Off a beautiful 3-0 +3.50 week last week. Sassuolo did us justice with a magical comeback on Sunday. You've got to love it! Through 2 weeks posting Serie A, I'm 5-2 +3.12u. Let's get into it.
Sassuolo v Torino: We open the schedule Friday and of course I'm heading to play my favorite side. Sassuolo continues to do very well for me. Over the last 3 matches overall, Sassuolo has scored 12 goals. Francesco Caputo and Domenico Berardi and Co continue to deliver going forward. It's hard to pick just a few players on this team because so many players go forward and can add to the score sheet. They've done it all the season even without brilliant maestro Jeremie Boga whose finally fit and should feature soon. At home, they've been money and Torino has been poor and lately have been awful defensively. Over the last 2 games, they've conceded 7 goals and now face another team that can score goals. Sassuolo keeps scoring here, the Torino central defenders look lost. PICK: Sassuolo TT OVER 2.5 (+150)
Napoli v Benevento: Benevento has been a fun team as they make there way up to Serie A this year. They've scored goals and have allowed a league high 12 goals. Good for someone that's neutral and wants to see an end to end game. Against two top sides in Inter and Roma, they've conceded 10 and now face a Napoli team that has been flexing their muscles of late. Napoli does have a mid week match at home in Europa League but should make quick work of it. Gattuso has this bunch playing like one of the best teams in Serie A and defensively they are one of the better groups in Italy. In the 3 games they've actually played, they only conceded once to mighty Atalanta. One game they lost 3-0 was a forfeit due to COVID stuff. On the field, they have been fierce. I'll lay the 1.5 here. PICK: Napoli -1.5 (-108)
Cagliari v Crotone: Right now when you see a total at 2.5 in Serie A, you have wonder. This league is totally different than what it used to be. It used to be a tactical, defensive league, now its full of bad defenses and great goal scorers everywhere. This league also continues to hand out penalty shots like candy which aides in totals as well. When looking at what we've seen so far, neither Cagliari or Crotone has been good at keeping goals out. They have regularly been punished at the back. Against Torino, Cagliari was run ragged, committed a bad penalty but found a way late in a 3-2 win. Joao Pedro and Giovanni Simeone have been really good for them scoring goals up front. Here's the thing though, Crotone has only scored 3 goals and 2 have come by penalty. Cagliari has the opportunity here to fix some things at the back and Crotone is also devoid a star. Cagliari has played 4 good sides and a Torino side with a star in Belotti. Crotone doesn't have any of that and is bad defensively. PICK: Cagliari (-105)