Napoli will be hoping to do the same against Bologna, while Inter are away to Empoli
The 19th round of games in Italy’s Serie A season will mark the halfway point in the campaign, and defending champions and current table toppers Juventus will be looking to maintain their unbeaten record when they host Sampdoria. In addition, Napoli look to get back on track against Bologna and Inter Milan head to Empoli in search of another three points.
First things first
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First up, the champions’ clash at home to Sampdoria. Juventus have only dropped points on two occasions so far this season, but one of those times was in the last round when they were held to a 2-2 draw by Atalanta after being reduced to 10 men in the second half.
And they now come up against a Sampdoria outfit in excellent recent form. Sampdoria sit fifth in the table, are unbeaten in the last seven games across all competitions and have won their last three league encounters on the bounce – make no mistake, they are more than capable of giving Juventus a game in Turin.
Nevertheless, it is Juventus who come into this game as the overwhelming favourites to pick up three points. You can back the champions to win at just 1.22 while Sampdoria, despite that good form, are all the way out at 13.00 to pull off a shock victory – a draw is priced in the middle at 6.50, according to Oddsshark.
And we fancy this one to end honours even. A 1-1 draw is priced competitively at 12.00, thereby offering more than a ten-fold return on any investment, while you could more than double your money by backing under 2.5 goals in the game t a price of 2.30.
Napoli need a win against Bologna
On the same day, Napoli desperately need to get back on track when they host lowly Bologna. Carlo Ancelotti’s side lost 1-0 to Inter Milan last time out, allowing Juventus to stretch their lead at the top of the table to nine points.
However, they come up against a Bologna side with just two wins and 13 points to their name so far this season and who sit third from bottom in the table. To make matters worse, Bologna have not won a league game since the end of September – three months ago – and are scoring at a rate of less than a goal a game.
It is therefore of no surprise to see that it is indeed Napoli who come into this contest as the clear favourites to pick up the win. You can back the home side to take all three points at just 1.28, while Bologna are all the way out at 11.00 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 5.50.
This should be a stroll in the park for Napoli. A 3-0 win for Ancelotti’s men is priced at 7.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$37.50 pay out, while you could double your money by backing a combo bet of an away win, coupled with a “No” to both teams scoring, which comes in at 2.00.
Inter to build on recent win at Empoli
And finally, Inter Milan will look to build on their key win over Napoli last time out when they visit Empoli. Inter sit third in the table but gave a hint of their title credentials in a bad tempered victory over Napoli, and now need another three points on the road.
Empoli, meanwhile, are struggling in Serie A. They have lost their last three league games in a row and sit just three points above the relegation zone.
It is therefore no shock to see that Inter come into this match as the favourites to make it two wins in a row. You can back the Nerazzurri to take all three points at just 1.50 while Empoli, despite home advantage, are out at 7.00 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.20.
And we are expecting Inter to walk away victorious. A narrow, 2-1 win for the visitors comes in at 8.00, while you could triple your money by backing a combo bet of an Inter victory and both teams to score at 3.00.
Serie A round 19 fixtures:
Saturday, 29 December
(1.22) Juventus x Sampdoria (13.00); draw (6.50)
(2.25) Chievo x Frosinone (3.50); draw (3.10)
(7.00) Empoli x Inter Milan (1.50); draw (4.20)
(2.70) Genoa x Fiorentina (2.70); draw (3.25)
(1.70) Lazio x Torino (5.25); draw (3.75)
(5.00) Parma x Roma (1.70); draw (3.80)
(3.50) Sassuolo x Atalanta (2.10); draw (3.50)
(2.45) Udinese x Cagliari (3.10); draw (3.10)
(1.28) Napoli x Bologna (11.00); draw (5.50)
(1.50) AC Milan x Spal (7.50); draw (4.00)