Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 9:05 PM (Italy)
Juventus moved to the top of the table by beating Sampdoria earlier in the week, but Inter will be looking to leapfrog the reigning champions and return to the summit with victory over struggling Genoa. I’m expecting plenty of goals when Atalanta host Milan, while Roma look set to continue their impressive run.
Let’s check out the best bets for Round 17 of the 2019/20 Serie A campaign.
Fiorentina vs. Roma – 12/20/19
Fiorentina are on a six-game winless streak which has seen them slip to fourteenth in the table. The Florence outfit ended a run of four straight defeats by drawing with Inter in the previous round. At the other end of the table, Roma have cemented fourth place after winning three of their last four matches. They have only lost two of their 16 league games this term, and also boast the second-best defensive record in the division. Due to their away status in this fixture, the odds for a Roma win are looking tasty.
Pick: Roma to Win – 2.25
Inter Milan vs. Genoa – 12/21/19
Inter can return to the top of the Serie A standings with a win against Genoa on Saturday. With just one league defeat to their name in 2019/20, Inter will be hopeful of overcoming Genoa – who are currently second from bottom. Only Lecce have conceded more goals than Genoa in the league this term, while Inter have the best defensive record in Italy’s top-flight. Inter should win this game comfortably, so I'm backing the home side to cruise to victory without conceding.
Pick: Inter Milan to Win and Keep a Clean Sheet – 2.18
Atalanta vs. AC Milan – 12/22/19
No team has scored more goals than Atalanta in Serie A this season. However, they do have the worst defensive record of all the sides in the top half of the table. On the other hand, Milan have only managed to score 16 league goals this term, but they have conceded six fewer than Atalanta. Still, Atalanta remain sixth – seven points clear of tenth-place Milan. All the signs are pointing towards a high-scoring encounter here, so it makes sense to take advantage of the both teams to score market for this game.
Pick: Both Teams to Score – 1.60