Italian Serie A: Week 15 Preview

Serie A: Week 15 Preview

Our football expert previews round 15 of the Italian Serie A which resumes on Friday the 7th of December 2018.

Table toppers Juventus maintained their unbeaten record in clinical fashion last weekend, showing just why they are the defending Serie A champions and team to beat.

On the opposite end of the standings, Chievo remain winless and look a certainty to face the drop at the end of the season. But that’s only months from now, so let’s rather take it round by round starting with this weekend’s action.



Standings provided by Sofascore LiveScore

Friday 7 December

Juventus 11/20 
Draw 29/10 
Inter Milan 5/1
We kick-start gameweek 15 with runaway leaders Juventus taking on Inter Milan. The Old Lady are undefeated with 13 wins from 14 matches, scoring 31 goals and conceding just eight times in the process.

Inter Milan come off the back of a hard-fought 2-2 draw away to Roma and will be looking to get a positive result here. However, Juve have been rampant and should claim a narrow victory on Friday evening. 

Saturday 8 December

Napoli 1/6 
Draw 13/2 
Frosinone 15/1
Napoli are undefeated on their turf with five wins and two draws from seven games. They have won three of their last four matches and will be looking to build on that.

Relegation-threatened Frosinone have been dismal with just one win from 14 matches, scoring only 11 goals and conceding 29 times. Back the hosts to win Half-time/Full-time at 5/10. 

Cagliari 31/10 
Draw 26/10 
Roma 17/20
Cagliari, despite sitting 13th on the standings, are unbeaten on home soil. However, they have struggled of late and are winless in their last four games. Roma have lacked consistency but are off the back of a 2-2 draw against Inter Milan.

The Giallorossi have won six of the last seven meetings against the hosts and are likely to build on that. Take Roma to edge the win. 

Lazio 9/20 
Draw 36/10 
Sampdoria 57/10 
Lazio have struggled to win matches in recent weeks but home advantage should see them return to form and regain control. Sampdoria ended a run of five games without a win after smashing Bologna 4-1 on home soil.

Lazio might be at home but they aren’t backed up with the kind of form where I would put money on them. With that being said, the Both Teams to Score – Yes – market looks ripe for the picking at 8/10. 

Sunday 9 December

Sassuolo 33/20 
Draw 23/10 
Fiorentina 33/20
Sassuolo are without a win in their last three matches and will be desperately hoping to capitalize on home advantage. Fiorentina are yet to win a game on the road and are winless in their last seven matches, including a 3-0 defeat at home to Juventus last time out.

Both teams are likely to go all out for the win and an open game of football is on the cards. Take Over 2.5 Goals at 19/20. 

Empoli 19/20 
Draw 49/20 
Bologna 29/10
Empoli are two points off the relegation zone following their 2-2 draw at SPAL. Bologna are winless in their last seven games, including a 4-1 thrashing at Sampdoria last time out.

In a combined 28 league games between these sides, they have scored a total of just 29 goals. The Totals – Under 2.5 Goals – market is tipped at 17/20. 

Parma 21/20 
Draw 23/10 
Chievo 11/4
Following back-to-back 2-1 victories against Torino and Sassuolo, Parma fell to a 2-1 defeat at the San Siro against AC Milan last weekend. Chievo remain winless after 14 games, scoring 11 goals and conceding 31 times.

The newcomers are proving that they belong in the top flight and offer good value for money here. Back Parma to grab all three points. 

Udinese 29/10 
Draw 51/20 
Atalanta 9/10 
Udinese were impressive in their last home match, grinding out a 1-0 victory over Roma. Atalanta have been poor of late with back-to-back defeats and have travelled poorly with just two wins from seven games.

The hosts have suffered just one defeat against Atalanta in the last 10 meetings. Take Udinese on the Win/Draw Double Chance at 8/10. 

Genoa 19/20 
Draw 47/20 
SPAL 3/1
Genoa are without a win in their last eight matches, including four losses from their last five games. SPAL are winless in their last five matches and have lost five of their last seven travels.

The Rossoblu have played some excellent attacking football in recent weeks and so have their opponents. Both Teams to Score – Yes – is tipped at 17/20. 

AC Milan 8/10 
Draw 51/20
Torino 7/2

AC Milan have been great at home with five wins from seven matches but have lacked consistency which has deprived them of a genuine title challenge. Other than Juventus, only Torino has managed to maintain their unbeaten away record.

With that in mind, I’m expecting a tight and cagey encounter. The Totals market – Under 2.5 Goals – should be backed at 17/20.

TREBLE TIPPED @ 9/2
Napoli HT-FT Win 5/10
Parma Win 21/20
Udinese Win/Draw 8/10



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