Serie A: Napoli v Milan headlines a huge weekend of Italian action
Nick Murphy | 23 August 2018
Odds, tips and preview for the Italian top-flight
There are a number of high-profile clashes to look forward to in Serie A this weekend, with all 20 teams in action for the first time this season.
AC Milan’s opening match against Napoli is the standout encounter. But with Juventus v Lazio and Inter Milan v Torino on the undercard, alongside a number of other intriguing contests, the Coral News Team can’t wait.
And remember, if you bet on any match, you can catch the action live on our site. Check out our preview of the weekend’s action below.
Napoli v AC Milan (7:30pm, Saturday)
Two sides with ambitions of challenging for the Serie A title meet in the weekend’s big encounter, as AC Milan travel to Naples for a huge clash with Napoli.
I Rossoneri have a whole host of new faces waiting to make their mark following last weekend’s postponement against Genoa. Ivan Strinic, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Nikola Kalinic and Gonzalo Higuain could all make their bows for Genaro Gattuso’s men here.
They’ll need to hit the ground running to end a run of seven without a win against the Partenopei, who opened up with a hard-fought success against Lazio last week.
Juventus v Lazio (5pm, Saturday)
Not many teams beat Juventus at the Allianz Stadium. Only four sides have managed the feat since January 2013. So it’s no surprise that Saturday’s visitors Lazio are 8/1 to take all three points.
Simone Inzaghi’s men got off to a disappointing start last week in defeat to Napoli. But they’ll take heart from being one of the aforementioned quartet to have actually beaten Juve away from home in the last half-decade.
It won’t be easy for them against the Old Lady, who boast an embarrassing array of attacking talent, including Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese ace failed to find the net on debut against Chievo but can be backed at 5/6 Anytime and 11/4 to Score First here.
Best of the rest
Parma will be looking for their first top-flight victory since April 2015 when they head to SPAL on Sunday evening. They’re 3/1 to collect a full haul of points against an opponent who opened up with a 1-0 win at Bologna last week.
Inter Milan are 1/2 pick up their first victory of the season against Torino on Sunday after a surprise defeat to Sassuolo last week.
Fellow Champions League contenders AS Roma begin their home campaign with a tricky test against Atalanta on Monday night. Last season’s UCL semi-finalists are 7/10 to get the win here against 19/5 for the visitors.
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