The stage is set for matchday 3 of the Serie A where some tasty ties will be going down live all through the weekend.
For this week, the fixture in Turin where Juventus will be hosting high-flying Napoli is arguably the biggest on the menu.
As always, very attractive odds are up for the winning courtesy of your trusted betting site Betpay.
Napoli are top of Serie A after two matches. They won 2-0 at Parma before Gennaro Gattuso’s men blew Genoa apart; trashing them 6-0 home last weekend.
While no one expects Napoli to rain goals against Juventus same way they did against Genoa they are capable of ruffling the feathers of the defending champions.
The last encounter between these two sides was in the Coppa Italia final, Napoli winning in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 draw.
For Sunday, another appears to be in the making and that attracts a massive 3.60 odds on Betpay
It is also plausible to stake on the two sides scoring in Sunday’s game and that attracts 1.70 odds.
For prediction of correct score, I am sticking with 1-1 final score
Fiorentina v Sampdoria
Following their painful defeat against Inter last weekend in which they led 3-2 with five minutes remaining, expect Fiorentina to throw in all they have to beat Sampdoria who are also coming off a defeat of its own.
Claudio Ranieri’s side dropped points at home to Benevento, and will need to tighten up against a Viola side who have at least enough superpower to get a narrow home win.
You can stake on both sides to score at 1.79 odds or over 2.5 goals at 1.65 odds
Fiorentina 2-1 Sampdoria
Sassuolo v Crotone
After a dominant performance in victory over Spezia last weekend, Sassuolo play host to another of the promoted sides as Crotone come to the MAPEI Stadium. Having taken 14 points from 18 against promoted sides last season, the hosts will feel confident of victory.
There is extra motivation for Roberto de Zerbi’s men because a win can temporarily take them top of Serie A and there is 1.45 odds for the home team to win
Sassuolo 3-1 Crotone
Udinese v Roma
Roma are yet to get any win this season having started with an uninspiring barren draw against Verona followed by a 2-2 draw at home to champions Juventus.
They are backed for a first win of the season at Friuli. Luca Gotti’s team have lost their first two games without scoring a goal.
Betpay has a 1.70 odds for the away team to win
Udinese 0-2 Roma
Atalanta v Cagliari
Atalanta have picked up where they left off last season, scoring eight goals in their first two away games, and are favourites to put Cagliari to the sword in their home opener.
Atalanta 2-1 Cagliari
Benevento v Bologna
Benevento have a somewhat leaky defence and won’t feel confident of a shut-out against a Bologna side who put four past 10-man Parma last time out. Pippo Inzaghi’s hosts have taken their chances in front of goal this season, but an away win is anticipated at Ciro Vigorito with both teams finding the net.
Benevento 1-2 Bologna
Lazio v Inter Milan
Lazio 1-2 Inter Milan
Parma v Verona
Verona’s 100% start is deceptive, comprising a walkover against Roma and a victory from a game against Udinese. Despite losing their first two games, Parma will have earmarked this game as an opportunity to get points on the board despite losing twice to Ivan Jurić team last season.
Home win on Betpay is massive at 2.70 odds
Parma 2-0 Verona
AC Milan v Spezia
Milan haven’t given their opponents a sniff in the league this season, doing a professional job against both Bologna and Crotone, and Spezia will need to be on their best form to stand a chance against a team.
On Betpay, victory for home team has 1.29 odds
AC Milan 2-0 Spezia