Internazionale and Fiorentina to Boost Their Title Pushes

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Saturday’s match between second-placed Internazionale and a Genoa team flirting with the relegation zone is the most interesting game on the latest Italian Serie A coupon.

Internazionale had Yuto Nagatomo sent off for two first-half yellow cards but it would have earned a 2-2 draw at Napoli and retained the Italian Serie A lead had Pepe Reina not deflected Miranda’s late header onto the woodwork. Inter’s four-match Italian Serie A winning run came to an end but, on the balance of play, it was entitled to have earned a point despite being at a numerical disadvantage for more than half of the top-of-the-ladder blockbuster. Inter had won each of previous four Italian Serie A games to nil.

Genoa is 15th on the Italian Serie A ladder after 14 rounds in which it has met 10 of the same sides as Internazionale. Now is the time of a league competition in which collateral form analysis comes into its own because ladders, especially at this stage of a tournament, do not tell the truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth. The good news for Inter fans is that, in this instance, it deserves to be 13 rungs and 14 points above Genoa on the Italian Serie A ladder. One’s collateral form analysis sees Inter hold an 8-2 edge over Genoa and that is why Roberto Mancini’s team is one’s headline selection at odds of -154 with William Hill.

Last season’s corresponding Italian Serie A fixture resulted in a 3-1 victory for Internazionale and Inter was a couple of minutes away from earning a 2-2 draw in its road date.

Sticking with Saturday’s Italian Serie A match between Internazionale and Genoa and one likes the prospect of backing over 10 and a half corner kicks with one of the bookmakers who specialise in such markets. Bet365, for example, will offer odds on this option before kick off.

Eight of Internazionale’s 14 Italian Serie A games have gone over 10 and a half corner kicks, including five of its seven home matches. Inter’s Italian Serie A games are averaging 11.07 corner kicks, which ranks its divisional games fourth behind those of Frosinone (12.07 corners), Roma (11.50 corners) and Sampdoria (11.28 corners). Nine of Genoa’s 14 Italian Serie A matches have gone over 10 and a half corner kicks, including five of its seven away games, while its divisional matches averaging a respectable 10.07 corners.

Last term’s corresponding Italian Serie A fixture featured 10 corner kicks, while Internazionale and Genoa generated 18 corners between them when they clashed in the port city.

At first glance one thought that Torino and Milan were viable Italian Serie A betting options for their games against Roma and Carpi respectively but one’s collateral form analysis did not stack up. Therefore, one’s third Italian Serie A pick is Fiorentina to defeat Udinese.

Fiorentina is third on the Italian Serie A ladder and it boasts a significant advantage over Udinese when it comes to collateral form. Fiorentina and Udinese have lined up versus nine of the same Italian Serie A sides and one believes that Paulo Sousa’s team enjoys a 9-0 lead over its Sunday foe.

Also, last season’s corresponding Italian Serie A fixture ended in a 3-0 triumph for Fiorentina and it led 2-1 on the road before settling for a 2-2 draw. William Hill is listing Fiorentina at odds of -182 to beat Udinese this weekend and that rounds out one’s Italian Serie A punting portfolio.

Tips Summary

Internazionale to beat Genoa
5th December 19:45 GMT
Odds: -154

Internazionale v Genoa Over 10.5 corners
5th December 19:45 GMT
Odds: TBC

Fiorentina to defeat Udinese
6th December 14:00 GMT
Odds: -182

Pepe Reina
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