Strugglers Can Boost Survival Hopes

Juventus are looking to claim yet another Serie A title by beating Atalanta.

Lecce players celebrate

Other leagues might be winding down but Serie A remains in full swing with plenty to be decided at both ends of the table.

Genoa to Add to Inter Hurt

A team who’s got their act together in recent weeks is Genoa, winning three of their last four games to move onto 36 points, four points clear of 18th-placed Lecce.

Saturday’s opponents Inter have been good, but not good enough, losing only one of their 10 games since the restart but having drawn four times in that period.

Their last two outings have both been ties and another draw is 3/1, while the score draw also tempts at 33/10.

Never Easy for Napoli

Meanwhile, in the south, seventh-placed Napoli can maintain their European hopes when eighth-placed Sassuolo visit, aiming to close the eight-point gap between the pair.

Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Parma was a setback but Gennaro Gattuso’s men are unbeaten in their last five at home in the league.

All of those have seen both sides score so look out for the 6/4 on a home win and BTTS.

Golden Opportunity for Lecce

The first of six games on Sunday could prove crucial as 18th-placed Lecce travel to mid-table Bologna.

Genoa’s result the previous evening will not go unnoticed by I Lupi’s players and Wednesday’s 3-1 win over fellow strugglers Brescia shows there is still fight in this team.

Bologna edged December’s 3-2 thriller at the Via del Mare, a game in which Lecce almost snatched a draw having been 3-0 down with 85 minutes on the clock.

Since beating Inter 2-1 on July 5, the Rossoblu have dropped off significantly, taking two points from the last 15 available and 9/5 for the away win is tough to ignore.

Zebrette on the Stampede

A touch later on Sunday, Udinese are a solid 1/1 to win when they head to Cagliari and that looks a handy option.

Despite Thursday’s 2-1 defeat at Lazio, Cagliari are now safe and maybe looking toward their summer holidays, therefore, providing the perfect opposition.

Luca Gotti’s men ended a three-match winless run by beating Juventus on Thursday, with Seko Fofana’s brilliant late individual strike sealing a surprise 2-1 victory.

On to Sardinia and a win could be in the offing, having won two of their last three on the road to zero.

A repeat of that outcome might be worth a look at 21/10 and the men from Friuli-Venezia Giulia could take another step towards survival.

Juve to Seal the Scudetto

Finally to Sunday’s closing game and surely this will be the match when Juventus secure their ninth straight Scudetto.

Of course, a point will do if Atalanta, Inter and Lazio all slip up but the Bianconeri will still want to seal the Serie A title with a win.

Thursday’s 2-1 defeat at Udinese was described as “messy” by Maurizio Sarri and they take on a Sampdoria side who seem to be safe, despite losing Wednesday’s derby with Genoa 2-1.

Samp have form against the Bianconeri, winning two of their last five meetings, albeit both of those have come at home.

It’s tough to see anything other than a Juventus win and having scored three in two outings against Sunday’s visitors, Cristiano Ronaldo has to be looked at.

Meanwhile, the 5/7 on a Juventus/Juventus bet in the half-time/full time market might prove the bet to be on.

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