Picks and Predictions for Serie A Games – Round 34 (April 23-25, 2022)
Welcome to my Serie A predictions and picks for Round 34. The action gets underway on Saturday, April 23, so it’s time to start thinking about your Serie A bets for this weekend.
Before we go any further, we need to check out the Round 34 Serie A schedule in full.
- Torino vs. Spezia
- Venezia vs. Atalanta
- Inter Milan vs. Roma
- Hellas Verona vs. Sampdoria
- Salernitana vs. Fiorentina
- Bologna vs. Udinese
- Empoli vs. Napoli
- Genoa vs. Cagliari
- Lazio vs. AC Milan
- Sassuolo vs. Juventus
With only four points separating first-place AC Milan (71) and third-place Napoli (67), the title race is far from finished. Let’s not forget that second-place Inter Milan (69) has a game in hand, too!
Below, I cover three games in detail before providing the rest of my Serie A predictions. Having trawled the best Serie A betting sites, I will also share my top picks for the weekend’s action.
It only makes sense to start with the big one, right? Let’s dive straight into my Inter vs. Roma prediction.
Inter Milan to Beat Roma
While the other teams in the top six have five games left this season, Inter has six games remaining. Since the reigning champions sit two points behind Milan, they will defend their crown if they win their remaining encounters.
That said, it is worth noting that Jose Mourinho’s men are enjoying a hot streak of their own at the moment. Following last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Napoli, Roma is now on a 12-game unbeaten run in Serie A.
Regardless of Roma’s impressive turnaround, I’m confident that Inter will claim all three points on Saturday. At the end of the day, the Nerazzurri has more to play for at this stage of the season.
Fiorentina to Beat Salernitana
Despite racking up 69% possession and 17 shots on Wednesday, Fiorentina lost to Juventus in the Coppa Italia semi-finals. Very few teams have dominated Juventus in that manner since Max Allegri returned to the club.
In Serie A, La Viola has avoided defeat since March 6. Thanks to a run of four wins and two draws, they find themselves seventh in the Serie A standings – two points outside the top five.
It is also worth pointing out that Davide Nicola’s boys have the worst defensive record in the division, having conceded 69 goals this term. With that in mind, in-form Fiorentina shouldn’t struggle to outscore relegation-doomed Salernitana.
AC Milan to Beat Lazio
AC Milan comes into Round 34 on an 11-game unbeaten streak in Serie A. Not only have Stefano Pioli’s men dispatched Inter and Napoli since their last league loss, but they have also drawn with Juventus.
Lazio occupies sixth place in the Serie A table, 15 points behind first-place Milan. Granted, the Eagles are the second-highest scorers. But they also have the worst defensive record in the top eight.
I expect Lazio to give Pioli’s men a run for their money, but I’m confident that Milan will claim all three points. After all, Milan can’t afford to lose any ground in the race for the scudetto.
More Serie A Predictions for Round 34
Here are the rest of my Round 34 Serie A predictions.
- Torino to Beat Spezia
- Atalanta to Beat Venezia
- Hellas Verona to Beat Sampdoria
- Bologna and Udinese to Draw
- Napoli to Beat Empoli
- Genoa and Cagliari to Draw
- Juventus to Beat Sassuolo
With Inter and Milan best placed to claim the title, I expect third-place Napoli and fourth-place Juventus to win this weekend. Ultimately, they must keep winning in order to keep the pressure on the top two.
I’m also backing Torino, Atalanta, and Hellas Verona to taste victory in Round 34. Elsewhere, I can see both Bologna vs. Udinese and Genoa vs. Cagliari ending in a draw.
Top Round 34 Serie A Picks
It’s time to run through my top Serie A picks for Round 34, courtesy of Betway.
- Torino vs. Spezia – Under 2.5 Goals (1.80)
- Venezia vs. Atalanta – Atalanta to Win (1.50)
- Hellas Verona vs. Sampdoria – Both Teams to Score & Over 2.5 Goals (2.20)
Torino is priced at 1.66 to beat Spezia. However, the under 2.5 goals wager offers better value. Torino has played 32 Serie A games this season, 20 of which have produced under 2.5 goals. On top of that, only three teams have scored fewer goals than Spezia.
Eighth-place Atalanta and eighteenth-place Venezia are separated by 29 points. Given that Venezia heads into Round 34 on a seven-game losing streak, backing Napoli at 1.50 is a smart move.
Finally, I expect Hellas Verona and Sampdoria to dish up a ton of goals when they lock horns on Saturday. Having played 66 Serie A games between them this term, 43 of their combined clashes have produced over 2.5 goals.