Napoli look to extend impressive Genoa record

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Mid-week Serie A action sees encounters at both ends of the table, with European places and escaping relegation to fight for.

Dries Mertens celebrates a goal for Napoli

The Serie A action comes thick and fast on Wednesday evening and Napoli will be confident of picking up all three points when they make the trip to Genoa.

The Partenopei have endured a frustrating campaign and they need a victory to put the pressure on fellow European hopefuls, Roma.

Gennaro Gattuso’s side won the Coppa Italia earlier this season but they are still not guaranteed a place in the Europa League for next season.

They head to Genoa with an exceptional record, having not lost at the Luigi Ferraris in their first seven trips and they are 29/20* to win to nil.

Mid-Table Action in Italy

While there are still positions to settle at both ends of the table, there some exciting mid-table fixtures still to come.

At 18:30, Fiorentina face Cagliari and La Viola will head into the fixture on the back of a 2-1 win over Parma.

Sunday’s victory was Fiorentina’s first in five league matches, while Cagliari have struggled for consistency.

Walter Zenga’s men recorded back-to-back wins over SPAL and Torino in June, but they have since drawn against Bologna and lost to Atalanta.

Ninth-placed Bologna and 10th-placed Sassuolo will also clash at 20:45 on Wednesday, and it promises to be an entertaining encounter.

Bologna are unbeaten in three, while Sassuolo have not lost in four. With that in mind, a draw seems a safe bet and punters can back that to happen at odds of 13/5.

Last Throw of the Dice for Brescia

There are also three other games getting underway at 20:45 on Wednesday, with relegation-threatened Torino in action.

Torino dropped to 16th after their defeat to Juventus on Saturday and they have now lost three on the spin in the Italian top flight.

Lecce, who occupy 18th position, are currently six points behind them but they will still be hoping for one more win to ease the pressure.

Brescia look destined for Serie B as they are seven points from safety at present but they are 19/4 to grab the victory away from home.

Race for Europe Hots Up

Fourth-placed Atalanta will need to be at their best this week as they face an improved Sampdoria on home soil.

Atalanta have won their last ten games across all competitions but they face a tough challenge against Sampdoria, who arrive in Bergamo on the back of successive victories.

An Atalanta win and both teams to score is priced at 23/20 and victory for Gian Piero Gasperini’s troops would lift them to third in the table.

Roma’s European prospects have taken a turn for the worse in recent weeks, with three consecutive defeats coming at the worst possible time for the Giallorossi.

Milan, Udinese and Napoli have all got the better of Roma in recent weeks, and Parma are priced at 21/4 claim the spoils.

*All odds correct at time of writing.

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