AFTER a strong week last week, our Italian academic Marco Di Cosmo (@scioltz) is back with a view on Saturday’s Serie A opener.
Palermo v Sassuolo | Saturday 17:00
In the early match in Serie A, Palermo host Sassuolo, in what should be an entertaining match between two sides with no relegation worries. Just one point separates these sides with Sassuolo sitting in 10th spot in Serie A, and Palermo next in the standings above Inter Milan.
In seven home games this season Palermo have notched in six games (only Lazio shut them out) with a total of eight goals scored, while they’ve leaked nine.
Sassuolo away from home have scored seven and conceded a massive 13 on their travels. Inter ripped them apart 7-0 back in September.
These two teams have no significant injuries, and they should provide an entertaining match. The talent in the offensive zone is amazing, considering they are two teams who started the season to avoid relegation.
Simone Zaza, Domenico Berardi, Nicola Sansone, Franco Vazquez and Paulo Dybala means talent, and that should bring goals. With that in mind I’m happy to back Over 2.5 goals at 6/5 with Betfair.
Palermo v Sassuolo – Over 2.5 Goals (6/5 Betfair)