Fresh from landing a clean sweep of Serie A tips including a 10/1 shot, Enzo returns with three more Italian football bets for this weekend
Inter Milan v Fiorentina
Sat 1st Apr 17:00
Rumors have been circulating in the media that this campaign might be Simone Inzaghi’s last in charge of Inter Milan. The Nerazzurri have been extremely underwhelming this season and,despite being in 3rd they are a whopping 21 points behind Napoli and just 9 clear of Juventus in 7th who, lets not forget, had a -15 point penalty. Inter’s form along with their goal threat has also deteriorated of late. With three losses in the last four and just three goals scored, its no wonder there’s speculation about Inzaghi’s future.
Fiorentina on the other hand are heading in the opposite direction. After a rocky start to the 2022/23 season Vincenzo Italiano’s side have finally turned the corner. Unbeaten in the last five (W4 D1 LO) and with a Conference League quarter final to look forward to, things are beginning to look a lot rosier in Florence.
Historically La Viola have always been a bogey team for the big boys and this year they have already taken points from Milan, Napoli, Juve and Lazio. In the reverse fixture it took a fortunate last minute Henrikh Mkhitaryan strike for Inter to come away with all three points but this time round I fancy Fiorentina not to return home empty handed. Double Chance Draw/Fiorentina @ 11/10 is my first Italian football bet for the weekend.
Juventus v Hellas Verona
Sat 1st Apr 19:45
I’m not going to go into much detail for this one only to say that Juventus win to nil @ Evs is the bet. The old Lady to triumph without conceding has been a very profitable selection for me and no doubt for many others this season. 15 of their 17 victories have come in that manner and I don’t see why Saturday should be any different. Verona are 2nd from bottom and are tied 2nd with Cremonese for worst number of goals scored per game so the Evs on offer looks like a fairly solid investment.
Roma v Sampdoria
Sun 2nd Apr 17:00
The pressure of juggling the Europa League and Serie A has begun to take it’s toll on Roma’s wafer thin squad. The Giallorossi have slipped down the standings and out of the Champions League places even with all around them dropping points too. A poor run of (W2 D0 L3) see’s Mourinho’s side now occupying 5th, one point behind Milan. To make matters worse, The Special One has a host of injuries and suspensions to contend with for this weekend’s clash with Sampdoria. Kumbulla, Ibanez, Gianluca Mancini and Ricky Karsdorp are all unavailable for selection which means Mourinho will have to cobble together a makeshift back-line from Smalling, Zeki Çelik and Diego Llorente who has only made two appearance for the club since his loan.
Sitting second from bottom and nine points from safety, it’s do or die for struggling Sampdoria. A 3-1 victory over Verona before the international break, a draw with Salernitana and a ballsy performance against Juventus shows that there is still a bit of fight left in the Blucherciati. In fact they have scored more goals in their last two matches than in the previous fourteen combined.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and back a Sampdoria win @ 15/2. Roma are not averse to a shocker and have already been beaten twice by Cremonese, in the Coppa Italia and more recently in the league. Defence has been the key to the Giallorossi’s success so, with virtually the whole back-line absent and Samp’s newfound potency, the mammoth price is worth chancing.
Inter Milan v Fiorentina: Double Chance Draw/Fiorentina @ 11/10
Juventus v Hellas Verona: Juventus win to nil @ Evs
Roma v Sampdoria: Sampdoria win @ 15/2