Napoli v Lazio is the stand-out match this weekend from Italy and they kick-off our Serie A acca.
Napoli v Lazio – Saturday 19:45, BT Sport 1
Napoli have now racked up seven straight wins, though they haven’t thumped anyone of late and three of these games came against teams inside the bottom four. Lazio will provide a tougher assignment, but the Eagles have lost their last two while on the road and they’ve won just twice in their last six. However, they’ve only failed to score once on the road this term, while only Juve have netted more goals per game on their travels. As a result, both teams have scored in eight of their last nine away days, while Napoli have kept just two clean sheets in their last seven on home turf – both against bottom-half opponents.
Chievo v Genoa – Sunday 14:00
Chievo are struggling at present having lost seven of nine winless games, and though six of these came against top-half sides they still contrived to lose versus bottom-four teams Crotone and Benevento during this spell. They’ve won just once in their last seven at home and given two of their three home wins this term have come against sides currently in the relegation zone, we’re looking to take them on here. Excluding results when facing top-half opponents, Genoa have won four of their last five, while they’re W3-D2-L1 in six such games on the road this term, and so look a great draw no bet prospect.
Inter v Bologna – Sunday 14:00, BT Sport 3
Inter simply can’t buy a win at the moment as they’ve drawn six of their last eight, throwing away leads against bottom-four sides SPAL and Crotone in their last two. However, they’ll fancy their chances against a Bologna side that have lost six of their last eight, and 14 of 16 winless matches since the start of last season against top-five sides. However, one of those exceptions came against Inter themselves in the reverse fixture earlier this term in yet another stalemate. Given Inter have failed to score more than a single goal in any of their last 10 across all competitions, including a goalless stalemate with Serie C side Pordenone, we’re siding with Bologna +1 on the Asian handicap, meaning if they lose by just a single goal our stake is refunded.