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Italian Serie A: Gameweek 17 Preview

Paulo Dybala

Gameweek 17 of the Serie A commences on Friday with a host of exciting fixtures too look forward to. As the Christmas period approaches, so does the level of excitement which will make for exhilarating clashes in Italy’s favourite soap opera!

Will Juventus continue their rise while Napoli decline? Can Atalanta maintain their impeccable form alongside Inter Milan? Check out where to make money including a 76/10 multiple to add to the Christmas cheer.

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Friday 10 December

Genoa 19/10
Draw 22/10
Sampdoria 14/10

The opening game of the weekend will see Genoa host Sampdoria. Both teams come into this on the back of poor runs of form having lost their last two games on the bounce. With Genoa being at home and the Griffin fans in full roar they should be able to get the job done in what is proving a tight encounter. Mattia Destro and Domenico Criscito have been leading in the goals department Genoa and will hope to get themselves and the team back to scoring, and most importantly winning. Bet on Genoa to take home the spoils at 19/10 odds.

Saturday 11 December

Fiorentina 3/10
Draw 42/10
Salernitana 78/10

Fiorentina come into this contest after winning two in a row and scoring three goals in each game over Sampdoria and Bologna respectively. They face a Salernitana team who haven’t won a game in their past seven. It does look pretty straight forward for the hosts in this encounter, and they should win this quite comfortably. Banker the hosts and add over 2.5 goals for some value at 9/10!

Venezia 64/10
Draw 37/10
Juventus 4/10

Venezia play a Juventus side making their way into some good form. The hosts have lost their last three on the bounce while the visitors have won four of their last five and kept a clean sheet in each of those victories. With eleven places separating the Old Lady from the Lagoonal Ones, it does look extremely difficult for them here. Empty out on the away team!

Udinese 3/1
Draw 22/10
AC Milan 9/10

Udinese have been winless in their past five games and things do not look to improve in the far Northeast end of Italy. An AC Milan team that has been in good form, winning their last two on the bounce leading the table by just one point will be hard to deal with. It does promise to be an entertaining encounter as Udinese do pitch up for the big encounters. With the form that AC Milan is in, you cannot, not confidently back them!

Sunday 12 December

Torino 13/10
Draw 22/10
Bologna 21/10

A Sunday lunch kick off means a full stomach, and a full stomach means clear thinking. Torino and Bologna, yes Bologna, not bolognaise, face off. After two hard fought encounters which ended up in draws Torino need a little extra motivation to cross the finish line. 13th on 19 points, nine clear of the relegation zone might feel comfortable, but co-managers Ivan Juric and Davide Nicola have four eyes to see they can’t afford any more lost points. They face a Bologna team who have been impressive in their last few encounters winning three of their last five, and even though they went down 3-2 to Fiorentina last time out it was a tooth and nail battle. The away side look good value!

Hellas Verona 26/10
Draw 28/10
Atalanta 9/10

Verona was impressive in their last encounter winning 4-3 over Venezia. They now come up against a top end of the table Atalanta who has won their last three encounters on the bounce. With the form that Atalanta is in they really do look hard to beat. The price is great, and it might be reflective of the all-important midweek Champions League clash for La Dea. At 9/10 we cannot pass them up against weaker opponents!

Sassuolo 17/10
Draw 24/10
Lazio 14/10

Sassuolo are undefeated in their last four drawing three and winning one. It’s not something to be too worried about, with single win coming over an inform AC Milan side. They face Lazio, a side who got back to winning ways in their last encounter winning 3-1 against Sampdoria and will be looking to build momentum after an up and down run of results. The half time draw at 12/10 looks value here as both teams should be going at it quite strongly.

Napoli 3/10
Draw 46/10
Empoli 72/10

After the amazing start to the season Napoli have one win from their last six in all competitions. It’s hard to go out there and put your best foot forward when you have an injury crisis on your hands. Victor Osimhen, Kalidou Koulibaly, Alessandro Zanoli, and Lorenze Ingine to name a few are out due to injury. They face an Empoli side who are undefeated in their last three. With everything said and despite the struggles Napoli are a big side in the Serie A and at home, needing a win, they’re hard to beat at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. Back the hosts.

Inter Milan 1/5
Draw 66/10
Cagliari 12/1

Inter are on a terrific run of form winning their last five on the bounce in all competitions. Nerazzurri face a Cagliari side who are languishing at the bottom of the table. It does look like mission impossible for the visitors here and without having to say much, the hosts should really wipe the floor with them. Takes the hosts on -2 Handicap at 12/10.

Monday 13 December

Roma 4/10
Draw 4/1
Spezia 56/10

Jose Mourinho and AS Roma host Spezia under the Monday night lights. Roma are ten places ahead of their opponents and despite losing their last two league fixtures they should really be able to get the better of them in all areas of the field. A win for the home team is planning to be quite comfortably especially as Spezia haven’t won in their past four encounters. Banker the hosts in everything!

TREBLE @ 76/10
Juventus Win 15/10
AC Milan Win 11/10
Bologna Win 6/10

Written by Venal Naidu