Inter Milan vs. AC Milan
Saturday, October 17, 2020 – 12:00 PM EDT at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
City rivals, AC Milan and Inter have enjoyed some historic battles over the years and the Derby della Madonnina, also known as the Milan Derby, is one of the most anticipated matches in European football.
Despite having six players who have tested positive for COVID-19 (Alessandro Bastoni, Milan Skriniar, Radja Nainggolan, Roberto Gagliardini, Ionut Andrei Radu, and Ashley Young), Inter are favorites to win this clash being priced at +130 at Bookmaker (Visit our Bookmaker Review). They have been scoring goals for fun this season (10 goals netted in 3 games) and we expect them to fight Atalanta for the top-scorers position. Stefano Sensi is banned for this match after being red-carded in the last round against Lazio.
Inter are expected to stick to their attacking approach as they have high-quality players from the middle and up, but they look very weak at the back struggling to keep clean sheets. They conceded 6 goals in 3 matches so far this season and we expect them to do it again on Saturday against AC Milan.
On the other side, the Rossoneri enter this clash having not lost in their last 19 competitive fixtures. They won all their 3 games this season, keeping 3 clean sheets in the process (2 of them against newly-promoted teams, Spezia and Crotone).
Confirming Zlatan Ibrahimovic was probably the best signing of the season. At 39 “King Zlatan” returned to training after Covid-19 recovery and after three goals in his first two appearances, he is eager to extend his goal-scoring form and help the visitors.
We expect an intense match with both teams contributing on the scoreboard.
Crotone vs. Juventus
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 02:45 PM EDT at Stadio Ezio Scida
With or without Cristiano Ronaldo, this game should be a walk in the park for Juventus. Yes, I know, we are after the international break and we must be careful. Juventus not winning this match will be a much bigger upset than Bayern Munich’s 4-1 defeat to Hoffenheim.
Things are simple… Crotone, newly promoted side, zero points in 3 games and 10 goals conceded in the process. If you watched their 3 games, you should know that they have nothing to do with Serie A and we expect them to return to Serie B at the end of the season. Zero experience, huge defensive issues, low attacking quality… This is a team that will struggle to earn 20-25 points in 38 games.
Federico Bernardeschi, Aaron Ramsey, Alex Sandro, Matthijs de Ligt all 4 injured, Weston McKennie, and Cristiano Ronaldo, both with coronavirus, are all sidelined. Despite having so many injury issues, this should be an easy win for the reigning champs. Not just that but we don’t expect Crotone to contribute on the scoreboard. Crotone’s only player to watch is the 28-year old Nigerian forward, Simeon "Simy" Tochukwu.
3rd Parlay Pick: Napoli vs. Atalanta – Goal in both halves at -200 (1.5)
3-Team Parlay at +249 (3.49)