IT'S all about Serie A on Thursday after Liverpool's request to have their Carabao Cup semi-final against Arsenal postponed, granted.

The first leg of the tie will now be at Anfield next Thursday and the second leg at Emirates Stadium on 20 January as the fixtures pile up for both sides.

Over in Italy however, it's full steam ahead as Serie A returns from it's winter break with a full round of fixtures. Teams haven't played since December 22nd when Inter Milan cemented their lead at the top of the table with a 1-0 win over Torino.

It's Inter who kick-off a brilliant day of action which sees two games kick-off simultaneously at 11.30, 1.30, 3.30, 5.30 and 7.45 and they'll ALL live on BT Sport.

If you're tuning in for Bologna v Inter keep an eye out for Aaron Hickey. The young Scottish full-back scored a cracker in his last match to make it four for the season and he's 20/1 to break the deadlock in the early kick-off.

It'll be a tough ask for ANY Bologna player to score against an Inter side that's kept seven clean sheets in their last eight games – Real Madrid being the only side to score against them in that spell.

On current form an Inter win should be a safe bet at 4/9, while a win to nil for the champions looks inviting at 6/4.

An early double could be on the cards as the other 11.30 start sees Sampdoria host a Cagliari side that's one just once all season and picked up only three points from 27 on the road. Samp are unbeaten in four and backable at 17/20.

The best place for goals could be in Rome where Lazio and Empoli meet. There's been 27 goals scored in Lazio's last six league matches and they boast the highest goals per game ratio in Serie A with 3.84 goals scored per game. Empoli are joint second on that list with 3.37.

Match of the day could be in Milan where second-placed AC welcome in-form Roma to the San Siro (5.30pm). Milan suffered a few wobbles in December but they've a good record in this fixture, losing just one of the last seven meetings between the sides. Both teams are in decent goalscoring form and drew 3-3 when they last met at the San Siro. Over 2.5 pays 8/11.

In 190 Serie A games so far this season only 34 (less than 2%) have seen fewer than two goals. That makes Skybet's 13/2 on there being Over 1.5 Goals in each match worth a small punt.

Super Singles (Double)

  • Inter to win & Over 2.5 goals in Lazio v Empoli 6/5 Bet365
  • Over 1.5 Goals in each Serie A game 13/2 Skybet.

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As always, let us know your tips and predictions for today in the comments section below and good luck with all your bets!

36 Comments
  1. GregMacLean4 2 weeks ago

    Unfortunately it looks like the full card will be trimmed down to six matches with the four games below looking as if they will be postponed due to Covid. 😭😭

    Bologna vs Inter ❌
    Atalanta vs Torino ❌
    Salernitana vs Venezia ❌
    Fiorentina vs Udinese ❌

    It’s getting increasingly frustrating putting time into researching and writing up matches only for them to be postponed due to Covid. 😤

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  2. jamesylfc 2 weeks ago

    As mentioned Serie A has been battered with Covid on it’s return, managed to pick out a double though which i’m happy to go with.

    🇮🇹 LAZIO v EMPOLI – Both Teams to Score
    🇮🇹 SASSUOLO v GENOA – Sassuolo Over 1.5 Team Goals

    ▪️ Double
    ▪️ 7/4, 10bet
    🔸️ 1.5u

    ➖️➖️➖️
    🔹️ January: -1u

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  3. bigwigg 2 weeks ago

    Gijon vs Villarreal

    Villarreal over 1.5tgs @ 1/1 (bet365) nap

    Villarreal team goals – small stakes
    Over 2.5 @ 10/3 (bet365)
    Over 3.5 @ 10/1 (bet365)

    Keep getting drawn back to the prices here for a Villarreal team in goal scoring form, although slightly wary of the fact they are missing players and play athletico at the weekend. Gijon games are pretty stingy for goals too. Even with missing players, Villarreal can still put out a pretty decent team, with in form Moreno available to play. Hoping there wont be too much rotation but with 25 goals from their last 6 games il take the chance on them finding the net at least twice, and hopefully a few more to go with it if they are up for it 😅

    Good luck all 🤞🤞

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  4. kyle b 2 weeks ago

    Serie A
    Sassuolo vs Genoa

    Over 4.5 Cards (Red counts as 2)
    10/11 @ 365 *NAP*

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  5. radu 2 weeks ago

    🙋‍♂️

    Al Hilal – Al Faysaly
    ⚽ 2nd Half with most goals @ 1.99 ⭐⭐
    ===================================
    SIS Semarang – Persija Jakarta
    ⚽ Persija DNB @ 1.85 ⭐⭐
    ===================================
    Fuenlabrada – Cadiz
    ⚽ 1 or 2 & 2nd Half over 0.5 goals @ 1.70 ⭐⭐
    Girona – Osasuna
    ⚽ HT draw @ 1.95 ⭐⭐
    Zaragoza – Sevilla
    ⚽ X2 & under 2.5 goals @ 1.75 ⭐⭐
    Almeria – Elche
    ⚽ Almeria to qualify @ 1.65 ⭐⭐
    ===================================
    Combo @ 6.73 ⭐⭐
    ⚽ Sampdoria/Cagliari – 1X & over 1.5 goals
    ⚽ Lazio/Empoli – Lazio over 1.5 goals
    ⚽ Sassuolo/Genoa – both teams to score or over 2.5 goals
    ⚽ Milan/Roma – 1X
    ⚽ Juventus/Napoli – Juve to win any half
    =============================================
    Ice Hockey
    HIFK – Kalpa
    🏒 both teams to score at least 2 goals @ 1.80 ⭐⭐
    =============================================
    🍻

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    • paulcwn 2 weeks ago

      Wow cadiz left it late

  6. Corbo 2 weeks ago

    Sampdoria v Cagliari
    Small Stake player cards

    Both players booked in last 2 meetings.

    Thorsby 2/1
    Yoshida 7/2

    12/1 double

    Thorsby as a single if people looking to be a bit safer.
    Will have NAP later on. Good luck all!

  7. penandes 2 weeks ago

    Italian Serie A 🇮🇹

    Lazio vs Empoli
    Both teams to receive a card
    Both teams to score
    Over 2 goals

    23/20 bet365

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  8. williegee 2 weeks ago

    Good Morning Guys,
    Today’s NAP comes from the Saudi Arabian Super Cup game
    Al Hilal Riyadh vs Al Faisaly which kicks off at 17:15
    BTTS & over 2.5 match goals @ 11/10 with Bet365
    N.B. punt will be another over 1.5 match goals 4 fold with P/Power
    Sampdoria vs Cagliari – Italian Serie A – KICK OFF 11:30
    Sassuolo vs Genoa – Italian Serie A – kick off 15:30
    Sporting Gijon vs Villarreal – Spanish Cup – Kick off 17:00
    Almeria vs Elche – Spanish Cup – Kick off 19:00
    1.81/1 – Stake returned for 3out of 4 (better odds elsewhere)
    Good Luck with all bets today !!!

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    • williegee 2 weeks ago

      Cover available on NAP , BTTS -No- 6/1 with P/Power

    • williegee 2 weeks ago

      No cover required as NAP in by half -time.
      Cover available on N.B. (14/5 with P/Power), but will let run as guaranteed
      staked back for first 3 landing.

  9. GigiKenzo 2 weeks ago

    Lazio
    Sassuolo
    Over 2.5mgs
    39/20

    Add for a treb
    Juventus o1.5mgs
    143/50

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  10. Kris Jones 2 weeks ago

    🇮🇹 Lazio v Empoli
    🇩🇪 Bayern v M’gladbach
    🔘 Bet: o2.5 goal double

    Lazio v Empoli kick off in half an hour and I’m in work so my research explanation will be shorter than usual.

    I wanted to double up the Lazio game with Fiorentina o2.5 double but Covid put pay to that so I’ve put the Bayern game in instead. For those who don’t want to wait until tomorrow for the Bayern game, swap it with Sassuolo v Genoa o1.5 goals instead as a NB.

    – lazio are scoring and conceding for fun. They’ve gone o2.5 in 8/9 league games and there’s been 27 goals in their last 6 games at an average of 4.5 a game.

    – Empoli are also superb for goals. They’ve scored in 10/12 away games and regularly score 2+ so should contribute today.

    – Bayern have gone over 2.5 in 15/17 games and face a gladbach team in a crisis but are still scoring.

    Good luck everyone on another tricky card. 👍🏻

    • Kris Jones 2 weeks ago

      🇮🇹 Lazio v Empoli
      🇮🇹 Sassuolo v Genoa
      🔘 Bet: Lazio v Empoli o2.5 goals/Sassuolo v Genoa o1.5 goals double NB ✅✅

      It’s down to Bayern v M’gladbach to go o2.5 to complete the NAP tomorrow evening.

      Well done all winners 👍🏻

    • Kris Jones 2 weeks ago

      Hopefully the Bayern game gets called off. I’ve just seen Jamesylfc heads up about the Covid issues in the Bayern camp.

      Probably worth cashing out of that bet with the winnings from the Lazio v Empoli game, or at least waiting to see the Bayern team if the game does go ahead. 👍🏻

  11. Corbo 2 weeks ago

    No luck with player cards there, Yoshida and Thorsby both could have been booked on another day.

    So far 2/2 NAP for 2022 looking to make it 3/3 with this

    AC Milan v Roma
    2.5/1

    Over 2.5 MGS
    Over 4.5 Total match Cards

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  12. dc john boy 2 weeks ago

    Sassuolo over 1.5tgs
    AC Milan btts

    Double 6/4

    Good luck

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    • dc john boy 2 weeks ago

      Lost

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  13. penandes 2 weeks ago

    Italian Serie A 🇮🇹

    Lazio vs Empoli
    Both teams to receive a card ✅
    Both teams to score✅
    Over 2 goals✅

    23/20 bet365✅✅

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    • jamesylfc 2 weeks ago

      Well done, what a game!

    • penandes 2 weeks ago

      Thanks mate

  14. maccathered 2 weeks ago

    Ac Milan v Roma
    Roma to win at 19/10 (NAP)
    Hard to see how Milan can function properly as they are decimated by injuries and Afcon call ups.
    Best of luck

  15. jamesylfc 2 weeks ago

    🇮🇹 LAZIO v EMPOLI – Both Teams to Score (3-3)
    🇮🇹 SASSUOLO v GENOA – Sassuolo Over 1.5 Team Goals (1-1)

    ▪️ Double
    ▪️ 7/4, 10bet
    🔸️ 1.5u

    ✅❌

    Lazio-Empoli provided the goods and a belter of a game to match, Sassuolo for all their domination (over 70% possession) were a goal short though to let the bet down.
    Tricky start to the month!

    🔹️January: -2.5u

  16. jamesylfc 2 weeks ago

    Heads up for tomorrow, just reading Bayern Munich have asked for their game tomorrow to be postponed due to a COVID outbreak ripping through their squad during the winter break.
    Neuer, Hernandez, Upamecano, Tolisso, Coman, Sane and Davies are some of the bigger names confirmed to be out with the virus whilst Sule and Goretzka are also out with injury.
    Not sure what state Gladbach are in squadwise but if the game goes ahead they may be worth a shout, they do have a decent record against Bayern recently.

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    • Kris Jones 2 weeks ago

      I have a NAP riding on this game. I didn’t know about the Covid issues. Great heads up. I think I’ll void that bet now. 👍🏻

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    • jamesylfc 2 weeks ago

      Goals could still be on the cards, Lewandowski is free to play and we all know he can score 3+ on his own 😂

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  17. jamesylfc 2 weeks ago

    Sticking a unit on Gladback Double Chance just incase, win is a tempting price also but with my luck so far this month I’ll not test it 😂

    🇩🇪 BAYERN MUNICH v BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH – Gladbach Double Chance

    ▪️ 9/4, 10bet
    🔸️ 1u

  18. Corbo 2 weeks ago

    So far 2/2 NAP for 2022 looking to make it 3/3 with this

    AC Milan v Roma
    2.5/1

    Over 2.5 MGS
    Over 4.5 Total match Cards

    ✅✅✅✅ 3/3 Good start to the year

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    • kyle b 2 weeks ago

      Well done Corbo 👍

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  19. bigwigg 2 weeks ago

    Villarreal over 1.5tgs @ 1/1 (bet365) nap❌

    Villarreal team goals – small stakes
    Over 2.5 @ 10/3 (bet365)❌
    Over 3.5 @ 10/1 (bet365)❌

    Villarreal fail to show up today and crash out, disappointing

    Well done winners today 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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  20. kyle b 2 weeks ago

    Serie A
    Sassuolo vs Genoa

    Over 4.5 Cards (Red counts as 2)
    10/11 @ 365 *NAP*

    **LOST** – Two short, shocking that Genoa didn’t contribute to the Card count!

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  21. andymac1980 2 weeks ago

    Serie A – Juventus v Napoli
    Penalty taken @ 15/8 (boosted) with Paddy Power

    • andymac1980 2 weeks ago

      Rubbish just like the game ❌
      Well done if anyone had btts in all games today!

  22. philip o leary 2 weeks ago

    Cuadrado booking 23/10

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  23. Sammyt1000 2 weeks ago

    SAO PAULO YOUTH CUP 1030PM

    CASTANHAL U20 TO SCORE 1+ 1/1 NAP (SKY) 🔥🔥🔥

    CASTANHAL U20 TO SCORE 2+ 11/2 LONGSHOT (SKY)

    1
  24. radu 2 weeks ago

    Al Hilal – Al Faysaly
    ⚽ 2nd Half with most goals @ 1.99 ⭐⭐❌
    ===================================
    SIS Semarang – Persija Jakarta
    ⚽ Persija DNB @ 1.85 ⭐⭐✔️
    ===================================
    Fuenlabrada – Cadiz
    ⚽ 1 or 2 & 2nd Half over 0.5 goals @ 1.70 ⭐⭐✔️
    Girona – Osasuna
    ⚽ HT draw @ 1.95 ⭐⭐❌
    Zaragoza – Sevilla
    ⚽ X2 & under 2.5 goals @ 1.75 ⭐⭐✔️
    Almeria – Elche
    ⚽ Almeria to qualify @ 1.65 ⭐⭐❌
    ===================================
    Combo @ 6.73 ⭐⭐
    ⚽ Sampdoria/Cagliari – 1X & over 1.5 goals❌😠
    ⚽ Lazio/Empoli – Lazio over 1.5 goals✔️
    ⚽ Sassuolo/Genoa – both teams to score or over 2.5 goals✔️
    ⚽ Milan/Roma – 1X✔️
    ⚽ Juventus/Napoli – Juve to win any half✔️
    =============================================
    Ice Hockey
    HIFK – Kalpa
    🏒 both teams to score at least 2 goals @ 1.80 ⭐⭐✔️
    =============================================
    🍻

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