TWO promoted teams with differing fortunes meet in the early evening Serie A kick-off as Frosinone host Bologna.
Frosinone have struggled in the top flight – they sit second bottom, are winless in eight and their only victory in 12 came against rock-bottom Hellas Verona.
They’re also leaking a shedload of goals, conceding two or more of 11 in their last 12 outings. Bologna, in contrast, have risen out of the doldrums since since ex-Italy boss Roberto Donadoni took charge in Ocotber.
Donadoni’s side have taken 10 points from the last 15 available and netted at least two in their last three games. To score over 1.5 goals again they are 7-5 at William Hill and a Bologna win is 29-20 at Betfair while Bologna draw no bet is 10-13 at marathonbet.
At the top of the table, pacesetters Napoli travel to Lazio where they’re unbeaten in the last four visits. The Naples outfit have been scoring for fun in a six-game winning streak, with star striker Gonzalo Higuain taking his tally to 22 goals in 22 games.
Lazio are unbeaten in seven but are depleted by injuries and suspensions tonight and I’m siding with Napoli who are evens at Betfair for the win and 4-9 in the draw no bet market.
I’m also taking a goal treble starting with the top of the table Scottish clash as Celtic travel to Aberdeen.
Three of the last four Pittodrie meetings of these teams have seen both score and the Dons are potent on their own patch while champions Celtic are good going forward but their suspect defence is always liable to leak a goal or two.
In Belgium, Bruges try to overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit in their cup meeting with Ghent. Eight of the last nine meetings have seen btts land and there should be goals in this semi-final.
And in the Dutch Cup quarter-final Roda, unbeaten in three, can hit the net against Feyenoord who’ve gone right off the boil with five defeats on the bounce.
Bologna to score 2+
(7-5, William Hill)
Bologna draw no bet
Napoli draw no bet
Scott’s goals treble
Aberdeen v Celtic btts
Bruges v Ghent btts
Roda to score