AC Milan started off round 5 with a 3:2 away win to Udinese. Today, another eight games are set to take place, and it includes Sampdoria v AS Roma.
Four games have already been played in the Italian top flight this season. Inter hold first place on the table, while four-time defending champions Juventus are in 13th spot. However, it’s just the beginning and many changes can still happen as the rounds go on. online sportsbooks in Italy offer a range of odds on the upcoming games tonight, so there are chances for punters to score a few extra bucks in the middle of the week.
• Inter look like title contenders with the current crop of players
• Torino have impressed until now with 3 wins and 1 draw
• Totti reached 300 goals for AS Roma last weekend
The Sampdoria v AS Roma game will be of particular importance to both teams. Last season the club from the capital ended their season in second spot, due to Juventus’ supremacy. This season, once again, they will aim to make the most of their chances. Sampdoria on the other hand need a win to rise up on the table early in the season, as later things may be less certain.
Inter faces Verona at home and Juventus take on Frosinone
Inter have so far collected 12 points, winning all four of their opening games. And the question is how long they can continue the winning streak before they concede a draw or worse yet, a loss. Punters often look at clubs that achieve a small streak, because it generally doesn’t go on forever. But taking into account that they will play at San Siro against Verona, a win is rather likely.
A number of new players have been added to the squad for this season. It’s quite surprising that manager Roberto Mancini has managed to effectively utilize all of the talents at his disposal. ESPN believes that they can even challenge for the title this season, considering they have a good balance between old players and new ones. Bet365 Sportsbook gives them odds of 1.33 (1/3) to beat Verona, while a draw stands at 5.00 (4/1). A win for the visiting side does not seme to be on the agenda 10.00 (9/1).
Juventus and Frosinone will go head to head tonight in Turin. Massimiliano Allegri has to adjust to life without some of his star players from last season, as both Tevez and Arturo Vidal left for Boca Juniors and Bayern Munich respectively. Perhaps it is the adjustment phase that cost them two losses and one draw, while being able to clinch only one win.
Nevertheless, mobile betting providers like Bet365 rate them as strong favourites 1.18 (2/11) against Frosinone. There is only one team that didn’t manage to capture a single point this until now, and that club will be facing the defending champions tonight. Although the Turin side have not been firing on all cylinder in their last four games, they are certainly not going to allow a slip up against Frosinone, whose odds for winning are 17.00 (16/1).
Sampdoria vs AS Roma should prove exciting, while Chievo hosts Torino
Sampdoria currently sit in 8th place with a total of 7 points. They clinched two wins, but have also tied and lost one game apiece. Bet365 have assigned the favourite odds 1.83 (5/6) to the capital club, despite the fact that Sampdoria 4.50 (7/2) will be playing at home. A draw between them two has been set at 3.60 (13/5), an event that is possible, considering the results of the previous games.
Last season, Totti was on the verge of getting 300 goals for his club, however he couldn’t find the back of the net. So the remarkable achievement happened last weekend, when AS Roma played Sassuolo, although the game ended in a 2-2 draw. The iconic player remarked, “To have scored 300 goals represent a lot, a beautiful number. However, I would have preferred to have won and taken three points against Sassuolo.” So tonight, Totti will again be aiming to add a goal or two to his already astonishing tally.
Chievo will play Torino in what should be a thrilling encounter, but more importantly it should offer punters good betting opportunities. Torino have made a flying start to the season, recording three wins and only suffering one draw. In their four games they scored nine goals, which is quite impressive for a team that doesn’t possess the same financial muscle as some other sides in the league.
Chievo on the other hand are 7th with 7 points to their name. Punters that bet on sports in Italy might jump on the opportunity to place a wager on Torino 2.63 (13/8), however a tie may also be likely 3.20 (11/5). A win for the hosts stands at 2.80 (9/5), although looking at past results that is doubtful.