Round 35 Recap: Winning 4-1 in their away match at Milan, Roma closed the gap on leaders Juventus to 7 points. Juventus were held to a 1-1 draw in their home match against Torino. Lazio secured their top 4 finish with a superb 7-3 win against Sampdoria. Pescara and Crotone are mathematically relegated but three teams are still fighting to avoid the 3rd relegation place being separated by just five points with 3 rounds to go till the end of the season (Genoa – 33 points; Empoli – 32 points; Crotone – 28 points). Let’s analyze the most interesting matches of the round and find the best value bets.
Roma vs. Juventus
This fixture is the most expected match in the Italian football. 1st place Juventus travel to play 2nd place Roma in a six-pointer match. In the case of a draw or an away win the things are clear and the title race is over. But the fact that Juventus are fighting also for the Champions League trophy might affect their play. Roma are coming after a great away win 4-1 at Milan and they will try to put their best effort to win this clash and secure their 2nd position in the standings. With 37 goals scored this season in all competitions (personal best) and with another brace against Lazio, Roma’s star striker Dzeko might represent a great weapon in this match. He is the top scorer of the Italian Serie A with 27 goals scored in 35 rounds.
With three draws from their last five away matches and with the 2nd leg of the Champions League semi-finals against Monaco taking place this midweek, Juventus might not have the power to push for the three points but they surely would love the draw and celebrate with their fans next round against Crotone. We expect an open match with Roma trying to have the possession and control the game and with Juventus defending and trying to score on the break. Best pick for the match: Roma to win with DNB at 1.85 with Bet365.
Torino vs. Napoli
3rd place Napoli travels to play 9th place, Torino. Napoli are trying to keep the pressure on Roma and win this encounter. They are just 1 point behind the Giallorossi and they will fight them for the 2nd place till the end of the season. If you finish in 2nd place you are directly qualified for the Champions League group stages not needing play-offs. Napoli have the best attack in the Serie A with 81 goals scored in 35 rounds and their main striker Dries Mertens is on fire scoring 4 goals in his last 4 games. Torino are coming after a positive result (1-1) away at Juventus being the only team this season to return from Juventus Stadium with points. We expect a match dominated by the away side as we think that Napoli’s huge experience and great attacking firepower will decide this match. Best pick for the match: Napoli to win and over 2.5 goals at 1.95 with Betfair.
Atalanta vs. Milan
Atalanta are having one of their best seasons in history as they might finish the season in top 5 and earn a lucrative Europe Cups position. They need three more points from their last three rounds of the season to secure their place. They’ve lost just three games on their turf winning 36 points in the process. Despite being in 6th place Milan are pleased with their season considering the quality of their squad. But they have a big transfer budget for next season and they wish to sign some great players and attack the title. We expect an intense match and both teams to contribute on the scoreboard. Best pick for the match: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 1.95 with Bet365.
Fiorentina vs. Lazio – Lazio to win with DNB (Draw No Bet) at 2.05 with BetVictor.
Inter vs. Sassuolo – Over 1.5 goals in the 2nd Half at 1.7 with Bet365.