Football player clapping

Written by Ballardini. The author’s opinions and predictions are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Unibet.

A new round of Serie A action is upon us, but first: What did we learn from the latest round?

  • Napoli have manifested their position as the best team in the league when they actually quite comfortably beat Roma at Stadio Olimpico. José Mourinho’s side never really managed to threaten the Campania team.
  • Juventus are beginning to find themselves again. At least domestically. And with Chiesa and Pogba closing in on their returns, things could get even further interesting for the Turin club.
  • Lazio are quietly sneaking up in the standings. What Maurizio Sarri has done with this limited squad is truly undercommunicated.
  • The Pope is still religious and Inter are still pazza. Everything is as it should be after the 4-3 victory at the Stadio Artemio Franchi versus Fiorentina. And advancing to the Champions League knockout stages in a group with Bayern Munich and Barcelona.

Goals incoming?

In order to find this round’s bet we have to visit Berlusconi’s club Monza. They take on Bologna with Thiago Motta at the coaching helm. This will be the last match of the round and kicks off on Monday at 20:45 CET.

Monza’s newly appointed coach Raffaele Palladino plays an offensively intriguing football as he has played under Atalanta’s Gian Piero Gasperini. This bodes for a high intensity game. Monza and Palladino likes to press their opponents up high. And I certainly think they will continue to do so home at the Stadio Brianteo.

What further should opitimize conditions for chances and hopefully goals in this match is Thiago Motta’s style of play. They are undoubtedly at their best when going forward. And with the likes of Arnautovic, Barrow, Sansone and so on they could really hurt an unbalanced Monza defense.

Bets?

I think that on of the following bets are worth a shot. Choose whatever suits your risk profile.

Easy win in the capital?

On Sunday at 18:00 CET Lazio host Salernitana. The former team are in convincing form especially given their rock solid display and victory away to Atalanta last round. On the other part of the convincing spectrum we find Salernitana. Even though they won their latest match at home in the relegation fight versus Spezia, I’m still not sold on them.

Yes, Lazio have to cope without Immobile and will be going into this match with European cup in their legs. That is of course something we have to take into consideration. I think Lazio have done great without their top striker. My main concern is if some severe injuries occur in Lazio’s Europa League clash with Midtjylland. Keep an eye on that.

Bets?

But if nothing extreme happens in that match with the Danes, I would place the following bet:

That is all from me in this preview. Wish you all good luck if you place any bets this weekend.
All the best,
Ballardini