Serie A tips of the week: Goals between Sassuolo and Milan

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There are some more mouth-watering fixtures on their way this weekend after the midweek excitement. Atalanta and Roma, Sassuolo and Milan, all are likely to go at each other hammer and tongs. Even Spezia I expect to give Inter a run for their money, before eventually capitulating, unless of course the Nerazzurri do their patented routine of getting close to the leadership spot and then bottling it against lesser opposition.

I would tip Inter to Win vs. Spezia and Both Teams to Score, if not for that gnawing concern about Antonio Conte’s tendency to choke. They’re one point off the top, Milan have a very tough trip to Sassuolo and it’s just the kind of thing Pazza Inter would do. I would also bet on goals in Lazio vs. Napoli if not for the fact the Partenopei are bereft of strikers (Victor Osimhen, Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne out) and tend to have low-scoring big games. It might benefit Hirving Lozano, though, to have more of a key role.

Don’t forget to check out the Serie A Week 13 accumulator below!

How did I do last week?

Inter vs. Napoli: Draw at 27/10 ×

Fiorentina vs. Sassuolo: Sassuolo to win at 19/10 ×

Spezia vs. Bologna: Over 3.5 goals at 13/8 ✓

Serie A Week 12 accumulator at 13.24/1 ×

Similar Atalanta and Roma

Atalanta vs. Roma – Sunday December 20, Gewiss Stadium, Kick-off: 5.00pm

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When two teams have fairly similar tactical approaches, it becomes about the various duels around the pitch. The sides could either neutralise each other or turn into end-to-end madness. Here we have hard-working centre-forwards, creative figures behind the striker who can thread it through and above all obsessively attacking wingbacks. It’s got to lead to goals, hasn’t it?

Best bet for Atalanta vs. Roma: Over 3.5 Goals at 6/5 on 888 Sport

Milan missing Kjaer

Sassuolo vs. Milan – Sunday December 20, Mapei Stadium, Kick-off: 2.00pm

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For all the talk of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the man Milan really have missed is Simon Kjaer, conceding practically double the number of goals per game on average in his absence. While the Swede might be on the bench, don’t bet on the Dane starting, which means another potential 2-2 thriller. With Francesco Caputo back in the Sassuolo XI, I’d be inclined to bet on a home win, except the Rossoneri simply do not give up. So, goals it is.

Best bet for Sassuolo vs. Milan: Over 3.5 Goals at 11/8 with Bet Victor

Fireworks in Turin

Torino vs. Bologna – Sunday December 20, Stadio Grande Torino, Kick-off: 11.30am

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Bologna rarely let me down when it comes to ridiculous scorelines and I’m pretty confident they’ll do it again against bottom of the table Torino. Musa Barrow’s saved penalty in stoppages prevented a comeback from 0-2 to beat Spezia 3-2 midweek, while Toro put up an impressive fight when down to 10 men for 75 minutes against Roma. This is one to watch with popcorn.

Best bet for Torino vs. Bologna: Over 3.5 Goals at 9/5 with Bet Victor

Serie A Week 13 accumulator

Both Teams to Score in Parma vs. Juventus

Over 3.5 Goals in Torino vs. Bologna

Over 3.5 Goals in Inter vs. Spezia

Over 2.5 Goals in Sassuolo vs. Milan

Combined odds: 15.08/1 at William Hill

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