OUR man in Italy, Marco Di Cosmo (@scioltz) looks to continue his hot streak in Serie A with his best Sunday selections.
Torino v Roma | Sunday 14:00
Roma was more than impressive in their 3-3 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
I expect a similar performance here in Turin, where the home side has always been a banker for goals. Roma also has key absences in their defensive end, and that’s why a goal conceded by them is very likely.
Their upfront quality is still undisputed though, and both teams to score and backing the over here seems the right option again.
Atalanta v Bologna | Sunday 14:00
Goals on this match could have been easily marked as NAP of the weekend, but the absence of Papu Gomez is making me contemplate a bit more on such a positive outcome.
Atalanta should feel tired after their Europe League campaign, and they should concede at least once against Bologna, who are much improved coming into this season.
Still, despite the absence of their key man, I think they have to ability, players and game plan to score with ease.
AC Milan v Genoa | Sunday 14:00
Milan’s season has been an absolute nightmare so far.
Their expensive summer campaign has been a failure, and the addition of Leonardo Bonucci did not bring much quality or consistency to a defence that has suffered 13 goals in just 8 eight games.
I think Genoa have the right weapons to score at least once in San Siro. As said, the attack has not been where they have struggled, with defensive solidity being their main issue.
That is why goals from both ends sounds likely.
SPAL v Sassuolo | Sunday 14:00
Sassuolo has started as poorly as they have in recent years in Serie A, with just one win in eight games and only four goals scored.
The departure of Eusebio di Francesco as their manager and some key players such as Lorenzo Pellegrini is really affecting the team, and they still do not seem to have found a recipe to combat his absence.
That is why I am backing SPAL here, simply asking them to avoid defeat.
This side truly does not have much quality, but they’ve put up a fight on home soil even with top class opposition Napoli.
Back them to avoid defeat or in the draw no bet market.
Udinese v Juventus | Sunday 17:00 | BT Sport
After two consecutive failures in domestic action, Juve should win this game, and I’m 99% certain they will.
I expect such a reaction from the Bianconeri, as they’ve always shown some great spirit in difficult moments, and this is what I am expecting to happen.
Udinese is not the most difficult opponent and I am simply backing Juventus on the Asian market. Backing Juventus to win -1.0 points, we’ll get a refund if they win simply by one goal difference.
Lazio v Cagliari | Sunday 19:45 | BT Sport
Lastly, Lazio is probably the biggest surprise package of the Serie A so far, even better than Inter who are sitting at the second place of the table.
The Biancoclesti are playing far better, and their victory against Juve in Turin has been the peak of their achievements. Their Europa League campaign is also going well, while rotating between a lot of their key players and I expect them to win here without any struggle.
Cagliari has sacked their manager but they do not seem well equipped to face a goal machine such as Lazio.
Torino v Roma – Both Teams to Score + Over 2.5 Goals (8/11 188BET)
Atalanta v Bologna – Both Teams to Score (10/11 188BET)
AC Milan v Genoa – Both Teams to Score (8/11 SkyBet)
SPAL v Sassuolo – SPAL Draw-no-Bet (1/1 Bet365)
Udinese v Juventus – Juventus to win Asian handicap -1 (4/6 SkyBet)
Lazio v Cagliari – Lazio to win and Over 2.5 (4/7 SkyBet)