Historic Quagliarella

Sampdoria v Udinese
Saturday, 17:00
Live on Betfair Live Video and Eleven Sports 2
All eyes will be on Fabio Quagliarella at Marassi on Saturday, as he aims to become only the second ever player to score in 10 consecutive Serie A matches, and, in an added twist of fate, looks to reach that milestone against one of his former clubs.
Quagliarella is, at the age of nearly 36, a marvel, and his form is managing to paper over the cracks a little for Samp. They're a good side, an underrated one. Injuries have weakened them lately, but their evergreen striker's form means that they've still been able to pick up points.
They shouldn't have too much trouble against struggling Udinese, who had a slight upturn when Davide Nicola was appointed Coach, but have now settled back into their previous pattern. They are a poor side, who will be further unsettled by reports linking their star player Rodrigo De Paul with a move to Inter.
Samp have a couple of injury and suspension worries here, with Gianluca Caprari and Gaston Ramirez both out, but they're still a much better side than Udinese, who have won only twice since September. They did beat Samp earlier in the season, but we can put that down to a bad day for Giampaolo's men, and they're primed here to take their revenge.

Ideal odds on overs

Atalanta v Roma
Sunday, 14:00
Live on Betfair Live Video
When two in form goalscoring teams meet, a bet on the "overs" isn't always a no brainer, but it's hard to see there not being goals in Bergamo this weekend.
Atalanta's last four Serie A games have all featured Over 3.5 Goals, and given that they play a Roma team who have reached at least that mark in three of their last five matches, it's highly likely that this will be high scoring, and I'm surprised that we can back Over 3.5 Goals at around 2.80.
Roma are without Cengiz Under, who's been a key influence for them in this campaign, but he'll be replaced by the lively Stephan El Shaarawy, and so there should be plenty of buzz and brightness from Eusebio Di Francesco's team.
Atalanta have been consistently entertaining this season, and Gian Piero Gasperini has coaxed some outstanding performances from yet another over-achieving side. It finished 3-3 when these two met earlier in the campaign, and it wouldn't be a shock to see a similar scoreline here. Duvan Zapata has scored 14 goals in the last eight rounds, so you can bet he'll be on target again.

Lazio no match for leaders

Lazio v Juventus
Sunday, 19:30
Live on Betfair Live Video and Eleven Sports 2
Lazio were valiant in defeat in Naples last Sunday night, but they head into this game at the Olimpico with crippling defensive injuries. Juventus, struggling with absentees themselves, should still have too much for Simone Inzaghi's team.
The big problem for Inzaghi here is that Francesco Acerbi is out through suspension, a second yellow card against Napoli costing him the chance to chase Javier Zanetti's Serie A record for consecutive appearances.
More pertinently, though, Acerbi is the key influence in the Lazio defence, and he will be sorely missed. Alongside him, Luiz Felipe is injured and Adam Marusic suspended, meaning that Inzaghi will have to field a makeshift backline, featuring the hapless Wallace amongst others. It surely will not end well for Lazio.
Juve themselves have a raft of players out, but their strength in depth is their salvation here, and Max Allegri will still be able to name a team which features Ronaldo, Dybala, Douglas Costa, Emre Can and Bentancur, and that should be far more than Lazio can handle.
Quality will out at the Olimpico, and provided that Juve can keep Ciro Immobile quiet, they'll walk away with their 19th win of the season so far, and are handily priced to do so.
RECOMMENDED BETS
Back Sampdoria to beat Udinese @ 1.92 
Back Over 3.5 Goals in Atalanta v Roma @ 2.80 
Back Juventus to beat Lazio @ 1.91

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