Serie A tips of the week: Isolated Juventus-Inter

Juventus vs. Inter, Serie A

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

It’s an unusual weekend in Serie A, as the Coronavirus scare takes hold, meaning several games are played behind closed doors, which effectively negates home advantage. That includes the Scudetto showdown between leaders Juventus and third-placed Inter, while Udinese-Fiorentina, Milan-Genoa, Parma-SPAL and Sassuolo-Brescia are also going ahead without fans present.

The outbreak has messed up the fixture list too, with four games called off last week. It all leads to Lazio having a huge opportunity to climb to the top of the table, as their closest title rivals go head-to-head. In the race for Europe, both Atalanta and Roma face difficult trips to Lecce and Cagliari respectively.

Don’t forget to check out the Serie A Week 26 accumulator below!

Unusual Derby d’Italia

Juventus vs. Inter – Sunday March 1, Allianz Juventus Stadium, Kick-off: 7.45pm

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It’s deeply sad to see one of the biggest fixtures of the whole season played in front of empty stands, but the Coronavirus panic has hit both Piedmont and Lombardy regions. This is going to be a very unusual Derby d’Italia for so many reasons, as home advantage will be irrelevant behind closed doors, Antonio Conte won’t face a raucous reception from his old fans and both teams are on pretty poor form.

Inter have beaten Juventus only once in their last 14 Serie A meetings, with the last away victory coming in November 2012. A Nerazzurri surprise at 23/10 could well be worth a punt, but let’s err on the side of caution and go for Both Teams to Score.

Best bet for Juventus vs. Inter: Both Teams to Score at 8/11 with 888 Sport

Lazio unleashed

Lazio vs. Bologna – Saturday February 29, Stadio Olimpico, Kick-off: 2.00pm

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Simone Inzaghi’s men are showing no signs of slowing their Scudetto challenge, so with Juventus and Inter going head-to-head on Sunday evening, it’s an ideal opportunity to go top of the table. Considering they are up against stuttering Bologna, a victory would be a solid bet.

More interesting odds can be found in the goals market, particularly as Bologna have conceded in each of their last 20 Serie A matches and are on track to match the club record set in both March 1956 and November 2004. Lazio love to score, especially at the Olimpico, so Over 3.5 Goals looks worth going for at 8/5.

Best bet for Lazio vs. Bologna: Over 3.5 Goals 8/5 with Bet Victor

Rebic Repeat

Milan vs. Genoa – Sunday March 1, San Siro, Kick-off: 11.30am

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This is another game played behind closed doors, which may well counter-act the usual tradition of the early Sunday kick-off being full of goals. What we probably can count on is Ante Rebic finding the net for the fourth match in a row. The Croatian has found his niche in Stefano Pioli’s adapted 4-4-2 formation and all opponents struggle with his forays forward.

Rebic has often been the breakthrough for the Rossoneri, so the odds of him scoring the first goal at 4/1 look pretty enticing.

Best bet for Milan vs. Genoa: Ante Rebic to score first at 4/1 with Bet Victor

Serie A Week 26 accumulator

Udinese vs. Fiorentina – Under 2.5 Goals at 8/11

Lecce vs. Atalanta – Over 2.5 Goals at 2/5

Sassuolo to beat Brescia at 8/11

Cagliari vs. Roma – Both Teams to Score at 6/10

Select these four bets as an accumulator for combined odds of 5.68/1 at William Hill

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