Serie A Betting Preview & Tips: Old Lady fair favourites


OUR man in Italy, Marco Di Cosmo (@scioltz) returns to look at Saturday's action from the peninsula.

Napoli vs Juventus | Saturday 13th February 2021, 17:00 | Premier Sports

I see Juventus as clear favorites in this big Saturday match. My recommendation is to take the visitors to win at odds-against, which is a really good price considering this is played behind closed doors, as usual.

  • Napoli have lots of absentees, especially at the back. Both Kalidou Koulibay and Kostas Manolas are ruled out, so the two centre-backs will be Rrahmani (just 3 appearances with Napoli) and Maksimovic.
  • On the offensive end, also Dries Mertens is ruled out and Victor Oshimen should not start. Andrea Petagna is a fair number 9 but not at these levels.
  • Juventus have no major absentees. Leonardo Bonucci and Paulo Dybala are out but I’m not sure they would be starters anymore in this squad, for different reasons.
  • Napoli have played midweek 1 day after Juventus in a disastrous 3-1 loss to Atalanta. They have one day less to recover against a team who usually impose high pace on their matches.

Juventus to win (6/5 Novibet)

Spezia vs Milan | Saturday 13th February 2021, 19:45 | Premier Sports

I am going with AC Milan winning again, with a big chance for the Rossoneri to consolidate their lead.

  • After 2-3 months, the Rossoneri have finally all their players available, with Davide Calabria the only missing player. Simon Kjaer could be rested but Fikayo Tomori should do the job against Spezia.
  • In the first round, AC Milan won this match 3-0 with a big number of absences (especially Zlatan Ibrahimovic).
  • Spezia is a fair side, but their defence proved to be very inconsistent against big teams: they have already conceded 4 goals to Roma and Juventus, among others.

Milan to win and Over 1.5 Goals (3/4 Betway).

Best Bets

Napoli vs Juventus – Juventus to win (6/5 Novibet)

Spezia vs Milan – Milan to win and Over 1.5 Goals (3/4 Betway)

About Author

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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