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Serie A Week 9 Fixtures Featuring Fiorentina vs AS Roma

  • Friday, October 23rd, 2015

    By  Ej Garr

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    Soccer Betting: As we get the ninth round of the Serie A campaign underway, the featured match of the weekend brings the top two clubs in the league to Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence, Italy. Coming off their second loss of the campaign, Fiorentina takes on AS Roma who carries a three-match win streak into the weekend.

    As we near the quarter mark of the campaign, three matches get the weekend startedon Saturdaywith the match at Renzo Barbera between Palermo and Inter Milan likely to be on during dinner time in Italy. The game will also be on beINsports at2:45 ET, for those interested in keeping an eye on the affair that follows up the Carpi vs Bologna contest on the same channel.

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    Napoli travels to Verona to take on Chievo in one of the sevenSundaymatches, as Napoli comes off their bigThursdaywin in Europa League, while riding a 10-match streak without a loss between their domestic and European campaigns.

    We are offering short previews this week in all four leagues around Europe this weekend, as we are taking the time to update all the club profiles for 2016.

    Saturday October 24- 3 Matches

    Empoli vs Genoa

    3-Way: 1: Empoli +140 Home ; X: +220 Draw ; 2: Genoa +215 Away

    Spread: Empoli Pk -145 ; Genoa Pk +125

    Total 2.5: Over +120 ; Under -140

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Genoa welcomed back their stud keeper Mattia Perin last weekend, and he gave up a goal in the first minute of their 3 - 2 win over Chievo Verona.

    His presence was felt, however, as they staged a comeback to take three points, while earning a result in their last three outings to carry in to this weekend.

    Empoli has lost three of their last four contests, and have secured a whole seven points through the first eight outings of league play.

    Carpi vs Bologna

    3-Way: 1: Carpi +125 Home ; X: +225 Draw ; 2: Bologna +250 Away

    Spread: Carpi -0.5 +125 ; Bologna +0.5 -145

    Total 2: Over -115 ; Under -105

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    As we mentioned in the intro, this is the first of the double header that beINsports is showingthis Saturday, although there may be some people out there that would rather have a root canal than sit through this match.

    Kidding aside, these two clubs are at the bottom of the table with one win a piece, and already looking like they have intentions to find their way to Serie B next campaign.

    We will still offer a play on this total at a straight two, simply because the two have combined to allow 32 goals through only eight rounds of league action.

    Grab this Over 2 at -115, and laugh your way to the window with a ticket you need paid out.

    Palermo vs Inter Milan

    3-Way: 1: Palermo +275 Home ; X: +235 Draw ; 2: Inter +110 Away

    Spread: Palermo +0.5 -130 ; Inter -0.5 +110

    Total 2.5: Over -105 ; Under -115

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Inter Milan has fallen to earth after the fantastic start, and are slowly giving away the early lead they accumulated after a 5 - 0 record out of the gate.

    With two draws and a loss in their last three outings, Roberto Mancini has to find the formula that gets his club back in shape before the down trend continues.

    Palermo at home has always played well in recent history, but they have not been able to string anything together at Renzo Barbera this year, with a 1 - 1 - 2 record from their first four home outings.

    In what we expect to be a 1 - 1 draw, play the Under 2.5 at -115, just in case they do get stuck at 1 - 1 leaving each club with a point.

    Sunday October 25- 7 Matches

    Featured Match Fiorentina vs AS Roma

    3-Way 1x2 Lines:

    Fiorentina +155

    Roma +185

    Draw +230

    Spread:

    Fiorentina Pk -120

    Roma Pk +100

    Total 2.5:

    Over -110

    Under -110

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    AS Roma carries a three-match win streak into their fifth away match of the campaign, and are coming off a crazy 4 - 4 draw in their Champions League group stage outing against Bayer Leverkusen in Germany this pastTuesday.

    La Maggica are last in group E with two points, as they try to continue taking part in European club competition past group stage. Leverkusen will be visiting Stadio Olimpico in a rematch on matchday four of group stage.

    Fiorentina playedon Thursdayin their Europa League campaign, and gave away three points to Lech Poznan here in Florence in a 2 - 1 loss. The Viola are also in last place in their group I draw with three points, although all four clubs in the group are only separated by three points with three matches left to be played.

    These two offenses have been finding the net like clockwork, so there is no reason for anyone to think about anything other than this Over 2.5 at -110.

    The two have combined for 35 goals, and plenty of that goal scoring has happened recently, as Roma has hit all seven of their last seven Over plays in all competitions.

    Chievo Verona vs Napoli

    3-Way: 1: Chievo +390 Home ; X: +255 Draw ; 2: Napoli -125 Away

    Spread: Chievo +0.5 +105 ; Napoli -0.5 -125

    Total 2.5: Over +105 ; Under -125

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Napoli rested both Gonzalo Higuain and Marek Hamsik in their 4 - 1 win over Denmark's Midtjylland, although the two did come on after the hour mark to get a good run in to stay in form. Higuain scored the fourth of those goals in the 94th minute of extra time.

    Mertens sat out the contest with a thigh injury, and is expected to miss this weekend's match as well.

    Chievo has fallen back to 9th in the table after three straight outings without a win, and they have only taken two points from draws against Sassuolo and Hellas Verona before their 3 - 2 loss to Genoa last weekend.

    Napoli should be -150 or more no matter if they are away or not and, yes, we thought Chievo would find a way to remain a factor in Serie A this year after a good start to the campaign, but they have not shown the same fight recently.

    Don't be afraid to splash the pot on this Over 2.5 at +105 either.

    Juventus vs Atalanta

    3-Way: 1: Juventus -300 Home ; X: +400 Draw ; 2: Atalanta +1025 Away

    Spread: Juventus -1.5 +100 ; Atalanta +1.5 -120

    Total 2.5: Over -120 ; Under +100

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Juventus needs to be able to score two or more goals on a consistent basis before we can play this type of handicap we see at -1.5. Throw in the fact that Gigi Buffon is not expected to be on the pitch, and that will walk us in to a play.

    With the expectation of Atalanta being able to hang around long enough to keep it a one goal game, we suggest the +1.5 at -120 on the away side.

    Lazio vs Torino

    3-Way: 1: Lazio -110 Home ; X: +245 Draw ; 2: Torino +305 Away

    Spread: Lazio -0.5 -110 ; Torino +0.5 -110

    Total 2.5: Over +105 ; Under -125

    Analysis and Prediction:

    We hope you acknowledged the warning about Lazio stinking up the building when they travel, as we suggested in the Sassuolo +120 Pk play last weekend.

    The capital club is simply two different animals when they are at Olimpico and when they are not.

    Torino has only one win from their last four contests, and are just looking like an old squad that reminds us a bit of what they went through last campaign.

    Again, Lazio wins in Rome and sucks abroad, so at -110, Lazio at home to take three points is the option that will likely help us cash the tickets.

    Sampdoria vs Hellas Verona

    3-Way: 1: Sampdoria +105 Home ; X: +235 Draw ; 2: Verona +295 Away

    Spread: Sampdoria -0.5 +105 ; Verona +0.5 -125

    Total 2.5: Over -105 ; Under -115

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Verona is a complete disaster, and Luca Toni is still questionable as far as we can see, but of course check your lineups before the match to confirm if he is out.

    Sampdoria at home at +105 is one of those plays you see as too easy, so that is actually a concern. Usually when things appear as too good to be true, that is a sign to look elsewhere for some action.

    We cashed the Under last weekend in their 1 - 1 match, so we again offer an Under in a Verona match, adding that Sampdoria hasn't scored more than once in their last three outings either. Snatch the Under 2.5 at -115.

    Udinese vs Frosinone

    3-Way: 1: Udinese -135 Home ; X: +275 Draw ; 2: Frosinone +400 Away

    Spread: Udinese -0.5 -135 ; Frosinone +0.5 +115

    Total 2.5: Over -105 ; Under -115

    Analysis and Prediction:

    This might not be considered a match for the ages, as each of these two could potentially be lingering in the bottom portion of the table for the near future.

    At the same token, however, whichever of the two clubs takes three points in this outing could add to a recent run that could lead to something.

    Frosinone has at least won two of their last three matches, while Udinese has taken a result in their last three as well, so hey, maybe there is hope after all right?

    The thought of the Frosinone handicap offer of +0.5 comes to mind here, as Udinese hasn't won at home, and Frosinone hasn't won away from home this year. Let them draw and take a point each, as we take a winning ticket home with the +0.5 at +115.

    AC Milan vs Sassuolo

    3-Way: 1: Milan -130 Home ; X: +260 Draw ; 2: Sassuolo +400 Away

    Spread: Milan -0.5 -130 ; Sassuolo +0.5 +110

    Total 2.5: Over +100 ; Under -120

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    AC Milan has scored one goal in their last seven halves, and there’s discussion in the Milan news whether or not the Serbian manager Siniša Mihajlovic was the right decision after letting Fillipo Inzahgi go.

    Sassuolo can score now that Berardi is healthy again, and we expect him to contribute to this total that is being offered.

    The Over 2.5 at +100 makes the board at the San Siro expecting both teams to score, as we see that prop bet offered at exterior sites at -110 on either side of the yes or no action.

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