Paul Pogba Juventus

Frosinone to Get Nothing Out of Juventus

Paul Pogba Juventus

Frosinone looks out of its depth in Italian Serie A and one cannot see it getting anything out of its Wednesday match at Juventus as the defending champion starts to kick into gear.

Danilo Soddimo had Frosinone fans in raptures seven minutes into their team’s Italian Serie A debut but it was a false dawn with the Canaries conceding two second-half goals to lose 1-2 at home to Torino, the first of four consecutive league losses. Frosinone’s toughest early Italian Serie A assignment resulted in a 0-2 home loss to Roma so that is the kind of scoreline that one expects to witness when the Canaries visit Juventus in the division’s toughest test.

BetVictor is offering odds of -128 that Juventus posts an Italian Serie A win to nil over Frosinone. That betting option means that punters do not have to concern themselves with Juventus going goal crazy or putting its cue in the rack, which is the problem with handicaps on games that should be one-way traffic. Frosinone has failed to score since Soddimo wheeled away in celebration at the start of its Italian Serie A bow, including firing blanks away to Atalanta and Bologna, two sides that are likely to finish the season below halfway on the divisional ladder.

One remains unconvinced that Internazionale is the real thing but one is willing to back Roberto Mancini’s Italian Serie A leader to register a home win and a clean sheet on Wednesday when it entertains Verona at the San Siro.

Internazionale made it four wins from four Italian Serie A starts when it triumphed 1-0 at Chievo on Sunday but it can count itself lucky to have kept its 100 per cent record as, on the balance of play, a score draw would have been a much fairer result. Scoring goals is proving difficult for Inter – five goals in four Italian Serie A matches is a very poor return – but Mancini’s men are defending as though their lives depend upon repelling opponents. Repelling Verona ought to be within Inter capabilities because Hellas have their most dangerous attacking weapon, Luca Toni, receiving treatment and rated as unlikely to lead their line. Toni, who was Italian Serie A’s joint top goal scorer last term, limped off in the first half of Verona’s 1-1 Italian Serie A away draw with Atalanta on Sunday. Also, Verona’s equally experienced central defender, Rafael Marquez, did not make it through the full 90 minutes on the weekend and he is another Hellas regular who may be missing in action.

Odds-against quotes – PaddyPower is listing +130 – about Internazionale shutting out Verona and equalling a club record of five successive wins at the start of an Italian Serie A campaign are too big. If Marquez was not a likely absentee then one would be interested in dutching Inter 1-0 and Inter 2-0 but one cannot rule out a bigger home win if the Mexico captain does not pass his Wednesday fitness test.

Finally, betting on over two and a half goals in Wednesday’s game between Carpi and Napoli rounds out one’s Italian Serie A punting portfolio. BetVictor is offering odds of -120 and that strikes one as a generous offer in the circumstances.

All five of Napoli’s matches across the Italian Serie A and UEFA Europa League tournaments have gone over two and a half goals and, while the Partenopei have registered consecutive clean sheets, one is not sold in their defence – one thinks that, in Club Brugge and Lazio, they entertained teams with their fair share of problems. The excellent news is that Napoli’s attack is firing live ammunition, scoring 15 times.

Carpi is shaping as a friend of Italian Serie A punters who like to bet on over two and a half goals. Three of Carpi’s opening four games in the elite have gone over two and a half goals, with its attack willing to have a go at its illustrious rivals and its defence leaking as a colander.

Tips Summary

Juventus to beat Frosinone to nil
23rd September 19:45 GMT
Odds:  -128

Internazionale to beat Verona to nil
23rd September 19:45 GMT
Odds:  +130

Carpi v Napoli Over 2.5 goals
23rd September 19:45 GMT
Odds:  -120

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