Serie A plays almost all their games on Sunday, January 3. Check out analysis and free picks for the ten Italy Serie A games on the first Sunday of 2021. Let’s jump right into action so you can place your bets against Serie A odds.
Top Serie A Games to Watch this Weekend (January 3rd)
Sunday, Jan. 3rd Matches
- Crotone +2 (-120) / Inter Milano -2 (-109)
Although Inter is on fire, they’ve won their last four matches, Crotone is the play on the handicap. Milano hasn’t beaten their last three opponents by more than a goal. Also, Crotone won their last game against Parma.
Soccer Free Pick: Crotone
- Lazio -161 / Genoa +394
This past February, Lazio beat Genoa 3-2. The chalk looks strong to get the win again, but this happens at Genoa and the dog offers overlay odds. Genoa could make it two wins in a row with a victory over the favorites.
Soccer Free Pick: Genoa
- Bologna +224 / Fiorentina +106
Fiorentina had Bologna’s number in the last head-to-head. The home team beat their rivals 4-0. The favorite in this match heads into it after a nice 3-0 victory against Juventus on Dec. 22. Fiorentina should carry that form into their match versus Bologna.
Soccer Free Pick: Fiorentina
- Torino +152 / Parma Calcio +155
Neither squad is in good form. Torino drew in their last two, though, while Parma drew in the three games before their last two. The draw entices in this Serie A match.
Soccer Free Pick: Draw
- Hellas Verona +121 / Spezia +206
Spezia has drawn twice and lost three times in their last five matches. Hellas Verona has two losses and a draw in their last three. Neither team has the edge on Sunday, which means we must grab the better odds.
Soccer Free Pick: Spezia
- Sampdoria +1 (+106) / AS Roma -1 (-140)
AS Roma has won 3-of-4. Roma beat Sampdoria by just a goal, though, 2-1 in the last head-to-head. It makes sense to take the better handicap odds while getting a goal.
Soccer Free Pick: Sampdoria
- Sassuolo +1 (-114) / Atalanta -1 (-114)
Atalanta has dominated Sassuolo in the last three had-to-head matches. The wins include a 4-1 victory on June 21. Yes, the chalk hasn’t played their best soccer. But we can’t look past the fact that in the last three between these two, Atalanta has outscored Sassuolo a combined 11 goals to 3.
Soccer Free Pick: Atalanta
- Napoli -1 (-147) / Cagliari +1 (+110)
Napoli is not in great form. The favorite has a draw and a couple of losses in their last three. They should beat Cagliari, but the home team gets a goal and offer above even money odds, making them the play.
Soccer Free Pick: Cagliari
- AC Milan -1 (-111) / Benevento +1 (+119)
Benevento has won their last couple, outscoring Genoa and Udinese by a combined 4 goals to 0. AC Milan has a point lead over Inter Milano on the Serie A Standings. They deserve to be the favorite even though they’re on the road. AC shouldn’t lose, but they may not win, and if they do win, they may not win by more than a goal. Either back the draw or take the goal. We’re taking the goal.
Soccer Free Pick: Benevento
- Udinese +1 (+108) / Juventus -1 (-144)
Most believe Juventus bounces back from the stunning loss to Fiorentina in their last. They most likely will, but Juvy didn’t beat Udinese by more than a goal in the last head-to-head. Here’s another where the handicap odds almost force a play on the underdog.
Soccer Free Pick: Udinese