Serie A tips of the week: Genoa derby delight

Genoa and Sampdoria badges ahead of their Serie A fixture

Football Italia’s Susy Campanale takes you through the best Serie A bets of the week…

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There are some things you learn from decades of watching Italian football and one of those is that midweek rounds are full of goals. Packed to the brim, usually, and we have some fixtures more than capable of providing those Overs.

Milan and Napoli surprisingly rediscovered their form all of a sudden at the weekend, after several dismal performances, while I was right about Cagliari getting their new coach boost under Leonardo Semplici. Now Serse Cosmi makes his debut on the Crotone bench against an Atalanta side distracted by the upcoming Inter showdown, but the Squali still give the impression of being utterly toothless.

Don’t forget to check out the Serie A Week 25 accumulator below!


How did I do last week?

Roma vs. Milan: Roma to win at 7/5 ×

Inter vs. Genoa: Both teams to score at 6/5 ×

Napoli vs. Benevento: Double chance draw/Benevento at 2/1 ×

Serie A Week 24 accumulator at 10.02/1 ×


Juve stuttering

Juventus vs. Spezia – Tuesday March 2, Allianz Stadium, Kick-off: 7.45pm

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I think I’ve finally figured Spezia out. They have a far superior record against teams in the top half of the table because they struggle against defend-and-counter types. Juventus want to build out from the back and keep possession, but that’s Vincenzo Italiano’s plan too, so this should be a surprisingly even battle. Plus, their top scorer M’Bala Nzola gets his first start since January 11.

Best bet for Juventus vs. Spezia: Both Teams to Score at 19/20 with 888 Sport


Derby della Lanterna

Genoa vs. Sampdoria – Wednesday March 3, Stadio Ferraris, Kick-off: 7.45pm

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The importance of this fixture was made evident by both teams resting their best players at the weekend and it’s worth far more than just three points. Pride is at stake and Genoa quite frankly have the momentum, losing only twice under Davide Ballardini – a coach who has never lost his four Derby della Lanterna outings. Genoa knocked Samp out of the Coppa Italia and should not be available at 2/1 to win this.

Best bet for Genoa vs. Sampdoria: Genoa to win at 2/1 with Bet Victor


Sardinian shoot-out

Cagliari vs. Bologna – Wednesday March 3, Sardegna Arena, Kick-off: 7.45pm

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Cagliari got their first win since November 7 on Leonardo Semplici’s debut and the new coach boost is still active as they go into this midweek round. Bologna are in good shape too, but this is one of those games you can see providing goals, especially as both are missing key defenders through suspension.

Best bet for Cagliari vs. Bologna: Over 2.5 Goals at 5/6 on 888 Sport


Serie A Week 25 accumulator

Both Teams to Score in Sassuolo vs. Napoli

No to Both Teams to Score in Atalanta vs. Crotone

Under 2.5 Goals in Benevento vs. Verona

Over 3.5 Goals in Parma vs. Inter

Combined odds: 9.94/1 at William Hill


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