Serie A tips, best bets, predictions and preview: Matchday 13 picks

We have another weekend of action in Serie A, and James Cantrill previewed the two big games of the round; Atalanta against Napoli and Juventus against Inter Milan.

Football Betting Tips: Serie A

1pt Nicolo Barella anytime goalscorer in Juventus v Inter Milan at 8/1 (bet365)

0.5pt Ademola Lookman will score anytime in Atalanta v Napoli at 7/2 (bet365)

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Atalanta against Napoli

The focus of Italian football comes on Saturday night as leaders Napoli travel to Bergamo to take on their closest contenders Atalanta.

The visitors seem unstoppable, 12 games played and unbeaten yet this season, a record that only Real Madrid and PSG can boast in Europe’s top five divisions.

I Ciucciarelli dismissed Sassuolo in their last game as Luciano Spalletti’s side climbed to the top of the league.

Victor Osimhen scored with his side’s first shot and then used two more, scoring his first Serie A hat-trick and leveling with Marko Arnautovic on seven goals in the pursuit of the Capocannoniere.

With a hand in eight domestic goals this campaign, the Nigerian leader will undoubtedly be key if Napoli are to secure a result on Saturday.

The five points between La Dea and their first-ever Scudetto seems like a chasm to overcome even at this early stage, however, a home win would go a long way to move them within two points of the bar.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s side remained in the conversation at the top despite their first setback of the campaign, a defeat offered by Lazio, in their penultimate game.

They dusted themselves off, bouncing back with a dominating display at Empoli.

ADEMOLA LOOKMAN doubled his side’s lead with his fifth league goal as the Englishman appears to be enjoying life in Italy.

It was the forwards’ fourth goal in his last five appearances since joining the team he was deployed as a striker, repaying the managers’ confidence with a group of clean finishes.

The former Fox had six attempts against Empoli, averaging 2.4 per game as a striker and generating an xG of 2.85.

Given its scintillating form, its price at MARK CALLS AT ANY TIME here, especially since the same bet is as short as 5/2 elsewhere.

Juventus vs Inter Milan

Saturday’s intriguing match is followed by the Italian Derby on Sunday night as Juventus host Inter Milan in Turin.

The Champions League hosts hung over them like a cloud, their confirmed exit from the competition may not be ideal, but does offer them some breathing room and frees up the Old Lady to just focus on the game. continued rise in the rankings.

Injuries ravaged Massimiliano Allegri’s side, eight were unavailable for their trip to Lecce meaning the burden fell on youngster Nicolo Fagioli to provide the magic with a stunning strike that ultimately proved to be the difference.

Juve’s manner of victory was unconvincing though, with just one goal separating the sides and with Morten Hjulmand shaking the post, Allegri’s men looked to leave southern Italy with all three points.

Only two points separate them from Inter Milan, however, the gap between the teams looks considerably bigger.

The visitors have won five from their last six, a form that has seen La Nerazzurri rekindle their title ambitions and book their place in the Champions League knockout stages for the second consecutive season.

NICOLO BARELLA has been the linchpin of the renewal of his team, and he can SCORE ANYTIME This weekend.

Only Lautaro Martínez can beat Italy’s tally of five goals for Inter, with the midfielder scoring in each of Inter’s last three league games, already beating his last tally of last season.

With a career goals per 90 average of 0.09 he is hardly great, however his recent form cannot be ignored and with Coral setting him at 3/1 bet365 price cannot be ignored .

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