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Serie A Weekend Predictions

The Italian Serie A is back in action with the 23rd matchweek. Lazio had a game in hand which they played on Wednesday but they failed to win it. The 0:0 draw against Verona meant that they will remain 3rd on the table for the time being. However, table leaders Juventus are just 4 points away from them while Inter are just a point ahead. In the next round, there are some fantastic fixtures which could cause changes on the table. Juventus are playing away to Verona in what is expected to be a very tough match. Lazio, on the other hand, are playing away to Parma which is also a tough fixture and getting all 3 points won’t be easy. Last but not least, we have Inter who are playing against their city rivals Milan. The “Derby della Madonnina” is always a fantastic fixture and this time around it could strongly affect the title race.

Hellas Verona vs Juventus >> click here for live odds

The hosts are having a very good season so far. A lot of experts had them bound for a relegation battle before the season started. However, Verona are currently 9th on the table just 1 point off the TOP 6. They haven’t lost in 7 consecutive Serie A rounds which includes holding both Milan and Lazio to a draw. Now they have to face the holding champions but Verona have shown that they are more than capable of holding their own against anyone. In the reverse fixture, Juventus barely won 2:1 and now Verona will have their fans backing them. If they reduce defensive mistakes to a minimum and show a great performance, Verona just might be able to surprise the champions.

The holding champions are back at the top of the table and they aim to stay there. They quickly recovered from the loss that they suffered against Napoli and defeated Fiorentina 3:0. With just 3 points above Inter, Juventus can’t afford to drop any points, especially not against Verona. However, they had a hard time defeating them in the first match and this time around Verona are playing at home. Back in 2016 Verona won this fixture 2:1 so Juventus can’t underestimate them. They need to limit their defensive mistakes to a minimum because Verona will use any chance they get to try and create problems for the champions. Juventus can’t afford to drop points here because there will be much tougher fixtures in the future.

Prediction

Juventus are considered favorites for this one because of their individual squad quality. They are also performing very well at the moment and should be able to defeat Verona quite comfortably. However, Verona are playing at home and they will do their best to stun the holding champions. For that reason, we are backing Both Teams to Score.

Parma vs Lazio >> click here for live odds

The hosts are having a very good season so far as they are 7th on the table and have the same points as Cagliari who are above them. No one expected them to be this high on the table which is why spirits are really high in the dressing room. Parma have an opportunity on Sunday to reach the TOP 6 but they have to beat Lazio. That will be a hard thing to do because Lazio are one of the best teams in the league. In the reverse fixture, Lazio won 2:0 and Parma will now try to return the favor. However, Parma haven’t gotten a positive result against Lazio since 2012 when they defeated them 3:1 in this same fixture. Their fans will be hoping that the squad can emulate that performance and get a win on Sunday.

The visitors didn’t use a giant opportunity to move to the 2nd spot on the table midweek. They had played one game less than the other teams at the top and 3 points would have put them in 2nd, just 2 points off Juventus. However, they failed to defeat Verona and the draw they played meant Lazio will stay 3rd for the time being. Lazio are the team with the best goals scored to goals conceded record. They managed to beat some of the strongest sides in the league, including a 3:1 victory over Juventus. The team from the capital has a chance to stay in the title race all the way to the end of the season. However, that means they can’t be dropping points against teams like Parma. They will travel on Sunday and attack for all 3 points.

Prediction

Based on quality and recent performances Lazio are considered favorites for this fixture. It’s not going to be easy but they should have enough about them to take home all 3 points. Parma have the home turf advantage and they should be able to score against Lazio; however, the match will most likely go in Lazio’s favor. That’s why we are backing an Away Side Victory.

Inter vs Milan >> click here for live odds

Conte’s squad were losing their grip in the title race which saw Juventus create a lead on the top of the table. However, in the last round Inter finally got back to winning ways. Their performance suggested that their form is slowly but surely improving. Facing their city rivals right now is not the best but they have to do it. Milan are on a run of good results and Inter will have to improve if they are to get all 3 points on Sunday. On the other hand, they can’t afford to lose any more points because Juventus will use every opportunity to create a bigger gap between them and Inter. The first “Derby della Madonnina” of the season happened back in September and Inter won that one 0:2. Their fans will definitely hope for a similar performance and result on Sunday.

The visitors haven’t been the top team everyone expects them to be in the last couple of years. They have changed several coaches and dozens of players but nothing has worked for them. After a horrendous start to this season, Milan finally look like a team that’s willing to perform on a higher level. They are playing good at the moment which is why they have been on a run of good results. Milan haven’t lost a game in all competitions since the beginning of January. This includes 5 Serie A rounds and 2 games in the Italian Cup. Their form is great right now and it’s probably the perfect time to face their city rivals. Winning on Sunday could see them climb to the TOP 6, if other results go their way.

Prediction

Quality and performance wise, Inter are the better side. However, they haven’t been on their best level lately while Milan have been constantly upping their form. Inter should be able to win on Sunday but Milan are more than capable of scoring at least one goal and maybe walking away with a positive result. For that reason, we are backing an Over 2.75 Goals outcome.

Full Serie A Round 23 Predictions >> click here for live odds

Above, we made predictions about the most exciting matches of the 23rd Serie A round. However, we have to mention the rest of the games as well. Below, you can see our predictions for the rest of the fixtures.

  • Roma vs Bologna – Home Side Victory
  • Fiorentina vs Atalanta – Over 2.5 Goals
  • Torino vs Sampdoria – Both Teams to Score
  • Genoa vs Cagliari – X2 Double Chance
  • SPAL vs Sassuolo – X2 Double Chance
  • Brescia vs Udinese – Both Teams to Score
  • Napoli vs Lecce – – 1.75 Asian Handicap

For more Serie A Predictions, tune in with us next week!

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