Serie A Betting Preview – Matchday 18 (Part II)

Serie A matches and odds part2

Sporting fans that like to place wagers on football games will have many opportunities to capitalize greatly with this weekend’s Serie A games.

Italian gambling news report that Atalanta will play against Chievo on Saturday afternoon, while Palermo will visit Fiorentina in the hopes of clinching the 3 points and advancing up the table. Verona and Parma will also go head to head as the former will try to create distance from the relegation zone while the latter will attempt to crawl out of it.

The biggest encounter of the weekend has been reserved for last and it promises to deliver spectacular football action that will please millions of fans. Napoli will take on leaders Juventus at home where they will try to use home field advantage and seal a win to make progress in order to qualify for European competitions next season.

Atalanta vs Chievo and Fiorentina vs Palermo

Atalanta are only one place away from being in the relegation zone as they currently occupy 17th place with 16 points from 17 games. They have endured some difficult times over the course of the season so far which has resulted in 2 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses while playing at home. This certainly won’t help them as they go up against Chievo at home, who are also struggling to find their form and are located only one place above the hosts with 17 points.

• Fiorentina favorite against Palermo
• Verona and Parma face an uncertain game between them
• Juventus still remain the stronger team against Napoli

The visiting side have notched 3 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses away from home. That is why online sportbooks in Italy don’t have high hopes for them against Atalanta and have given them outsider odds of 4.00 (3/1). The hosts on the other hand have much higher chances of success 2.05 (21/20), per Bet365. Punters are also advised to consider placing a wager on a tie as the odds stand at 3.20 (11/5).

Palermo have made some advancements at certain periods this season, however they have never managed to provide consistently good performances which is why they now sit in 8th place with 25 points. They have a record of 1 win, 4 draws and 3 losses against teams while playing away, so Bet365 has decided to give them high odds for a draw 3.75 (11/4) against Fiorentina away.

The hosts are only one place behind Palermo and have 24 points and have also notched many draws in the process (2 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses). Bet365 favors Fiorentina for the win 1.72 (8/11), however considering their propensity to draw on many occasions, punters are advised to approach this game carefully despite the odds supporting the hosts.

Verona vs Parma and Napoli vs Juventus

Verona will host Parma on Sunday afternoon in a game that will bear a great deal of uncertainty. The hosts have a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, stats that are not quite commendable, however luckily for them they will face a side that is struggling in the relegation zone and has been experiencing some difficult times in recent months.

Parma is now in 19th place with only 9 points and has an away record that will is very discouraging (1 win, 0 draws and 7 losses). Even though Verona are in a better position than their upcoming opponents, the odds provided by Bet365 are not that drastic in difference. The hosts have been given 2.37 (11/8), while a Parma win has been set at 3.10 (21/10). A draw on the other hand has been set at 3.25 (9/4).

Napoli and Juventus is perhaps one of the two best games of the weekend, along with the clash between AS Roma and Lazio. Napoli are 4th in the league with 30 points, while Juventus are still on top of the chart with 40 points, however that could all change it they lose or draw against Napoli and Roma manages to win against Lazio. Overall, this weekend will prove to be quite thrilling for all Italian football fans thanks to these great matches.

As per Italian gambling laws, Bet365 favors Juventus for the win 2.50 (6/4) as they have a solid away record (6 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss). However, Napoli still pose a serious threat considering their home record of 4 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss, which is why Bet365 has assigned odds of 2.90 (19/10) for them to won. A draw 3.25 (9/4) may actually be on the cards for these two big teams, taking into account their recent results.

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