Plenty to Fight for in the Last Round of the Italian Serie APublished May 26, 2019 by Florin P
The last fight in the battle for a European tournament spot and another year in the Serie A is fought on Sunday in the 38th round of the Italian first division.
Serie A is the last important European football championship to conclude in 2019. The final matches are scheduled for Sunday at 7:30 PM UK time, with the exception of the Torino versus Lazio derby. Five teams are still in the race for the Champions League and Europa League and three are expected to pick up easy victories in front of their fans in the evening.
Torino and Lazio Play the Derby of the Day
Lazio failed to win earlier this week at home against Bologna, so they are now out of the race for Europa League. Torino, on the other hand, can still hope for a place in this competition, if they prevail in the afternoon. 888 Sport offers excellent odds of 7/5 on them to win at home, against a complacent team that has lost all motivation. Torino has played well in front of its fans throughout the season and should win.
Inter Milan and Empoli Play Decisive Match
These two teams are nearly 30 points apart, but this match is extraordinarily important for both of them. Inter Milan must win to secure a Champions League berth regardless of what happens in the other matches and Empoli is in the exact same position to avoid relegation. A draw would only help them if their counter candidates fail, so both are expected to start the match cautiously. Intertops Sportsbook offers excellent odds of 1/2 on the home side and the amazing value of 6/1 on the visitors to prevail.
AS Roma and Atalanta have Easy Home Games
AS Roma have failed to win on the road last round, so they only have theoretical chances to play in the Champions League next season. They are still expected to defeat Parma in the nation’s capital, as reflected by the odds of 1/4 offered by Winner Sports. Atalanta are in an even better position, with three more points and they get exactly the same odds in the home game against Sassuolo. The visitors have nothing to fight for, but like ruining the plans of better teams, as they did last round against AS Roma.
Key Match on the Road for AC Milan
AC Milan have staged that incredible comeback and are now well-positioned to overtake Inter Milan and Atalanta. They need a victory on the road against SPAL, whose players are already preparing for the summer holiday. The hosts have avoided relegation and are complacent, so we can only expect odds of 11/20 at bet365 Sports on the visitors to win.