It was goals goals goals in Italy in the opening matches of Serie A and it was no short of drama. There were 32 goals scored, the second most prolific opening weekend of the last 30 years. Carlos Bacca, the AC Milan, striker bagged the first hat-trick of his Serie A career and it was executed to perfection with a right footer, left footer and a header. Lazio stunned Atalanta in front of their own fans in a seven goal thriller which was the perfect result for punters betting on over 2.5 goals and over 3.5 goals. We’ll delve deeper into the upcoming fixtures for the weekend to discover the best bets when betting on Serie A.
Clash of the Week – Napoli vs Milan
Napoli kicked off their season on the wrong foot with a frustrating draw against newly promoted Pescara. Napoli were two down in half time but Dries Mertens stepped up to score two goals in quick succession to save his team from an embarrassing season start. Napoli are the clear favourites to win the encounter, with odds at 17/25 as they stand.
Milan won 3-2 at San Siro to further tarnish Torino’s reputation against the big club. Carlos Bacca was the hero for the day and a penalty in the dying minutes of the game was saved by the Rossoneri keeper to help them bag the three points. Both games finished in over 2.5 goals, over 3.5 goals and both teams scored, which is a clear indication that both teams prefer to play the offensive game. A £10 bet on Milan to win will potentially return £52.50, which is very lucrative considering the spontaneity of big clashes.
Other Serie A Bets
Juve travel to Rome to face Lazio, who have their morale’s running high after than 3-4 win against Atalanta. Juve are an attacking team who like to control the tempo of the game and use the speed of their wingers to expose the flanks. Gonzalo Higuain, their recent addition to their arsenal will definitely play an important role in the game and odds are currently at 13/10 when betting on over 2.5 goals.
Inter will host Sicilians Palermo and will be looking to net their first goal and secure some points after losing 2-0 to Chievo away from home in their opening match. Palermo didn’t impress either, losing home to Sassuolo one goal to nil. Inter are the favourites heading into the clash with odds at 3/10 as they stand. Think Palermo grab a win at the San Siro? A £10 bet on Palermo to beat Inter will return £105.
Roma sent a clear message with their 4-0 over Udinese last weekend. When it rains, it pours, which is exactly what happened in the second half of the game. Two quick goals by Perotti sunk Udinese deep into dangerous waters and it was the point of no return when Dzeko bagged the third to put the final nail in the coffin. Roma will travel to Sardegna to face Cagliari in a match where Roma are the favourites to win with odds currently at 3/4.