Are Roma too close for comfort for Juve? The Bianconeri dropped points against Napoli over the weekend and effectively narrowed the gap to six points between first and second place of the table. Atalanta recorded their biggest away win in recent history with a staggering five nil victory over Genoa. Inter were embarrassed at the San Siro on Monday, as Sampdoria snatched all three points while their city rivals AC Milan failed to beat Pescara, a team that’s got Serie B in close sight. We’ll delve a little deeper and analyse the biggest games of the week and the best bets when betting on Serie A.
Bet on Lazio vs Napoli
Napoli are four point advantage on Lazio and losing will edge Lazio closer to superseding them in the table, replacing their Champions League qualifiers spot. Lazio are now unbeaten in their last eight games of the league and odds for them not to lose (double chance betting) stand at 8/15. Lazio winning at the Stadio Olimpico will potentially return £27.50 from a £10 bet, however, Napoli have won their last 3 Serie A away matches against Lazio.
Odds for Napoli to win are priced at 37/25. Napoli have scored in each of their last 10 Serie A matches on the road and only managed to keep one clean sheet. Betting on both teams to score could be an interesting option to add to your accumulator bet as odds are priced at 13/25. Odds for under 2.5 goals are set at 11/8, which is how it ended at Stadio San Paolo in the first round of Serie A.
Bet on Juve
Juve are now six points clear of second placed Roma, but stumbling again and dropping points will definitely put a dent in their title ambitions. However, they now face Chievo who are sitting in mid-table and no Serie A betting enthusiast can’t see the Bianconeri dropping points in what is assumed to be a routine win. Juve have won their last 31 Serie A matches at home while the Verona based side never won a match against Juve on the road. Odds for Juve to win are priced at 21/100 but for better odds, try handicap betting on Juve, as odds for them to win with a difference of two goals or more stand at 10/17, three or more at 31/20. In their last 10 matches Juventus kept two clean sheets, which is why betting on one team to score is a bet to be considered. Gonzalo Higauin is four goals away from topping the goal scorer charts and odds for him to score first are at 9/4 and 13/20 to score at any time.
Bet on Roma
Roma were delighted with Juve’s result over the weekend, and with the Bianconeri in the quarter final of the Champions League, it adds pressure and fatigue will come into play. The question on every Roma fan’s mind is: are Juve able to fight on all fronts without jeopardising their position in the league? Roma have got a couple of tricky games ahead of them, as they face Atalanta, rivals Lazio, AC Milan and also Juve in one of the last games of the season.
Consistency will be the key and the Giallorossi will be looking to secure their fifth consecutive win as they prepare to face Bologna over the weekend. Spalletti’s side are the favourites with odds of 3/7 to win the game, but more daring bet, try handicap betting on Roma, as a tenner will potentially return £21. AS Roma have scored at least twice in each of their last three Serie A matches and four of their last five games ended in over 2.5 goals. Both teams to score has odds of 5/6 while over 2.5 goals is priced at 8/13.