Saturday, October 23, 2010

SERIE A ....

I have spent much of this week looking at Serie A highlights from earlier in the season. This was a league I intended to give low priority this season, but watched the Juventus game at the weekend and was very impressed, they were "only" playing Lecce, but could not have looked more solid in every position and I am convinced that Luigi DelNeri has spent wisely and has a side that can once again challenge for major honours. They had previously drawn on the road with Manchester City (where they first alerted my radar) and Inter Milan, they changed formation in each of those and showed they have the variety of styles to adapt and play against any opponent.

DelNeri was brave with the squad in the off season, unloaded Camoranesi and Trezequet and bringing in some real quality signings. Marinez, Bonucci, Storari and Quagliarella were added for circa 42m euros, but the star of stars is clearly Milos Krasic who at 15m euros looks the bargain of the summer from CSKA. The silky skilled 25yo is entering his peak years and this is a player that Juve can build a team around. Rinaudo, Traore, Aquilani, Motta, Lanzafame and Pepe have also joined on loan for the season, with a view to permanent transfers if things go well. Plenty of talent there and I think we are at the beginning of a flower just about to bloom.

At the weekend they go to Bologna against whom they have an awesome record, being unbeaten in 19 meetings and winning the last five on the road. I am very keen on this bet, as the home side look very leaky, conceding a league high 12 times already and seemingly incapable of keeping a clean sheet.

Juve to beat Bologna -0.5 1.85 ** double stakes**

Good Luck.

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