Serie A tips of the week: Inter can’t stop scoring

Lazio and Inter club crests ahead of their Serie A fixture on October 4

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

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This is proving to be one of the most prolific ever starts to a Serie A campaign and might finally put paid to the tired old cliché that Italian football is boring. With Inter scoring nine in the first two rounds, Atalanta bagging eight and even the newly-promoted teams showing attack is the best form of defence, there are very few remaining stalwarts of the tactics aimed more at neutralising the opponent than making the most of their own strengths.

We’ve got some of those entertainers up against each other this weekend, including Overs locks like Lazio-Inter, Atalanta-Cagliari and Benevento-Bologna. Juventus-Napoli is also bound to be a fascinating battle, COVID-19 permitting, and should again generate plenty of goal action. It’s important we get in on the Overs trend before the betting companies realise they’re too short on stunners.

Don’t forget to check out the Serie A Week 3 accumulator below!

How did I do last week?

Roma vs. Juventus: Both teams to score at 8/13 ✔

Verona vs. Udinese: Verona to win at 17/10 ✔

Inter vs. Fiorentina: Inter to win to nil at 9/5 ×

Serie A Week 32 accumulator at 20.16/1 ×

Overs at the Olimpico

Lazio vs. Inter – Sunday October 4, Stadio Olimpico, Kick-off: 2.00pm

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There are some games that just scream goals and this is one of them. No doubt an entertaining one for the neutral, probably less so for Lazio fans who are still suffering from the 4-1 home defeat to Atalanta midweek. The Biancocelesti are badly under-staffed and Inter scored nine goals in their first two games and conceded five, so it’s not exactly difficult to pick Over 3.5 Goals here. If you are up for a slightly riskier option, then Over 4.5 Goals also looks tasty.

Best bet for Lazio vs. Inter: Over 3.5 Goals at 6/4 on 888 Sport

Napoli can upset Juve

Juventus vs. Napoli – Sunday October 4, Allianz Juventus Stadium, Kick-off: 7.45pm

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The Bianconeri narrowly avoided defeat last week against Roma and face an even tougher test, hosting a Napoli side that scored eight goals without reply in the opening two rounds. Granted, the 6-0 win over Genoa proved to be against a team riddled with COVID-19 and the week leading up to this fixture has been dominated by swabs, isolation and concern it might’ve spread to them.

Nonetheless, and even with Lorenzo Insigne injured, Napoli are playing sparkling attacking football and Victor Osimhen has given them another more direct dimension. Juve under Andrea Pirlo are more prone to going straight for goal too, so it could be a good old-fashioned shoot-out.

You could play it safe and go with Both Teams to Score, but I think the odds on offer warrant a little gamble on Over 3.5 Goals.

Best bet for Juventus vs. Napoli: Over 3.5 Goals at 13/5 with Bet Victor

Leakiest defences in the league

Benevento vs. Bologna – Sunday October 4, Stadio Vigorito, Kick-off: 2.00pm

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Sometimes you see a fixture that just whets the appetite and this is one of them. It might not seem much to the casual Serie A observer, but these are the leakiest defences in the league. Bologna have conceded in a record 35 consecutive rounds, even when thrashing Parma 4-1 last week, and Benevento have scored five while conceding seven in the first two games. Play it safe with Both Teams to Score as an absolute lock, but again, Overs are tempting.

Best bet for Benevento vs. Bologna: Benevento to win and 3 or more goals in the match at 10/3 with William Hill

Serie A Week 3 accumulator

Juventus vs. Napoli Both Teams to Score

Lazio vs. Inter Both Teams to Score

Roma to beat Udinese

Over 3.5 Goals in Benevento vs. Bologna

Combined odds: 10.7/1 at William Hill

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