Betting on Serie A got all the more interesting when AC Milan beat Juve against all odds. That loss closed the gap between first place chasers Roma and AC Milan with a difference of two points to make the league competitive again. Inter are on a downward spiral after losing their third consecutive game, this time against Atalanta away from home. Napoli slipped down to fourth place even after winning 2-1 away from home against struggling Crotone while Roma won their third consecutive game. The pressure is on Juve to maintain first place, but another slip would cost them the top of the table, a place they got so comfortable sitting in. We’ll take a closer look at the information you need to be aware of when placing a bet on Serie A in the mid-week action.
Betting on Juve
Their recent stumble against AC Milan was their second loss of the season, a loss Serie A betting fans welcomed to make the league more exciting to bet on. Sampdoria are next on the agenda, a team who won their first game in their last five. Odds greatly favour Juve to win, as they’re priced at 1/6 but to make better profit, try handicap betting on Juve. Odds for Juve to win with a difference or two goals are at 23/50. The Bianconeri found the net 10 times in their last five games and three of those finished in over 2.5 goals. Juve won all their home games of Serie A and Sampdoria were the last team they faced before the last season was over, which finished five to the good for the champions. Juve will be adamant in winning their next encounter as after Sampdoria, Napoli will be next and there’s no guarantee that the Southern side won’t upset Juve’s home winning record. Think Juve will be the only scoring team? Choose ‘No’ when betting on both teams to score at 5/8 as it’s a great choice to add to your accumulator.
Bet on AC Milan
AC Milan have improved greatly and are looking settled under manager Vincenzo Montella. The Rossoneri won four of their last five games and are looking confident in keeping up their winning mentality. They face Genoa away from home with fantastic odds for winning the game, which are currently at 31/20. AC Milan scored 10 goals in five games and fortunately, they can focus solely on the league since they’re not present in any European competitions. Despite scoring 10 goals, three of their last five matches ended in under 2.5 goals, which is something to consider when formulating your bet on Serie A. Odds for the game to finish in under 2.5 goals are at 5/6. AC Milan don’t have the best goal average, which means both teams to score is highly likely and with odds at 19/25, it makes it a bet worth considering. If the Rossoneri manage to win against Genoa away from home, it will give them the confidence they need as they host struggling Pescara over the weekend and will continue mounting pressure on champions Juve.
Bet on Roma
Roma are sitting in second place with two points away from champions Juve. They steamrolled over Palermo with their 4-1 victory in front of their home fans and have made it three consecutive wins and four out of their last five. Roma face Sassuolo away from home next and as expected, they’re the favourites to win the match with odds currently at 9/10. Roma don’t have the best record on the road this season, winning only one match against Napoli, losing two and drawing one. Roma are the highest scoring team of Serie A with 23 goals are have found the net 14 times in their last five games. Roma’s previous five games all ended in over 2.5 goals and odds for that repeating itself against Sassuolo are at 7/10. Roma need to improve their form away form home, as they have back to back games on the road and can’t afford to drop any points if they want to keep their championship hopes alive.