OUR man in Rome and resident Serie A expert Marco Di Cosmo (@scioltz) looks ahead to the second weekend of action.
Juventus v Lazio | Saturday 25th August 2018, 17:00 | Eleven Sports
Last week I was keen on goals when Juventus were involved, and nothing has changed.
Lazio should approach this in conservative fashion, trying to punish Juve on the counter, but the Bianconeri have the right weapons to open up a very dodgy defence (ranked 10th in Serie A last season). Juventus will use a similar system as was used against Chievo last week.
However, Cristiano could be moved out wide, with Mario Mandzukic operating centrally. Anyway, I rate the Portuguese international to score here, and over 2.5 goals (13/20 Marathon) looks a banker.
Napoli v Milan | Saturday 25th August, 19:30 | Eleven Sports
This is arguably the most interesting match in Italy this week.
The Partenopei played well against Lazio, creating chances for fun, just like last season. They're still not convincing at the back though, and AC Milan can take advantage of that.
The Rossoneri added Gonzalo Higuain this summer, and he's capable of troubling any defence.
Both teams to score is a runner here, and offers value at 10/11 (Bet365).