Gameweek 30 of the Italian Serie A is here and this time our Editor previews every fixture and provides well-researched tips.
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Saturday 10 April
15/20 Spezia | Draw 26/10 | Crotone 7/2
We start the weekend at the Alberto Picco stadium, with Spezia hosting Crotone. The hosts are unbeaten in their last four home games with wins over AC Milan and Cagliari in between draws against Parma and Benevento. The visitors lie rock bottom of the standings and are yet to win away from home this season. Get on the home win at 15/20.
44/10 Parma | Draw 29/10 | AC Milan 6/10
Our next game sees 19th-placed Parma host second-placed AC Milan at the Ennio Tardini Stadium. While Parma are fighting to avoid the drop into the Serie B, Milan have shown undeniable progress through the course of this season and look nailed on to secure Champions League football. The away win looks a solid bet at 6/10.
11/10 Udinese | Draw 9/4 | Torino 49/20
Our final Saturday fixture pits Udinese up against Torino. The hosts will be looking to return to winning ways at the Dacia Arena after losing 1-0 to Lazio last time out. Prior to that defeat, Luca Gotti’s side were unbeaten in five matches on home soil with three wins on the bounce. Their opponents, on the other hand, are sitting just outside the relegation zone and have lost their last two away games. My money is on the hosts compounding Torino’s woes here.
Sunday 11 April
1/4 Inter Milan | Draw 5/1 | Cagliari 9/1
Inter Milan and Cagliari will get Sunday’s proceedings underway at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium. With the odds too short on Inter and the chance that this could be a very one-sided affair, I suggest backing Antonio Conte’s league leaders on the (-2) Handicap at 33/20.
2/9 Juventus | Draw 54/10 | Genoa 11/1
Moving on to Sunday’s second fixture now and it looks like another one-sided affair as Juventus take on Genoa. I can’t see anything other than a win for the Serie A champions. No use spending any more time analysing this one. Back Juventus on the (-2) Handicap at 29/20, which has come out in the last two head-to-head results.
36/10 Sampdoria | Draw 3/1 | Napoli 7/10
Sampdoria and Napoli are next up, and we should expect a rather decent game of football here. The two sides were involved in a six-goal entertainer at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium last season that ended 4-2 in favour of the Naples club. Gennaro Gattuso’s men also came out on top at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium earlier this season with a 2-1 victory. I’m going for Napoli to Win & Both Teams to Score at 23/10.
26/10 Hellas Verona | Draw 47/20 | Lazio 21/20
Hellas Verona will play hosts to Lazio at the Marcantonio Bentegodi stadium on Sunday. While Lazio are riding the wave of a seven-game winning streak at home, the Rome club have struggled on the road, losing three of their last four trips. Verona are an extremely tough proposition on their own patch, and while it’s a bit of a risk, I’ll be backing them to get the job done at 26/10.
13/20 Roma | Draw 32/10 | Bologna 38/10
Sunday’s penultimate fixture sees Europa League high-flyers Roma and Bologna lock horns at the Olimpico stadium. The Giallorossi have been strong at home, winning 10 out of 15 games, losing twice against the league’s heavy hitters AC Milan and Napoli. Paulo Fonseca’s men thrashed Bologna 5-1 in their own backyard earlier this season and they should make easy pickings of the Rossoblu once again. Get on the home win at a kind 13/20.
38/10 Fiorentina | Draw 29/10 | Atalanta 13/20
Our final game on Sunday sees Fiorentina host Atalanta at the Artemio Franchi stadium. The hosts failed to register a home win in the Serie A last month, losing to Roma and AC Milan in between a draw against relegation dwellers Parma. Atalanta, on the other hand, have been in top form and will have no issues seeing off the struggling Viola.
Monday 12 April
5/2 Benevento | Draw 26/10 | Sassuolo 1/1
We close out the gameweek with a tie between Benevento and Sassuolo. The head-to-head results between the two clubs strongly favour Sassuolo with the Black and Greens unbeaten in the last five meetings between the two, recording four wins. Get on the away win at even money.
TREBLE @ 5/1
Spezia Win 15/20
AC Milan Win 6/10
Udinese Win 11/10
Written by Chad N