Italian Serie A’s top six teams have broken away from the rest of the pack and one of them, Lazio, is not too big to get the better of ninth-ranked Fiorentina on Sunday.
Lazio has a game in hand on all bar three of its Italian Serie A rivals and, if the White and Sky Blues pocket three points from the match up their sleeve, they will draw level on 31 points with defending champion Juventus. Lazio may be a notch or two below Italian Serie A’s title contenders – the Whites and Sky Blues lost 1-4 at home to Napoli and suffered a 1-2 derby defeat at Roma – but one’s Italian Serie A collateral form analysis suggests that Simone Inzaghi’s men are much stronger than Fiorentina. Juventus, Roma, Bologna, Chievo, SPAL, Verona and Benevento are the seven Italian Serie A sides that have encountered both Lazio and Fiorentina this season and, according to one’s number crunching, the White and Sky Blues hold a 5-0-2 advantage over the Purples. Furthermore, Lazio’s Italian Serie A collateral form lead over Fiorentina is 4-0-0 when one only takes into account games featuring teams in the top 11.
Last term’s corresponding Italian Serie A fixture took place in December and it resulted in a 3-1 home win for Lazio over Fiorentina. A similar outcome on Sunday would not surprise and, basically, the White and Sky Blues should be shorter than -149 with BetVictor.
Napoli and Internazionale are Italian Serie A’s unbeaten sides going into the 14th round of championship matches and both of them is sufficiently long odds to warrant support.
Udinese will host Italian Serie A leader Napoli on Sunday and one thinks that the Partenopei will improve their record to 12-2-0 with an away victory over the Little Zebras.
Roma, Milan, Chievo, Atalanta, Cagliari, Sassuolo, SPAL and Genoa are the eight Italian Serie A teams that have run into both Udinese and Napoli this season and the result of those games do not make pleasant reading for Little Zebras fans. According to one’s Italian Serie A collateral form analysis, Udinese trails Napoli 0-1-7 on that score, which goes a long way to explaining why one is sweet on the Partenopei.
Last term, Napoli won 2-1 at Udinese in November and the Partenopei completed the Italian Serie A double with a 3-0 home success in April. One expects Napoli to make it three Italian Serie A victories on the bounce against Udinese at odds of -278 with Bet365.
The Italian Serie A collateral form case for Internazionale is almost as strong as the one for Napoli and, beautifully, the Black and Blues are trading at -133 with BetVictor – bigger odds than the Partenopei. Inter’s Italian Serie A opponent on Saturday is Cagliari and one thinks that the Black and Blues have little to fear from their visit to the island of Sardinia.
Napoli, Milan, Torino, Crotone, SPAL, Genoa, Verona and Benevento are the eight Italian Serie A sides that have lined up against both Cagliari and Internazionale this season. According to one’s Italian Serie A collateral form analysis, Inter boast a 6-1-1 edge over Cagliari and, what is more, the most recent league meeting of the teams was a one-sided affair in which the Black and Blues registered a 5-1 away win over the Red and Blues – Ivan Perisic scored either side of half time in his side’s emphatic triumph.
Lazio to beat Fiorentina
Sunday 26th November, 17:00 GMT
Napoli to beat Udinese
Sunday 26th November, 14:00 GMT
Inter to beat Cagliari
Saturday 25th November, 19:45 GMT