The Italian soccer league Serie A continues this weekend with Round 2 from Friday, March 19, to Sunday, March 21. The previous Round 27 didn't bring a change at the top of the table as Inter are still leading Milan with nine points. In third is the inspired Juventus, followed by Atalanta, Napoli, and Roma, who currently sit in the sixth position.
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.
Fiorentina vs Milan betting picks (Sunday, March 21)
Fiorentina have had a very colorful season, managing good results against lower quality clubs. However, they have had less success when facing bigger clubs. An interesting fact is that they only have one win against the current top 6 clubs. The Viola traveled to Turin on December 22, 2020, and they went home with a 3-0 win.
On the other side, the Rossoneri will certainly not have it easy as they are still struggling to find their 2020 form. They did send a strong message in the 2-1 win over Roma, as well as in the 2-0 triumph over Hellas Verona. However, the San Siro outfit then slipped up against Napoli, allowing their city rivals to make an almost unreachable difference in the title battle.
In spite of that, with several key players returning in the San Siro outfit, it looks doubtful that Fiorentina will be able to cause an upset here. It’s not unreasonable to think that the Rossoneri can win this game 3-1 and that score line is paying +1600. If you got to pick anyone to put the ball in the back of the net in this game look no further than Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as he is at +280 to be the first one to score. Want to put your money on something solid, always bet on Ibra.
Roma vs Napoli betting picks (Sunday, March 21)
Roma have suffered only four league defeats in 2021, to Lazio, Juventus, Milan, and most surprisingly, to Parma in Round 27. Three of those losses were to the top 6 sides, while the defeat to Parma certainly caused an upset as the Yellow and Blues are currently sitting in the 19th position of the Serie A table. In addition, the 2-0 loss to the Emiliani has become the Rome-based club's first home loss this season.
Meanwhile, ever since 2020 ended, Napoli have dropped from third to fifth position, suffering recent 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. However, despite the struggles, they have also become a real danger for the other top clubs this season. They have managed to beat Roma in their first encounter, reigning champions Juventus, and most recently, Milan.
Having both teams' current form in mind, FanDuel are favoring Napoli by a small margin, as Gennaro Gattuso's players are paying out +155, Roma +165, and a draw is at +240. Considering how important this game is for both clubs, we expect this game to end in a draw.
Parlays for these two matchups of Serie A Round 28
A solid parlay bet could be the following: Milan to beat Fiorentina 3-1; Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be the first one to score in the game, and Roma and Napoli to 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 $2,120.
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