The 18th round of Italian Serie A is bringing us a lot of interesting clashes and a big derby match between Napoli and Juventus played on Friday night.
The battle for the top four positions has never been so intense and crowded. Sunday’s matches for Lazio, Atalanta, and Roma could play a major role when it comes to the final outcome. There are five games on the menu on 15th January and here are our top suggestions:
Serie A Betting Tips
- Atalanta vs Salernitana – Home win HT/FT @ 21/20
- Roma vs Fiorentina – Home win @ 1/1
- Sassuolo vs Lazio – Both teams to score @ 3/5
- Torino vs Spezia – Torino Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 4/5
- Total odds – 11/1
Atalanta vs Salernitana – Home win HT/FT @ 21/20
Gian Piero Gasperini’s team still plays one of the most aggressive formations in Italian Serie A, and a big majority of Atalanta’s games have ended with a high number of goals. They will have to do better in the second part of the championship to secure Top 4 placement though. 31 points from 17 games are not enough for a team with UCL aspirations.
A perfect opportunity to extend the winning streak is served this weekend, welcoming Salernitana in Bergamo. Visitors earned just one victory in seven appearances on the road, and we are predicting them to go down easily against in-form Atalanta.
Roma vs Fiorentina – Home win @ 1/1
Even though they are most likely out of the title race, AS Roma will do their best to qualify for UEFA Champions League next season. La Lupa’s recent form has been phenomenal, escaping San Siro last week with a 2-2 draw against AC Milan, followed by a narrow victory in Coppa Italia against Genoa 1-0.
This week’s opponent is going to be Fiorentina, a team that always lacked consistency in the last couple of years. Viola is eight points behind Mourinho’s squad right now. They were defeated in the last three games played at Stadio Olimpico and we are predicting that streak to become even worse.
Sassuolo vs Lazio – Both teams to score @ 3/5
Sunday’s schedule is starting with a duel at MAPEI Stadium where out-of-form Sassuolo welcomes Lazio SS. It’s really hard to draw a line and say which of these two sides performed worse in the last two weeks. In their two post-World Cup appearances, Lazio won only one point in encounters against lower-ranked Lecce (1-2) and Empoli (2-2).
Back line of the Sky Blues seems incapable of keeping a clean sheet right now, so we are going with the BTTS pick. Sassuolo’s results have been far from perfect, but consistency is there when it comes to playing at this venue. They scored ten goals in the last five home games.
Torino vs Spezia – Torino Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 4/5
Our Sunday’s Italian Serie A Acca is wrapped up with a clash between Torino and Spezia at Stadio Olimpico. Team spirits and confidence of the home team are going through the roof right now after eliminating AC Milan in the Coppa Italia match during the mid-week. They scored in extra-time against Rossoneri despite having one man sent off in the second half.
The overall results of the Bulls throughout this campaign are solid, currently sitting in a decent 10th position with 23 points. A potential victory on Sunday could push them up to 8th place. Spezia have been sitting around the relegation zone since day one. They conceded exactly ten goals in their last five divisional away days, so we will stick with Torino to score 2+ goals at 4/5 odds.