The Italian soccer league Serie A continues this weekend with Round 24 from Tuesday, March 2, to Thursday, March 4. The upcoming Round 24 will be played this weekend, while 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 25, Ciro Immobile's Lazio come up against Torino at home on Tuesday, March 2. The next day, the 7th-placed Sassuolo and the 8th placed Napoli meet in Reggio Emilia, and Genoa and Sampdoria clash in the derby of the city of Genoa, the Derby della Lanterna.
This round provides an opportunity for the bettor to play around with parlays, picks in the over/under, or goalscorers. Here are some sports betting predictions to consider when placing a bet on these Serie A matchups.
Lazio vs Torino - Tuesday, March 2
The Lazio vs Torino matchup have recently become very interesting, both result-wise and table-wise. Despite the fact that Torino haven't been themselves ever since that record-breaking 2018/19 Serie A season when they entered the Europa League Qualifiers, they have the magnificent Andrea Belotti to help them stay afloat in the Italian top division. The 27-year-old striker has netted 11 goals and made five assists in Serie A so far this season.
On the other side of the pitch, there is the inspired Lazio, who have returned to league duty after their 4-1 first-leg loss to Bayern in the Champions League Round of 32. The Rome club were on a six-game winning streak until their 1-0 defeat to current league leaders Inter earlier in Round 22. They will be led by one of the highest-scoring goalscorers this term, Immobile. The Italy international has scored 14 goals and added 3 assists so far.
Having both teams' current form in mind, betting that the game will have Over 2.5 goals could be a sure bet, so at -132, a $100 bet could earn the bettor $84 on FanDuel.
Sassuolo vs Napoli - Wednesday, March 3
Sassuolo have had a very colorful season ever since its beginning, but they refuse to give up on fighting for the fifth spot, which leads directly to the Europa League Group Stage. At the moment, they are placed in eighth place on the Serie A table but are trailing 5th-placed Atalanta by eight points. They simply haven't been the same since late-November 2020, and as a result, the Black and Greens have secured only two wins in 2021 so far.
Napoli, meanwhile, have also begun to struggle despite their strong start of the season. Ever since 2020 ended, they have dropped from third to the seventh position, suffering difficult losses to Lazio, Inter, Atalanta, Genoa, and even Spezia. To make matters worse, Spanish side Granada managed to kick them out of the Europa League with an aggregate win in the Round of 32. Things are not looking great for Gennaro Gattuso as well, who has been on the brink of a sack for several weeks now.
The lone good thing for the Partenopei for this game is the perfect head-to-head duels record that they have against their Wednesday's opponents Sassuolo. The Blues have nine triumphs over Roberto De Zerbi's side in 16 overall games so far. What is fascinating is that in the last eight matches, these sides have not scored more than two goals altogether. Thus, it would be indisputable to think that this game will have Under 2.5 goals. A $100 bet could earn the bettor $124, as per FanDuel. In addition, if you got to pick anyone to put the ball in the back of the net in this game, look no further than Ciro Immobile or Andre Belotti. Immobile is at +240 to be the first one to score, while the odds of Belotti opening the score are at +270.
Genoa vs Sampdoria - Wednesday, March 3
The ever-lasting Derby della Lanterna will see Genoa 'host' Sampdoria in their second clash this campaign. The first one on November 26, 2020, saw the Red and Blues grab a 3-1 victory. The fact that the first head-to-head match was contested in 1902, makes it is the oldest derby in Italian football. Back then Sampdoria were known as Andrea Doria. Placed in the 10th position, the Blucerchiati have two wins, two losses, and a draw in the last five Serie A games.
Their arch-rivals Genoa have improved significantly over the course of the season, especially after the beginning of the new year. They have not a single game since January 6, when they suffered a 2-1 loss to Sassuolo. Thus, from being closer to the relegation danger zone, the Rossoblu have climbed in 11th place, just below their Wednesday's opponents Sampdoria. They are trailing four points off the 10th spot, so a win against their direct rival would certainly inch them closer to reaching that goal.
It looks set to be an exciting derby with FanDuel favoring Sampdoria by a small margin, as Claudio Ranieri's side are paying out +155, Genoa +190, and a draw is at +220.
Parlays for these four matchups of Serie A Round 24
A solid parlay bet could be the following: Lazio and Torino to score over 2.5 goals; Andre Belotti of Torino to score the first goal of the match; Sassuolo and Napoli to score under 2.5 goals, and Sampdoria to beat Genoa with any result. At $100, the bettor could win up to $417.
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