Published : 9/27/2011 (Updated : 9/27/2011 12:10:23 PM)
Serie A betting returns for week 5 as Inter Milan look to win against fourth-placed Napoli in Claudio Ranieri’s first home game in charge. Also, big spending Juventus play host to AC Milan, and high-flying Udinese will hope they can heap more misery on Bologna.
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Serie A Betting – Inter Milan vs. Napoli (October 1st)
Claudio Ranieri's reign as Inter Milan manager got off to a winning start with a 3-1 victory over Bologna.
Former manager Gian Piero Gasperini was dismissed after Inter’s dreadful start to the season, which saw them in the relegation zone after three games.
Ranieri’s arrival had the desired effect as Inter beat Bologna to claim their first win of the season.
Heading into his first home game as manager, Ranieri will be without star midfielder Wesley Sneijder, who may face a lengthy period on the sideline following a thigh injury.
Inter’s opponents Napoli drew 0-0 with Fiorentina last time out and are currently in fourth place in the league.
Inter won this fixture 3-1 last season and managed to claim a point away from home when the two teams drew 1-1.
Serie A Betting – Juventus vs. AC Milan (October 2nd)
Juventus have invested heavily in the transfer window and currently sit top of the league after four games.
However, they failed to take three points last week after they fought back from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Catania.
Juventus take-on the reigning Serie A holders AC Milan this week.
AC have made a sluggish start to their defence of the Scudetto, after earning their first win of the season last week against Cesena, they reside in 12th.
Milan have won the last two games at the Delle Alpi, however Juventus are undefeated this season and will prove to be a tough task for Milan to overcome.
Serie A Betting – Udinese vs. Bologna (October 2nd)
Second-place Udinese could have gone top of Serie A at the weekend but were held to a draw with Cagliari, following a 0-0 stalemate.
Udinese have made an impressive start to the season despite selling key players in the transfer window.
Undefeated this far, Udinese have proved difficult to break down and have only conceded one goal in four games.
Bologna on the other-hand are yet to record a win this season and have earned just one point.
However, they have had a tough start to the season and the 1-1 draw with Juventus will have given the team confidence, despite losing 3-1 last weekend at home against Inter.
Last season this game resulted in a 1-1 draw, with Bologna winning the return fixture 2-1.
Serie A Betting – Week 5 Round-Up
Elsewhere in week 5 of Serie A, Roma and Atalanta go head-to-head at the Olimpico on Saturday, pointless and bottom of the league Cesena host 8th place Chievo, while Fiorentina take-on Lazio at home.
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