Juventus may be storming towards yet another Serie A crown to adorn their trophy cabinet, but there’s plenty going on beneath the Old Lady before her larger friend starts to sing. With some big games coming up this weekend, who’s looking good in the Serie A anytime scorer market?
The division’s top scorer, Fabio Quagliarella, is in action for Sampdoria in a game that could bring his ninth-placed side back into European contention. After beating Sassuolo 5-3 last time out, Samp are at home to Milan, with Quagliarella 17/10 to score. Krzysztof Piatek meanwhile is 11/10, after plundering eight goals in his first 10 games so far for the Rossoneri.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be back in the Juventus team, after a frustrating night for Portugal as they drew 1-1 at home to Serbia. Ronaldo was rested in Juve’s last game, which led to the Old Lady’s first defeat of the Serie A campaign. The forward is looking to catch Quagliarella, who currently has two more goals than him. Ronaldo is 6/17 to score on Saturday evening.
There are two big games in the battle for the Champions League places the following day. First up, Roma host Napoli at the Stadio Olimpico. The away team hold a 13-point lead over their hosts, and have 15-goal Arkadiusz Milik in their ranks. The Polish forward has scored five times in his last six games for Napoli, and is 19/20 to keep up his strong run this weekend.
Later on Sunday, it’s third against sixth as Inter play Lazio at the San Siro. Defeat for the visitors would leave them praying for a miracle if they want to finish in the top four. Simone Inzaghi needs Ciro Immobile to stand up and be counted, and you can get 6/4 on the Italian notching his 14th Serie A strike of the season in this game.
Mauro Icardi meanwhile is is the 11/10 favourite in the anytime scorer bets for this fixture. The Argentine has resumed to training after a turbulent six weeks, and he could return the team this weekend. It would be some story if he marked that with a goal, having been stripped of the Inter captaincy.
Some of the odds for these selections aren’t huge in terms of value as a single bet. There’s method behind the madness though. If you combine all six of the players we’ve picked out in an accumulator bet, you can get very inviting odds of 77/1.