While Juventus-related online sportsbook news in Italy still focus on Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer and the betting specials it has given rise to, let us not forget about Douglas Costa. Not only is he a fan favorite, he has had a strong season, and is determined to reward his new four-year contract with even better records.
In his IFTV interview, he said this league was “totally different from the others,” which is why he needed “6 months to reach [his] best.” He has gotten used to its unique challenges by now, though, and is optimistic about what lies ahead: “After one year of adaptation, I think it’ll be a better season.” Since the 2018/2019 season of Serie A is about to begin, we have taken a look into the crystal ball to see what he can achieve in the Italian league.
Betting on Douglas Costa’s assist output is safe
The Brazilian midfielder gave the second most assists (12) in the previous season. The best online betting sites in the United Kingdom suggest that whether he will match that output is a toss-up. The official betting odds for Costa to finish the term with at least 12 assists are 1.85. His chances to give only 11 or less are also 1.85.
The only thing the winger needs to achieve those numbers is a bit of luck. He has been struggling with injuries. During the World Cup, he suffered a thigh strain, and in the past few years, he has had a knee problem and multiple hamstring injuries. However, if injuries won’t relegate him to the bench, he should be able to improve on his already impressive records.
Ronaldo’s move to Juventus could mean that Costa will be expected to serve the Portuguese superstar with good passes. Knowing Ronaldo’s consistency at finishing, he will turn Costa’s excellent passes into assists at a higher rate than his predecessors. It is not a coincidence that Costa is very excited about the arrival of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Other Douglas Costa betting specials
It is a bit bolder prediction, but there is also a high chance that Costa will give the most assists in Serie A. He is the bookies’ favorite at a profitable 4.00.
Fans can also predict the number of goals he will score. The bookies offer 1.85 for both the 4 or less and the 5 or more options. It is not a bad idea to bet on Douglas Costa to score at least five times. The midfielder has admitted that scoring more will be a priority for him in the future:
“I still need to improve in front of goal.”
If you think Juventus’ Number 11 will be able to fulfill his promise to surpass his previous season, visit Unibet Sportsbook. You can place your bets until 26 May, 2019, but the sooner you make your predictions, the higher returns you could collect.
Costas’ successful assists in the 2018/2019 Serie A season
|1.||12 or more||1.85|
|2.||11 or less||1.85|
|3.||Give the most assists in the whole season||4.00|