OUR man in Rome and resident Serie A expert Marco Di Cosmo (@scioltz) shares his best bets from Saturday's action.
Cagliari v Bologna | Saturday 6th October 2018, 14:00
Cagliari have still yet to win a single game at home, and the match against Bologna seems really appropriate to get their business done.
Bologna visitors have recently improved scoring four goals against Roma and Udinese, but their quality is still very questionable.
On the other hand, I believe Cagliari are able to avoid relegation, with their coach Rolando Maran a fine tactician.
They deserved more points than what they’ve collected so far, so I am backing Leonardo Pavoletti and co to do the business at 13/10 (BetVictor).
Udinese v Juventus | Saturday 6th October 2018, 17:00 | Eleven Sports
It should be another safe journey for Juventus in Udine. I have no doubt the reigning champions will be able to finish with three points the week before the international break, as they usually do.
Udinese aren’t really a dangerous team to travel to, and I just cannot see the Old Lady dropping points here. Also, they probably won’t get to top gear but still I fancy them scoring at least twice.
Back Juventus to win and Over 1.5 Goals (8/13 Coral) to get a better price.
Empoli v Roma | Saturday 6th October 2018, 19:30 | Eleven Sports
Weather alert – the only possibility of not seeing goals in this game might be rain. Otherwise, I just cannot anything but an entertaining show between these two sides.
Roma have lost the solidity they had last year, and their football seems far more goals-oriented.
Empoli are trying to replicate the magnificent offensive game that granted them promotion to Serie A, but they are getting far less than what they deserved.
So, if the pitch will be in good conditions I just cannot see fewer than two goals in this game. Over 2.5 Goals is 3/5 (Marathon).