Editor’s Note: The match between Bologna and Inter was postponed shortly prior to kick-off due to COVID protocols in the Bologna squad.
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Bologna FC vs. Inter Milan
Thursday, January 06, 2022 – 06:30 AM EST at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara
Scudetto Champs Aiming for an Undefeated Extension
Looking to restart 2022 in the same fashion they finished 2021, the Serie A titleholders Inter Milan visit Bologna on Thursday in hopes of extending their seven-game winning streak.
The Nerazzurri have been unstoppable since their previous losing fixture on October 21', so the inconsistencies surrounding Sinisa Mihajlovic's squad naturally give Inter Milan a favorable probability on the betting odds.
Making matters worse for the home side, they've failed to defeat Inter during the previous fifteen occasions on their home turf – losing twelve of those meetings.
Inter Milan wrapped up their 2021 year, becoming the first team to score more than 100 Serie A goals in twelve months, a feat that hasn't been matched since 1950. In addition to winning their final six games of the year, not a single goal was conceded during those encounters.
Critics expected Inter to falter when Antonio Conte and Romelu Lukaku exited the club. Still, to everyone's surprise, Simone Inzaghi has found more success than his predecessor inside the campaign's first half.
Final Thoughts | Serie A Matchday 20 Betting Picks
The value on Inter Milan's moneyline isn't worth the price tag; however, with such prolific goal scorers on hand, the -1 handicap offers a highly tempting set of odds.
Inters record against Bologna combined with their outstanding away form is more than enough to convince me they can conquer this meeting by more than a one-goal deficit.
Score Prediction: Bologna 0 – Inter Milan 3
Juventus vs. SSC Napoli
Thursday, January 06, 2022 - 02:45 PM EST at Allianz Stadium
Contrasting Forms to Continue Following the Winter Break
The festivities of Christmas and New Year are over, and two of Serie A's top-five clubs will go to battle in their first fixture of 2022.
Fifth-placed Juventus suffered a weary beginning to their 2021/22 Serie A campaign, whilst Napoli seemed to be riding high. However, heading towards the end of the year, these two sides would exchange those trends where Juventus have won five of their last six games, and Napoli has lost three of their previous five.
A mere two goals have been conceded during the Old Lady's six-game undefeated streak. To add, Max Allegri didn't just capsize his squad's domestic fortune but also managed to secure a Champions League final-16 placement.
The Bianconeri's schedule ahead isn't pretty, with Roma, Atalanta, and Milan waiting in the winds. Therefore, Allegri will want to begin the New Year right by handing a depleted and underperforming Napoli team an away defeat.
Final Thoughts | Serie A Matchday 20 Betting Picks
Napoli's recent struggles stem from numerous injuries, and the undefeated force prior to November is no more. Four losses arrived quickly, and Luciano Spalletti doesn't appear to have the answers.
Based on their current form and the reasonable betting odds, taking a Juventus home win is a simple yet effective wager to begin our Serie A 2022 betting tenure.
Score Prediction: Juventus 2 – Napoli 0
Serie A Pick: Juventus to Win Both Halves (+145) [2.45] [1u wager returns 1.45u of profit] at Everygame
Serie A Pick: Juventus to Win ML (-110) [1.90] [1.10u wager returns 1u] at Everygame
Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Monchengladbach
Friday, January 07, 2022 - 02:30 PM EST at Allianz Arena
German Champions Too Much for Declining M’Bach
Nine points clear of 2nd placed Borussia Dortmund, the German giants aim to hit their eighth consecutive win in all competitions when they continue a successful 2021/22 Bundesliga season on Friday.
Bayern Munich welcome 14th placed Borussia Monchengladbach, a team failing to match their usual league position of sitting inside the top-10.
This term, Julian Nagelsmann's Munich squad have been near-flawless, losing just two of their seventeen domestic games with a mere one drawn fixture. The most dominant German team is sitting behind fourteen wins and 56 goals, heading towards their tenth consecutive Bundesliga title.
We must take notice of the critical players absent from Friday's clash, but this shouldn't affect the goal-scoring prowess of Lewandowski, Gnarby, or Muller. And for that reason, I anticipate the home side can win both halves of play, which offers tremendous betting value.
Score Prediction: B Munich 4 – B M’Bach 1
Bundesliga Pick: Bayern Munich to Win Both Halves (+150) [2.50] [1u wager returns 1.50u of profit] at Everygame
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