Picks and Predictions for Serie A Round 31 (April 2-4, 2022)

| March 31, 2022 5:12 am PDT

As we head into the business end of the season, AC Milan holds a three-point lead at the Serie A summit. But with Napoli, Inter Milan, and Juventus in hot pursuit, the race for the scudetto looks set to go down to the wire.

Round 31 gets underway on Saturday, April 2. Before we get stuck into my Serie A predictions for Round 31, let’s take a look at the schedule.

  • Spezia vs. Venezia
  • Lazio vs. Sassuolo
  • Salernitana vs. Torino
  • Fiorentina vs. Empoli
  • Atalanta vs. Napoli
  • Udinese vs. Cagliari
  • Sampdoria vs. Roma
  • Juventus vs. Inter Milan
  • Hellas Verona vs. Genoa
  • AC Milan vs. Bologna

Not only will I be sharing my Serie A predictions with you, but I will also be going over the top picks for Round 31. Thanks to the best Serie A betting sites, there is no shortage of attractive wagers to take advantage of this weekend.

Ready? Let’s go!

Roma to Beat Sampdoria

Roma returns to action on a nine-game unbeaten streak in Serie A. Prior to the international break, Jose Mourinho’s men beat Atalanta before thrashing arch-rivals Lazio 3-0 last time out.

Lorenzo Pellegrini netted a stunning free-kick in the Derby della Capitale. Meanwhile, Tammy Abraham bagged a brace. The Englishman has racked up 23 goals in 40 appearances across all competitions this season.

On the flip side, Marco Giampaolo’s boys have suffered three losses in their last four Serie A outings. When you look at the bigger picture, they have lost nine of their previous 12 encounters across all competitions.

Fifteenth-place Sampdoria trails sixth-place Roma by 22 points. When you couple the Serie A standings with the contrasting form of these two sides, all the signs point towards a Roma victory.

Juventus to Beat Inter Milan

Of course, Roma’s unbeaten run is hugely impressive. But if Roma’s run is impressive, then Juventus’ hot streak is out of this world!

The perennial champions have avoided defeat in each of their previous 16 Serie A games, picking up 11 wins and five draws in the process. They have also lost just one of their last 19 league outings, securing 13 victories along the way.

Better still,
the Old Lady heads into Round 31 on a four-match winning streak. There was a time earlier in the season when Juve look dead a buried. Now, they sit just a single point behind third-place Inter.

While the Bianconeri has climbed the standings in recent months, the Nerazzurri has plummeted. Not so long ago, the reigning champions were in pole position to defend their crown. But after winning one of their past seven games, they find themselves six points off the pace.

Ultimately, I can’t see off-form Inter ending Juventus’ hot streak. I’m backing Juve to claim all three points when the defending champs come to town.

AC Milan to Beat Bologna

As it stands, Milan is in the driving seat. Having picked up 20 wins in 30 league matches this season, the Rossoneri is on course to clinch the scudetto for the first time since 2011.

Stefano Pioli’s men have won five of their last seven Serie A outings and have lost only one of their previous 12. They also come into Round 31 on the back of three straight shutouts after preventing Napoli, Empoli, and Cagliari from scoring.

As for Bologna, they have managed to win just one of their past ten league games. To make matters worse, they have scored a solitary goal across their previous four encounters.

There is no hiding from the fact that first-place Milan leads twelfth-place Bologna by a whopping 33 points. With forwards like Olivier Giroud and Rafael Leao in red-hot form for the Rossoneri, I expect Piolo’s men to cruise to victory on Monday.

Remaining Serie A Predictions for Round 31

Here are the rest of my Serie A Round 31 predictions.

  • Spezia to Beat Venezia
  • Lazio and Sassuolo to Draw
  • Torino to Beat Salernitana
  • Fiorentina to Beat Empoli
  • Atalanta and Napoli to Draw
  • Udinese to Beat Cagliari
  • Hellas Verona to Beat Genoa

I’m backing Spezia, Fiorentina, Udinese, and Verona to win on home soil in Round 31. On the flip side, I expect Torino to snatch a road victory over Salernitana. The Garnets sit rock bottom of the standings after losing 18 of their 28 games.

Elsewhere, I can see both Lazio vs. Sassuolo and Atalanta vs. Napoli ending in a draw. Sassuolo trails Lazio by two places, while Atalanta is more than capable of frustrating title-chasing Lazio at the Gewiss Stadium.

Top Serie A Picks for Round 31

It’s time to run through my top betting picks for Serie A Round 31. You can find these prices at Betway.

  • Lazio vs. Sassuolo – Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 Goals (1.80)
  • Fiorentina vs. Empoli – Fiorentina to Win (1.55)
  • Hellas Verona vs. Genoa – Hellas Verona to Win (1.80)

Lazio and Sassuolo have been involved in more high-scoring games than anyone else this season. 80% of Sassuolo’s Serie A games have produced over 2.5 goals, while almost 77% of Lazio’s games have dished up over 2.5 goals. Need I say more?

Across the past ten rounds, no team has picked up fewer points than Empoli. With that in mind, I’m confident that Fiorentina will extend their 14-point lead over Gli Azzurri on Sunday.

I’m also confident that Verona will get the better of Genoa. Let’s not forget that Genoa trails Verona by 20 points after managing to pick up a solitary victory across the previous 27 rounds!

Ben Morris

Ben is a sportswriter and tipster who specializes in soccer. Currently based in the UK, he has traveled all around the world watching – and betting on – his beloved sport.

Alongside his regular soccer content, Ben publishes blogs and picks for cricket, Formula 1, Aussie rules, darts, and various other sports.

Ben is a diehard fan of Nottingham Forest and England, so he hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent years!

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