OUR man in Rome and resident Serie A expert Marco Di Cosmo (@scioltz) shares his best bets from Saturday's Serie A action.
Milan v Brescia | Saturday 31st August 2019, 17:00 | Premier Sports
Milan did not performed as expected in their first match of the season, losing 1-0 to Udinese, without recording a single attempt on-target.
Still, I do see them winning in San Siro against an interesting Brescia side. The visitors will be without their glamour transfer of summer sales, Mario Balotelli, and they will be led by young star Sandro Tonali, who is the most promising Italian midfielder of this age.
On the other hand, I see Milan changing a lot from their last display, especially with Ismael Bennacer starting in the heart of midfield, alongside Frank Kessie and probably Jack Bonaventura.
No more experiments for the Rossoneri, who should provide a relatively safe three points and play some attractive football under Marco Giampaolo. Therefore, Milan to win and Over 1.5 Goals is the call at 4/5 (Coral).
Juventus v Napoli | Saturday 31st August 2019, 17:00 | Premier Sports
The biggest match of the season in the second Serie A matchday should cheer up all Italian football fans after summer holidays. These two sides have battled for top two spots in the last four years, and this season their duel seems to be even more intriguing.
Napoli have improved a lot with many new players in their roster, with Hirving Lozano and Kostas Manolas. Their offensive attitude was emphasised by their 4-3 win against Fiorentina last weekend. I cannot be sure they will be able to dethrone Juventus this season, but surely they have the most competitive squad since the years of Diego Maradona.
Juventus have changed even more, starting from the acquisition of Maurizio Sarri as manager. We still do not know if he will be able to turn the Bianconeri into a scoring machine as shown in his previous experience at Napoli, but they should have a more proactive approach than under former managers.
Also, with the end of the transfer window, Juve could change five or six players from the starting XI used last season. Their defence could be less solid than what we have seen so far, and I won’t be surprised to see a very open game between these two sides. Both Teams To Score is the bet at 9/10 (Bet365)