Weekend’s Best European Soccer Bets: La Liga Matchday 18 & Serie A Matchday 19

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Napoli's Kosovan defender Amir Rrahmani celebrates with team mates after scoring a goal against Juventus on January 13, 2023. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP).

Soccer Pick: Napoli Handicap -1.5 (-112) at Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)

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Italian Serie A and Spanish La Liga Soccer odds are waiting for us to take advantage of some excellent betting value as we provide you with another selection of our favorite European fixtures and free soccer picks.

This weekend we’ll dive into the fixtures and predictions for Salernitana vs. Napoli, Atletico Madrid vs. Valladolid, and more.

Read on for this weekend’s expertly picked soccer betting predictions, La Liga analysis, and Serie A betting advice across the top European leagues set to compete on January 21.

US Salernitana 1919 vs. SSC Napoli

Saturday, January 21, 2023 – 12:00 PM EST at Stadio Arechi

Serie A Trends & Current Form

  • Salernitana has won just 1 of their previous 7 Serie A games.
  • Napoli is unbeaten in 19 of their last 21 Serie A away games.
  • Napoli is undefeated at halftime in 24 consecutive Serie A meetings.

Easy Win for the Serie A Leaders

League leaders Napoli can tighten their grip on the Serie A title race when visiting their Campania rivals Salernitana, a squad that shouldn’t cause many issues for Luciano Spalletti’s men.

The Naples outfit has won 15 of their 18 Serie A meetings this term, with two draws and one loss as the outlying results. Spalletti’s men return to action in Salerno this Saturday following 13 wins from 14 domestic games and an impressive 5-1 dismantling of Juventus last time out.

With 44 goals scored from 18 games, Napoli holds the best offensive record this season thus far, and with just 14 conceded, they’re the second-best defensive unit for good measure.

Little Hope Salernitana

As for Salernitana, it’s been a difficult season as they sit in the 16th position. This squad has won just four of the 18 Series A games this season, with six draws and eight losses.

More worryingly, the home side lost 8-2 to Atlanta in their previous domestic meeting, allowing five goals in the first half and three in the second. This result saw them reach six consecutive games without a win, as this team looks destined to suffer another defeat versus the league's most dominant team.

Pick and Prediction

Unsurprisingly, the Serie A betting odds are heavily in favor of Napoli. However, as the visitors should sail to victory without much struggle, we can find great value in away teams' handicaps.

Score Prediction: Salernitana 0 - Napoli 3

Soccer Pick: Napoli Handicap -1.5 (-112) [1.12u wager returns 1u of profit] at Heritage Sports

Club Atletico de Madrid vs. Real Valladolid CF

Saturday, January 21, 2023 - 12:30 PM EST at Cívitas Metropolitano

La Liga Trends & Current Form

  • Valladolid has lost 4 consecutive home games to nil.
  • Atletico Madrid has lost 2 of their last 10 home meetings.

Back at Home to Break the Bad Spell

Atletico Madrid will be glad to return home following their recent run of form. Following a 1-1 draw at Almeria last weekend, Diego Simeone’s men have collected just one win from their previous six La Liga fixtures.

However, in return to the Wanda, Simeone will be confident in this potential bounce-back spot, as they’ve suffered just two defeats on home soil from their last 10 games in all competitions. Furthermore, their three losses this season were at the hands of teams inside the top five, and all of their successes were against clubs in the bottom half, a bottom half where Valladolid currently sits.

Historically, Valladolid Suffers Against Atleti

Atletico’s record isn’t pretty, but they still can’t compete with the horrid form Valladolid fans have endured this season. This team has lost four straight games without finding a single goal, and they’ve also lost 11 of their last 12 meetings with Atletico Madrid.

Making matters worse, Valladolid hasn’t scored at the Wanda in their last four visits, as they sadly sit in the relegation zone with the second-worst defensive record this season.

Pick and Prediction

The La Liga betting odds favor Atletico, but the juice is too high to back the moneyline. That said, it’s the perfect bounce-back position for Simeone and company, and despite having their troubles, visiting teams often struggle to find points at the Wanda.

On paper, this should be a routine victory for Atletico, making the pick’em line on the home side at -115 a great piece of value.

Score Prediction: Atletico de Madrid 2 – Valladolid 0

Soccer Pick: Atletico de Madrid PK (-115) [1.15u wager returns 1u of profit] at Bovada (visit our Bovada Review)

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Extra Serie A & La Liga Bets

  • Spezia Calcio vs. AS Roma

Soccer Pick: Roma ML (-120) at Bookmaker (visit our Bookmaker Review)

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  • Sevilla FC vs. Cadiz FC

Soccer Pick: Sevilla ML (-139) at Heritage Sports

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