Serie A round 23 preview and betting tips

Alex Campean

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 3:38 PM UTC

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 3:38 PM UTC

Juventus remain the only unbeaten team in the top 5 European leagues, but Napoli managed to close the gap to 9 points after 22 rounds. Let’s analyze the most interesting matches of the round and deliver our best betting tips.

<h2><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/it/serie-a/ac-chievo-verona-vs-as-roma-3573356/?mtid=1">Chievo vs AS Roma</a></h2><p>With just 1 win during this season, Chievo are struggling at the bottom on the table with just 12 points earned in 22 rounds but officially they just have 9 points due to the Federation decision. We don’t expect them to save themselves as they are 9 points behind the 1st salvation spot occupied by Empoli with 18 points. They have the joint worst defense in the Italian top-flight league with 44 goals conceded this term (av. 2 goals conceded per game). On the side AS Roma enter this match on the back of 2 draw games 3-3 vs Atalanta and 1-1 vs AC Milan. This is the perfect opportunity for the visitors to bounce back and return to winning ways. They dropped to 6th spot in the standings but they sit just 1 point behind 4th-placed AC Milan. Chievo managed to hold AS Roma to a 2-2 draw in the reverse match but most of their points are earned in front of their fans. Both Lazio and Inter Milan failed to beat them on their turf so the Giallorossi should be careful as this game is not a walk in the park. They also have a tough Champions League match next week against FC Porto and it’s very important to win their domestic league encounter this weekend and approach the UCL match with confidence. Best pick for the match: AS Roma to win at 1.7 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a">Unibet</a>.</p><p> </p><h2><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/it/serie-a/sampdoria-genoa-vs-frosinone-calcio-3573423/?mtid=1">Sampdoria vs Frosinone</a></h2><p>Quagliarella failed to beat Batistuta’s goals record with Sampdoria losing 3-0 away at Napoli last weekend. Sampdoria are still fighting for a European spot as they are sitting 8th in the standings 2 points behind AS Roma, the 1st Europa League spot. At home they are another animal. They won their last 4 matches on their turf scoring 12 goals in the process and keeping 3 clean sheets in the process. On the other side Frosinone are inside the danger zone with 13 points in 22 matches. They have the worst attack in the league with just 16 goals scored this season. We expect an easy home win with Sampdoria determined to bounce back after their 3-0 defeat to Napoli and close the gap on the European spots. Best pick for the match: Sampdoria to win with -1.5 AH at 2.5 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18">Bet365</a>.</p><p> </p><h2><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/it/serie-a/ac-milan-vs-cagliari-calcio-3573353/?mtid=1">AC Milan vs Cagliari</a></h2><p>Despite having the worst attack in top 11, AC Milan find themselves in 4th place with 36 points. They are unbeaten in their last 5 Serie A matches winning 2 in the process and we expect them to extend their good run of form with another win against a poor Cagliari side. Their new striker Krzysztof Piatek is on fire. He scored 3 goals in his 1st 2 matches for his new side, 2 against Napoli in the Italian Cup and 1 last weekend away at AS Roma in the Serie A. Cagliari are winless in their last 4 Serie A matches losing 3 in the process. Not just that but they will be without their new striker Cyril Thereau who got injured on his debut. They struggle to find the back of the net in their away matches winning just 1 in 11 and scoring just 7 goals in the process. We expect an easy home win with AC Milan, and we believe they have the necessary weapons to solve the match from half time. Best pick for the match: AC Milan to win HT/FT at 2.1 with Betfair.</p>
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