Serie A Week 7 Fixtures Featuring Fiorentina vs Atalanta

  • Thursday, October 1st, 2015

    By  Ej Garr


    Soccer Betting: As we embark on the seventh round of the Italian Serie A campaign, eight clubs remain with one loss or less, and two of those make up our featured match of the weekend. Fiorentina and Atalanta are two of the hottest clubs in the league as we enter the round, and they take part in our highlighted match of the weekend at Artemio Franchi.

    Fiorentina comes off their big win over Inter Milan while riding a four-match win streak, while Atalanta came away with a 2 - 1 win over Sampdoria last weekend having not lost since opening weekend to Inter Milan. The round gets underway with the normal twoSaturdayfixtures, as the Verona derby takes place between Chievo and Hellas Verona, with Hellas still looking for their first win of the campaign.

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    AC Milan and Napoli square off at the San Siroon Sunday, and the two clubs sit tied with nine points in the middle of the table.

    Juventus is still mired near the bottom of the table after their loss to Napoli last weekend, but the four-time Scudetto champs have not let that carry over to their Champions League campaign, coming away with their second victory in group stage this week against Sevilla in their Group D outing.

    Let's run through the 10 matches on deck for the round, and see what we have in store for the seventh round of Serie A.

    October 3- 2 Matches

    Chievo Verona vs Hellas Verona

    3-Way: 1: Chievo +110 Home ; X: +230 Draw ; 2: Hellas +290 Away

    Spread: Chievo -0.5 +110 ; Hellas +0.5 -130

    Total 2.5: Over +120 ; Under -140

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Chievo has certainly been among the surprises of Serie A this year, still with just one loss and only four goals allowed through the first six outings of the campaign.

    They come off a draw last weekend with Sassuolo, after going down 1 - 0 just three minutes in the match. Simone Pepe found the equalizer in the 24th minute, and neither side was unable to break the deadlock, leaving each club with a point from the affair.

    Hellas Verona and Carpi sit as the last two clubs without a win to their credit in the early campaign, but theGiallobludo at least have three points from three draws.

    Three of the last four meetings has seen a 1 - 0 score, but the second meeting of last year's campaign ended 2 – 2. We hope to see a similar result this weekend, as we are going to offer the total here at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi.

    With a +120 attached to the action, we offer the Over 2.5 with the expectation of high-scoring affair.

    Carpi vs Torino

    3-Way: 1: Carpi +255 Home ; X: +230 Draw ; 2: Torino +120 Away

    Spread: Carpi +0.5 -140 ; Torino -0.5 +120

    Total 2: Over -140 ; Under +120

    Analysis and Prediction:

    As we just mentioned, Carpi is one of the two clubs in Serie A to have not found a victory in their first Serie campaign in the history of the club.

    With 15 goals allowed while coming off a 5 - 1 beat down at the hands of AS Roma last weekend, it doesn't exactly give a club confidence that they can get back in the race anytime soon.

    Torino, on the other hand, is playing their best football since coming back to Serie A in the 2012 campaign, sitting in third place behind Inter and Fiorentina with 13 points and only one loss on the year.

    We are surprised to see this total at a straight two, since we know Carpi is a mess defensively, although they did shut down Napoli's offense recently in their 0 - 0 draw at home last time they were at Alberto Braglia.

    Move this line to the Over 2 and 2.5 handicap, and get a much better price of close to even money on the action, because we see a 2 - 1 finish here when the final whistle blows.

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    Sunday October 4 - 8Matches

    Featured Match Fiorentina vs Atalanta

    3-Way 1x2 Lines:

    Fiorentina -145

    Atalanta +450

    Draw +270


    Fiorentina -0.5 -145

    Atalanta +0.5 +125

    Total 2.5:

    Over +100

    Under -120

    Analysis and Prediction:

    With both clubs coming off quality wins last weekend, and being that Fiorentina pulled within a first place tie with Inter after their win against them in their recent outing, we figured that this match deserves to be the featured match of the weekend.

    Fiorentina didn't just sneak past Inter Milan last weekend. They thoroughly destroyed them on the strength of a hat-trick from Nikola Kalinic, while jumping out to an early 3 - 0 lead.

    Even more impressive was the fact that they did it against Inter club at the San Siro, who had surrendered only one goal through the first five matches of the campaign.

    Atalanta also impressed us with their 2 - 1 win over Sampdoria this past weekend, and has reeled off five straight results since their opening day defeat to Inter Milan.

    There was a crazy ending to the match, however, as we saw two extra time goals after an own goal in the 7th minute for Sampdoria seemed to be the only goal we were going to see in the match.

    Fiorentina has dominated this series recently, as they have taken six straight Serie A encounters, along with a Coppa Italia victory over the last seven meetings.

    We expect that run to continue, and hope Fiorentina can come away with a 2 - 1 as we offer the Over 2.5 at +100 as the suggested action in our featured match of the weekend.

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    AC Milan vs Napoli

    3-Way: 1: Milan +180 Home ; X: +235 Draw ; 2: Napoli +160 Away

    Spread: Milan Pk +100 ; Napoli Pk -120

    Total 2.5: Over -120 ; Under +100

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Napoli was featured in last weekend's round against Juventus, and we came away with a nice suggested offer on the total with a win, after the two played to a 2 - 1 result.

    Napoli continued to keep Juventus frustrated in Serie A, handing the four-time Italian champs their third defeat, which is notable since Juventus only lost three matches in the entirety of last year's campaign.

    Napoli will be playingon Thursdayin their Europa League group stage matchday two against Legia, after winning their first match in Group D against Club Brugge 5 - 0 to get their European campaign underway.

    AC Milan either scores at least one goal and wins, or goes without scoring and loses this year, as they have three wins and three losses through six outings. In their three losses they have not found the net at all, and in their three wins they have scored at least two goals, and have won two of those affairs with a 3 - 2 result.

    Remind you of anything?

    AC Milan was a mess for the same exact reason last year, because you never knew which club you were getting from week to week.

    We expect this match to be a high-scoring affair, which might mean that AC Milan could actually win, but we are not going near a play on the side.

    The Over 2.5 at -120 makes our sheet this weekend, expecting a 2 - 1 result at the very least at the San Siro.

    Empoli vs Sassuolo

    3-Way: 1: Empoli +170 Home ; X: +220 Draw ; 2: Sassuolo +180 Away

    Spread: Empoli Pk -115 ; Sassuolo Pk -105

    Total 2.5: Over +105 ; Under -125

    Analysis and Prediction:

    So who had Sassuolo in their pool as the last team to have taken a loss on the campaign?

    Well, you won apparently, because Sassuolo is indeed the only team without a scar in the loss column through six matches of the campaign.

    Empoli is a complete disaster, and we expect them to be dwindling near or at the bottom of the table for at least the first half of the campaign, and until they figure something out or fire Marco Giampaolo who just came over from Brescia, we are not touching this Empoli club with a 10-foot pole.

    The Sassuolo Pk Draw no Bet action makes the board at -105.

    Juventus vs Bologna

    3-Way: 1: Juventus -400 Home ; X: +475 Draw ; 2: Bologna +1400 Away

    Spread: Juventus -1.5 -115 ; Bologna +1.5 -105

    Total 2.5: Over -115 ; Under -105

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Juventus apparently only knows how to play football in Champions League, because we have not seen anywhere near the same club in their domestic campaign that we have seen from them in their European plight.

    It has been quite some time since we have seen Juventus look as good as they did against Sevilla in their Champions League outing this week, and it is a huge mystery as to why they have been unable to find that same vigor as they seek a fifth straight Scudetto.

    Granted the losses of Pirlo, Vidal and Tevez were naturally going to have an impact, since you just don't lose that type of quality and just pick up where they left off.

    If Juventus doesn't smash Bologna at home this weekend, than we are not going to suggest them again until their Champions League matchday three affair against Moenchengladbach onOctober 21, so we hope this will not be another disaster.

    The Juve -1.5 handicap, and the Over 2.5 both come in as suggestions with the same -115 on the action on both plays.

    Lazio vs Frosinone

    3-Way: 1: Lazio -330 Home ; X: +450 Draw ; 2: Frosinone +1025 Away

    Spread: Lazio -1.5 -115 ; Frosinone +1.5 -105

    Total 3: Over +105 ; Under -125

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Lazio took on St. Etienne in their Europa League campaignThursday, but we will not know that result upon submitting this week's Serie A previews.

    We can assume they will get by the French side since they are in Rome, but that is only an assumption.

    Frosinone carried over their momentum of finding a draw against Juventus the week before, to grab their first win of the campaign last weekend with their 2 - 0 win over Empoli at Stadio Matusa.

    Even though we don't often suggest totals in Lazio matches at Stadio Olimpico, we are going there this weekend because we expect to see some fireworks this weekend.

    Despite a 2 - 1 result only pushing the action on the Over 3, we see Lazio and Frosinone each finding the net, as do the line setters as they offer a -110 on either side of the Both to Score prop bet.

    The Over 3 at +105 comes in as our offer in this affair.

    Sampdoria vs Inter Milan

    3-Way: 1: Sampdoria +300 Home ; X: +245 Draw ; 2: Inter +100 Away

    Spread: Sampdoria +0.5 -120 ; Inter -0.5 +100

    Total 2.5: Over +105 ; Under -125

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Both clubs enter the weekend looking to reverse defeats against the two clubs who are contesting our featured match of the weekend.

    As we mentioned, Samp lost to Atalanta 2 - 1, and Inter got smashed at home by Fiorentina last weekend.

    Inter Milan had gone nine straight meetings in the series without a loss to Sampdoria, until the Genoa club snapped the string in the second meeting of last year's campaign.

    The question here is how will Inter Milan react to getting their ass handed to them last weekend, after their defensive approach was working so nicely.

    We are going to assume that Inter gets right back to that defensive mindset, as we suggest this Under 2.5 at -125. The line setters see it going that way obviously, and so do we.

    Udinese vs Genoa

    3-Way: 1: Udinese +135 Home ; X: +225 Draw ; 2: Genoa +230 Away

    Spread: Udinese Pk -150 ; Genoa Pk +130

    Total 2.5: Over +120 ; Under -140

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Udinese finally got that second win of the campaign last weekend, after taking out Juventus to get the campaign started, defeating Bologna 2 - 1 after a precarious start that saw them down 1 - 0 just after the half-hour mark of the match.

    With two second half goals that came just after Antonio Di Natale entered the match, the Little Zebras snapped their four-game slide.

    Genoa also came away with a victory last weekend, taking out AC Milan 1 - 0 at home. It was also only their second victory of the campaign, which has the two clubs tied with six points, with exact 2 - 0 - 4 records.

    Call it a hunch, but we see a 3 - 2 score coming in this one, which will point us right to this total.

    With a +120 on the offer, the Over 2.5 makes our board as the suggested offer.

    Palermo vs AS Roma

    3-Way: 1: Palermo +280 Home ; X: +250 Draw ; 2: Roma +100 Away

    Spread: Palermo +0.5 -120 ; Roma -0.5 +100

    Total 2.5: Over -110 ; Under -110

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Roma saw five different goal scorers in their 5 - 1 victory over newly promoted Carpi last weekend, but couldn't carry that over to their Champions League outing this week, losing 3 - 2 to BATE in Belarus.

    Palermo couldn't take advantage of two red cards for Torino last weekend, losing 2 - 1, while now looking to snap a four-game stretch without a win.

    Palermo walked in to Stadio Olimpico last season and came away with a 2 - 1 win, and in fact, they have gotten results in their last three meetings against the capital club dating back to the 2012-13 campaign.

    If the line setters want to show some confusion on this total, setting each side of the action with a -110 offer, than we can settle it for them and offer this Over 2.5, expecting no less than a 2 - 1 result to come at Renzo Barbera.

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