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Italy Serie A: Battle Royale for Champions League Places

Inter Milan is the clear favorite in our odds to win Serie A at an absurd -100000 betting line, making the real drama shift to the race to secure a Champions League spot.

 

Italy Serie A: Battle Royale for Champions League Places
Milan's Theo Hernandez celebrates after scoring a goal | Ettore Griffoni / LiveMedia / DPPI via AFP

Bologna’s Unstoppable Rise: Motta’s Men Defy Doubters, Eyes Big Prize

Eight matches, seven victories, and six of them in a row. Thiago Motta and his team are writing a historic new chapter at Bologna.

They had to play without Joshua Zirkzee –their best player– against Empoli on Friday, but they managed to win regardless. The victory came courtesy of a last-gasp goal scored by Giovanni Fabbian.

If the teams behind Bologna in the table were hoping to have a chance without Zirkzee, Motta and his men proved otherwise. There’s something truly remarkable about to be achieved.

Bologna’s terrific season, which has so far seen them outperform the likes of defending champions Napoli, Roma, and Lazio, has seen Motta linked with big clubs across Europe.

Bologna’s home record is absolutely impressive with 11 wins in 15 games and just two defeats, and we will continue to include them in our online Serie A betting picks.

 

Resurgent AS Roma Riding High, Top 4 in Sight After Europa Advance

AS Roma’s superb period under Daniele De Rossi continued last week, securing safe passage into the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals. They were up against a struggling Sassuolo team battling to preserve their Serie A status.

Lorenzo Pellegrini’s superb solo effort ensured Roma claimed a sixth win in their last seven games across all competitions at Stadio Olimpico.

They are still sitting fifth in the standings, three points behind the first Champions League spot, moving from +200 last week to +160 this week to finish in the top four, according to the latest Serie A odds.

 

 

Lecce Gets a Lifeline as Relegation Dogfight Intensifies Among Strugglers

Nothing changed in the second part of the table. From 14th-placed Udinese to last-spot Salernitana, all teams dropped three points and the fighting for relegation is getting very exciting with every round.

Lecce was the only winner of the round, beating Salernitana 1-0 on the road and climbing to the 13th spot. They are still not safe, sitting just four points above the red zone, so if you’re betting online, you should continue to fade them, at least on the road.

 

 

Lazio’s European Hopes Handed to Tudor After Sarri Resignation

Following Maurizio Sarri’s resignation after a fifth defeat in six games, Croatian manager Igor Tudor has been named as the Italian’s successor at Lazio.

Tudor will take charge of Lazio’s next league match against Juventus –where he played as a defender between 1998 and 2007– at home on Saturday, March 30, following the international break.

He also has the task of facing his old side in a two-legged Italian Cup semifinal next month, as Lazio looks to bring the trophy they won in 2019 back to Stadio Olimpico.

After Saturday’s victory against Frosinone, a four-point gap currently separates Lazio and sixth-place Atalanta who occupy the final European spot.

 

 

Questions Of The Day

How long will Inter's Francesco Acerbi be banned?


Acerbi risks being banned for at least 10 matches if found guilty of racially abusing Napoli’s Juan Jesus, and authorities can ask for an even longer ban if they see fit.

Will AS Roma Play in the Champions League Next Season?


Two leagues will be rewarded with an extra place in next season’s Champions League based on performance in Europe this season, all part of the revamp to expand it to a 36-team competition. Italy is in a very strong position with four teams active and is pretty secure to get one of the two extra places. AS Roma will be one of the teams ready to profit.

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