Italian Serie A Week 5: Online Betting Preview
The Italian top division is gearing up for some mid-week action. The usual contenders, especially Napoli, Roma, and Inter Milan, have already shown intent in their bid to dethrone reigning champions Juventus from its lofty position in the league. After four rounds, Napoli leads the pack with 10 points, closely followed by Juve (9 points). Roma, Lazio, Inter Milan, and surprise package Chievo comprise the chasing crowd with 7 points each. As usual, there are some interesting matches during the mid-week for online betting.
AC Milan vs Lazio
Bologna vs Sampdoria
Atalanta vs Palermo
Chievo vs Sassuolo
Empoli vs Inter Milan
Genoa vs Napoli
Juventus vs Cagliari
Pescara vs Torino
Roma vs Crotone
Udinese vs Fiorentina
Marquee match of the week
It has to be the blockbuster encounter between AC Milan and Lazio. AC Milan had a roller-coaster ride so far in the season, winning two matches and losing two. The side has been leaking goals. They have conceded seven goals in four games. It is raining goals in the Serie A this season, but conceding nearly two goals per game does not reflect well for a team of Milan’s calibre.
Lazio, on the other hand, are showering goals. They have scored eight goals so far. But their defence is susceptible, having conceded five goals so far. Expect more goals and a close encounter. For online betting, a draw is a strong possibility, considering that players will be fatigued after their weekend outing.
The smart picks, based on the odds at 12BET, are Bologna vs Sampdoria and Genoa vs Napoli.
Bologna have won both their home matches till now, even though their away record has been miserable. They will be looking forward to a third straight home win. They will have their most formidable opponent so far at home in Sampdoria, who will be eager to snap their two-match losing streak.
An even more exciting match will be Napoli’s away fixture against Genoa. Napoli is the only team left in the league without losing a match. Genoa, on the other hand, have scored two wins from three matches. Genoa should be a tricky mid-week opponent for the league leaders. As for online betting, Napoli will start favourites. But a draw, or even an upset, is not far away.
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