Can the Italian Serie A table be more predictable? It’s been dominated by Juve for half a decade and it doesn’t look like it’s going to chance anytime soon. Juve not collecting all three points is a rarity these days, but as the saying goes, you can’t win them all. Udinese stopped them from collecting all three points and halted them from achieving their eighth consecutive win. Inter put five past Cagliari while their City rivals AC Milan completed three successive wins with their most recent victory over Chievo. Roma lost at home to Napoli, which was the perfect opportunity for Roma to narrow the gap to first place to five points, had they beaten Napoli. We’ll take a closer look at what betting on Serie A looks like for the upcoming weekend.
Bet on Juve vs AC Milan
Although this is a big clash and an age old rivalry, it’s been a rivalry that’s based on mutual respect and this fixture tends to be less aggressive then other big games. This is the fourth time these sides are meeting this season, with AC Milan getting the upper hand on two occasions (one victory was on penalties in the Super Cup). This will be a tricky fixture for the ex-Milan manager, as he finds a squad with high morale, unbeaten in their last five games and on a three match winning streak. Juve are not a team to be easily intimidated though, as they have enough quality in the squad to overcome almost any team in Europe. Juve are the clear favourites to emerge victorious, with odds priced at 4/9. Don’t write off AC Milan just yet, as they’re very capable of stopping Juve from securing maximum points. For a little more security to your bet, try double chance betting on the Rossoneri, and with odds set at 9/5, it can bring in a decent return. Four of Juve’s last five games have all ended in under 2.5 goals and odds for that repeating itself this weekend are priced at 51/50. Both teams to score is also priced well, at 23/25, considering that Milan managed to find the net in all their last five games on the road.
Bet on Roma
Roma’s winning streak came to an abrupt halt as Napoli snatched a win at the Stadio Olimpico last weekend. It was a golden opportunity for the Giallorossi to narrow the gap in points between them and league leaders Juve, but Napoli proved to be too strong for the Romans and edged closer to superseding them in the table. Roma now travel to Palermo, a team that’s been having trouble to exit the relegation zone.
Odds for Roma to win are priced at 3/7, but if you’re looking for a better price, try handicap betting on Roma, as odds are for this are set at 28/25. Roma have won four of their last five games on the road and their last two ended with a goal difference of two goals. Palermo found the net in all their most recent five encounters and betting on both teams to score is a good bet to add to your accumulator. Both teams to score is priced 77/100. Edin Dzeko is the man to watch for the Giallorossi as he already has 19 goals to his tally, placing him second in Serie A’s top scorer table. Odds for Dzeko to score at any time are set at 27/25.
Bet on Napoli
Napoli bounced back after Atalanta stopped their 13 game unbeaten run to beat Roma away from home, a feat only a few manage to accomplish. After their exit from the Champions League, Napoli will now have more time and energy to focus on the league, ensuring their qualification for European football next season. Crotone is next on the fixtures list and it’s a match all Serie A betting fans will surely expect them to win.
Odds for Napoli to win stand at 2/15, not even worth considering. Betting on goals will be a better option, although Crotone have only managed to score one goal form their last five games. Handicap betting on Napoli might be the most profitable option, as odds for Napoli to win with a goal difference of two is priced at 7/20, three goals at 24/25 and four goals at 23/10.