Serie A Tips | 30th October 2016

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ZERO losers from five picks last week, Marco Di Cosmo (@scioltz) returns with more Serie A picks this weekend.

Empoli v Roma | Sunday 14:00 | BT Sport Europe

Roma arrive here on a positive run in their season after a dodgy start, which was exasperated by a 3-1 loss against Turin. Bad things seem come to an end though and the resurrection of Edin Dzeko have provided the giallorossi with four points in the last four matches, including 12 goals scored and a total of 26 in the league, the first team in Serie A to hit that figure.

This team scores so easily and I’m sure Empoli won’t have remedies for that. The home side, occupying the 19th place in the table, have the worst offensive rate having scored just two goals in 10 games.

Roma have some absentees but they have made it through all the season carrying these issues and their strength is sharing offensive options among a lot of players and not relying on the skills of a single one. I’ll back them -1 on the Asian Handicap here.

Lazio v Sassuolo | Sunday 14:00

I’ve talked much about Sassuolo in recent articles and they are performing at an incredible level since their rise a couple of years ago despite their Europe League campaign harming thier domestic record.

Not many praised Lazio at the start of the season and after Marcelo Bielsa resigned before getting officially appointed all seemed to be going wrong for the biancocelesti.

Despite that, Simone Inzaghi and his squad have developed an intriguing style of play, mainly relying on their real strengths, the attackers. Felipe Anderson, Keita Balde and Ciro Immobile are a talented trio, with the Brazilian having the skills to compete among the top Italian football.

That makes me think we’ll see another goal based game here with Sassuolo always having their game on. Since the start of the season they’ve always scored in away matches, while Lazio have been stopped from scoring only when meeting Juventus. It’s Over 2.5 Goals for me.

Milan v Pescara | Sunday 14:00

I didn’t expect AC Milan to lose 3-0 away to Genoa earlier in the week but I do not see that result as the beginning of a crisis for them. Instead that is a result of team caught on the hop after rotating some important players.

Against Pescara, they will have their main team on the line, with the former Liverpool player Suso back in partnership with Carlos Bacca and M’baye Niang.

The away side recently benefitted from three points acquired by forfeit as Sassuolo played on the bench a suspended player against them. If not for that, Pescare would have just four points in the league, the result of four draws and the sum of 15 goals scored. For that, I expect Milan to win and I would add a little goal combination to get better odds.

Best Bets

Empoli v Roma – Roma -1 Asian Handicap (68/67 BetVictor)

Lazio v Sassuolo – Over 2.5 Goals (5/7 Marathon Bet)

Milan v Pescara – Milan to win and Over 2.5 Goals (19/20 Bet Stars)

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Marco first found an interest in betting back in 2007 when correctly calling AC Milan as Champions League winners. Through his love and knowledge for Italian football, Marco soon started penning betting content based around the game in his home country. Based in Italy, Marco keeps a close eye on all the goings-on in Serie A, the Azzurri as well as taking a keen interest in politics though his career in journalism and the media.

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