Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: Italian Serie A: Week 36 Preview

Italian Serie A: Week 36 Preview

Week 36 Preview

Our soccer pundit previews the Italian Serie A week 36 action which kicks off on Friday 24 July 2020.

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Friday 24 July

AC Milan 19/10
Draw 28/10
Atalanta 12/10
Resurgent AC Milan leapfrogged Napoli into sixth place when they beat Sassulo 2-1 the last time out. That was Rossoneri’s fourth win in five games with Zlatan Ibrahimovic bagging a brace. Second-placed Atalanta are now on a 18-match unbeaten run which makes this encounter a do or die clash. Back both teams to score. 

Saturday 25 July

Brescia 24/10 
Draw 26/10 
Parma 1/1
This is the game between two teams with contrasting fortunes with Brescia having already been relegated. The hosts have nothing to play for and they face Parma who shocked Napoli last week. My money is on the visitors to beat demoralised opponents. 

Genoa 38/10 
Draw 31/10 
Inter Milan 13/20
Genoa did themselves a favour by beating Sampdoria last week to move four pints clear of the relegation zone. They host Inter Milan who come into the game off the back of two consecutive draws. This should end in a stalemate. 

Napoli 11/20 
Draw 34/10 
Sassuolo 17/4
Both teams are looking to return to winning ways after suffering disappointing defeats the last time out. Napoli find themselves outside the top six after unexpectedly losing 2-1 to Parma while Sassuolo suffered a defeat at the hands of resurgent AC Milan. This will be a tough encounter but I’ll put my money on Genaro Gattusso’s Napoli to edge it.  

Sunday 26 July

Bologna 14/10 
Draw 26/10 
Lecce 17/10
Bologna have been poor in recent weeks as they remain winless in the last five games. On the other hand, Lecce are on the brink of relegation but have won two games in the same period. The visitors are four points off safety with three games to go and they will give it their all her. Get on a Lecce win. 

AS Roma 6/10 
Draw 32/10 
Fiorentina 38/10
Both teams are unbeaten in the last five games with Roma having climbed up to fifth on the table. Fiorentina are placed 10th and they actually have nothing much to play for. Back the home side to win and cement their place in the Europa League spot. 

Cagliari 26/10 
Draw 49/20 
Udinese 1/1
Cagliari are winless in the last five games and host Udinese who have just shocked table-topping Juventus, beating them 2-1 in a dramatic comeback. If the visitors replicate that performance, they’ll have no problem recording another victory here. I foresee a second win on the bounce for Udinese.

Verona 47/20 
Draw 51/20 
Lazio 11/10
Verona haven’t claimed a victory in any of their last five games. On the other hand, Lazio snapped a four-match winless run when they beat Cagliari 2-1 the last time out with Ciro Immobile finding the back of the net. The race for the top scorer’s award is getting interesting with the Italian going one goal ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo. Put your money on Immobile scoring again. 

Spal 9/2 
Draw 32/10 
Torino 11/20
Spal are already relegated and their recent from clearly epitomises their season. They head into this clash off the back of a nine-match winless run having lost eight of those. Torino may have been indifferent but they’ve been better than their opponent, with a recent record of two wins in five games. The visitors should amass maximum points here. 

Juventus 1/4 
Draw 47/10 
Sampdoria 9/1
Juventus’ title celebrations were put on hold in midweek as they lost to Udinese. They should win this one to wrap up another scudetto. Sampdoria should pose a serious threat having won three of their last five games. I’d like to back Juventus but 1/4 is too short and considering their recent form it’s not worth risking. I’ll take Cristiano Ronaldo to score anytime , priced up at 9/20. 

Treble @ 8/1 
Parma Win 1/1 
Lecce Win 17/10 
Torino Win 11/20 

Written by Benedict Ngwenya for Hollywoodbets 

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