Parma v AC Milan
The first of our April 20 Serie A betting tips is for Parma v AC Milan. Parma enjoy home advantage, but they are stuck on a woeful winless run, made up of three defeats and a couple of draws. That doesn’t do a lot to inspire punters to back them when setting-up against an AC Milan side with a fight on their hands to finish in the top-four.
Trust the Away Day
The visitors have stuttered of late but should have enough to get the job done here. Back the away win at a decent 5/6 – top price when betting at Bet365. That makes more sense than risking the hosts at 4/1 (Unibet), or even the draw which can be backed at 12/5 thanks to William Hill.
Bologna v Sampdoria
Bologna are in real danger of being sucked into the bottom-three and losing their place in Serie A at the end of the season, but they won’t go out without a fight and have suffered just one defeat in their last five, that run made up of three wins and a draw.
Need the Win
Sampdoria claimed victory last time to keep alive their chances of ending in the top-six but must win again here to give them any hope. Two form sides, we expect a nervy contest and will back the draw as a single at 11/5 (Bet365). The same firm has Bologna at 5/4, Sampdoria 11/5.
Cagliari v Frosinone
Followers of the home side haven’t had an awful lot to cheer about this season, but the locals have put together a decent finish to the campaign to ensure they have nothing to worry about regarding relegation in the weeks to come. Cagliari have won three and drawn one of their last five and are worth backing again at 21/20, best price offered by Bet365.
A Tough Team to Bet on
The visitors are second bottom of the table and have lost three of their last five, including another morale-crushing defeat on their last start. They make little appeal at 3/1 (William Hill), the draw 23/10 with the same bookie.
Empoli v SPAL
It has been a season to forget for the locals and one they’ll be glad to see the back of, but they must hold their concentration between now and the end of the fixture list if they are to have any chance of beating the drop. They start the week third from bottom but have only two points to find to match Bologna and safety.
Stick With Form
Opponents SPAL have found their feet in the final few weeks, claiming four wins in five to ease the danger. They won last time and you’ve got to stick with that form. Back SPAL as a single at 27/10 with William Hill. Fancy Empoli? They are 11/10 at Bet365, the draw marked out at 11/5 with the same firm.
Genoa v Torino
Pressure is mounting on the home side following three defeats and a draw in their last four and although they should be safe from the battle going on below, it’s all too close for comfort and fans will feel let down. Torino have drawn each of their last two and carry a proud four-game unbeaten run into this one, which has driven them towards the top-six.
Don’t Write Them Off
There’s confidence in the away dressing room and they are easy to back for the win at a cracking 15/8 with Bet365. Traders appear to have written them off a little too easily. That’s more attractive than backing Genoa at 17/10 (William Hill), or the draw at 9/5 with Ladbrokes.
Lazio v Chievo
One point taken from the last nine looks to have stuck a pin in Lazio’s chances of finishing in the prize places and they now have nothing to aim at in the closing weeks, playing merely for position. The hosts lost last time out, but we’ve got to fancy them to bounce back against an opponent ranked bottom of the league, coming off the back of four defeats on the spin.
Keeping it Simple
Udinese v Sassuolo
Udinese lost last weekend and that ensured they remain in danger of being relegated this season. They prepare for this vital home match three points better than the drop zone, with the pressure building. Opponents Sassuolo have nothing to worry about, having pieced together a win and two draws in their last three, pushing them up through the ranks.
Important for Sassuolo
This matters more to the locals but we’re taking the draw at 2/1 with Bet365, a result that would suit both parties. Udinese are 6/4 favourites, best price at Bet365, the away win attractive enough at 2/1 with 888sport.
Juventus v Fiorentina
Juve suffered the agony of being knocked out of the Champions League in midweek at the hands of Ajax and that’ sure to show in this contest. The champions in-waiting also lost their last Serie A match after taking their eye off the ball.
A Tough Time for Juve
Will we see a response here? You’ve got to think so and Juve will be popular in accas at 13/25 – top price at Unibet. Fiorentina have little to play for and are winless in five, that run consisting of three draws and a pair of losses. Another share is 3/1 at William Hill, 888sport handing out 6/1 on the away day.
Inter Milan v Roma
The last of our April 20 Serie A betting tips is for Inter Milan v Roma. Top of the bill on Saturday’s fixture list and we have a great game in store here, shown live on Premier Sports from 7.30pm. Milan have taken seven points from their last three games and will finish third in the charts, bagging Champions League football.
Up for the Fight
Roma remain in a fight against AC Milan, Atlanta and Torino to grab the last remaining top-four place, so this will matter more to the visitors. Take a chance on an away win for small stakes at 10/3 (William Hill). The locals are favourites, priced 4/5 (Bet365), a draw yours at 13/5 with the same bookie.