Serie A tips of the week: Juventus ripe for post-international surprise

Juventus and Cagliari club crests 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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Week 7 really bucked the recent trend of results and it was largely down to teams running out of steam in a packed fixture list. This is the first round following international duty and ahead of the Champions League, which means the sides with the most players travelling around the globe – looking at you, Atalanta – are going to be stretched thin and distracted. Roma are still missing Edin Dzeko, but Ciro Immobile returns for Lazio, while Napoli and Milan go head-to-head at the top of the table without injured Victor Osimhen and Rafael Leao. Fiorentina are under new management, so expect a Cesare Prandelli boost against Benevento.

Don’t forget to check out the Serie A Week 8 accumulator below!

How did I do last week?

Lazio vs. Juventus: Over 3.5 goals at 17/10 ×

Atalanta vs. Inter: Inter to win at 7/5

Spezia vs. Juventus: Double chance X1 at 23/10 ×

Serie A Week 6 accumulator at 10.07/1 ×

Prolific Joao Pedro

Juventus vs. Cagliari – Saturday November 21, Allianz Juventus Stadium, Kick-off: 7.45pm

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Cagliari are on impressive form and very rarely fail to find the back of the net. Juventus are missing Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini, so rush Matthijs de Ligt back from shoulder surgery for his first game of the season with Merih Demiral and Danilo. Joao Pedro has scored in each of his last five games. The Brazilian shouldn’t be 14/5 to score anytime when he’s in this shape and against such a new back three. My other pick for this match might well be X2 Double Chance.

Best bet for Juventus vs. Cagliari: Joao Pedro to score anytime at 14/5 on 888 Sport

Surprise for Atalanta

Spezia vs. Atalanta – Saturday November 21, Gewiss Stadium, Kick-off: 5.00pm

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Nobody suffers more than Atalanta after breaks for international duty and they lost Ruslan Malinovskyi to COVID-19, adding to the usual globe-trotting fatigue of their South American contingent. There’s a Champions League trip to Anfield coming up and Spezia are going to be brimming with confidence after their 3-0 victory at Benevento. I wouldn’t advise against betting on a Spezia victory, but a double chance gives a little more insurance.

Best bet for Spezia vs. Atalanta: Double Chance Spezia/Draw at 19/10 with Bet Victor

Prandelli power

Fiorentina vs. Benevento – Sunday November 22, Stadio Franchi, Kick-off: 11.30am

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Beppe Iachini’s sacking was no surprise to anyone and Cesare Prandelli makes his return to the Viola bench. Their biggest problem has been a lack of flair, goals and entertainment, so a new coach bump and change of tactics should shake things up. They’re up against a Benevento side that leak goals and need a revival of their own, plus it’s the early Sunday kick-off, which for some reason always seems to be prolific.

Best bet for Fiorentina vs. Benevento: Over 3.5 Goals at 5/4 with 888 Sport

Serie A Week 8 accumulator

Verona vs. Sassuolo Over 3.5 Goals

Sampdoria vs. Bologna Over 3.5 Goals

Spezia vs. Atalanta both teams to score

Juventus vs. Cagliari both teams to score

Combined odds: 14.4/1 at William Hill

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