Italiensk flagg på torg

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

¾ In the Champions League

Almost all the Italian clubs made a good performance in the Champions League. Napoli won convincingly over Ajax and shows that they can be counted on. Inter won over Barcelona in a controversial and intense match. The win will absolutely be a confidence booster. Without Lukaku and Brozović, true Italian “catenaccio” was seen, and I love it.

Juventus beat Maccabi Haifa, but not in a convincing way. Three important points were secured, and they are still in the battle for the knockout stages. Milan on the other hand did lose to Chelsea. Of course, an away game against Chelsea is much more difficult than a home game against Maccabi Haifa. On top of that, Milan has some critical injuries that will set them back in this Serie A fixture.

Key takes?

  1. Sassuolo – Inter. Sassuolo found their form against Salernitana and will give Inter a good fight for the points. Brozović and Lukaku are still injured.
  2. Both Bologna and Sampdoria are in desperate need of points. Marco Giampaolo has been sacked and replaced by Dejan Stanković.
  3. No one expected Udinese to take on Atalanta in a top-of-the-table clash. This year’s edition of Atalanta is more defensively oriented and does not create as much as in previous years. Udinese plays offensive and entertaining football; this will be an excellent match.
  4. Can Cremonese beat Serie A’s best team? Or will Napoli just continue to impress?

The bets will be presented at the bottom of the blog. I recommend taking a look at the odds closer to kick off. In this round it is difficult to find bets. Many bets are of marginal value.

Roma – The Best Team on Paper?

Roma is in 6th place, if we look at expected points, they should have led Serie A with 18.27 points. Lecce has also underperformed in terms of points with an expected points of 9.52. This blog post was written before Roma’s meeting with Betis in the Europa League, so be aware of possible injuries.

Roma have created many chances at the Olimpico this season, with the eccentric Roma tifosi in the stands. The only home loss in the league came against Atalanta. A game Roma should have won. Roma -1.25  AH @1.87 is a bet I find appealing this round.