Premier League and Serie A are the most exciting leagues this season offering us another round of fixtures in the last weekend of the year. Let’s analyze the most important clashes and find out the best value for your football betting. *Note (this preview is written before the midweek Boxing Day Round)
Fiorentina vs. AC Milan (Serie A – Round 19)
After a poor start to their season Fiorentina are trying to step up their game and close the gap on the top spots. They are unbeaten in their last 6 Serie A fixtures being just one point behind the 1st European spot. Fiorentina have improved in their defense keeping 4 clean sheets in a row including the goalless draw against Napoli. AC Milan are coming after 2 consecutive defeats without finding the back of the net against Verona and Atalanta, conceding 5 goals in the process. Getting a win over a rock-solid Fiorentina side will not be an easy task for the visitors. The fans are waiting for Gennaro Gattuso to turn things around after dropping points with the 2 bottom teams in the table and come back to winning ways. Fiorentina enter this match full of confidence and in higher spirits trying to earn the three points against a struggling AC Milan side which should not be an impossible mission. Best pick for the match: Fiorentina to win at 2.2 with Betfair.
Inter Milan vs. Lazio (Serie A – Round 19)
Three rounds ago Inter were leading the Serie A standings performing at their highest level. Unfortunately for them and for their fans something strange happened, and they are winless in their last 3 top-flight fixtures, suffering 2 shocking defeats in their previous 2 games. This poor run of form immediately affected their position in the standings dropping to 3rd place in the table, 5 points behind leaders Napoli. Lazio are sitting 5th in the table just 4 points behind their opponents but with a match in hand. They are amongst the best attacking sides in the Italian Serie A with 43 goals score in 17 rounds. Inter’s coach, Luciano Spaletti, has all the reasons to worry about his players attacking performance as their conversation rate is very low in recent weeks. Lazio have scored in each of their last 23 games in all competitions and we expect them to continue this impressive run. Best pick for the match: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals in the match at 1.95 with Coral.
Liverpool vs. Leicester (Premier League – Round 21)
The Reds went 2 goals up against Arsenal but conceded 3 goals in 5 minutes feeling very disappointed with the 3-3 draw. Despite sitting 4th in the standings, they will try to step up their game after dropping a lot of points in recent weeks, secure their 4th place with Tottenham and Arsenal breathing down their neck and close the gap on Chelsea and Manchester United. After 2 defeats in one week, the Foxes managed to earn a priceless point at home against Manchester United despite playing the last 20 mins of the game with 10-man. Claude Puel said his side showed fantastic spirit to score a late equalizer against the Red Devils and hope this will boost their confidence for the next games. We expect a goal-fest between 2 squads with huge attacking firepower but shaky at the back. Best pick for the match: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 2.0 with William Hill.