The 29th round of action in Italy’s Serie A kicks off this coming Friday night (29 March) when Chievo continue their battle against relegation in a home match against Cagliari. The following day, AC Milan face a tricky test when they travel to take on Sampdoria, while on the Sunday afternoon AS Roma welcome second-placed Napoli to the Italian capital in what could well be the tie of the round.
First things first
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First up, let’s start with the clash between Chievo and Cagliari on Friday night. Chievo have won just one league game all season and sit rock bottom of the table, a massive 14 points from safety with just 10 games left to play – they are priced at just 1.002 to be relegated.
Cagliari, meanwhile, sit 14th in the table, a comfortable six points above the drop zone. They are all the way out at 51.00 to fall through the trap door come the end of the season and can come into this game looking for three points which would take them even closer to safety.
And while the betting is close, it is Chievo who come into this match as the very slight favourites to take the points. You can more than double your money by backing the home side to win at 2.70, with Cagliari only slightly higher at 2.80 – a draw would appear to be the least likely outcome and is priced accordingly at 3.00, according to Oddsshark.
But we are expecting the visitors to snatch the points in a closely fought encounter. A narrow, 2-1 win for Cagliari is priced competitively at 11.00, thereby offering more than a ten-fold return on any investment, while you can more than double your money by backing over 2.5 goals in the game at 2.37.
Milan face tough test on the road
The following day, Sampdoria host AC Milan looking to inflict more misery on the Rossoneri. Sampdoria have won three of their last four matches and can come into this game with morale on the up.
Milan, by way of comparison, will be looking to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to city rivals Inter last time out. Currently fourth in the table, the club is priced at just 1.33 to ensure a top four finish come the end of the campaign.
Again, the betting is tight, but it is Milan who come into this match as the favourites to take the points. You can more than double your money by backing the visitors to win at 2.35 while Sampdoria, despite home advantage, are out at 3.20 to do the same – a draw comes in just below at 3.10.
But we think that home advantage could play a decisive factor in this fixture. A 2-1 win for Sampdoria is priced at 12.00, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$60 pay out, while you can double your money by backing over 2.5 goals in the game at 2.00.
Roma host Napoli in key clash
And finally, AS Roma welcome Napoli to the capital on Sunday afternoon as they continue their quest for a top four finish. Roma lost to Spal last time out and are now four points off the top four – they are priced at 4.50 to make up that difference by the end of the season.
Napoli, meanwhile, have taken four points from their last two league games but are still a huge 15 points behind Juventus. Sitting in second place, Napoli are out at 101.00 to win the league title.
And the betting is again tight but it is Napoli who come in as the favourites to pick up the win. You can more than double your money by backing the visitors to take the points at 2.25, while Roma are at 3.00 to do the same – a draw again comes in highest of all and is priced at 3.50.
And we are expecting the visitors to just about grab the victory. A 1-0 win for Napoli comes in at 9.50, while you can more than double your money by backing under 2.5 goals in the game at 2.10.
Serie A round 29 fixtures:
Friday, 29 March
(2.70) Chievo x Cagliari (2.80); draw (3.00)
Saturday, 30 March
(2.50) Udinese x Genoa (2.90); draw (3.10)
(1.30) Juventus x Empoli (10.00); draw (5.00)
(3.20) Sampdoria x AC Milan (2.35); draw (3.10)
Sunday, 31 March
(6.00) Parma x Atalanta (1.57); draw (3.75)
(2.10) Fiorentina x Torino (3.60); draw (3.20)
(2.90) Frosinone x Spal (2.50); draw (3.10)
(3.00) AS Roma x Napoli (2.25); draw (3.50)
(2.05) Bologna x Sassuolo (3.60); draw (3.30)
(2.20) Inter Milan x Lazio (3.25); draw (3.30)