Serie A Week 3 Betting - Torino Seek To Take Three Points At Atalanta On Joe Hart’s Debut

Gabe Morency

Saturday, September 10, 2016 7:59 AM UTC

Saturday, Sep. 10, 2016 7:59 AM UTC

[embed][/embed] Serie A returns this weekend after a two-week international break and there are plenty of betting options offering good value. All the clubs have made their final purchases the transfer window has slammed shut and.
<p>[embed][/embed]</p><p>Serie A returns this weekend after a two-week international break and there are plenty of betting options offering good value. All the clubs have made their final purchases, the transfer window has slammed shut and they can all fully focus on the season ahead. Juventus are bidding to maintain their 100% start to the campaign, Roma and Napoli are trying to desperately cling to their coattails and several teams tipped for relegation are trying to put some points on the board.</p><p>Juventus have got off to a flying start, beating Fiorentina and Lazio by a single goal in their first two games, and they host Sassuolo in a bid to make it three out of three. Sassuolo were last season’s surprise package as they finished sixth, ahead of AC Milan and Lazio. They have continued the good form by beating Palermo 1-0 in their opening game of the 2016-17 campaign but were then thrashed 3-0 by Pescara, who are second favourites for relegation. Juventus should win this one and a victory by a single goal could well be the order of the day. The last two times Juve have hosted Sassuolo they have won 1-0, and that could continue here as Juventus rarely thrash anyone – they are masters of protecting a slender lead. They are 1/3 with various bookmakers to win this game, but if you back them winning 1-0 you can get 24/5 with Marathon Bet. You could also hedge your bets with a smaller stake on 2-0 to Juventus (24/5 with 888 Sport) and 2-1 to Juventus (<a href=";book=Betvictor">10/1 with Bet Victor</a>).</p><p>One of the biggest moves before the transfer deadline was England goalkeeper Joe Hart moving to Torino on loan from Man City. He will make his debut as Torino travel to Atalanta, who have lost both games so far this season. Players often thrive on their first games for a club, and he can hit the headlines by keeping a clean sheet. The 19/10 on Torino winning this one looks a great bet, and if you want more value go for Torino winning to nil (<a href=";book=888Sport">37/10 at 888 Sport</a>).</p><p>Sampdoria have started the season in great form and are level with Juventus and Genoa at the top of the table on six points. They were playing teams threatened with relegation, however, and will face a far sterner test when they visit Roma for their third match. Roma are second favourites for Serie A and have won one and drawn the other this season. They thrashed Udinese and their 2-2 draw with Cagliari could be attributed to fatigue after a gruelling trip to Portugal where they beat Porto 3-0 to qualify for the Champions League. They really should beat Sampdoria and as such the best price is only 2/5. To get more value, check out Roma and over 2.5 goals, which is <a href=";book=Paddypower">even money with Paddy Power</a> and Bet Stars. All of Roma’s games this season have seen over 2.5 goals, as did the last Sampdoria game, and that looks a good bet.</p><p>Genoa are likely to lose their 100% record when they host Fiorentina as they haven’t beaten them in more than seven years, a run spanning 13 matches. You can get 2/1 on a Fiorentina win and 23/10 on a draw, so spreading your stake across those outcomes looks a good idea.</p><p>Pescara’s 3-0 win over Sassuolo has not convinced the bookmakers to change the forecast of them being relegated, and they face a tricky game against Inter. Inter, who are fourth favourites to win the league, have disappointed this season, taking just one point from two games, but this is the perfect match for them to get up and running and they can be backed at 4/5 with William Hill and Stan James.</p><p>Finally, Empoli host Crotone in what is already shaping up to be a relegation six pointer as both teams are at the foot of the table on zero points. Empoli, who finished 10<sup>th</sup> last season, are by far the better team. Newly promoted Crotone are outright favourites to be relegated. Empoli should win this won comfortably and the 6/10 on offer looks good.</p><p> </p>
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