Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: Italian Serie A: Week 27 Preview

Italian Serie A: Week 27 Preview

Week 27 Preview
The Serie A returned with four catch up games last week with our tipster correctly predicting three of those. This time we have a full gameweek in store and let’s see where we can put our money.

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Monday 22 June

Lecce 17/4
Draw 31/10
AC Milan 6/10
Lecce are in the relegation zone but prior to the Coronavirus break they had won three consecutive games. It remains to be seen whether their momentum would be affected. They fight tooth and nail to get themselves out of this situation considering the fact that they’re tied on 25 points with Genoa who are narrowly above the drop zone.

On the other hand, AC Milan have won one of their last five games across all competitions. However, they had the benefit of participating in the Copa Italia upon their return from the break which puts them in a better position that their opponents from the fitness point of view. Milan are better in terms of quality but they’re yet to convince me to put my money on them. I foresee the Rossoneri being held to a draw away from home.

Fiorentina 9/20
Draw  33/10
Brescia 57/10
Both teams last played competitive football in March but my prediction will be based on homeground advantage and the form leading up to the break. Fiorentina are 13th on the log while Brescia remain rooted to the foot of the table, having won four and lost 18 of their 26 league games so far this season. I’m leaning towards the home side to edge the whipping boys.

Bologna 17/4
Draw 29/10
Juventus 6/10
Bologna have just announced the extension of coach Siniša Mihajlović’s contract and they should be in high spirits as they host the log leaders. Juventus need to bounce back from the Copa Italia final disappointment as they’ve become runners up to Genaro Gattusso’s Napoli. The Old Lady are just one point clear of second-placed Lazio and any slip ups at this stage could be costly. My money is on the away side.

Tuesday 23 June

Spal 33/20
Draw 9/4
Cagliari 17/10
Spal are languishing in 19th place and are seven point off safety! They head into this encounter off the back of a four-match losing streak. Cagliari occupy 11th place on the table but they haven’t won any of their last 12 games which includes last week’s 2-1 defeat to Hellas Verona. This is a match between two struggling sides and I’m predicting a draw.

Hellas Verona 28/10
Draw 26/10
Napoli 9/10
Hellas Verona have been formidable in recent games having beaten the likes of Juventus and held the likes of Lazio to a draw. Their return to competitive football last week saw them collect maximum points against Cagliari.

The difference between them and Napoli is one point! Gli Azzurri have just won the Copa Italia, defeating high-flying Juventus in the final last week. Entertaining and Italian football don’t go together but I’m expecting both teams to have a go at each other. I’m tipping both teams to score at 7/10. 

Torino 14/10
Draw 43/20
Udinese 21/10
This is a game between two struggling teams who are tied on 28 points and haven’t won in ages. They are both winless in their last eight games across all competitions. Heading into the encounter there’s nothing to choose between the two sides hence I’m backing a stalemate. I think the spoils will be shared on the night. 

Genoa 12/10 
Draw 23/10 
Parma 47/20
Genoa are just one spot above the relegation zone are tied on 25 points with Lecce who are below them. They host tricky opponents in Parma who have already played competitive football in the last few days, a 1-1 draw with Torino. The visitors lie eighth on the table after a string of impressive results in recent games. Get on the away side to amass maximum points. 

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Wednesday 24 June 

Inter Milano 7/20 
Draw 39/10
US Sassuolo 13/2
Inter kept their slim chances of winning the league alive last week when they beat Sampdoria 2-1 last week. They’re now six points off the pace and the best they can do is to win their games and hope the teams above them drop points.

Sassuolo’s return to competitive football last week was welcomed by a baptism of fire from Atalanta who trounced them 4-1. Inter will be simply too powerful and they should emerge victorious here. 

Atalanta 12/10 
Draw 26/10 
Lazio 2/1
Both teams are in the top four with fourth-placed Atalanta riding on the wave of beating Sassuolo 4-1 last week. Second-placed Lazio are one point adrift of top-placed Juventus which gives the fixture all the markings of a thrill-packed encounter. I’m scared to pick a winner here and I’ll go with the both teams to score option at 5/10. 

Roma 5/10 
Draw 34/10 
Sampdoria 5/1
Fifth-placed Roma lock horns with 16th-placed Sampdoria in what is expected to be a one-sided clash however you can’t easily make a prediction due to the fact that AS Roma haven’t played a competitive game in recent weeks. On the other hand, Sampdoria’s return to competitive football was greeted with a 2-1 defeat to Inter. It’s not as straightforward as the betting suggests but I’ll lean towards a Roma victory. 

Treble @ 11/1
Lecce v AC Milan Draw 31/10  
Inter 7/20
Juventus 6/10 

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