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Italian Serie A: Gameweek 22 Preview

It promises to be another entertaining weekend for Italian football fans, with a jam-packed weekend of breath-taking action scheduled. AC Milan will be hoping to extend their lead when they face Spezia, while Inter Milan and Juventus will be hoping to keep up with the pace when they face Lazio and Napoli respectively. Let’s get straight to it!

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Friday 12 February 2021

Bologna 8/10 

Draw 27/10 

Benevento 32/10 (21:45)

Bologna came back to form in their last encounter winning 3-0 away at Parma. The hosts face a Benevento side who are winless in their last five games, drawing two and losing three of those games. With both teams locked on 23 points each on the log, it does promise to be a hard-fought encounter. But with Bologna just having that edge of momentum, after winning their last encounter, they should just be able to edge it. Back the hosts to start the weekend!

Saturday 13 February  

Torino 9/10 

Draw 23/10

Genoa 3/1 (16:00)

Torino come into this clash drawing four games on the bounce, it must be noted that in their last encounter they were 3-0 down and came back to draw 3-3 away at Atalanta. The hosts face a Genoa side who have won their last three on the trot, with their most notable win coming against Napoli last time out. It promises to be another tight encounter and with both teams coming into this on a high, goals should be promised. I’m tipping Both Teams to Score here at 17/20.

Napoli  24/10

Draw 24/10

Juventus 11/10 (19:00)

Napoli host Juventus in what is the clash of the weekend. Gli Azzurri were disappointing in their last encounter, going down to Genoa. The hosts face a Juventus side who have won their last five games in all competitions. With the Old Lady showing the urgency to get back to the top again, they should claim maximum points at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. Juve should be added to all multiples. 

Spezia  15/20 

Draw 34/10 

AC Milan 5/10 (21:45)

Sixteenth-placed Spezia host log-leader’s AC Milan in what looks to be a one-sided encounter on paper. The hosts returned to winning ways in their last encounter with a 2-1 victory away at Sassuolo. They face a strong Milan team who dismantled bottom of the log Crotone in their last encounter, and the Rossoneri should be able to continue that good run of form here. The away team is a banker.

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Sunday 14 February 

Roma 15/20

Draw 28/10 

Udinese 7/2 (13:30)

Roma was undone in Turin by the reigning champions Juventus last Saturday. The Yellow and Reds return to the Stadio Olimpico where they are undefeated so far this season. Roma boasts the best home record in the league with eight wins and three draws from 11 games. Their challengers are an Udinese team who have found their feet again after a string of poor results. Given Roma’s dominance on home soil, add Paulo Fonseca’s men to your weekend multiples.

Sampdoria 37/20 

Draw 23/10

Fiorentina 15/10 (16:00)

Sampdoria host Fiorentina in what looks to be a very tricky encounter to call. Both teams are without a win in their last two encounters and both teams will want to try and bounce back to winning ways. Sampdoria do have a better defensive record so far this season and that may just swing the pendulum in their favour. The hosts are tipped to just nick this. I’ve earmarked a solid value bet in the Matchbet & Totals market, take Sampdoria and Under 2.5 goals at 11/2.

Cagliari 54/10 

Draw 39/10

Atalanta 4/10 (16:00)

Cagliari are winless in their last 14 games across all competitions and they come up against a free-scoring Atalanta side who threw away a three-goal lead in their last encounter. With the home side in horrid form and with the away side knowing their way to goal, the visitors should really win this quite comfortably. Atalanta on the (-1) Handicap at even money is the way to go here.

Crotone 26/10 

Draw 27/10

Sassuolo 9/10 (19:00)

Bottom-of-the-log Crotone host eighth place Sassuolo in what looks to be another tough match on paper. The home side have lost their last three games, conceding nine goals in the process, while the visitors are winless in their last six games, drawing two of those and losing four. With both teams eager to get back to winning ways, it should really be a tight contest. I’m tipping the draw here. 

Inter Milan 15/20 

Draw 28/10 

Lazio 33/10  (21:45)

Inter host Lazio as second takes on fifth. The hosts, who are the league’s top goal scorers so far this season, come into this after last weekend’s victory away at Fiorentina. The visiting Lazio come into this matchup following a narrow win at home to Cagliari. Considering Inter’s home advantage they should be too strong here and win this quite comfortably. The home team is a solid bet.

Monday 15 February 

Hellas Verona 9/10  

Draw 24/10

Parma 29/10 (19:00)

Midtable Hellas Verona host second from bottom Parma in this Monday night encounter. Both teams come into this on the back of consecutive defeats. Hellas Verona lost their last two games to Roma and Udinese, while Parma have lost their last four on the bounce, with their latest defeat coming from the hands of Bologna. With the home team being 17 points better off than the away side, they should be able to get back to winning ways.

TREBLE @11/2
Juventus Win 11/10

Roma Win 15/20

Inter Milan Win 15/20

Written by Venal Naidu.

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