Meanwhile, Napoli host Torino while Roma are also looking to move into top four against Bologna
The 24th round of action in Italy’s Serie A sees the race for a place in the top four heating up, with fifth meeting fourth this coming Saturday (15 February) as Atalanta host AC Milan. The following day, Napoli welcome Torino knowing that they need all three points to try and stay in the title race, while Bologna head to the capital on Monday evening to take on AS Roma.
First things first
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First up, the clash between Atalanta and AC Milan on Saturday evening. Atalanta come into this match in fine form, unbeaten in their last eight matches across all competitions and sit fifth in the table, just a point outside the top four – they are at 4.00 to finish the season in those top four spots.
Milan, by way of comparison, are unbeaten in their last four but have been misfiring in front of goal in recent weeks. By way of comparison, they have scored 18 fewer goals than their next opponents.
And it is indeed Atalanta who come into this match as the favourites to take the points. You can more than double your money by backing the home side to win at 2.05, while Milan are out at 3.50 to do the same – a draw comes in just under at 3.40, according to Oddsshark.
And we are expecting home advantage to be a deciding factor in this match. A narrow, 2-1 win for Atalanta is priced at 8.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$42.50 pay out, while you can quadruple your money by backing a combo bet of an Atalanta win, coupled with both teams to score, at 4.00.
Napoli must beat Torino to stay in title race
The following day, Napoli host Torino knowing that three points is an imperative if they are to stand any chance of catching Juventus. Napoli are 11 points behind the league leaders and are now out at 17.00 to win their first Serie A title since 1990.
Torino meanwhile come into this game unbeaten in their last three league outings and can come into this match with some confidence. They are in no danger of going down and as such can play with the handbrake off.
Nevertheless, it is Napoli who come into this match as the clear favourites to pick up a much needed win. You can back the home side to pick up all three points at just 1.44, while Torino are out at 6.50 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.50.
This should be a comfortable victory for Napoli. A 3-1 win for the home side is priced competitively at 12.00, thereby offering more than a ten-fold return on any investment, while you can more than triple your money by backing combo bet of a Napoli win, and both teams to score, at 3.20.
Roma could go fourth with win over Bologna
And finally, Monday Night Football this week comes from the capital as AS Roma host Bologna. Roma are unbeaten in their last six outings and sit sixth in the table, just a point behind AC Milan in fourth – they are priced at just 2.87 to finish the season in the top four.
Bologna, in stark contrast, are struggling against relegation, and find themselves outside the drop zone on goal difference only. They have however taken four points from their last two games and are now at 2.62 to drop down into the second tier come May.
It is therefore of little surprise to see that it is Roma who come into this match as the red hot favourites to take the points. You can back the home side to win at just 1.40, while Bologna are out at 7.00 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.75.
We are expecting Roma to pick up the win in front of their own fans. A comfortable, 2-0 win for the home side is priced at 7.00, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$35 pay out, while you can more than double your money by backing under 2.5 goals in the game at 2.20.
Serie A round 24 fixtures:
Friday, 15 February
(1.12) Juventus x Frosinone (15.00); draw (9.00)
Saturday, 16 February
(2.05) Cagliari x Parma (3.75); draw (3.25)
(2.05) Atalanta x AC Milan (3.50); draw (3.40)
Sunday, 17 February
(3.20) Spal x Fiorentina (2.25); draw (3.30)
(2.75) Empoli x Sassuolo (2.50); draw (3.30)
(3.40) Genoa x Lazio (2.05); draw (3.50)
(1.75) Udinese x Chievo (5.00); draw (3.40)
(1.50) Inter Milan x Sampdoria (6.00); draw (4.33)
(1.44) Napoli x Torino (6.50); draw (4.50)
Monday, 18 February
(1.40) Roma x Bologna (7.00); draw (4.75)