Serie A Prediction (05 October 2013 – 06 October 2013) Part 1

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Updated: October 1, 2013
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Match Preview: Chievo vs. Atalanta

Match Date: 05 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi

 

Despite having the upper hand in majority of their matches, Chievo cannot be too confident when they meet Atalanta.

 

Indeed, the Yellow Blues know how to make Atalanta stumble. The former has dominated their past encounters and definitely, the club hopes that their upcoming clash is not an exemption. The match shall be held in their own ground where they are the strongest. Nevertheless, they must first secure that their current form is ready to take a hard tackle.

 

Chievo just lost to another struggling club, Catania. The latter kept a clean sheet and converted 2 goals. Such defeat has dire consequences into the club’s rank as they slipped into the 17th spot, which happens to be a notch away from the dreaded relegation zone.

 

On the other hand, it is not too difficult to tag Atalanta as the match’s minnows. Several times, they were forced to wave the white flag to the Yellow Blues. But a sudden turn of events, suddenly transforms them into a strong contender.
Unlike Chievo, Atalanta sits comfortably in the 13th spot. So far, the club has already secured 2 victories. The recent one is against Udinese, which is perceived to be a better and stronger club. They dominated the possession in their last match, converted and kept a clean sheet. Should the squad continues to play in such manner, there is a possibility for them to facilitate a major upset.

 

The Verdict: Chievo 1:0 Atalanta

Despite Chievo’s current form, the club still, has the possibility of emerging as match victors. However, one should expect a close encounter.

 

The Yellow Blues play strong when they are in their own territory. As for Atalanta, their away performances hardly manifest a strong club. Five (5) of their last away matches ended in defeat. Aside from that, the defeats saw them conceding 2 goals—a glaring manifestation of a collapsing defence, Definitely, the Nerazzurris shall pull off a close encounter. But the Yellow Blues have already prepared for the match-up, thus, making them a sports betting site heavy favorite.

 

 

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Match Preview: Internazionale Milan vs. Roma 

Match Date: 05 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

 

Two of Serie A’s strongest teams, Inter Milan and Roma vie for dominance in Italy’s top-flight league. The Nerazzurris shall try to inflict Roma its first taste of defeat, while the Giallorossi refuses to relinquish its reign.

 

The clubs’ impressive form makes sports betting more exciting. Their performance in the pitch makes it difficult to choose the squad that shall bring home the victory.

 

Inter just forced a draw against Cagliari. The dependable Mauro Icardi scored the club’s late goal during the 75th. Yet, Radja Nainggolan forced a draw after a come from behind goal during the last minute of the match. Although they could have secured a victory, the result was pretty satisfactory as the club retains an undefeated form. To note, the draw is the second for the Nerazzurris.

 

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Meanwhile, the Giallorossi’s morale soars high. The club just thrashed Bologna with an astounding 5-0 victory. It was far from being an ordinary win. Aside from collecting more points, it kept it stature as the only undefeated club in Serie A.

 

The Verdict: Inter Milan 1-1 Roma

Both Inter Milan and Roma are undefeated in their recent matches. The only difference is that the Giallorossi does not have a draw under its belt, while the Nerazzurri has. Inter will capitalize on its home court advantage while Roma has kept a clean sheet in 5 of its last 6 matches.

 

Given the strength of each club, expect the match to end in a draw.

 

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Match Preview: Parma vs. Sassuolo 

Match Date: 06 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Ennio Tardini

 

Online betting enthusiasts are probably stunned when Parma forced a stalemate against heavy favorite, Fiorentina. Despite the latter’s home court advantage, Massimo Gobbi pulled off a last minute goal, which ended in a 2-2 draw. Apparently, Mario Gomez’s absence in the pitch somehow affected Fiorentina. Nevertheless, as for the Crusaders’ side, the draw meant ensuring their survival in the league.

 

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On the other hand, upcoming rivals, Sassuolo also made a stunning performance when they held Lazio in a 2-2 draw. Antonio Flore Flores nailed the important goal, which added more points for the club.

 

The Verdict:  Parma 2-0 Sassuolo

Despite Sassuolo’s impressive draw against Lazio, Parma remains as the match’s heavy favorite. The latter has managed to secure a victory despite the draws and losses. Meanwhile, Sassuolo continues to struggle for a triumph. It is also important to note that the club has lost its last 6 matches and conceded at least 2 goals in its encounters. There is a high possibility that Parma will take advantage of such situation. 

 

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Match Preview: Bologna vs. Hellas Verona 

Match Date: 06 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Renato Dall’Ara

 

A 5-0 thrashing pushed Bologna into the relegation zone. Roma’s attempt to retain an untainted record kept the Rossoblù at bay and struggling in Serie A. As if the beating was not enough, Bologna is pitted against the newly promoted Hellas Verona. The Rossoblù may have been in Serie A for a much longer period. However, the Yellow-Blues have shown why they deserve to be in Italy’s top-flight league.

 

 

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Speaking of Hellas Verona, the club just pulled-off a victory against another strong squad, Livorno. Jorginho Frellio’s penalty kick put an end to the seemingly endless battle. The Yellow Blues currently occupies the 7th spot of Serie A’s table.

 

The Verdict: Hellas Verona 3-1 Bologna

Although Hellas Verona has the most number of available shots given to its opponents, it has managed to keep a strong defence. The club will not make it as one of the league’s top 10 if all the shots taken against them were converted.

 

Unfortunately for Bologna, the foreseen result of such match can push them further into the bottom of the relegation zone.

 

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Match Preview: Catania vs. Genoa 

Match Date: 06 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Angelo Massimino

 

After keeping a clean sheet against Chievo, Catania has the opportunity to improve its rank in Serie A. Pitted against Genoa, the club looks forward to outlasting its upcoming rival in Italy’s top-flight league.

 

Just recently, Catania kept Chievo at bay and ran away with a 2-0 victory courtesy of Jaroslav Plasil and Lucas Castro. Despite the considerable number of shots taken by their opponents, it was Catania, which dominated the scoreboard and took advantage of whatever scoring opportunity comes along its way.

 

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Meanwhile, what happened to Catania was a total opposite of what Genoa has to endure in its most recent match. The strong Napoli kept Genoa at bay and prevented them from scoring. As a matter of fact, the encounter ended with a 2-0 win over their rivals. The said defeat was the 4th for Genoa.

 

The Verdict: Catania 1-0 Genoa

Although Genoa has the higher rank in the table, Catania remains to be the sports betting odds  favorites.

 

Catania has managed to keep a clean sheet during its last 6 matches. Due to this, there is a strong possibility for  the club to employ a similar strategy to Genoa. Should they choose to go for this approach, they further increase their winning chances as Genoa has failed to score in 7 of their last 9 matches.

 

Although they have a similar record, another reason for choosing Catania as the stronger club, stems from the fact that Genoa has only won twice over them. Its last 6 encounters saw Catania dominate the win-loss scoreboard. Given this situation at hand, indeed, there is no denying of the fact that Catania will most likely emerge as the victorious one. 

 

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Match Preview: Sampdoria vs. Torino 

Match Date: 06 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris

 

Sampdoria’s current form explains why they are far from being a football betting favorite. Desperate for a victory, they are up against Torino, which is trying to recover from a narrow defeat.

 

Already in the relegation zone, the Blucerchiati has failed to snatch a single victory this season. Their matches end in either a disappointing draw or a heartbreaking defeat. Even in their encounters at home, the club is having troubles in scoring and this has resulted in a humiliating losses.

 

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As for Torino, the club enjoys the 10th spot in Serie A. It has 2 victories under its belt and a well-balanced distribution of losses and draws. They may have lost to Juventus ibn their most recent match, But then again, to limit the league’s A List club to a single goal is already a rewarding experience for them.

 

The Verdict: Torino 2-0 Sampdoria

With the way things go for Sampdoria, clinching a victory against Torino proves to be a futile effort. Torino is currently the 10th best team of the league whereas Sampdoria occupies the 19th spot. Given the glaring difference of how these clubs fared, it does not take rocket science to see that Torino gets the upper hand in the match.

 

 

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