Meanwhile, Juventus host Atalanta and Napoli welcome Inter Milan
With Juventus having already been crowned champions, the focus in Italy’s Serie A is turning to the intriguing battle to finish in the top four, thereby qualifying for next season’s edition of the UEFA Champions League. This coming Saturday afternoon (18 May) Roma head to Sassuolo looking for three vital points in a bid to move up the table, while the following day Juventus host Atalanta while Inter Milan head to Napoli.
First things first
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First up, let’s start with the clash between Sassuolo and AS Roma on Saturday afternoon. Sassuolo have won just one of their last five matches and have dropped down to 10th in the table, their campaign in danger of going out with a whimper rather than a bang.
Roma, by way of comparison, are unbeaten in their last six league outings and sit sixth in the standings, three points behind Atalanta in fourth. They are priced at 8.00 to finish this season in the top four, ad it will not be easy at this late stage.
But it is Roma who come into this match as the clear favourites to collect what could turn out to be three hugely important points. You can back the visitors to win at just 1.44 while Sassuolo, despite home advantage, are out at 6.00 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.75, according to Oddsshark.
And we are fully expecting Roma to get the job done. A comfortable, 3-1 win for the away side is priced competitively at 11.00, thereby offering more than a ten-fold return on any investment, while you can more than double your money by backing a combo bet of a Roma win, coupled with both teams to score, at 2.60.
Juventus host Atalanta looking to get back to winning ways
The following day, newly crowned champions host Atalanta looking to take all three points. The Old Lady may be title winners again but they have won just one of their last five league matches, losing two of them.
Atalanta, in stark contrast, have won their last four league matches in a row and currently occupy fourth spot in the standings. They are priced at just 1.12 to still be in that position by the time the season ends.
And while the betting is close, it is Juventus who come in as the slight favourites to take the points. You can more than double your money by backing the champions to win at 2.50, while Atalanta are out at 3.00 to do the same – the same price as a draw.
And we have a feeling that this one could well end up honours even. A 1-1 draw is priced at 6.00, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$30 pay out, while you can more than double your money by backing under 2.5 goals in the game at 2.10.
Napoli welcome Inter to San Paolo
And finally, Napoli welcome Inter Milan to the San Paolo looking to show that they truly are the best of the rest. Napoli have won their last three league matches in a row and appear to be ending the season on a high, despite the disappointment of not challenging Juventus for the entire season.
Inter, meanwhile, are in some pretty good form themselves. The side is unbeaten in their last seven league matches and sit third in the table, four points clear of fifth place – they are priced at just 1.10 to finish the season in the top four.
Again, the betting is close, but it is Napoli who come into this match as the very slight favourites to take the points. You can more than double your money by backing the home side to win at 2.50, while Inter come in slightly higher at 2.70 – a draw would appear to be the least likely outcome and is priced accordingly at 3.40.
And we are expecting home advantage to be a decisive factor in this fixture. A narrow, 1-0 win for Napoli comes in at 11.00, while you can more than double your money by backing a “No” to both teams scoring at 2.37.
Serie A round 37 fixtures:
Saturday, 18 May
(1.57) Udinese x Spal (5.75); draw (4.00)
(1.53) Genoa x Cagliari (5.50); draw (4.33)
(6.00) Sassuolo x AS Roma (1.44); draw (4.75)
Sunday, 19 May
(3.80) Chievo x Sampdoria (1.83); draw (3.90)
(2.75) Empoli x Torino (2.55); draw (3.25)
(2.90) Parma x Fiorentina (2.50); draw (3.10)
(1.14) AC Milan x Frosinone (15.00); draw (8.00)
(2.50) Juventus x Atalanta (3.00); draw (3.00)
(2.50) Napoli x Inter Milan (2.70); draw (3.40)
Monday, 20 May
(1.95) Lazio x Bologna (3.80); draw (3.50)