It’s all to play for in Serie A as Udinese lead the way from Lazio and Juventus, with both Milan clubs still struggling to haul themselves towards the summit. With a packed programme in store, Shaun Curran fingers the fixtures to come up with some superb tips for crafty midweek punters.
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Tuesday October 25th
Juventus v Fiorentina (7.45pm)
Home: 13/20 Draw: 51/20 Away: 22/5
Key Stat: While Juventus are unbeaten at home, Fiorentina are yet to even score an away goal in three Serie A matches. Despite this, they have lost only once, 2-0 at Udinese.
Betting tip: Fiorentina not to score @ 11/10
Wednesday October 26th
AC Milan v Parma (7.45pm)
Home: 33/100 Draw: 37/10 Away: 17/2
Key Stat: Milan have won their last four home games in all competitions, all to nil. Parma have a 1-0-2 away record in Serie A, games which are averaging 3.67 goals.
Betting Tip: Milan to win and over 2.5 goals to be scored @ 19/20
Atlanta v Inter (7.45pm)
Home: 12/5 Draw: 11/5 Away: 23/20
Key Stat: Atlanta have scored 60% of their goals in the second half of matches, while Inter have scored 56% after the break, 44% of which have come in the last ten minutes.
Betting tip: Second half to produce over 1.5 goals @ 5/4
Cesena v Cagliari (7.45pm)
Home: 33/20 Draw: 43/20 Away: 33/20
Key Stat: Cesena are the only team in Serie A yet to record a victory and have scored just twice in seven matches. Cagliari have scored two goals in each of their three away games, winning twice.
Betting tip: Cagliari to win @ 33/20
Chievo v Bologna (7.45pm)
Home: 4/5 Draw: 11/5 Away: 79/20
Key Stat: Chievo are unbeaten at home with a 2-2-0 record, while Bologna have a mixed 1-1-2 away record. Remarkably, Chievo are yet to score a first-half home goal and Bologna have not found the net in the opening period all season.
Betting tip: Draw half-time/Chievo full-time @ 18/5
Genoa v Roma (7.45pm)
Home: 31/20 Draw: 9/4 Away: 17/20
Key Stat: Genoa are unbeaten at home this season and the home team has won this fixture on six out of the last seven occasions.
Betting tip: Genoa to beat Roma @ 31/20
Lazio v Catania (7.45pm)
Home: 63/100 Draw: 13/5 Away: 9/2
Key Stat: There have been 13 goals in Catania’s three away games this season, eight of which have come in the second half. Four of the six goals in Lazio’s home games have come after half-time.
Betting tip: Over 1.5 goals in the second half @ 11/10
Novara v Siena (7.45pm)
Home: 7/5 Draw: 43/20 Away: 39/20
Key Stat: Siena have scored just one goal away from home this season. An incredible 60% of Novara’s goals have come in the last ten minutes.
Betting Tip: Novara to score the last goal @ 19/20
Napoli v Udinese (7.45pm)
Home: 21/20 Draw: 9/4 Away: 13/5
Key Stat: League leaders Udinese have drawn all three Serie A away games this year, as well as a Europa League trip to Celtic. Napoli have drawn two of their four home matches in all competitions.
Betting tip: Napoli and Udinese to draw @ 9/4
Thursday October 27th
Palermo v Lecce (7.45pm)
Home: 11/20 Draw: 11/4 Away: 21/4
Key Stat: Palermo have a 100% home record, scoring nine goals in their three games. Lecce have scored only two goals in three away games.
Betting tip: Palermo to win despite a one-goal handicap @ 7/5
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