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Italian Serie A: Gameweek 16 Preview

Serie A football took another interesting twist with Juventus dropping points for a second straight week but Inter Milan failed to capitalize after being held to a goalless draw at the San Siro. Just three rounds to go before we hit the halfway mark and this is turning out to be a very interesting challenge for the all-important Scudetto. Let’s get to gameweek 16’s action.

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Saturday 14 December

Brescia 21/20 
Draw 26/10 
Lecce 47/20 

Brescia won the battle of the basement-dwellers last time out edging SPAL 1-0. They will be looking to make it two from two when they play host to Lecce on Saturday. Their fellow newcomers have been below-average on the road but good enough to snatch and grab on occasion. A cagey affair is on the cards with a low-scoring matchup expected. With that being said, climb on the Totals – Under 2.5 Goals – market at 11/10.

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Napoli 7/20 
Draw 17/4 
Parma 7/1 

Napoli have been struggling domestically as they remain without a win in their last seven matches. Parma are off the back of a hard-fought 1-0 win away to Sampdoria and will be hoping to build on that with a point or three here. However, the Azzurri are desperate and that could be dangerous. Napoli should come out firing so back them on the Half-time/Full-time win at 17/20.

Genoa 17/10 
Draw 9/4 
Sampdoria 33/20 

Genoa’s relegation battle continues with the Griffin managing just two wins from 15 games this season, including a winless run of eight matches on the road. Sampdoria are just one point above their opponents with back-to-back defeats. The last five meetings have produced just seven goals at an average of 1.4 per game. The Totals – Under 2.5 Goals – market is tipped at 15/20.

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Sunday 15 December

Hellas Verona 7/4 
Draw 43/20 
Torino 33/20 

Hellas Verona have been poor in recent weeks with three losses from their last four games, including two defeats on the bounce. Torino have done the opposite, winning three of their last four matches with two wins in a row. The away team are finally starting to find some form and this is a great opportunity to build on that. Back Torino to come away with a narrow victory.

Bologna 26/10 
Draw 28/10 
Atalanta 9/10 

Bologna have been poor in recent weeks with four losses from six matches and that doesn’t look likely to improve here. Atalanta are unbeaten on the road with five wins and three draws from eight matches, scoring 19 goals. La Dea have won the last seven meetings against Bologna and offer good value to make it eight wins on the spin. The away team is tipped.

Juventus 3/10 
Draw 17/4 
Udinese 10/1 

Juventus have stumbled in recent weeks but remain unbeaten at home with six wins from seven matches. Udinese are without a win in their last four games and have lost five of their seven travels, scoring five goals and conceding 15 times. The Old Lady can’t afford to lose any more ground on Inter Milan. Take the defending champions to win on the (-1) Handicap at 15/20.

AC Milan 6/10 
Draw 32/10 

AC Milan have turned up the heat of late with two wins on the bounce and will be hungry to maintain that form. Sassuolo are winless in their last three matches and have managed just one win from six games on the road. The Rossoneri are unbeaten in the last six meetings against Sassuolo with five wins. Get on the home win at 6/10!

Roma 3/10 
Draw 17/4 
SPAL 9/1 

Roma are placed fifth on the standing with just goal-difference separating them from the UEFA Champions League places. SPAL look lost at the foot of the table with 10 defeats from 15 matches, scoring just nine goals and conceding 22 times. I can only see one result here and that’s a victory for the Giallorossi. However, I’m looking for more value, so I will be taking Roma To Score in Both Halves at 9/10.

Fiorentina 24/10 
Draw 49/20 
Inter Milan 11/10 

Fiorentina are without a win in their last five matches, including four losses on the trot. Inter Milan come to town with a brilliant away record, winning all seven of their travels, scoring 18 goals and conceding only seven times. They say all good things come to an end but I’m going to ride Inter’s winning form on the road like there’s no tomorrow. The away win is well worth a punt!

Monday 16 December

Cagliari 29/10 
Draw 29/10 
Lazio 17/20 
Last but not least, Cagliari and Lazio will square off in what promises to be an enticing contest! The hosts have gone above and beyond expectations so far this season as they remain contenders for a place in the top four. Lazio, on the other hand, have won seven games in a row, including a 3-1 victory over Juventus last time out. Both Teams to Score – Yes – is the call at 11/20!

TREBLE @ 11/2
Atalanta Win 9/10
AC Milan Win 6/10
Inter Milan Win 11/10

Written by Aaron Crowie