Soccer Odds - Italian Serie A Week 32 Sampdoria vs Napoli

  • Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

    By  Ej Garr


    Soccer Betting: The Italian Serie A schedule will be filled over the next two weekends, with mid-week matches being played and putting everyone on the pitch for three matches over an 11-day stretch. It all gets startedthis Saturday with two matches on the docket that will see both clubs from Milan on the pitch. AC Milan will be headed to Stadio Friuli to face Udinese, and there is still hope for European entry if the Rossoneri can make up the seven-point deficit behind Sampdoria.

    Roma and Inter Milan will take part in the secondSaturdaymatch, with Roma trying to not fall any further down the table, while barely hanging on for Champions League qualifying. Our featured match comeson Sundayand is among the eight games that complete the round. Sampdoria visits Stadio San Paolo to face Napoli in a top five battle in the table.

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    Three points separate the two clubs, with Napoli currently holding the Europe League group stage entry as we enter the round.

    Juventus carried the Serie A torch this week in Champions League, moving on to the semi-finals of Europe's biggest club competition after defeating Monaco with a 1 - 0 aggregate in their two-legged tie. They will be taking part in the Derby di Torino against rival Torino at Olimpico di Torino.

    Let's get to the pitch in Serie A, and preview each match for round 32, which leaves us with only seven fixtures on the campaign.

    Saturday, April 25- 2 Matches

    AC Milan vs Udinese

    3-Way: 1: Milan +140 Away ; X: +225 Draw ; 2: Udinese +225 Home

    Spread: Milan Pk -150; Udinese Pk +130

    Total 2.5: Over +120 ; Under -140

    Analysis and Prediction:

    AC Milan still has an outside chance of sneaking in to the European discussion, only needing to make up seven points with seven matches remaining on the campaign. It is hard to imagine with all the turmoil and controversy that has surrounded the Rossoneri this year that they could still potentially turn it all around and end up in the top five of the table.

    It will obviously take some serious results, and a meltdown from someone above them, but as long as they only worry about their own results they are not out of it yet. Udinese is out of it, and essentially just needs to finish out the campaign, maintain their place in the table, and look to the 2015-16 campaign.

    We have not been offering too many chances for Milan this season, but when we have, they have managed to come through for us.Let's throw in that +140 3-Way line on the away side in hopes they realize what is in front of them, and benefiting from having a weak Udinese club who haven't been able to get any positive results in weeks.

    AS Roma vs Inter Milan

    3-Way: 1: Roma +225 Away ; X: +235 Draw ; 2: Inter +135 Home

    Spread: Roma Pk +140 ; Inter Pk -160

    Total 2.5: Over +100 ; Under -120

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Oh, the Roma club! Again, they have settled for two more draws in their last two outings, bringing the total to 13 draws on the campaign. It is amazing they are even tied for second place with Lazio, who have been screaming up the table for months now, although they did suffer defeat last weekend against Juventus.

    Inter Milan is also on the edge of a European discussion, being eight points back of Sampdoria's fifth spot, and needing to finish the campaign much stronger than they have throughout the year. They come off a 0 - 0 Milan derby last weekend, although have been finding points lately as the season is winding down.

    Are you sitting down? We are suggesting this Over 2.5, and, yes, you read that right. These two have absolutely no chance of sitting back and not making a complete effort to get a result, and a 1 - 1 score would essentially leave them both in trouble, so a draw has no benefit to either squad. Let's see if someone can find that third goal in a 2 - 1 match, and help us cash the Over 2.5 at even money.

    Sunday, April 26- 8 Matches

    Featured Match Sampdoria vs Napoli

    3-Way 1x2 Lines:

    Sampdoria +615

    Napoli -215

    Draw +355


    Sampdoria +1 +115

    Napoli -1 -135

    Total 2.5:

    Over -150

    Under +130

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Two clubs in the top five of the table square off in Naples, and both are in precarious situations. Fiorentina sits right on both of their heels chasing a European spot, with Roma and Lazio just a handful of points above them for Champions League.

    Three points for either club here can certainly ease some of the concerns with so much on the line and having seven matches remaining in the campaign.

    We know that Sampdoria has been outrageous at home and are still without a loss, but the road has not been so friendly. They are 5 - 6 - 5 when they leave Genoa, and obviously the Napoli president had an impact on the club when he barged into the locker room after the Coppa Italia loss, as we mentioned at the time it happened.

    Move this total to a straight 3 to go Over, because obviously -150 is a bit too much juice for us to suggest a play.

    Cagliari vs Fiorentina

    3-Way: 1: Cagliari +615 Away ; X: +375 Draw ; 2: Fiorentina -220 Home

    Spread: Cagliari +1 +120; Fiorentina -1 -140

    Total 3: Over -115 ; Under -105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    It is funny how we hear other outlets talk about the talent level in Fiorentina, and then we see 1 - 0 losses to clubs like Verona last week and wonder what the hype is about. They are the epitome of Jekyll and Hyde in this campaign, as you simply never know which Viola club you are going to get on a week in, week out basis.

    With Cagilari, we know what we are going to get, but that doesn't amount to much. We can assume they will not have enough fight to give to stay in Serie A after this season, because they have no goal scorers, and their defense is atrocious. Let's put it this way, they have given up more goals than Parma. Nuff said!

    Amazingly, we have to suggest this Over 3 at -115, and that is not all that comfortable in all honesty, so play it smaller than you normally would if you need to have any action on this match. If you pass, no one will blame you, because this is an ugly game.

    Empoli vs Atalanta

    3-Way: 1: Empoli +235 Away ; X: +205 Draw ; 2: Atalanta +145 Home

    Spread: Empoli Pk +125 ; Atalanta Pk -145

    Total 2.5: Over +130 ; Under -150

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Another ugly match, and if not for Cagliari and Parma these two could be battling to stay in Serie A as well. This campaign has been a disaster for both clubs, sitting 16th and 17th in the table, but likely good enough to stay in the league when it is all said and done. Take the draw, because this could easily be 0 - 0 or 1 - 1, and it is the only spot for a value play on the table.

    Palermo vs Parma

    3-Way: 1: Palermo +115 Away ; X: +245 Draw ; 2: Parma +245 Home

    Spread: Palermo -0.5 +115 ; Parma +0.5 -135

    Total 2.5: Over -105 ; Under -115

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Parma may be on their way to being sent down, but Palermo away from home is a nightmare and has only two wins to show in 15 outings away from Renzo Barbera. This is yet another spot that suggesting a draw seems like the right thing to do, because we are seeing Parma at least fight a bit lately, and Palermo has done nothing to impress anyone on the road.

    Juventus vs Torino

    3-Way: 1: Juventus +100 Away ; X: +225 Draw ; 2: Torino +335 Home

    Spread: Juventus -0.5 +100 ; Torino +0.5 -120

    Total 2.5: Over -125 ; Under +105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    A little derby action, and it may not be on the biggest derby list around the league, but it is at least the Torino derby.

    We know that Juventus is almost at full complement again, although Pogba is still the player not on the pitch, and Morata is questionable this weekend as well.

    Why make you read too much into this one, as the Under 2.5 is easily an option here. Torino is not going to have much, if any, success finding the net, and Juventus will likely win this game 1 - 0 as they always seem to do, with a late goal in a 0 - 0 game late in the match.

    Cesena vs Genoa

    3-Way: 1: Cesena +525 Away ; X: +300 Draw ; 2: Genoa -170 Home

    Spread: Cesena +1 -120 ; Genoa -1 +100

    Total 2.5: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    There is still some hope for Cesena to stay in Serie A, but those hopes have been dwindling for quite a while now, as they have but one win in their last 10 outings. Genoa is still without Perin in net, although we are hearing that he is a game time decision this weekend. That could affect the match, although he has missed a good bit of playing time since the shoulder injury.

    If the line setters want to ask us to decide on the total at charge us $10 on either side, than the Under 2.5 is the direction we will go in this one. Cesena is horrible away from home, and there is no one to trust in Genoa's lineup to come out scoring.

    Sassuolo vs Hellas Verona

    3-Way: 1: Sassuolo +235 Away ; X: +245 Draw ; 2: Verona +125 Home

    Spread: Sassuolo +0.5 -145 ; Verona -0.5 +125

    Total 2.5: Over -115 ; Under -105

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Two clubs with 36 points and nothing to play for meet at Bentegodi, each with 36 points, and each going nowhere in the table. There is no European discussion to have, and there is no relegation battle to discuss, so each club should be going out loose and ready to simply finish out the schedule.

    Let's see if they give a little this weekend, and hope we can suggest the Over 2.5 at -115. This should not be some type of defensive battle, and 2 - 1 should be obtainable.

    Chievo Verona vs Lazio

    3-Way: 1: Chievo +800 Away ; X: +375 Draw ; 2: Lazio -255 Home

    Spread: Chievo +1 +140 ; Lazio -1 -160

    Total 2.5: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    So Lazio struggled with Juventus last weekend, and now Chievo comes calling to Rome. The line setters are not leaving much room for discussion on the sides or handicaps for Lazio here, so let's see if the Romans take out last week’s frustration on Chievo and fill up the score sheet.

    The Over 2.5 comes in as our suggestion for this one, and we expect Lazio to score all three of the goals that lead us to the cashed ticket.

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