Italy: Serie A
Match start: 15:00 (GMT+1)
We present to your attention the names of the head coaches of the teams who had taken in two previous championships of Italy the winning Champions League’s places.
2015/2016 – Massimiliano Allegri, Maurizio Sarri, Lucano Spalletti;
2016/2017 - Massimiliano Allegri, Lucano Spalletti, Maurizio Sarri.
So, what do we have now? The trio of leaders of the current season has Juventus and Napoli that are still headed by Max Allegri and Maurizio Sarri.
Inter Milan (the head coach Lucano Spalletti)
But the 3rd winner of two previous seasons last summer had moved from Roma to Inter Milan. And that is why nerazzurri had pushed Roma from the trio of best clubs of the current championship. The new team of Lucano Spalletti is the only leader of the champions’ race:
Inter - 40 (16), Napoli - 39 (16), Juventus - 38 (16), Roma - 35 (15), Lazio - 32 (15)...
During the previous round in frames of the national derby at Juventus Stadium the defending champion of the country wasn’t able to win over the leader (0:0). And that is why the super club from Turin still is taking the 3rd line.
Udinese (the head coach Massimo Oddo)
Another leader of the season Napoli has also made some mistakes during the previous season. The team didn’t manage to score even one goal to the gates of Fiorentina (0:0). As a result of such failure of direct opponent Inter is left at the first line.
And now as the only leader of the champions’ race the team of Lucano Spalletti will host Udinese. In November the new head coach of the team became Massimo Oddo. And the team had managed to please its fans with two victories in a row against Crotone (3:0) and Benevento (2:0).
After these two victories the new team of Massimo Oddo had increased the number of scored goals up to 18 points. But now Udinese will have to spend away match at San Siro against extremely motivated leader of the champions’ race. And here our choice is obvious.
Inter – 1.35, draw – 5.00, Udinese – 9.00;
Our tip: Inter (Asian handicap -1) - odds 1.5 5Dimes