Roma v Inter Sunday, 19:30 Live on Betfair Live Video and Eleven Sports 2
Milan showed us last weekend that a raft of injuries don't necessarily make you an instant lay, as they came close to beating Lazio and certainly proved my prediction wrong, but I'm going to tentatively head down the same route again this week, as a high class Inter Milan team, who are very strong away from home, travel to a Roma side who are seriously short of players.
Roma will be without Edin Dzeko, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Daniele De Rossi and Stephan El Shaarawy, and their only real forward options involve Patrik Schick and a combination of youngsters. They look thin on the ground, and Inter, even with the likely absence of Radja Nainggolan, look in good shape to capitalise.
Inter have actually lost their last two away games, to Atalanta and Spurs, but their form on the road has largely been good, winning four in a row in Serie A before that. With Mauro Icardi boasting a good record against Roma, and Keita Balde reminding us of the Nerazzurri's squad strength last week, I fancy Luciano Spalletti to take the inevitable abuse that will rain down on him at the Olimpico and emerge with a win.
Sassuolo v Udinese Sunday, 14:00 Live on Betfair Live Video
Udinese will be brimming with confidence after their victory against Roma last weekend, and their new Coach Davide Nicola will be keen to maintain momentum as they head for Sassuolo. I really like the work that Nicola has done so far in his career, and he seems to be the perfect man to take Udinese forward.
Sassuolo have now won only one of their last seven, and after Parma did the job for us against them last week, I'm keen to oppose them once more. The thing that makes me think twice is Udinese's away form, desperate by any measure. Can a team which has scored in only two of its last 14 away games get a victory on their travels this weekend?
It's mighty tempting at around the4.30 mark, but the better bet is to look at the goals in this game. I think that Udinese will start to look like much more of a competitive goalscoring threat under Nicola, and with Sassuolo free scoring at home, there's real potential for goals in this one.
Sassuolo's last five Serie A home fixtures have averaged 4.6 goals per game, and I can see that kind of afternoon here. We can back Over 2.5 Goals at around2.00 and Over 3.5 Goals at around [3.6], and I'll take the latter price.
Another Atalanta thriller
Atalanta v Napoli Monday, 19:30 Live on Betfair Live Video and Eleven Sports 2
On Monday night, Napoli travel to Bergamo hoping to put the memory of their nightmare draw with Chievo behind them. That was a major blow last weekend, but Napoli were back to their usual selves with a convincing 3-1 win against Red Star Belgrade in midweek.
This is a game that Napoli need to win, and they'll take on a team which is determined to attack them. Atalanta are at their gloriously unpredictable best, winning four in a row and then throwing away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at Empoli last weekend.
Atalanta's last two games have featured five goals, and I think that they'll go at Napoli like they went at Inter in that 4-1 win two weeks ago. Napoli love teams that come at them, and I can't see anything but goals, as these two styles come together in what should be a tremendous game.
Atalanta have every chance at around3.60, but the better bet is to take the price available for there to be at least four goals, which is surprisingly high at2.90