The Italian soccer league Serie A continues this weekend with Round 24 from Friday, February 26, to Sunday, February 28. The previous Round 23 didn't bring a change at the top of the table with Inter overcoming Milan in the Derby della Madonnina, thus the latter are trailing the Nerazzurri four points. In third is the inspired Juventus, who got there thanks to a 3-0 triumph over Crotone, followed by Roma, who returned at home with a point after visiting Benevento. Atalanta and Lazio are the remaining Top 6 Serie A clubs.
In Round 24, Inter will aim to move further away from their city rivals as they face Genoa at home on Sunday, February 28, while their arch-rivals will travel to Rome on the same day and face Roma in another derby. Reigning champions Juventus will look to close the gap to the Milan clubs with a win over Hellas Verona on Saturday, February 27.
This round provides an opportunity for the bettor to play around with parlays, picks in the over/under, or goal scorers. Here are some sports betting predictions to consider when placing a bet on these Serie A matchups.
Inter vs Genoa betting picks
Inter are on the rise, having won five of the last six Serie A fixtures. They drew 0-0 with Udinese, but they did manage to win three consecutive derbies ahead, 2-0 against Juventus, 3-1 vs Lazio, and 3-0 vs Milan. On the other side, Genoa have proven to know how to play against bigger clubs, but there is a reason as to why they are currently sitting at the 11th position on the Serie A table.
To be honest it looks doubtful that Genoa will be able to stop Inter's impressive run, especially on their home turf. It’s not unreasonable to think that the Nerazzurri can win this game 3-0 and that score line is paying +600.
Roma vs Milan betting picks
Milan are set for another tough battle, and it couldn't come at the worst time for them. Nothing has been the same since their shocking 2-0 loss to Spezia and they are struggling to find their 2020 form. The Rossoneri drew 2-2 with Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League, and they suffered a difficult loss to their city rivals Inter. Meanwhile, Roma yet to win a derby in 2021, having lost to Juventus, Lazio, and drawn 2-2 with Inter, but they are on a good run of three wins, one draw, and one loss in the last five Serie A matches.
Having both teams' current form in mind, FanDuel favoring Roma by a small margin, as Paulo Fonseca's side is paying out +135, Milan +195, and a draw is at +240.
Hellas Verona vs Juventus betting picks
Hellas Verona have had a very colorful season, sometimes managing to take points from bigger sides, and sometimes going home with a disappointing result. They drew 2-2 with Milan and 1-1 with Juventus the first time they met in the 2020/21 Serie A season, proving they are able to shock the nine-times consecutive champions. However, that was at the beginning of the season when Juventus were struggling to find their ideal formation, form, and consistency. In spite of a bump, the defeat against Napoli, it feels as if the Bianconeri have started their momentum and are finally ready to challenge both Milan clubs for the title again.
Juventus had six successive wins in the league in a period of one month in between their defeat to Inter, and their latest one to Napoli. It brought them closer to the top two sides of the table, jumping from the seventh to the third place. Betting that the game will have over 2.5 goals could be a sure bet, at -132, a $100 bet could earn the bettor $76. If you got to pick anyone to put the ball in the back of the net in this game look no further than Cristiano Ronaldo, as he is at +210 to be the first one to score. Want to put your money on something solid, always bet on CR7.
Sampdoria vs Atalanta betting picks
Sampdoria have not been doing exactly well against clubs that have been the favorites this season, losing to Milan, Roma, Juventus, and Lazio. However, that doesn't state that they don't know how to cause an upset. The Ligurian side can boast of triumphing over Lazio, Inter, and even their Sunday's opponent, Atalanta in the first part of the season. Meanwhile, proof as to how much Atalanta have improved in 2021, compared to their initial struggles at the start of the season, is the fact that they have lost only one game this calendar year so far. Their only loss is on January 31, against Lazio.
Betting that the first half will end with a draw, could be a sure bet at +145, a $50 bet could earn the bettor $72.5. Since Atalanta are the favored side by many oddsmakers, the odds of them winning the second half are +145, and a $100 bet could earn the bettor $86, as per DraftKings.
Parlays for these four matchups of Serie A Round 24
A solid parlay bet could be the following: Inter to beat Genoa 3-0; Roma triumphing over Milan, and Hellas Verona and Juventus to score over 2.5 goals. In addition, Sampdoria and Atalanta to go into half-time with a draw, 0-0, 1-1, 2-2 – it does not matter, it needs to be a draw. At $100, the bettor could win up to $748.
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