Serie A action kicks off with an explosive clash as Roma host their arch enemies, Lazio, in what Serie A betting fans are hoping to be a goal fest. The action kicks off at 18:00 CET and another huge clash follows at 20:45 as AC Milan prepare to take on the leaders Napoli in the lion’s den. Juve’s fixture might be look one-sided on paper, but Sampdoria’s form has been terrific, winning four of their most recent five. Inter’s draw to Torino saw them drop to third and their upcoming clash against Atalanta will be a tricky one to collect all three points. We’ll delve a little deeper into the best bets for the weekend to ensure you’re getting the most value when betting on Serie A.
Bet on Roma vs Lazio
Apart from being a colossal clash and an age-old rivalry, this clash is never short of entertainment and this year, both squads are in top form! Lazio won nine of their 11 games so far and are the only team in Serie A to have won six consecutive matches.
Roma are also sporting an impressive winning streak as they completed their fourth win on the trot after overcoming Fiorentina on the road. Both sides have a game in hand and a only a single point separates these two sides in the table.
Roma are the favourites at the Stadio Olimpico with odds of 2.23 to emerge victorious, but if you’re looking for a little security to your bet, try double chance betting on Roma as odds are set at 1.35.
Lazio got the better of Roma the last time this fixture took place at the Stadio Olimpico and odds for history to repeat itself on Saturday are priced at 3.20.
In their last six encounters:
- Three finished in over 2.5 goals
- Three finished in under 2.5 goals
- Both teams scored in three games
Both teams to score is not paid very well, at 1.43 but with both teams having scored 52 goals between them (Roma 21, Lazio 31), it makes it highly probable.
Bet on Napoli vs AC Milan
Napoli had the chance to maintain their four-point lead at the top of the table over Juve but failed after drawing to Chievo on the road. As all Serie A betting would assume, Napoli are the clear favourites with odds of 1.45 to beat Milan and the last time AC Milan collected all three points against Napoli was back in 2014 – lightyears in football time.
Napoli are the second highest scoring team of the Serie a with 32 goals (after Juve, 35) and we can’t imagine the AC Milan defence keeping a clean sheet with such a dangerous Neapolitan offence. Dries Mertens found the net 10 times from 12 matches plated and has odds of 1.81 to get his name on the scoresheet on Saturday.
AC Milan have a promising squad but for all the talent they have, they should be doing far better in Serie A. However, consistency is fickled in the squad and Montella is finding it extremely hard to collect points, week after week.