The Italian soccer league Serie A continues this weekend with Round 31 played from Saturday, April 17, to Sunday, April 18. The previous Round 30 didn't bring a change at the top of the table as Inter are still leading Milan with 11 points. In third are reigning champions Juventus, followed by Atalanta, Napoli, and Lazio, who currently sit in the sixth position.
In Round 31, fourth-placed Atalanta will aim to leapfrog Juve as they host the Bianconeri on Sunday, April 18. The same day, April 18, leaders Inter welcome travel to Naples to face Napoli, in an attempt to clinch closer to their 19th Serie A title.
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.
Atalanta vs Juventus betting picks (Sunday, April 18)
Despite Juventus being the Serie A champions for nine consecutive seasons, the oddsmakers don’t actually favor them for this matchup. Ronaldo's side have actually lost five points in the last five league games, and thus, FanDuel don't see them as favorites in the Atalanta clash. The Lombardy side are sitting just behind Juventus on the Serie A table, with the Turin club having a one-point advantage.
As a result, Atalanta are at +135 to win this matchup while the wager on Juve is at +175. At $100, the bettor could earn $175. Knowing that this game will be a "do or die" one for both sides, a correct score of 2-2 for example is paying out +1000, if you want to bet on it, as a correct score line might be much more interesting than an outright bet.
Napoli vs Inter betting picks (Sunday, April 18)
It's safe to say that Inter can already be crowned champions, despite not having secured the title mathematically just yet. The Nerazzurri are stronger than ever, as they haven't lost a league game since January 6, when Sampdoria surprised them with a 2-1 win. Thus, FanDuel see them as the firm favorites in this match. Napoli are placed fifth but they would definitely have a reason to upset the leaders and make the Champions League race even more stiff and interesting.
The Naples team are +200 underdogs while betting on Inter claiming a win here is at +130, and the matchup ending with no winner is at +240. It looks unlikely that Gennaro Gattuso's polayers could do some damage to the Nerazzuri's incredible run, so betting that the game ends in a 2-1 win for Inter could be a sure bet, at +800, a $100 bet could earn the bettor $800. If you got to pick anyone to put the ball in the back of the net in this game look no further than Romelu Lukaku, as he is at +360 to be the first one to score
Parlays for these two matchups of Serie A Round 31
A solid parlay bet could be the following: The Atalanta vs Juventus derby clash to end in a 2-2 tie; Inter to beat Napoli 2-1, and Romelu Lukaku to be the first one to score in the game. At $100, the bettor could win up to $2,160.
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