Bet Serie A soccer: Patrick Kearns picks Udinese vs Inter Milan and Roma vs Spezia with a bonus play
Inter Milan's Arturo Vidal celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Juventus at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Associated Press Photo/Luca Bruno

Bet Serie A soccer: Patrick Kearns picks Udinese vs Inter Milan and Roma vs Spezia with a bonus play

Roma vs Spezia is at 9 am EST. Udinese vs Inter Milan is at noon.

Udinese vs Inter Milan:

Inter Milan look to gain valuable points for their title challenge when they travel to Udinese. Last weekend, Inter claimed an impressive win over Juventus which places them 3 points away from league leaders AC Milan. The manner in which they displaced the reigning champions and the tactics they utilized picks me to believe they will dismantle Udinese. There are some deciding at play as well:

  • Udinese played 4 days ago to a 1-1 draw with Atalanta. They were very lucky to gain a point as they were completely dominated by Atalanta. With the limited time to rest for Udinese, this only plays into the hands of a hungry Inter team.

  • Inter can ill afford to squander points when they know AC Milan face a tough matchup against Atalanta. This is the perfect scenario for them to put extra pressure on the league leaders with a resounding win.

  • Inter has scored 45 times in their 18 league games while the hosts have scored only 2 goals in the last 5 games. Additionally, Inter has won 9 of their last 11 matchups against Udinese.

The juice is high but for me, I can only see a win for Inter.

THE PICKS:

Inter Milan ML -165

Inter Milan Team Total o1.5 -145

Roma vs Spezia:

Roma takes on Spezia which normally would be your every run of the mill game in Serie A; however, the manner in which Spezia displaced Roma mid-week in the Coppa Italia makes this game one to watch. Roma will want some payback after their shocking defeat to Spezia. For me, with the caliber Roma possesses and Spezia’s attacking style, I see plenty of goals in this game. The average goals per game for both teams is 3.17 per game. I see a 2-2 or 3-1 game here or at worst a push.

THE PICK:

Over 3 - 120


BONUS PLAY:

RB Leipzig/Slavia Prague MLP - 109

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