Before the Round – Serie A Round 8 (01-02/09/2022)

    Before the Round – Serie A Round 8 (01-02/09/2022)
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    Napoli are joint-leaders of Serie A alongside Atalanta. It is still early in Serie A and six teams are within four points of first place. At the bottom of the table Sampdoria, Cremonense, and Monza are all stuck in the relegation zone. Serie A will see a massive six-pointer at the bottom of the table this weekend.

     

    SSC Napoli - Torino FC

    First-place Napoli host Torino at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. Napoli are unbeaten in six straight games versus Torino, with each of the last three games finishing as wins.

    Torino are ninth in the standings with 10 points from seven games. Il Toro are on a two-match losing streak, and they failed to score in the last 180 minutes of Serie A football.

    Napoli are unbeaten in seven Serie A matches this season. They are on a three-match winning streak ahead of Saturday’s showdown in Naples.

    • In all of their 13 most recent games in Serie A, SSC Napoli have not suffered a loss at half time.
    • Torino FC are scoring an average of 0.86 goals in their Serie A games.
    • SSC Napoli have not been beaten in 23 of their 26 most recent matches in Serie A.
    • SSC Napoli have not been beaten in their last 11 straight clashes in Serie A.
    • Prediction: SSC Napoli @ 1.57

     

    Empoli FC - AC Milan

    AC Milan won their last three games against Empoli in Serie A. On Saturday, the Rossoneri will try to win a fourth straight Serie A game versus the Azzurri.

    Empoli lost just one of their last six Serie A matches. However, Empoli drew four of their last six fixtures. The Azzurri are coming off a 1-0 away win against Bologna.

    AC Milan are fresh off a 2-1 home loss to Napoli in a hyper-charged fixture. It was the reigning champion’s first loss of the new season.

    • Empoli FC have won just 3 of their last 28 league games.
    • AC Milan are on an unbeaten run of 15 away games in their Serie A participation.
    • There are no losses for Empoli FC in 5 of their most recent 6 games (Serie A).
    • AC Milan haven't lost a match in 19 of their last 20 away matches in Serie A.
    • Prediction: AC Milan @ 1.55

     

    US Lecce - Cremonese

    Lecce and Cremonese have a recent history in Serie B. The teams played six times between 2018 and 2022 with Lecce posting a record of 3W-1D-2L.

    Cremonese are 19th in the table ahead of round No. 8. Just two points were picked up from the opening 21 points on offer.

    Lecce played slightly better in the opening seven fixtures. The Giallorossi are unbeaten in back-to-back matches and are coming off a 2-1 away win versus Salernitana.

    • US Lecce have achieved just 1 win in their 7 most recent games in Serie A.
    • Cremonese conceded an average of 2.00 goals in their matches in Serie A.
    • US Lecce are winless in their last 4 home games in All Leagues.
    • Cremonese have lost 4 of their last 6 matches in all competitions.
    • Prediction: Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00

     

    Sampdoria - Monza

    It is a six-point relegation battle between Sampdoria and Monza on Sunday. Samp are bottom of the Serie A table with two points from 21 on offer. Monza are on four points and sit 18th ahead of Sunday’s clash.

    Monza are fresh off a win in Serie A. They shocked a woeful Juventus 1-0 at home. Monza are now unbeaten in back-to-back Serie A fixtures.

    Sampdoria are on a three-game losing streak. The Blucerchiati flirted with relegation in recent seasons, and could finally go down this campaign. Sampdoria were outscored 13-4 in seven fixtures this season.

    • There have been 3 straight losses in Serie A for Sampdoria.
    • Monza have achieved just 1 win in their 7 most recent games in Serie A.
    • Sampdoria are in an unfortunate period, having won just 1 of their last 10 matches in Serie A.
    • Monza have conceded an average of 2.00 goals in their league games.
    • Prediction: Sampdoria @ 2.30