Four bottom-half teams will be in action on Monday evening in the last two games of Matchday No 28 in the top flight of Italian football.
It is good to have the best teams in the country on the pitch after the international break. We’ve witnessed some exciting affairs over the weekend and we may see some drama on Monday night as well. We’ll provide a short preview for the two remaining outings of the round and place an exciting 6/1 double in the process.
- Empoli vs Lecce – Under 1.5 Goals FT
- Sassuolo vs Torino – Home win
Total odds – 6/1
Empoli vs Lecce – Under 1.5 Goals FT @ 9/5
Neither Empoli nor Lecce have been pulling up any trees going into their head-to-head encounter on Monday night. Both teams will enter the tie off the back of identical four-game losing streaks. They sit right next two each other in the bottom half of the Serie A table, being still at a healthy distance to the red zone. Both outfits have generally been struggling for goals throughout the whole season, netting 24 each in the inaugural 27 rounds. Empoli scored only two goals in the previous four outings, while Lecce have failed to find the back of the net at all during the same period. We see the value in backing the Under 1.5 goals FT pick at the 9/5 odds in these circumstances.
Sassuolo vs Torino – Home win @ 7/5
Sassuolo are flying high ahead of the clash against Torino on Monday night in Reggio nell’Emilia. I Neroverdi are on a run of four successive wins and they are now already on the brink of the top-half finish. Alessio Dionisi’s men have been scoring for fun of late, bagging eight goals in the last three victories over Cremonese, Roma, and Spezia. We do fancy the hosts to maintain such a fine streak here against Torino who will enter the tie off the back of a catastrophic 0-4 loss at the hands of Napoli in the previous round. The defeat to sovereign leaders ended Il Toro’s two-win thread. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that Torino have allowed at least two goals in three of the previous five league matches. They shipped four goals in each of the defeats to Juventus and Napoli of late. The value is great with Sassuolo who are 7/5 to get their fifth win on the spin here.