There is a top three clash in Serie A on Friday night as league leaders Juventus play host to third-placed Inter Milan. While this is a top three clash Inter are a massive eleven points behind the leaders and even at this stage look to have far much to do to catch up. Still, they will be looking to become the first side to beat the Old Lady in the league this term. Read our Juventus v Inter betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 5th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)
Juventus picked up a good 3-0 road win at Fiorentina last weekend. That was their fifth league win on the bounce. It extended their unbeaten form for the league season too out to W13 D1 which is pretty impressive. In Turin, they have a W6 D1 record, the only failure to win there was a 1-1 draw against Genoa in late October. On home soil in Serie A Juventus have averaged over two goals per game. They have only shipped the four home goals against them as well. Juventus have a clean sheet in 43% of home games this term.
Juventus have earned a clean sheet in each of their last three league outings home and away combined and at home, less than half of their games have gone over 2.5 goals. The Old Lady have hit the back of the net in all of their league matches this season, scoring at least two in each of their last five alone. They have also been leading at the halftime break in five of their seven home games. Cristiano Ronaldo is on a three-match scoring streak in the Italian top flight.
There was a 0-0 draw between them last season in this corresponding fixture
Juventus are unable in six home games against Inter in all competitions
Both teams have scored in just two of the last eight in all competitions
In the last six league meetings, Juve are W3 D2 L1 against Inter
Just two of the last six league clashes have gone over 2.5 goals
Inter failed to earn maximum points last weekend as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Roma. They have gone W9 D2 L3 in Serie A this season which has been a great return from them. Away from the San Siro their record is W4 D1 L2 but are winless at D1 L1 in their last two. That was after winning four away games on the bounce. Inter have conceded six goals in their last road games and that was after only conceding two in their previous five. Out on their travels, Inter have come up with 12 goals in their 7 games and 71% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals.
Inter have scored 67% of their away goals in the second half of games and they have shipped 75% of away goals after the halftime break. Their scoring form has been consistent this season as they have gotten on the scoreboard in each of their last ten league games (home and away combined). They are on a six-match scoring streak away from home in the league too. Each to their last five games home and away have made it over 2.5 goals. The only side to have conceded fewer goals in the league than Inter this season is Juventus. Only two teams have scored more than they have.
Juventus to win to nil at 6/4
Under 2.5 goals at 10/11
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2018 at 6:34 pm)
It is just so hard to oppose Juventus, even in top clashes like this. They are so immensely strong in the league on home soil, that even Inter are probably going to struggle. Juve knows how to handle themselves in top matches like this. Home win to nil.
5th December 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Basically at this point punters are probably just waiting to see when it is that the winning streak of Juventus comes to an end. They are eight wins from eight games played so far. They go up against Genoa on the weekend who are next in line to try and stop the dominance of the Old Lady. Read our Juventus v Genoa betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 17th, 2018 at 9:00 p.m.)
When will Juventus fail to win a league match? No-one has stopped them in their opening eight games of the season and that includes second-placed Napoli and fourth-placed Lazio who have both failed against them already. Juventus have scored at least two goals in each of their four home games in the league this season.
With an eye on a Champions League return next week we are looking at a Juventus 2-0 correct score option at 5/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 17th, 2018 at 7:35 pm). They took a comfortable 3-1 win over second-place Napoli in their last home game.
Four of their eight wins in the league this season have been by a 2-0 scoreline so there is a trend there. Cristiano Ronaldo has made a solid start for them but probably not quite as prolific as the club and fans would have hoped.
Still, we aren’t going to oppose him as the 2/1 first goalscorer favourite for the match* (betting odds taken on October 17th, 2018 at 7:35 pm). The other sensible option for the game from a betting perspective is probably Juventus to win to nil.
Genoa are charged with a tricky return to action then. They lost 3-1 at home against Parma just before the international break which leaves them at W4 D0 L3 for the season. Two of those three wins have been away from home. Their away success came against Frosinone, the side currently second from bottom in the table. Genoa actually haven’t been a goal-shy side, they have done well going forward and are the current top scorers in the bottom half of the table.
The problem is, they have the joint third-worst defensive record in the entire league. Still, we are going under 2.5 goals at 6/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 17th, 2018 at 7:35 pm). In their three league defeats alone this season they have conceded twelve goals. There is a clear trend with them. They have lost all of their games against sides currently in the top half of the table. They have won all games against sides currently in the bottom half.
These two met three times last season and Juventus won all meetings across Serie A and the Coppa Italia. They are currently on a four-match winning streak against Genoa. At home they have won their last five in a row in Serie A against Genoa, not conceding a single goal in any of those games. Both teams have scored in just two of the last eleven meetings.
Business as usual it is likely to be for Juventus as they continue to outclass the rest of the division. There is Champions League action coming up in the week, so we can see them conserving. A comfortable 2-0 win here looks solid.
17th October 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
It has been a stunning season from Juventus who are seven wins from seven league games this season and they just are not showing any signs of slowing up. The league leaders make a trip to Udinese on the weekend. Udinese are struggling with three losses in their last five. Read our Udinese v Juventus betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 4th, 2018 at 1:53 p.m.)
Udinese have had their struggles this season and they are W1 D1 L3 in their last five games. So they are not in hot form at all. They have lost their last two, reverses against Lazio and Bologna. Their overall home form is W1 D1 L1. Across those games,, they have both scored three and conceded three. So it’s all very average from them really. All three of the goals which they have conceded at home this season have cropped up in the second half of matches. So there could be a push towards a half-time draw perhaps which is at 11/8 odds* (betting odds taken from October 5th, 2018 at 2:46 pm). They have not been trailing at half time in any of their home games thus far.
To back the half-time draw there is a key stat. Juventus have been drawing at halftime and winning at full time in 6 of their last 8 matches. So that is an eight-match winning streak that they are on in the top flight, seven of them from the start of this term. It’s been pretty amazing stuff and after missing midweek Champions League action through suspension, they get Cristiano Ronaldo back for this. He is the 9/4 first goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken from October 5th, 2018 at 2:46 pm).
In a big show of power, they put a 3-1 win on the board over second-placed Napoli last weekend to open up a six-point lead at the top of the table. Juventus have collected three clean sheets this season in the league, two in their last three. They have netted exactly two goals in five of their six league outings this season. In the bet365 correct score market a Juventus 2-0 option is at 5/1 odds* (betting odds taken from October 5th, 2018 at 2:46 pm). 71% of their away goals have been after the break.
Juventus won both meetings in Serie A last season against Udinese and they are unbeaten in their last five games against them in the Italian top flight. The Old Lady are unbeaten in their last eight away games against Udinese as well, winning five of those.
We don’t see any reason yet to not back Juventus to win a Serie A match. They are on a different level and we can see them delivering the good again. It wouldn’t be a big surprise if they collected the win to nil either.
5th October 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
This has been a tremendous start from Juventus who have won all six of their games this season. They are just motoring along but they will get their toughest test of the season yet. Second-placed Napoli comes for a visit and they have shown up well with wins in five of their six games. Can they stop Juve’s momentum? Read our Juventus v Napoli betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 26th, 2018 at 11:44 p.m.)
This is the best start to a league season that Juventus have made in 88 years. It has been six wins from for them after they produced another three points in a midweek win over Bologna. It’s been so impressive from them and they have scored exactly two goals in each of their last five games. They netted three in their season opener. This one does have a pretty reasonable chance of going over 2.5 goals which is at 17/20 odds* (betting odds taken on September 27th, 2018 at 7:15 pm).
Cristiano Ronaldo has three goals for the season and he is the top scorer on home soil for Juventus this season. He wasn’t on target in midweek but Ronaldo is a 13/5 first goalscorer option for this game* (betting odds taken on September 27th, 2018 at 7:15 pm). It is times like this when he is often the difference maker. Two of their three home games have been 2-0 successes. But because Napoli are a genuine threat the Juventus 2-1 option in the correct score market has appeal at 15/2 odds* (betting odds taken on September 27th, 2018 at 7:15 pm).
Napoli have had a good start to the season under new head coach Carlo Ancelotti. They have won five of their six games. They will go to Turin on the weekend on the back of a three match winning streak. Their only setback of the season happened back at the start of September when they suffered a 3-0 loss against Sampdoria on the road. They have scoring power in them do Napoli. They have scored exactly three goals in half of their league games this season. Lorenzo Insigne has weighed in with five league goals, three of them away from home for Napoli this term. Insigne is at 10/3 in the anytime goalscorer market.
Last season they were the biggest threat to Juventus in the Scudetto and that is likely to be the way again this term. This would be a huge three points for them if they could land another success in Turin. Both teams to score is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on September 27th, 2018 at 7:15 pm). Last season in the top flight Napoli posited fourteen wins and lost just the one road game in at tremendously impressive record. A win on the weekend puts them level on points with Juve at the top.
Last season the two of them traded 1-0 away wins in Serie A. In the last six league meetings things are even between them with three wins each interestingly enough. In Turin, though Juventus have won four of their last five (L1) against Napoli. Both teams have scored in eight of the last eleven meetings across all competitions.
Napoli have done well this season and although their one defeat has happened on the road, we are going to back them to avoid defeat in this one. We are going to back the draw in the match outright as the Juventus winning streak has to come to an end and Napoli are the team most likely to do it. Draw.
27th September 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Juve powered their way to more points over the weekend to make it five wins from five in Serie A this season. Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the second consecutive league game for them. They get a home fixture against Bologna in midweek and with the visitors struggling in the bottom three, it could be more of the same from Juve. Read our Juventus v Bologna betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2018 at 6:34 p.m.)
Juve have made it five wins from five in their Serie A title defence this season. Cristiano Ronaldo was on the scoresheet again for the second league game running for them as they got a couple of late goals against Frosinone on the weekend. So far they have averaged just over two goals per game this season in the top flight and a Juventus 2-0 correct score is at 5/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 6:34 p.m.).
The Old Lady have scored at least two goals in all but one of their last ten league home fixtures. Juventus are now undefeated in 36 of their last 38 home games in the league and they have won nine of their last ten against Bologna in all competitions. It is some pretty strong form that they are carrying and Cristiano Ronaldo is the 15/8 first goalscorer option* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 6:34 p.m.).
Bologna are sat down in the bottom three in the table and they got their first win of the season over the weekend as they posted a 2-0 home win over Roma, which was actually a really good result for them. That was actually their first goals of the season as well after firing blanks in their first four games. Bologna have failed to score in six of their last seven away matches in the league and in all but one of their last nine away games, Bologna have seen under 2.5 goals. We are going to support that option for this game and under 2.5 goals, which would support our Juventus 2-0 pick, is at 7/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 6:34 p.m.). We really don’t see Bologna having a big impact in this game and can’t even see them getting on the scoresheet.
Juventus are on a four-match winning streak against Bologna and they have scored at least three goals in four of their last six games theme (W4 D2). They have scored exactly three goals in each of their last three home games against Bologna. Juventus are unbeaten since a 2-0 loss against Bologna back in 2011. Juventus have also collected a clean sheet in six of their last nine games against them.
Another win for Juventus is likely to be on the cards. We are going to settle on the 2-0 correct score option for them. The trend is more, but this is a busy run of games for Juventus and a comfortable 2-0 looks around the right mark.
24th September 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Juventus are already streaking away at the top of the Scudetto with four wins from four and they are in their groove. So they will be expected to get more spoils on the weekend as they make the trip to the out-of-form Frosinone. There has been the just the one point for the newly promoted side so far. Read our Frosinone v Juventus betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 21st, 2018 at 4:26 p.m.)
It has been a difficult rise for Frosinone to the top flight as they have managed to pick up the one point from their four games played. That point came at home against Bologna at the end of August. Frosinone have been leaking goals with ten conceded in their four games and they haven’t managed to get a single goal on the board themselves yet. Both teams NOT to score is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on September 21st, 2018 at 3:56 pm). So it doesn’t look too likely that they are going to find a way through the strong Juventus. 80% of the goals that they have conceded this season have been in the second half of matches this season. All four of their games this season have gone under 2.5 goals.
Juventus have been in strong form in their Serie A title defence so far, winning all four of their games played. They actually have only taken the one clean sheet this season with three of their four wins coming by a one-goal margin only. So perhaps that’s a bit surprising that they have not been a bit stronger in that department but they are facing a weak defence here and Juventus to win by a 2 goal margin is at 3/1 odds* (betting odds taken on September 21st, 2018 at 3:56 pm).
Cristiano Ronaldo is off the mark for them with a brace last weekend and he is the 2/1 First Goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on September 21st, 2018 at 3:56 pm). So far out on the road this season they have taken wins at Chievo and Parma. They will be missing Douglas Costa who is starting a four-match ban. Juventus have scored at least two goals in their last five games in Serie A. They have also been drawing at half time in their two road games this season so there is a small trend there to point towards a Draw/Juventus half-time/ full-time bet.
This is the first time since the 2015/16 season that the two of these have meet in Serie A. Juventus collected four points on that occasion. Those are the only two previous matches between the two sides.
Juventus have produced some strong results already this season and they have settled down. We don’t see the hosts getting the better of them and we have to take a straightforward look at Juventus to win to nil out on the road.
22nd September 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
It has been business as usual for Juventus with three wins from three at the start of the new season. When the fixture list was drawn up not many would have expected this to be a top-two clash in mid-September. But that’s what it is as Sassuolo have started strongly as well, having remained undefeated so far. Read our Juventus v Sassuolo betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.)
Juventus have collected three wins from their first three games of the new season and they have scored at least two goals in each of those games as well. Because their opponents have been scoring well this season then expecting over 2.5 goals isn’t all that unreasonable of an option. But it’s short odds so for our Juventus v Sassuolo betting tips we can looking at Juventus & Over 2.5 goals option at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on September 12th, 2018 at 9:04 pm). That has happened in two of the three league games this season.
Juventus have also scored at least two goals in each of their last four games against Sassuolo. Cristiano Ronaldo, who asked to sit out the recent international duties with Portugal, is still looking for his first goal with his new club. The Juventus man is the 2/1 first goalscorer favorite* (betting odds taken on September 12th, 2018 at 9:04 pm) for this game, despite not having hit the back of the net yet. Juve are such a powerful side in Turin and they showed that again last season with a W16 D1 L2 record on home soil in Serie A. Their one home game this season saw them beat Lazio 2-0.
So can Sassuolo come up with something special? They have opened the season with a W2 D1 record and this is a side who finished in mid-table last season. They also only managed to score 29 league goals all season, the lowest tally of all the sides in the division. But they have started this season with a bang. They opened with a shock home win over Inter, before playing out a draw at Cagliari. Just before the international break, they rolled out a 5-3 win over Genoa in a cracking fixture having been 4-1 up at half time. So that’s a lot of goals flying around from them, but they have conceded five in their last two.
This will be just the eleventh meeting between the two clubs and that previous head to head has been dominated by Juventus. Juventus are W8 D1 L1 in their last ten meetings against Sassuolo and Juve have won all five of their previous home games against them, conceding just the one goal in the process. Juventus took a 7-0 home win over them last season.
Even though Sassuolo deserve some credit for their strong opening to the season, it still looks likely that the home side are going to bag maximum points. We are going to go and back the simple option of Juventus to win and over 2.5 goals for the fixture.
13th September 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Juventus were more comfortable last weekend as they opened their home account for the season with a win over Lazio. Cristiano Ronaldo still awaits his first official goal for the club as they head out on the road to face Parma. Parma took a point in their opening game of the season by suffered an away loss on the road last weekend. Read our Parma v Juventus betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from August 28th, 2018 at 2:13 a.m.)
Parma are looking for the first win of the new season having collected just a point from their opening two games. They got that point on the opening weekend against Udinese on home soil, before losing out at SPAL last weekend. The biggest thing we take from their start is a lack of defensive strength and that’s not a good thing when facing Juventus.
We see Parma struggling to get on the board and therefore for our Parma v Juventus betting tips we have to look at Juventus to win to nil at 8/13 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 28th, 2018 at 2:13 a.m.). The fact that that it is such low odds, says a lot. It is never an easy thing bouncing back up to the top flight. This is their first campaign back in Serie A since 2015.
Juventus have opened with back to back wins. They found themselves in a scrape on the opening weekend out at Chievo but were more comfortable in a tougher match last weekend back in Turin. They beat Lazio 2-0 but still Cristiano Ronaldo waits for his first goal for the club. It has to come soon surely and not too surprisingly he heads up the bet365 first goalscorer market.
Juve looked more like their old selves last weekend and once Ronaldo starts scoring then they are going to be even harder to stop. In the bet365 correct score market, we are looking at the 2-0 win for the Old Lady in our Parma v Juventus betting tips. It is a nice comfortable result out on the road that we can see them landing. Juventus have scored at least two goals in five of their last six league games too.
Parma did actually pull off a shock 1-0 home win over Juventus the last time they were together back in the 2014/15 season. But that is their only win over the Old Lady in their last eight league meetings (D2 L5). However, if we look back at the home form of Parma against Juventus then they are W2 D2 L1 in their last five against Juventus which is commendable. Both teams have scored in just one of the last five meetings in all competitions.
Param seem to be a tricky opponent for Juventus but still, we have to back the away win. For our Parma v Juventus bettings tips we are going to look at the seaway wide getting the three points with a clean sheet. They were so much better last weekend.
29th August 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
There was big drama as Juventus banked a last-gasp win in the opening match of their title defence in Serie A. They were under huge pressure from Chievo and at the end of the day, after being denied by VAR, they were awarded the winner by another VAR decision. It was a frantic finish but Juve still got the win. They get a tough one here against Lazio who had a disappointing start as they slipped at home to Napoli after having taken the lead in the game. Read our Juventus v Lazio betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from August 20th, 2018 at 11:13 p.m.)
There was some big pressure that Juventus were under last weekend. They had to battle away win a 3-2 win out at Chievo having come from behind in the game. There was high drama too as Cristiano Ronaldo was denied a winning goal late on because of VAR. Then VAR turned in the favour of Juventus at the death as they got the ball in the back of the net for a dramatic winner from Federico Bernardeschi. This is their home opener for the season and so the home support will get their first look at Cristiano Ronaldo who is the 11/4 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds were taken from August 20th, 2018 at 11:13 p.m.). He is looking to open his official account for Juventus having failed to net last weekend on his debut.
So a nervous start was made by Juventus, but they will get stronger. You look at this game and the immediate thought is goals but were are not going to go with that for our Juventus v Lazio predictions. We are going the other way and backing both teams not to score at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 20th, 2018 at 11:13 p.m.) because of the recent head to head between the clubs. Juventus are going to be stronger back on home soil and they have suffered just two defeats in their last 36 league games. Juventus have also scored at least two goals in seven of their last eight home matches and in the correct score market the shortest priced option is indeed a Juventus 2-0 result which is a decent option for Juventus v Lazio betting tips. Juventus went W16 D1 L2 at home last term taking a clean sheet in 63% of their games.
You generally get entertainment at the moment when Lazio are playing. Last season in Serie A they took a record of W12 D4 L3. But they only managed the one win on the road against others who finished in the top seven. That lone away win was at Juventus though. Lazio were just scoring for fun last season in the Scudetto last season largely thanks to Ciro Immobile who is a 2/1 anytime goalscorer option for this game* (Betting Odds were taken from August 20th, 2018 at 11:13 p.m.). The problem with them is that they aren’t a particularly stable side in defence and will give up chances. Immobile put them ahead last weekend at home against Napoli, but they couldn’t hold on and lost 2-1. Lazio collected a clean sheet in just 21% of their away games in Serie A last season.
Last season these two met three times with Lazio coming out on top with two wins and a defeat. They took a win in this corresponding league fixture as well as a success in the Italian Super Cup. Those results were against the grain as Juventus were on a ten-match winning streak against Lazio in all competitions before last season. Both teams have scored in just two of the last ten meetings.
We are going to side with Juventus coming away with the victory and we are going to back them to do it with a clean sheet as well. That has been a fairly big trend in recent meetings between them. This will be Ronaldo’s home debut. The crowd will be pretty pumped up.
22nd August 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Not the kind of fixture that Chievo would have wanted to open the season with. They only banked a bottom half of the table finish last season in Serie A but they did finish strongly with three straight wins. Juventus were once again crowned the kings of Italy but not without a scrap from Napoli. They have, however, added Cristiano Ronaldo to their arsenal this season. Read our Chievo v Juventus bettings tips for further insights.
* (Betting Odds were taken from August 15th, 2018 at 5:41 p.m.)
Chievo finished in 14th last season in the Italian top flight and at home, they posted a W7 D6 L6 record for the term. They did not get a home win against any of the top seven finishers in the league though which does not bode well for this fixture. All seven of the home wins that they did produce in the top flight last season were by a one-goal margin. They were actually level at half time in 14 of their 19 home games last season.
A draw/Juventus half-time/ full-time bet at 5/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 15th, 2018 at 5:41 p.m.) does have a big appeal in our Chievo v Juventus betting tips. 68% of their home goals scored and 62% of their home goals conceded happened in the second half of matches. They did have a problem putting the ball in the back of the net last season and averaged less than a goal per game overall last term. They earned a clean sheet in just 21% of their home games last term.
Let’s get the big CR7 stuff out of the way first. Cristiano Ronaldo is the 2/1 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds were taken from August 15th, 2018 at 5:41 p.m.) for the game and he adds that extra dimension to the Juventus attack. Juventus were the second highest scorers in Serie A last season (behind Lazio) and so the presence of Ronaldo should take them to another level. Juventus posted a W14 D4 L1 record on the road last season in the Spanish top flight.
They took a clean sheet in 53% of their away games. It is more than likely they are going to have the edge over Chievo and in the bet365 correct score market a Juventus 2-0 option is at 9/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 15th, 2018 at 5:41 p.m.). The Bianconeri have also added Leonardo Bonucci and Emre Can to their ranks over the summer and should be as strong as ever.
It was back to back clean sheet wins for Juventus over Chievo last season so they were comfortable. It extended their winning streak to five over Chievo in Serie A and they have conceded just the one goal in that sequence of matches. The overall head to head between the two is fully with the Old Lady as Juventus holds a W22 D7 L1 record against them.
We are going to have to side with Juventus coming away with a victory in this one. They have had the better of Chievo recently and pretty comfortably as well. For the extra value in betting tips we have to stick with a Juventus to win to nil option at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 15th, 2018 at 5:41 p.m.).
16th August 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting