Skip to content
Serie A
  1. Football
  2. Serie A

Serie A Saturday preview: Napoli and Lazio can bag key wins

Serie A seldom disappoints for drama and major talking points and this Saturday there are three more matches in the Italian top-flight to keep an eye on.

First of all Empoli take on Udinese in a battle between two of the division's out-of-form outfits, before runaway leaders Napoli look to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat at home to Lazio by faring better at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona against Atalanta.

And finally Lazio look to build on that aforementioned victory when they pay Bologna a visit.

Goals could be on the cards in Florence

WhatEmpoli v Udinese
WhereStadio Carlo Castellani
When14.00, Saturday 11th March
How to watchEuropean Soccer Live Streaming Highlights
OddsEmpoli 19/10, Draw 9/4, Udinese 29/20

Empoli and Udinese should both avoid the drop in Serie A this season, but anything more than mid-table obscurity looks out of reach with each side on a poor run of form.

Both sides are on six-game winless runs going into this match at the Stadio Carlo Castellani, having enjoyed stronger spells earlier in the season - Udine at the very start of the campaign and Empoli at the start of 2023.

For that reason it is hard to make a case for backing either side and that is reflected in the prices with Empoli 19/10 and Udinese 29/20 to come out on top.

Instead, it could pay to go for goals with both teams to score a decent value bet at 3/4.

Both teams have found the net in three of Empoli's last four matches - the exception in that run being a 2-0 defeat to Napoli - and the same statistic applies to the Zebrette.

In Portuguese striker Beto, who has struck eight times in Serie A this season, Udine have an obvious goal threat and they can contribute to a high-scoring fixture.

Napoli can get back on track against La Dea

WhatNapoli v Atalanta
WhereStadio Diego Armando Maradona
When17.00, Saturday 11th March
How to watchEuropean Soccer Live Streaming Highlights, BT Sport 2
OddsNapoli 4/6, Draw 3/1, Atalanta 4/1

Napoli were warned of the dangers of complacency in their 1-0 defeat to Lazio last time out in Serie A, but that will likely prove to be a mere blip in an otherwise sensational season rather than the start of a downward spiral.

It was only the club's second league defeat of the campaign and it was the first time they had conceded a goal since January.

Napoli have posted 21 wins from 25 matches in Serie A this season and have a comfortable 15-point buffer between them and Inter Milan heading into the next batch of games, so there is no reason for fans of the Partenopei to feel nervous yet.

And they should get back on track at home to an Atalanta team who have looked sluggish recently, losing to Lecce and AC Milan before drawing with Udinese in their last three contests.

Atalanta failed to net in each of their last two and backing a Napoli win at 4/6 looks a decent approach.

Alternatively, those after a goalscorer bet should look no further than Napoli's main man Victor Osimhen, who has scored 19 goals in 21 league matches this season, scoring every 93 minutes in Italy's top flight.

He is 4/1 to score first and 7/5 to score at anytime.

Related Football News

La Liga Saturday Accumulator: Real to bounce back as part of 53/1 four-fold acca

Friday's European Accumulator: Cologne lead the way in 26/1 four-fold

Lazio should keep Bologna quiet

WhatBologna v Lazio
WhereStadio Renato Dall'Ara
When19.45, Saturday 11th March
How to watchEuropean Soccer Live Streaming Highlights, BT Sport 1
OddsBologna 2/1, Draw 21/10, Lazio 29/20

Lazio may trail AZ Alkmaar in their Europa Conference League last-16 tie, but they gave their chances of making next season's Champions League a tremendous boost last time out in Serie A with a win over Napoli.

They became only the second team to beat Napoli in the league this season last Friday, keeping the division's pacesetters quiet in a 1-0 win, decided by Matias Vecino's second-half strike.

That was the Rome-based club's third straight win in Serie A and it was also their third successive win to nil.

With only 19 goals shipped in 25 league fixtures this season, the Biancocelesti have one of the fiercest rearguards in Italy and they should have few issues keeping tabs on Bologna, who have drawn blanks in two of their last four league contests.

A Lazio win to nil is appealing at 3/1, but the better approach could be to back a Lazio win and under 2.5 goals at 15/4.

Related Articles

bet365 uses cookies

We use cookies to deliver a better and more personalised service. For more information, see our Cookie Policy