It’s round 20 of Serie A, and we are here to deliver a few tips and information about the most interesting matchups of the entire round. The derby is in Naples, where Napoli hosts AS Roma. We also have a big game in Rome where Lazio hosts Fiorentina.
Stay tuned and see the previews, odds, and picks that might be useful to your betting quest. BetXchange always tries to provide our readers with the most reliable and precise tips.
Napoli VS Roma
The hosts are no.1 in Italy right now, leading 12 points ahead of the first follower, which is AC Milan. Napoli lost to Inter in the opening round following the World Cup, 1-0, but after that, bounced back with three straight Serie A wins. Besides beating Sampdoria and Salareintana on the road, Napoli was better than Juventus at San Paolo, humiliating the big rivals 5-1.
On the other side, Roma is undefeated following the restart, winning four matches and having one draw. Three wins were in the Serie A, with a draw against AC Milan 2-2 on the road, and one triumph was in Coppa Italia. In all the victories, Il Lupi didn’t allow a single goal, and four of those five events ended under 2.5 scores. We can say that this is a typical example of Mourinho’s football.
Still, in this event, we don’t think that the guests from Rome have the capability of avoiding the loss in Naples, and our choice here is for Napoli to triumph.
Pick: Napoli wins 3/4 at BetXchange
Lazio VS Fiorentina
The Eagles are going up in the standings and are currently third, but with the same number of points as several other of their rivals. Viola is in the middle of the table, safe and sound, without problems regarding the relegation zone, while on the other side, with not-so-great prospects of reaching the international stage.
Lazio trashed AC Milan on Tuesday, 4-0, demolishing the big rivals and winning its second Serie A game in a row, three overall. In these successes, Lazio’s defense didn’t allow a single goal, which was a great boost for Sarri’s unit.
Fiorentina played well but slowed down in recent times. Viola suffered back-to-back losses without a goal scored. At first, they were beaten in Rome against AS Roma, 2-0, and then at home against Torino, 0-1. Four of five events since the restart were with under 2.5 goals.
Our pick here would be Lazio to win because Viola’s form is going down, while theirs is improving.
Pick: Lazio to win 21/20 at BetXchange
AC Milan VS Sassuolo
Rossoneri are in trouble. They beat Salareintana on the road in the first game after the pause, and since then, have had five straight disappointments. Throughout that stretch, they lost three events and had two draws. The defense has been terrible, allowing nine goals over the recent three games – including the losses to Inter in Super Cup, 0-3, and Lazio in Serie A, 4-0.
Sassuolo might be the only bigger disappointment than Milan in the second part of the campaign. The Green Blacks had three defeats in a row, before taking a point in Monza. All four of those games were with moderate efficiency, 2 or 3 goals.
We would go with Milan scoring twice in this game instead of betting on their victory. The reason for that is the horrible performances of Rossoneri’s backline, which were below every decent standard of play. Sassuolo’s isn’t better either and combined with Milan’s solid offensive potential, this should be a winning choice.
Pick: Milan Over 1.5 1/2 at BetXchange