Serie A is serving up a doubleheader this weekend that will keep you on the sofa: the Derby della Madonnina (Inter vs. AC Milan) is back in an exciting way while Napoli vs. Atalanta is football on fire at the top of the table.
Serie A is coming back in a way that could glue people to their sofa. A very hot Saturday, with all the big guns in action, something you have to be accustomed to considering the Champions League and Europa League schedule. So Napoli vs. Atalanta will start the show, with the two sides being amongst the most convincing packs of the league so far. We are expecting them to measure how reliable their title ambitions are.
But then it’s time for Derby della Madonnina: an unusual Inter vs. AC Milan at 12 pm EST, and even more unusual because for the first time we will have just 1k people in San Siro, which is a real pity considering the usual fans display on the stand which is an unbeatable show.
Much less prestige and interest, but the weekly bet slip is completed by something you should particularly take care of, Udinese vs. Parma, with some very latest news that can massively move the odds. Keeping an eye on betting picks it’s a must, as the record so far on Serie A betting tips is 7 out of 8.
Inter vs. AC Milan
Saturday, October 17, 2020 – 12:00 PM EDT at San Siro
Covid is taking its toll, and Inter will be without 6 players, and especially 2 out of 3 starting defenders. While AC Milan saw Ibrahimović recovering, which in a derby means life. Inter are producing much more football and much more smoothly, but conceding an awful lot and will struggle even more with those absences in defense.
Milan aren’t maybe that spectacular in finding the back of the net, but undoubtedly have worked on their solidity and consistency and they will wait for Inter to hit them on transitions, exactly where the Nerazzurri suffer. Stefan de Vrij will have to dedicate his time to mark on Zlatan Ibrahimović, but this will leave space for Brahim Diaz and Alexis Saelemaekers lethal running in, with which Danilo D'Ambrosio and Aleksandar Kolarov have not the specific skills to cope with.
Inter enter this clash on the back of 4 consecutive wins in the derby and a streak of 8 consecutive undefeated derbies in Serie A which is also their all-time record. This should be the perfect opportunity for Milan to end the losing streak. For the first time in 8 years, Milan will play the Milan derby being top of the table and looking at Inter from top to bottom.
Napoli vs. Atalanta
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 09:00 AM EDT at Stadio San Paolo
It was supposed to be a great showdown between Napoli's impenetrability (no goals conceded yet) and Atalanta's magic, the best team so far. But on Wednesday, Napoli received the first degree of judgment for forfeiting the game vs. Juventus: 0-3 defeat and -1 docking points.
So, they fall from the top of the table to the 8th position and it feels like they have to start all over. We’ll see how that will affect their confidence, but Atalanta surely have shown how they can be able to pump up football till the last minute, which is always promising goals in second half.
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Udinese vs. Parma
Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 12:00 PM EDT at Stadio Friuli
Udinese are bottom of the table, haven’t been brilliant, but also have been a bit unlucky especially in front of goal: 3 defeats in 3 games and 0 goals scored, with 4 conceded. They must bounce back against Parma, that were very lucky against Verona.
On the other side, Parma have announced that four of their players have tested positive for COVID-19 with three were asymptomatic while one has minor symptoms. The rest of the squad will repeat the tests before the weekend while staying in a bubble to continue training.