OUR man in Italy, Marco Di Cosmo (@scioltz) smashed it last season with a +167 unit profit. Here are his views on Sunday's action from Serie A.
AC Milan v Udinese| Sunday 17th September 2017, 14:00 | BT Sport
AC Milan has suffered a very bad defeat against Lazio last Sunday. Such a result was on the cards anyway, since Lazio still has a margin on experience and team building that the Rossoneri are trying to pursue.
I think that big teams take inspiration from such losses and things seem to go in this direction when the Rossoneri have literally trashed away Austria Vienna in midweek Europe League action. It is true that the rivals were a very weak side, but still, I’ve seen some shades of great football from the feet of Nicola Kalinic, Andre Silva and Hakan Çalhanoğlu, among others.
Udinese are not at the top of their form coming into this season, they have changed a lot and I think they also will need time to find the right balance.
Back the Rossoneri to win and more than two goals scored in this game.
SPAL v Cagliari | Sunday 17th September 2017, 14:00 | BT Sport
Spal is having a fine start coming into their Serie A season, with four points in the first three games.
They’ve won at home against Udinese, managed to get a draw at the Olimpico against Lazio and only ultimately losing to Inter at San Siro. They’ve always shown a very propositive football at the home ground and I am expecting to attack with the same approach also here.
Cagliari has been one of the weakest defences of last season, but their quality upfront has remained something to consider. They have added Leonardo Pavoletti as a center striker from Napoli, and he is a quality player for such medium-level sides.
I think both teams will be able to find the net here and I am happy to consider it at such odds.
Torino v Sampdoria | Sunday 17th September 2017, 14:00 |
Torino V Sampdoria Maybe the most intriguing match of this Serie A day between two interesting sides that will sparkle up mid-table battle in the Italian Patrik Schick league. Torino, as anticipated, have an enormous potential upfront.
Andrea Belotti is only the finisher of a very skilled frontline composed of international players and quality strikers. I do rate them keeping their style of play as done last years, so goals should flow in their matches as done last season
Sampdoria is one of the teams that I admire most, from a tactical point of view. They like to play with a very high defensive line, no worries of pressing and being exposed. They’ve lost a genuine talent in Patrik Schik but they’ve added Duvan Zapata from Napoli, and Gaston Ramirez from M’boro.
Back both teams to find the net and Over 2.5 goals in the game.
Chievo v Atalata| Sunday 17th September 2017, 17:00 |
Last time we were denied by a five out of five slip with Chievo failing to avoid defeat at home against Lazio.
They were beaten by a last-minute wonder goal by Sergei Milinkovic Savic, in a match that they’ve dictated for most of the time.
I do not think they will lose their second consecutive home game, and I give them chances to win against Atalanta.
The Neroazzurri have offered a superb performance beating 3-0 Everton in Europe League action, but I think that performance will have some consequences in their legs, especially for a team that is not built for playing two competitions.
Back Chievo with a draw no bet option seems the right option to me.