Massimo’s Serie A predictions are back!
Juventus vs Cagliari prediction
League title current holders Juventus open their 7th league title defense against Cagliari on Saturday. The early Serie A kick off will kick start the new Serie A season at the newly names Allianz Stadium (previously Juventus Stadium). This is a stronghold for a Juve side that is desperate to make a statement after an embarassing last minute goal against Lazio in the Italian super cup last weekend. No major injuries for Juventus in this one and neither for Cagliari. The last 5 games between these two resulted in many goals and this one will not be any different. Watch out for Juventus’ new signings Douglas Costa and Bernardeschi as these two aim to impress their home crowd on their debut.
Juventus to win outright using -2.0 Asian Handicap @ 1.85
Correct score Juventus 4 Cagliari 0
Small stake on the first corner coming in before 9:59 @ 1.60
Verona vs Napoli prediction
Fresh from a fantastic showing in the Champions League playoff on Wednesday, in-form Napoli start their Serie A campaign against minnows Verona at the Stadio Bentegodi. Some injuries for Verona mean that they already start worse off than if they were 100% healthy. This is really going to be an uphill struggle for them. This is the beginning of the season so Napoli would not even be fatigued after Wednesday’s game.
Napoli to win the first half @ 1.90
Correct score prediction Verona 0 Napoli 3
Over 9 total corners @ 1.72
Atalanta vs Roma prediction
Tough opening fixture for both teams here with Champions league place aspiring Roma coming off a good summer. Di Francesco replacing outgoing Luciano Spalletti and also big time players like Salah and Rudiger have left the club. Roma having replaced some good players with young promising players. They also renewed Naingolan’s contract which is also a good step in the right direction for the Roman side. Atalanta remain fairly competitive for 6th / 7th place as they lost two key players in midfield (Kessie and Conti – also Spinazzola soon). Roma will be without their attacking midfielder El Sharaawy as well as their new promising signing, Luca Pellegrini.
Both teams to score @ 1.75
Correct score prediction Atalanta 1 Roma 2
Bologna vs Torino prediction
Torino are expected to have a fairly good campaign this season and contend for a Europa League placing. With coach Mihajlovic in his 2nd term at the club, after offloading Benassi, Maksimovic and Bruno Peres. Torino look to start getting the goals here with their super striker upfront, Bellotti. Torino also have a good record of scoring against Bologna and therefore we see them take this one.
Torino to win outright @ 2.37
Correct score prediction Bologna 1 Torino 3
Torino to win corner race 3 corners @ 1.66
Crotone vs AC Milan prediction
This new Milan side will be without their iconic president Silvio Berlusconi for the first time in over 20 years. I am sure this will be a strange feeling for Milan fans in general but i am sure they are really happy with their flying start in the Europa League qualifiers this week. This team will take some time to come together as they have at least 8 new players in their first 11. However it is looking good for Milan this season and they are hoping to finish in the Top 3.
Milan to win outright @ 1.57
Correct score prediction Crotone 0 Milan 3
Inter vs Fiorentina prediction
What a summer Inter had on the transfer market ! They’ve made all the right moves. They’ve gotten a great coach in Luciano Spalletti. Also they’ve covered their weakest positions in the full backs and have also added assist men for their main hitman Icardi. Fiorentina on the other hand went through the opposite type of summer. They have lost their playmaker Borja Valero (to Inter), Ilicic and Mattias Vecino but have acquired Benassi from Torino and Simeone from Genoa. Pioli, the Fiorentina coach will meet his ex-club and will definitely want revenge. Attacking style football in this opener at San Siro.
Inter to win and over 2.5 goals @ 3.20
Correct score prediction Inter 3 Fiorentina 1
Lazio vs Spal prediction
Lazio had a cracker of a start to the season last Sunday, beating Juventus 3-2 with a last gasp winner. The win was deserved and they were the better team on the day. Spal come into this season as the complete underdogs and favourite to relegate after this season. Lazio have a formidable attacking formation and can hurt on the counter. Expecting lots of goals in this one.
Lazio to win -1 Asian handicap
Correct score prediction Lazio 3 Spal 0