OUR man in Rome Marco Di Cosmo (@scioltz) is back with his best Sunday Serie A pick.
Crotone v Napoli | Sunday 14:00
Napoli are in their worst flux for two years after three consecutive defeats, including two losses on their ground where they hitherto had a very long winning streak. The most shocking thing is that they’ve been leaking goals so easily with three spurned agains Roma and Besiktas.
OnSunday they have the chance to overcome this form when they face Crotone, whom I always perceived as the worst Serie A team. Napoli should have no problems coming back from such a bad period, and I expect their strikers to exploit Crotone’s defense fragilities, who have conceded 18 goals in 8 matches.
Torino v Lazi0 | Sunday 14:00
After a difficult start, Torino are finally shining in Serie A sitting in the fourth spot and have the chance to go four points behind Juventus this Sunday afternoon.
The old city rivalry is certainly not their target for their season, but this is something really admirable for a side who have been struggling with relegation until a couple of years ago.
On the other hand Lazio are a tricky team; we backed them to win last week but they could only get a 1-1 draw against Bologna. Today they have two absences in midfield, with both Lucas Biglia and Stephan De Vrij out for injury. This should give another boost to Torino’s attack and I’ve found different various angles to get the granata wining and us collecting.
Bologna v Sassuolo | Sunday 17:00
Sassuolo must be loving their excellent Europa League run after getting another point away to Rapid Wien on Thursday and sitting in the second place in the table.
They’re enjoying their European adventure but I think this could expose some problems for them when coming back to Serie A duty thi Sunday.
Since the end of August, Sassuolo have lost all their away games and it will be tough for them coming back from playing on Thursday. Bologna have some injury concerns with their main striker Mattia Destro out, so I’d back them in the Draw No Bet market instead of a simple home win.
Crotone v Napoli – Over 2.5 Goals (7/10 Marathon Bet)
Torino v Lazio – Torino Draw No Bet (3/5 Marathon Bet)
Torino v Lazio – Torino Over 1.5 Goals (19/20 Bet Stars)
Torino v Lazio – Over 2.5 Goals (9/11 Marathon Bet)
Bologna v Sassuolo – Bologna Draw No Bet (15/16 Marathon Bet)