Just like the rest of the top rated football leagues, the Italians are back in play after the International break. The league is helping the top sides by putting their fixtures as early as possible since they have Champions League games to play midweek. This is why we have the most exciting fixtures happening on Saturday. This week, the sides that are hoping to win the league are all playing away from home against tough opposition. Juventus will travel to face Atalanta, a side that has created tons of problems for them during the last couple of seasons. Napoli have to face Milan away from home while Inter are travelling to Turin to face the number 2 team in the city, Torino.
It could be the week where Inter goes top of the table; however, it might turn out in the other direction as well. Below, you will find our weekly Serie A predictions.
Atalanta vs Juventus >> click here for live odds
Atalanta have been on a bad run lately which saw them drop to the 5th position. However, the way they played against Manchester City in the Champions League was outstanding. They held out to a draw against one of the best teams in the world. For this fixture, they are at home once again and defeating Juventus won’t be a huge shock for the football world. Atalanta kicked them out of the Cup last year and Juventus haven’t won at this stadium in the Serie A since 2016. On the other hand, Juventus are nursing a lot of injuries at the moment.
Additionally, they have to face Atletico Madrid in the CL which means they will rotate their squad. Such a situation creates a perfect opportunity for Atalanta to stun the holding Champions. Everyone wants to beat the Champions which is why teams play with all they got against sides like Juventus.
Quality wise, Juventus have an advantage for this fixture. However, that’s not enough to win games especially with the high amount of injuries that Juventus have at the moment. The game could go either way and small details will decide the final outcome. For that reason, we are backing a Both Teams to Score outcome.
AC Milan vs Napoli >> click here for live odds
A decade ago, this would have been the type of fixture that everyone would be waiting for. However, things have changed drastically, especially for Milan who are playing their worst football in ages. At the moment, they are 14th on the table with just 13 points. They are already trailing 11 points behind the TOP 4 which is where they should be, considering what a big club they are. Napoli, on the other hand, were very good both in the league and in the CL where they actually defeated holding Champions Liverpool in the opening round. Nevertheless, couple of weeks ago some internal drama happened and a huge feud arose between the owners and the squad.
This has led to a massive quality drop in their performances as Napoli are win-less in 4 league matches. This saw them drop below the TOP 6 as they are already 13 points behind table leaders Juventus. Playing against Milan couldn’t have come at a worst time because they also have to face Liverpool in the CL midweek. Losing more points will see them drop even further on the table and the same goes for Milan if they don’t manage to get a positive result on Saturday.
If we look at squad quality, Napoli are the clear favorites in this fixture. However, their internal problems are clearly affecting how the squad performs. Milan, on the other hand, are playing very bad and they have a lot of trouble with creating any chances to score. That’s why we are backing an Away Side Victory for this fixture.
Torino vs Inter Milan >> click here for live odds
Torino are currently sitting right on the middle of the table. They were on a bad run but finally managed to win a match in the last round against Brescia. Torino have a veteran squad which can defeat any team, especially when they play at home. As a matter of fact, Inter haven’t won this fixture since 2015. Additionally, they haven’t managed to get 3 points against Torino in the last 5 meetings against them. However, the Inter we are watching this year is very different to anything that we saw in the last couple of years. Conte has fully rejuvenated the squad as they are 2nd on the table at the moment, just 1 point behind Juventus. They have a very important CL match midweek so they might rotate their squad. That could give Torino enough of an opportunity for them to punish Inter and take points from them.
Even though Inter are favorites to win this match, it’s probably not the best idea to play a winner here. Torino have shown they can score against enough and why should Inter be an exception. For that reason, we are backing an Over 2.5 Goals outcome.
Full Serie A Round 13 Predictions >> click here for all PL Live Odds
Above, we made predictions about the most exciting matches of the 13th 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.
- Bologna vs Parma – Home Side Victory
- Roma vs Brescia – – 1.75 Asian Handicap
- Sassuolo vs Lazio – Away Side Victory
- Hellas Verona vs Fiorentina – Both Teams to Score
- Sampdoria vs Udinese – Over 2.5 Goals
- Lecce vs Cagliari – X2 Double Chance
- SPAL vs Genoa – Both Teams to Score
For more Serie A Predictions, tune in with us next week!