OUR man in Italy, Marco Di Cosmo (@scioltz) returns to look at Wednesday night's action from Serie A.
Juventus vs Atalanta | Wednesday 16th December 2020, 17:30 | Premier Sports
Bookies have Juventus as clear favourites in this match, and they have some good motivation given their usual home form. Yet, the Bianconeri are not playing on their usual level this season, and even if they have impressed with a 3-0 win at the Camp Nou, you wonder about the real strength of such Barcelona side.
Anyway, the main point of this match is Atalanta probably missing their two best players: Josip Ilicic and Alejandro Gomez. This bad news makes me change mind about backing Atalanta but I do trust them to find the net against the Old Lady, who are not the usual defensive fort.
In domestic action, Juve have conceded in 8 of their 10 games, while never failing to score – Both Teams To Score is 7/10 (Matchbook).
Fiorentina vs Sassuolo | Wednesday 16th December 2020, 19:45
I like to go against the grain and back Fiorentina to get something from this match. None of the stats I usually rely on are on my side: Fiorentina are W2-D3-L6 with 2 points in their last 5, while Sassuolo are flying high at 5th in the table.
Still, I see Fiorentina recovering after they hired their former coach Cesare Prandelli. They will also have some key players back as Frank Ribery and Gateano Castrovilli, while Sassuolo could rotate some of his key attackers. Therefore, Fiorentina +0 Asian Handicap is my play (4/5 Unibet).
Spezia vs Bologna | Wednesday 16th December 2020, 19:45
Bologna are fun to watch for goal backers and on Sunday they conceded 3 goals in less than 20 minutes against Roma. I hope this does not block them to approach matches with their usual style but I am confident in the hosts as well.
Spezia have the highest number of Over 2.5 matches in Serie A – 9 out of 11 – and their defence cannot be trusted. Over 2.5 Goals is 7/10 (SBK).