Serie A is back in full swing, and there is a full slate of matches to look forward to in Italy over the weekend. During the Sunday slate, there are several matches that are interesting from a betting perspective, where there could be some surprises or just some solid value in the marketplace. Here, we highlight those matches to get you ready for another weekend of Serie A Betting action.
Top Italy Serie A Matchday 18 Games to Wager On (January 15th)
Torino -154 vs Spezia +440
Torino comes into this match against Spezia on Sunday as a favorite, having just advanced past AC Milan in the Coppa Italia in a shocking result. But they face a Spezia team that is playing some decent football of their own entering this match, and this could be a more competitive contest than originally anticipated. For that reason, we think that a draw at a nice plus price is worth pulling the trigger on.
Spezia comes into this match having earned a draw in each of their last two matches, once against Lecce and once against Atalanta after getting out to a 2-0 lead. Both of these teams are sort of in purgatory, as they appear to be safe from the relegation zone, but are nowhere near the teams fighting for European competition. Simply avoiding a loss will be fine with both teams in what should be a competitive affair.
Udinese -102 vs Bologna +290
Udinese comes into this match in a strange spot, as they have not won a competitive match since October 3. However, they have accumulated plenty of draws, and they have managed to remain in eighth place in the Serie A table despite their struggles throughout this season to secure three points at a time. Here, they could see their winless streak snapped against Bologna at home.
Bologna comes into this match having lost two straight matches out of the World Cup break, falling against Roma and Atalanta. In this match, they could be without Marko Arnautovic, which would be a big blow as they look to get back on the winning track. Bologna has earned just four points in eight away matches so far this season, losing six of eight away from home, and their misery on the road will continue here.
Atalanta -259 vs Salernitana +650
Atalanta is at home this weekend against Salernitana, with Atalanta entering this weekend just three points back of a spot in the top four in Serie A. A top-four place by the end of the season would of course, mean Champions League football, making matches like this one against a struggling team so important. Here, we recommend taking the over three goals in this match, as Atalanta should come out firing in a match of vital importance to them.
So far this season, Salernitana has allowed 27 goals, the fifth most in Serie A. Three of their last five away matches have seen three or more goals scored, including their most recent away match, a 3-0 loss to Monza. We should see Atalanta find the back of the net early and often in this matchup on Sunday.
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