Dzeko to do the business
Despite the fact that wins over Roma and Fiorentina have already shown that Venezia can spring a surprise at the Stadio Penzo, Inter have lost just two of their last 35 matches in Serie A and are heavily favoured to take all three points here.
Having gone five games without a goal, Inter will be happy to see Edin Dzeko back scoring again as he netted both goals in their midweek win over Shakhtar Donetsk. As the Nerazzurri look to continue their excellent run of form following their four previous Champions League matches this season – two wins and two draws – they will hope their leading scorer will be the one to fire them to victory again.
Having previously netted 21 times in 21 games against newly promoted sides, the Bosnia international has also failed to score in his last four games, and this could well be the game to get him back on track. With that in mind, the tip here is to back Dzeko to score at any time, a market that is currently available at odds of 1.834/5.
Pioli’s problems to continue
Having only dropped two points in their first 11 games of the season, Milan’s last two matches have seen them draw with Inter and lose to Fiorentina as the injuries start to take a toll on Stefano Pioli’s squad. It should also be noted that they lost at home to Sassuolo as recently as April, and the Neroverdi arriving have lost just one of their last three away games, a run which includes last month’s win at Juventus Stadium.
It should be noted that Sassuolo have scored at least two goals in five of their last six matches, but have also conceded at least twice in five of their last six away games. So, with that in mind, the tip here is to take the double chance: Sassuolo and draw at odds of 2.35/4.
Lazio to sting Spalletti
With five wins and one draw at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Napoli are now undefeated in their last 17 home matches as Luciano Spalletti once again gets his side off to a good start. But while their first 11 Serie A games of the season saw the Partenopei record 10 wins and one draw, they have struggled ever since nine-man Hellas Verona held them to a draw.
Since then they lost for the first time in the league as Inter emerged 3-2 victors last weekend, a game that saw star striker Victor Osimhen suffer multiple fractures to his face that will keep him sidelined for approximately three months. It was no surprise to see Napoli lose without him in midweek, Spalletti storming off at the final whistle as Spartak Moscow took full advantage and Lazio will now look to do the same.
Maurizio Sarri has an impressive record against his former side, losing just one of the four encounters with them during his time at Empoli and Juve, so the tip here is simply to back Lazio to win at 4.3310/3.