The Italian Coppa Italia kicks off on Saturday and Sunday with first round matches. Serie A teams in action include, Empoli taking on Spal Ferrara, Torino versus Palermo, and Venezia against Ascoli Calcio. Keep reading for Coppa Italia odds, analysis, and free picks for six of this weekend’s top Italian Coppa Italia matches.
Soccer Betting Preview for this Week Italy Cup 1st Round Games
Como 1907 +370 vs Spezia Calcio -161
- When: Saturday, August 6 at 10:00 am ET
Both Spezia and Como have won a single match in their last 5. The difference between the two teams is that Spezia plays in Serie A and Como 1907 plays in Serie B.
In Italia Coppa Italia matches, Serie A teams always have the edge. In this case, because Como is in bad form, Spezia is a more than solid play.
Soccer Pick: Spezia
Spal Ferrara +380 vs Empoli FC -162
- When: Saturday, August 6 at 1:00 pm ET
Spal Ferrara and Empoli have won their last couple of matches. Spal beat Frosinone on April 30 and then took down Benevento on May 6 in their final 2 Serie B matches from last season.
Empoli beat Serie A power Atalanta on May 21. The last win happened in a club friendly versus Trabzonspor. The favorite is a legit Serie A team. Empoli takes this.
Soccer Pick: Empoli
Palermo FC +450 vs Torino FC -194
- When: Saturday, August 6 at 1:15 pm ET
Palermo played well enough in Serie B last season to stamp their ticket to Serie A. The road team in this has won 2 and drawn 3 times in their last 5 matches.
Torino, the home chalk, isn’t as good of form as Palermo. But Torino played in Serie A last season and played well enough to remain in Italy’s top league. Also, 2 of Torino’s last 3 matches were club friendlies. Expect a fired up Torino squad to step onto the pitch on Saturday. The home team prevails.
Soccer Pick: Torino
Ascoli Calcio 1898 +255 vs Venezia FC -110
- When: Sunday, August 7 at 5:45 am ET
Venezia finished off last season’s Serie A season with a 4-3 win over Bologna, a 1-1 draw versus AS Roma, and a 0-0 draw against Cagliari.
The home chalk in this didn’t play well enough to maintain their Serie A standing. So this season Venezia moves back to Serie B. Ascoli Calcio finished their Serie B season on May 13 with a loss to Benevento.
Venezia should be the chalk because this happens on their pitch. But Ascoli can pull off the upset win. Venezia isn’t that much better than the road dog. Give Ascoli a shot.
Soccer Pick: Ascoli Calcio
SSC Bari +400 vs Hellas Verona -170
- When: Sunday, August 7 at 10:00 am ET
Verona’s form isn’t close to Bari’s. The home chalk in this shows a victory on April 30 against Cagliari, 2 losses and 2 draws in their last 5.
Bari has won 3 with a draw and a loss in their last 5. But although Hellas is in worse form than their rival, Bari has played against worse competition. Hellas Verona figures to start off their Italia Coppa Italia season with a big win.
Soccer Pick: Hellas Verona