Matchday 22 kicks off in the Italian Serie A this weekend and we believe we have found some really good spots. Inter Milan still holds the top spot in the table ahead of rivals AC Milan, but the league leaders do have one game in hand in second place. Here is all you need to know for your soccer picks.
UC Sampdoria vs. Torino FC
Saturday, January 15, 2022 – 09:00 AM EST at Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Although none of the previous 5 head-two-heads have ended in a draw, we really do like the value here as we believe these teams have the potential to cancel each other out in this Serie A fixture.
Sampdoria has lost two games in a row now and will be desperate to at least pick up one point against this Torino team. It has to be said that Torino is an overachiever this season but has earned that right to overachieve as their performances have been impressive and solid. They usually go out to win games and have only seen 4 draws across 20 games this season. It’s more of a matchup play than stats or trends.
US Sassuolo vs. Hellas Verona FC
Sunday, January 16, 2022 - 06:30 AM EST at MAPEI Stadium - Città del Tricolore
This very well could be one of the games of round 22 as we have slight underachievers Sassuolo, facing off against a Verona team in a poor run of form, having picked up just 4 points from a possible 15 in their last five outings. Sassuolo is currently in 10th, but luckily for them, just 4 points off of European spots in 6th.
Just one point separates these two teams and they have a somewhat similar playing style in the sense they like to play on the front foot. They often see their games going over the total, with both teams combined seeing the over 2.5 on 32 occasions and under 2.5 on just 10. We can see a shootout here and believe a 2-2 / 3-2 result could be on the cards. Take both teams to score and over 2.5 goals here.
AS Roma vs. Cagliari Calcio
Sunday, January 16, 2022 - 12:00 PM EST at Stadio Olimpico
Roma let a 3-1 lead over rivals Juventus slip in the space of seven minutes last time out as they ended up losing 4-3. Juventus went from 3-1 down to 4-3 up between the 70th and 77th minute, incredible.
Roma is on back-to-back losses and they will be very eager to come away from this one with all three points as their opponents Cagliari have the second-worst away record in the league. They did have the worst record until their unexpected 2-1 road win against Sampdoria.
Cagliari is on back-to-back wins and this is most likely a let-down game for them. Roma could win this one 3-0 but don’t be surprised to see a 2-1 or 3-1 sort of scoreline either. Let’s roll with Roma win and over 2.5 goals for some plus money.
Soccer Pick: AS Roma Win + Over 2.5 Goals (+105) at BetOnline
Atalanta BC vs. FC Inter Milan
Sunday, January 16, 2022 - 02:45 PM EST at Gewiss Stadium
Although Sassuolo and Verona could be a sneaky game of the round, most people perceive the most exciting matchup of this round to be 4th place Atalanta hosting league leaders Inter Milan. Ahead of this Serie A match Atalanta currently trails Milan by 8 points and will be looking to upset the Serie A odds here to get within 5 of the leaders. Atalanta is priced up at +187 with the best online sportsbooks, whilst the draw is available at +260 and Milan +125.
Atalanta’s home form has been poor this season and they have only picked up 12 of their 41 points on home soil. Inter Milan has been solid under Simone Inzaghi, having had the best home record in the league and the third-best away record.
This is a game both teams would like to win for their own reason and we don’t believe either would settle for a draw pre-game. These two teams have seen over 2.5 goals on 28 times this season and 12 unders. We are playing the over 2.5 and both teams to score here. An upset could be on the cards but it’s always hard to bet against this Inter Milan team.
Soccer Pick: Btts + Over 2.5 (-120) at BetOnline
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