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Both Juventus and Napoli are carrying a nine-game winning streak as the pressure continues to build
Both Juventus and Napoli are carrying a nine-game winning streak as the pressure continues to build
One of the greatest Serie A battles for the all-important Scudetto continues this weekend with Napoli and Juventus going toe-to-toe for the title! Both teams are carrying a nine-game winning streak as the pressure continues to build. Anyway, let’s not focus all our attention on that tremendous title-chase with round 26 looking valuable on the betting front. Let’s get to it.


Saturday 24 February

Bologna 17/10
Draw 2/1
Genoa 7/4
(19:00)

Bologna ended a run of three consecutive defeats last time out with a hard-fought 2-1 home win against Sassuolo. However, Genoa have been in top form in recent weeks with three straight victories, scoring five goals and conceding just once. The last nine meetings between the sides have seen under 2.5 goals. With that in mind, it would be best to follow the trend at 11/20.

Inter Milan 1/4
Draw 5/1
Benevento Calcio 10/1
(21:45)

Inter Milan made such a fantastic start to the 2017/18 campaign but have slowly dropped off the pace with just one win from their last 10 matches. However, Benevento Calcio are placed at the foot of the table with 21 losses from 25 games. The relegation-candidates have lost all 12 games on the road, scoring just five goals and conceding 30 times and that doesn’t look like improving here. Back Inter on the (-1) Handicap at 13/20.

Sunday 25 February

Crotone 5/4
Draw 43/20
Spal 47/20
(13:30)

Crotone are off the back of a disappointing 3-2 defeat away to Benevento Calcio and will be desperate to return to winning ways. Spal 2013 have been dreadful with three consecutive losses, conceding seven goals without finding the back of the net. Despite losing three of their last four travels, Spal 2013 have kept it tight at the back and they can take pride in their 1-0 defeat at Napoli last time out. The Totals – Under 2.5 Goals – market should be backed at 6/10.

Hellas Verona 36/10
Draw 28/10
Torino 7/10
(16:00)

Hellas Verona are placed second from bottom on the log with three consecutive losses, scoring five goals without conceding. Torino’s seven-match unbeaten run came to an end last weekend with a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Juventus. The hosts will be fighting for their lives this weekend and know they can’t afford to drop any more points. Back Hellas Verona on the Win/Draw Double Chance at 19/20.

Sampdoria 1/1
Draw 49/20
Udinese 11/4
(16:00)

Sampdoria are unbeaten in their last five matches on home soil but were beaten 1-0 at AC Milan last weekend. Udinese have been poor of late with back-to-back defeats, conceding four goals without scoring. However, the Little Zebras will be confident coming into this clash after thrashing La Samp 4-0 in the reverse tie. Nonetheless, Sampdoria are tipped to capitalize on home advantage and avenge that defeat.

Fiorentina 9/20
Draw 33/10
Chievo 57/10
(16:00)

Fiorentina are off the back of a 1-1 draw away to Atalanta and will be hoping to build on that. However, they are winless on home soil in their last five matches, including back-to-back losses, scoring just once and conceding six times. Chievo ground out a 2-1 home win against Cagliari last weekend but are without a win on the road in eight games, including five on the spin. The Violo have won the last seven meetings at home against Chievo. Get on the Matchbet & Both Teams to Score market – Fiorentina and Yes – at 2/1.

Sassuolo 28/10
Draw 26/10
Lazio 9/10
(16:00)

Sassuolo are without a win in their last seven matches with four defeats, including a 2-1 loss away to Bologna last weekend. Lazio’s three-match losing streak came to an end on Monday night at the Stadio Olimpico as the Biancocelesti claimed a routine 2-0 victory. The reverse fixture ended in a 6-1 win for Lazio and they will be confident coming into this clash. The away win is tipped.

Juventus 4/10
Draw 34/10
Atalanta 7/1
(19:00)

Juventus have been brilliant with nine consecutive wins and have won 10 of their 12 home games, scoring 30 goals and conceding just four times. Atalanta’s lack of winning form has cost them one too many times this season and will need to be at their best against the Old Lady. Nonetheless, Juve haven’t conceded a goal in their last five home matches and will be determined to maintain that form. Get on the Home to Win to Nil market at even money.

Roma 9/10
Draw 51/20
AC Milan 3/1
(21:45)

Roma have been in top form in recent weeks with three wins on the spin, scoring eight goals and conceding just twice. AC Milan are unbeaten in their last seven matches with five wins, including back-to-back victories. The last four meetings at the Stadio Olimpico have been cagey affairs and with both sides showing such good form, I’m expecting another tight affair. The Totals – Under 2.5 Goals – market is tipped at 9/10.

Monday 26 February

Cagliari 7/1
Draw 38/10
Napoli 7/20
(21:45)

Cagliari have been poor at home in recent weeks with four losses from their last six matches. Napoli have been outstanding with nine wins in a row and have the best away record in the league with 11 victories from 12 games. The Azzurri have won the last two meetings away to Cagliari, scoring eight goals without conceding. Get on the Half-time/Full-time Napoli win at 9/10.

TREBLE @ 52/10 
Bologna vs Genoa Under 2.5 Goals 11/20 
Sampdoria Win 1/1
Juventus Win to Nil 1/1

Written by Aaron Crowie