will need close to a miracle to snatch a win at the Stadio Olimpico, based on their recent form. Odds for the Rossoneri to beat Lazio stand at 14/5 but betting on goals might be a safer bet. Three of AC Milan’s last five games ended with both teams scoring and odds for that happening again stand at 18/25. Under 2.5 goals is a good option and is paid well too, as odds are at 19/20.
Bet on Juve
Juve had a real test last weekend when they hosted Inter last weekend. They faced a very different Inter from that of the start of the season, and it had to be decided by a moment of brilliance by the Colombian forward. Serie A betting enthusiasts are re-living history year after year, hoping that Juve won’t be such a dominant force in Italian football but the Bianconeri won’t take their foot off the pedal. Juve now must travel to Sardegna for their quest for another three points, a match which shouldn’t give them too much trouble. A tenner on Juve to win will return an insignificant profit and you’ll be better off with handicap betting on Juve, as odds for them to win with a goal difference of two goals stand at 3/5 and at 8/5 with a difference of three. Juve won four of their last five matches and found the net eight times in the process. Three of their last five have finished in under 2.5 goals but can Cagliari’s defence hold off such quality in attack? Under 2.5 goals odds are set at 11/9.
Bet on Napoli
With their most recent annihilation over Bologna, Napoli stretched their unbeaten run to 12 games and are now the highest scoring team of Serie A with 55 goals, 10 more than league leaders Juve. Genoa is next on the fixtures list, a team that’s struggling at the bottom end of the table. Odds for Napoli to win at home will not return a healthy profit and it will be more advantageous backing Napoli with a handicap bet, as odds to win with a goal difference of two or more are priced at 8/11 and 9/5 with a difference of three.
Napoli are very capable of scoring goals and found the net 15 times in their most recent five but have also conceded in all five matches. Betting on both teams to score will be a good option based on this statistic and odds for both team to score are set at 3/4. A more rewarding option would be to bet on Napoli to win and both teams to score, which is priced at 5/3.