Interesting round in Serie A. This is the last round of the 1st half of the season and AC Milan are still leading the standings. Juventus are struggling while Inter Milan are trailing their city rivals by 3 points. Let’s get ready for another round of parlay bets with the top 2 in the standing being involved in our 2 selections. Here’s a complete preview of this weekend’s 2-team parlay, updated soccer odds, and our top betting picks.
AC Milan vs. Atalanta
Saturday, January 23, 2021 – 12:00 PM EST at Stadio San Siro
The Serie A is back in action this weekend with a crucial fixture as leaders AC Milan take on Atalanta. AC Milan have been impressive all season long. Injuries, suspensions, squad depth problems, and still AC Milan are leading the Italian top-flight league standings. They brilliantly recovered from their only defeat of the season (2-1 to Juventus) beating Torino and Cagliari keeping 2 clean sheets. Simply amazing… no other words to describe the mentality of this team.
Yes, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is back, but for this match they are missing 3 centre-backs, Alessio Romagnoli is suspended with Simon Kjaer and Matteo Gabbia both injured. Left-back Theo Hernández and attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu are out after testing positive for coronavirus. Ismael Bennacer and Ante Rebic are still recovering. Attacking midfielder Alexis Saelemaekers was red-carded against Cagliari so he’s suspended for this clash.
On the other side, despite being kept to draw games by Udinese and Genoa, Atalanta remain one of the most entertaining teams in the league. They are unbeaten in 9 Serie A games winning 5 in the process. They have the 2nd best attack in the league with 41 goals scored in 18 games and they will definitely play their best starting XI. They are always playing well against top teams like AC Milan and they will definitely try to take advantage of Milan’s issues.
We expect an entertaining game with at least 3 goals on the scoreboard so our 1st selection for this parlay is ‘Over 2.5 goals’ in the game.
Free Soccer Pick: Over 2.5 goals at -200 (1.5) at Intertops (Visit our Intertops Review)
Over 2.5 goals (-200)
Udinese vs. Inter Milan
Saturday, January 23, 2021 – 12:00 PM EST at Dacia Arena
The superb win victory in the Derby d’Italia last week saw Inter claim a clear advantage over Juventus and maintain the pressure on leaders, AC Milan. Antonio Conte offered a great lesson to Andrea Pirlo. Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez and Co have been scoring goals for fun. They have the best attack in the league with 45 goals netted 1 game before the halftime stage of the season. Eight consecutive Serie A win followed by 2 poor winless games. The win against Juventus came at the right moment. We expect another great run from Inter starting with a win in this away fixture against a stubborn Udinese side.
Let’s not forget that Udinese lost 9 in the last 11 head-to-heads against Inter and failed to find the back of the net in the last 5 mutual encounters. They played Atalanta in the midweek so they will have fewer days to recover. The team is on a poor run of form (0 wins and 4 defeats in the last 8 Serie A games). Fernando Forestieri, Ignacio Pussetto, Stefano Okaka, Mato Jajalo, and Sebastian Prodl are injured and will miss this game so they must use the same starting XI.
Roberto Pereyra will start behind Kevin Lasagna, who has been heavily linked with a move away in the January transfer window.
Inter’s confidence and clinical attacking duo should easily prevail in this game so we are backing an away win for our 2nd selection.
Free Soccer Pick: Inter to win at -170 (1.59) with BetOnline (Visit our BetOnline Review)