Meanwhile, Roma will hope to remain on upward trajectory against Spal, while Napoli travel to take on Udinese
Following the international break domestic action returns this coming weekend, with Italy’s Serie A seeing three crunch games take place this coming Saturday (20 October). League leaders and current champions Juventus will look to maintain their 100 per cent to the season at home to Genoa, while in-form Roma host Spal and Napoli, in second place, travel to Udinese.
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First up, a recovering Roma side welcome an out of sorts Spal outfit to the Italian capital. After a slow start to the season the Romans have won their last four matches across all competitions, scoring an incredible 12 goals in the process and conceding just one – they currently sit sixth in the table, just four points behind Napoli in second place.
Spal, in stark contrast, look to be on a downward spiral and desperately need a result this weekend to arrest what has become an alarming slide. After an encouraging start to the campaign they have now lost four league matches in a row and have slumped down into 14th place in the table.
Not surprisingly, it is Roma who come in as the clear favourites to take the points in this one. You can back the Romans to make it five wins on the bounce at just 1.33, with Spal out t 8.50 to pick up a shock win – a draw is priced in the middle at 5.00, according to Oddsshark.
A comprehensive, 3-0 win for Roma comes in at 8.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a pay out of US$42.50. You could also more than double your money by backing Roma to win to nil (without Spal scoring a goal) at 2.25.
Juventus to continue winning streak
On the same day, Juventus host Genoa looking – and expecting – to maintain their 100 per cent start to their title defence. Their numbers are astounding – eight wins, scoring at a rate of over two goals per game and just five goals leaked.
Genoa, meanwhile, have struggled for consistency so far this season. They have played just seven matches but are yet to draw one, winning four and losing three, and currently sit in 11th place in the standings with a negative goal difference – they are conceding at a worrying rate of two goals per game.
To the surprise of no one, Juventus are the overwhelming favourites to make it nine wins out of nine in Serie A. The Old Lady are at just 1.20 to take all three points, with Genoa all the way out at 13.00 to record a shock triumph – a draw is priced in the middle at 6.50.
This game is unlikely to offer too many hurdles to the champions and they could turn this into a rout. A 4-0 win for Juventus is priced competitively at 10.00, thereby offering a ten-fold return on any investment.
Napoli look to keep pressure on leaders
And finally, Napoli will look to keep the pressure on league leaders Juventus when they travel to take on Udinese. Carlo Ancelotti’s side sit six points behind Juventus and are in second place, but can take heart from their recent form – they have won four of their last five matches across all competitions, although their one defeat in that time came at the hands of Juventus.
Udinese, meanwhile, look to be in real danger of being dragged into a relegation battle. The side are just three points above the relegation zone, and their recent form has been nothing short of woeful, with the team having taken just four points from their last six league outings – they have lost their last three matches in a row.
And it is visitors Napoli who come in as the favourites to record a much needed win on the road. You can back Ancelotti’s side to take the points at just 1.57, with Udinese, despite home advantage, out at 6.00 to do the same.
A narrow, 2-1 win for Napoli comes in at 8.50, and would help keep the pressure on their title rivals. You could also more than triple your money by backing a combo bet of a Napoli win and both teams to score, which is priced at 3.60.
Serie A round 9 fixtures:
Saturday, 20 October
(1.33) Roma x Spal (8.50); draw (5.00)
(1.20) Juventus x Genoa (13.00); draw (6.50)
(6.00) Udinese x Napoli (1.57); draw (3.80)
Sunday, 21 October
(2.87) Frosinone x Empoli (2.50); draw (3.20)
(3.10) Bologna x Torino (2.30); draw (3.20)
(5.00) Chievo x Atalanta (1.66); draw (3.75)
(5.00) Parma x Lazio (1.66); draw (3.75)
(1.53) Fiorentina x Cagliari (5.50); draw (4.33)
(2.30) Inter Milan x AC Milan (3.10); draw (3.25)
Monday, 22 October
(2.10) Sampdoria x Sassuolo (3.60); draw (3.25)