Enzo got back to winning ways after a profitable matchday 10, he is back with four more selections for this weekends Serie A fixtures
Salernitana v Spezia
Sat 22nd Oct 14:00
This is not the most glamourous clash of the weekend but it is nonetheless one of the most important. With both sides hovering around the relegation zone, the result could have big ramifications come seasons end.
Spezia have been leaking goals and only newly promoted Cremonese have a worse record for conceding. The situation is particularly bad away from home where Luca Gotti’s side ship an average of 2.40 per game.
Salernitana appear to have banished last years scoring demons and have already notched up almost half of last years goals scored tally in the space of 10 games. This is in no small part down to new signing Boulaye Dia. The Senegalese striker already has four goals and two assists to his name so facing a very shaky defence Boulaye Dia to score anytime @ 12/5 looks like excellent value for money.
Fiorentina v Inter
Sat 22nd Oct 19:45
Simone Inzaghi’s Inter have not had a great start to Serie A 2022/23. The Nerazzurri have already lost on four occasions, the same total for the entirety of last season. Back to back league wins against Salernitana and Sassuolo along with picking up four points during the two ties with Barcelona in the Champions League will surely settle the nerves.
Another side that have endured an underwhelming start is Fiorentina. After collecting just 10 points in the same number of games, La Viola now find themselves in the bottom half of the table. Dusan Vlahovic has proved irreplaceable for the Tuscans who have struggled to find the net ever since his departure.
Despite not yet hitting the heights of last year, Fiorentina have only lost once at the Franchi (W2 D2 L1). However, their opponents are undoubtedly a superior team and appear to be finding some form so an Inter win @ 21/20 is worth backing.
Udinese v Torino
Sun 23rd Oct 11:30
In the early morning kick-off highflying Udinese take on a Torino side that are winless in their last five (W0 D1 L5). Udinese suffered a midweek loss to Monza in the Coppa Italia but Andrea Sottil did rest a number of key players for the game. Considering the Zebrette’s scintillating form and the fact that Torino will probably have to play the game without a proper striker it is astounding to see an Udinese win priced @ 21/20.
Atalanta v Lazio
Sun 23rd Oct 17:00
Serie A’s two best defences meet at the Gewiss Stadium on Sunday in what should be an extremely interesting encounter. Atalanta come into the tie unbeaten ( W7 D3 L0) and in 2nd place with Lazio (W6 D3 L1) just three points behind in 5th. On top of having Italy’s best defensive record, The Aquile are second in the standings for most goals scored. However, Sarri’s side were dealt a major blow last weekend when Ciro Immobile was forced off with an injury that will most likely see him ruled out until after Christmas. For years Immobile has been the clubs main source of goals and without the four-time capocannoniere Lazio tend to struggle. In his absence, Sarri will be forced to deploy Felipe Anderson, an attacking midfielder, as a central striker with Pedro and Zaccagni as support.
Without a focal point I feel Lazio will struggle to break down a resolute Atalanta defence so a low scoring encounter should be on the cards. Under 2.5 goals is available at an excellent 11/10 but I am going to be greedy and go for glory. Lazio are not as strong on the road and have already dropped points to Sampdoria and Torino who pale in comparison to Atalanta. A home win is also great value at just shy of Evs but when combined with a cleansheet the juices really begin to flow. Atalanta win to nil @ 3/1 is my last Serie A bet for the weekend.
Salernitana v Spezia: Boulaye Dia to score anytime @ 12/5
Fiorentina v Inter: Inter win @ 21/20
Udinese v Torino: Udinese win @ 21/20
Atalanta v Lazio: Atalanta win to nil @ 3/1