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Italian Serie A Preview

AC Milan will look to extend their superb run of six games without defeat when they face Sampdoria.
AC Milan will look to extend their superb run of six games without defeat when they face Sampdoria.
Looking back at last weekend’s action, Juventus and Napoli both maintained their brilliant winning streak, Inter Milan returned to winning ways following a run of eight games without a win and Lazio’s poor form continued. Let’s find out what we can expected from round 25.

Saturday 17 February

Udinese 32/10
Draw 26/10
Roma 17/20

Udinese and Roma will get the ball rolling on Saturday afternoon. The hosts fell to a 2-0 defeat away to Torino last time out but return to their fortress, where they remain unbeaten in their last four matches. Roma have been impressive of late with back-to-back wins and have lost just one match on the road this season. Back La Magica to come away with maximum points.

Chievo 29/20
Draw 21/10
Cagliari 2/1

Chievo have been dismal in recent weeks with four consecutive losses, scoring only once and conceding nine times. Cagliari have travelled poorly with just three wins from 12 travels, scoring only nine goals. Both sides are struggling to find the back of the net at the moment which points in the directing of a low-scoring game. Get on the Totals – Under 2.5 Goals – market at 13/20.

Genoa 47/20
Draw 21/10
Inter Milan 13/10

Genoa have been impressive of late with back-to-back wins. Inter Milan returned to winning ways last weekend with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Bologna at the San Siro Stadium and will be looking to build on that. The home side have been terrible on their ground with just two wins from 11 matches. Inter Milan are tipped to nip the win.

Sunday 18 February

Torino 9/2
Draw 26/10
Juventus 13/20

Torino and Juventus will kick-start Sunday’s Serie A action with the Derby della Mole. The Granata are unbeaten in their last seven matches with three consecutive home wins, while Juventus have won eight matches in a row. This one should go down to the wire in what’s likely to be a cagey contest. The Under 2.5 Goals market looks a good option at 7/10.

Bologna 29/20
Draw 43/20
Sassuolo 2/1

Bologna have been terrible in recent weeks with seven losses from their last nine matches, including three losses on the trot. Sassuolo have been dismal as well and are without a win in their last six games, with three losses and three draws. The last seven meetings between these sides have seen eight goals scored between them at an average of 1.1 goals per game. With that being said, the Under 2.5 Goals market is there for the taking at 7/10.

Napoli 2/13
Draw 13/2
Spal 15/1

Napoli have been slaughtering teams one after another, with eight consecutive victories, including a 4-1 thrashing on home soil of Lazio. Relegation-threatened Spal 2013 are winless in their last seven matches, including back-to-back defeats. At 2/13, Napoli’s price to claim the win seems a tad short for my liking. Get on the Half-time/Full-time home win at 5/10.

Benevento 16/10
Draw 21/10
Crotone 18/10

Relegation-bound Benevento are placed at the foot of the table with 21 losses from 24 games, scoring 15 goals and conceding 56 times. Crotone are unbeaten in their last four matches, including two hard-fought 1-1 draws against Atalanta and Inter Milan. The reverse tie ended 2-0 in favour of Crotone and the Pythagoreans will be determined to pull the double over their opponents. The away win is tipped.

Atalanta 14/10
Draw 22/10
Fiorentina 2/1

Atalanta are unbeaten in their last three matches and will be looking to utilize home advantage against a struggling Fiorentina side. The Viola have lost three of their last four matches and suffered a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Juventus last time out. La Dea have lacked consistency on home soil and will need to be much more organised here. The sides have drawn the last three meetings and are tipped to share the spoils once more.

AC Milan 13/20
Draw 29/10
Sampdoria 38/10

AC Milan and Sampdoria will lock horns in the penultimate match of the round. The Rossoneri are unbeaten in their last six matches with four wins. However, La Samp are undefeated in their last five games and will be hoping to maintain that form. The last five meetings between these sides have turned out to be low-scoring affairs. The Totals – Under 2.5 Goals – market should be backed at a tasty 21/20.

Monday 19 February

Lazio 1/5
Draw 6/1
Hellas Verona 11/1

Lazio have been awful in recent weeks with three losses in a row but they will see this as the perfect opportunity to return to winning ways against relegation-candidates Hellas Verona, who have lost six of their last seven games. The Eagles won the reverse tie 3-0 and will come into this clash confident of making home advantage count. The last 10 meetings between these sides have produced 46 goals at an average of 4.6 per game. Get on the Additional Totals market – Over 3.5 Goals – at 8/10.

TREBLE @ 87/10
Bologna vs Sassuolo Under 2.5 Goals 7/10
Crotone Win 18/10
AC Milan vs Sampdoria Under 2.5 Goals 21/20

Written by Aaron Crowie