Napoli could not keep up the pressure on Juve in the fight for first place after they lost to Atalanta before the international break. Juve made up for their loss against Inter by winning three consecutive games and scoring eight goals. AC Milan have been involved in many thrillers already this season and their win over Sassuolo was marked their fourth from seven games. Roma’s vital win over Inter moved them a step closer to second place Napoli. Had they lost, Roma would have dipped into 10th place, alongside Cagliari and Bologna. Betting on Serie A got all the more interesting with four teams with equal points in third place. We’ll take a closer look at the statistics needed to get a better understanding of what to consider when betting on Serie A.
Bet on Napoli vs Roma
As mentioned above, Napoli’s stumble against Atalanta widened the gap between them and Juve. Roma on the other hand, needed a win against Inter to avoid back to back losses but Icardi’s own goal gave Roma the winning goal and three vital points. Napoli scored eight goals in five games and only conceded two, which is interesting to note when betting on both teams to score. Roma are the highest scoring team of Serie A with 16, superseding Juve. They scored 10 goals in their last five and conceded seven, which means that a bet on both teams to score is not a bad option to consider.
From Roma’s seven games played, six finished in over 2.5 goals and odds for that happening are currently at 69/100. Stadio San Paolo is an intimidating stadium to play in and Napoli’s passionate fans won’t make it any easier for Roma, age old rivals. Napoli are the favourites to win the game with an attractive price of 19/20. Roma are more than capable of winning away from home though, and odds for them snatching a win are at 14/5.
Bet on Juve
Juve are back to winning ways and a four point cushion off second place. Juve host Udinese, a team which is struggling to find its form. They will need a miracle to salvage a point against the champions of Italy and a bet on Juve to win will potentially return 11.80 from a tenner. For better odds, try handicap betting, where Juve will need to win with a goal difference of two, and that is priced at 49/50. Juve are known to impress in front of their home fans, scoring seven goals in their last two games at home. Odds for Juve to win with a goal difference of three are currently at 32/25.
Bet on Inter
Had Inter kept up their momentum after their monumental win over rivals Juve, they would have been just a point shy of first place. But they were denied a win against Bologna and lost against Roma. Icardi is the man to keep an eye on. He scored six goals from Inter’s nine goals in Serie A. Inter are somewhat of a mixed bag this season as they’re finding it hard to find their form under manager Frank de Boer. They haven’t scored all that many goals and conceded eight in seven games. With this in mind, it’s always good to consider betting on both teams to score. They face Cagliari next, a team with back to back wins and players with high morale as opposed to Inter’s winless two games. Inter are still the favourites to win the game at home, with odds currently at 23/50. Cagliari’s last five games all ended in over 2.5 goals. Odds for their next game to end with three goals or more are at 11/20.