Sunday Accumulator Tips: 7/1 fourfold from Serie A for March 17

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Daniele Fisichella Serie A Tips

Our Italian Football expert Daniele Fisichella is joining his La Liga and SPL colleagues in putting up a weekly accumulator for the rest of the season.

He starts this week with a mix of BTTS and Over 2.5 Goals selections as he looks to get this Sunday Accumulator Tips column off to a nice winner. This fourfold pays just over 7/1 at the time of publication...

Sunday Accumulator Tips

  • Hellas Verona vs AC Milan – Both Teams To Score @ 5/6
  • Roma vs Sassuolo – Over 2.5 Goals @ 8/15
  • Atalanta vs Fiorentina – Both Teams To Score @ 4/6
  • Inter vs Napoli – Both Teams To Score @ 8/11
  • Overall Odds - 7.09/1

Leg 1 – Hellas Verona vs AC Milan – Both Teams To Score @ 5/6

The visitors have cruised into the Europa League quarter-finals thanks to a dominant performance in the Czech Republic. No matter the opposition, scoring seven goals over two legs is never an easy task, so credit to the Rossoneri for staying focused even when qualification was already achieved.

Stefano Pioli’s men have only lost two of their last nine games on the road and they’ve scored 19 goals; AC Milan attacking numbers have improved lately: they’ve got Serie A’s third-best attack (52 goals) and three players already in double figures (Giroud, Pulisic, 11 goals for the American, his best ever tally in a season in Europe, and Leao), as well as Loftus-Cheek with nine.

Despite the elimination from the Champions League this has been a positive season for the Rossoneri who have got eight more points in the table compared to a year ago.

However, due also to the many injuries especially in defence, they have conceded 24 goals away from home ,more than Empoli and Lecce, and have only kept five clean sheets in all competitions.

The hosts have lost one of their previous five matches and have only failed to score three times this season at the Bentegodi where they were defeated just once (1-0 by Salernitana) in the previous eight games.

Thanks to back-to-back wins against fellow strugglers Sassuolo and Lecce, Marco Baroni’s side are two points away from the relegation zone and have seven more points in the table compared to 2022/2023 when they escaped relegation via the play-off. Recently Verona have scored against Inter, Roma, Napoli and Juventus and were narrowly defeated (1-0, goal from Rafael Leao) in the reverse fixture.

Leg 2 - Roma vs Sassuolo – Over 2.5 Goals @ 8/15

On Thursday the Giallorossi took no risks against Brighton and showed great character after going behind. Daniele De Rossi’s choice of making turnover paid off and Roma perhaps in the end were unlucky not to score at least once.

It was the first time Roma have not netted under the new manager, and only their second defeat in the last 12 games

But nonetheless they’ve achieved qualification to quarter-finals in Europe for the fourth consecutive season, a record in the club history.

The last time the hosts failed to score in Serie A was at the end of December (1-0 defeat to Juve in Turin) and they have Italy’s second-best attack (56 goals). They’ve found the net in 29 consecutive matches, in all competitions, at the Olimpico and put three past Sassuolo in the reverse fixture.

Perhaps the visitors are already benefiting from the Davide Ballardini’s effect. The new manager, renowned for his experience and for being able to quickly steady the ship, has already made them more solid. Cremonese, the last team Ballardini managed in the top flight a year ago, would have been saved had the started when the new manager came in.

The Emiliani’s last two games have both ended 1-0 whereas five of the previous seven had produced at least three goals.

But Sassuolo, currently penultimate in the table, are in desperate need for points and it is unlikely they’ll manage to keep a clean sheet. In fact the Neroverdi have only kept two clean sheets in the whole season (and in both occasions their opponents, Fiorentina and Frosinone, missed a penalty) and are winless in their last eight away games.

Leg 3 - Atalanta vs Fiorentina – Both Teams To Score @ 4/6

The only two Italian teams still playing in three competitions meet on Sunday on what should be a goal fest.

Atalanta have stopped the winless run of five matches thanks to a superb performance against Sporting Lisbon where they came from behind to win 2-1 against the Portuguese league leaders.

The crowded fixture list (Atalanta played every three days for the past three weeks) contributed to slow down the Bergamaschi who went 10 games without defeat from the end of December till the end of February before losing 4-0 to Inter.

The hosts have scored in all their last 15 games and failed to find the back of the net only once this season (0-0 against Juventus) at home.

Looking at the home form Gianpiero Gasperini’s men are third in the table having dropped only nine points (three defeats, all by 2-1, and the aforementioned draw). Furthermore, they’re also unbeaten in four Europa League ties played at the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia.

Fiorentina are also in a good moment, having lost just one of their previous six matches.

The issue with La Viola is they often tend to dominate games but struggle to convert chances or take too many risks at the back. Last Sunday against Roma the visitors missed their fifth penalty of 2024, plus other chances, and ended up dropping two points in stoppage time.

Vincenzo Italiano’s side haven’t won in the previous five Serie A away game and have only kept one clean sheet in the last 11 encounters.

Atalanta are no stronger in this sense, in fact they managed not to concede only in one occasion (2-0 home vs Udinese) in the previous eight matches in all competitions.

Leg 4 – Inter vs Napoli – Both Teams To Score @ 8/11

Inter’s excellent defensive record at home (nine league clean sheets and 12 in all competitions) might be under threat on Sunday night as Napoli are desperately chasing a place in the top four.

Inter have out shined last season’s achievements from Napoli but suffered a big blow in mid-week as they got knocked out on penalties by Atlético Madrid.

Napoli, on the other hand, were second best for large spells of the two legs against Barcelona and only started troubling Ter Stegen once they found themselves behind in the scoresheet.

The Neroazzurri have already beaten the Neapolitans twice this season and both times to nil.

But in those occasion last season’s Scudetto winners were managed by Walter Mazzari who, too often, set them up to defend and counter-attack.

Under Franco Calzona Napoli have lost just one of out the last six game and have rediscovered their scoring form. In fact, they’ve found the net ten times in Serie A, scoring one more goals than what they did in 12 games under Walter Mazzarri.

The visitors are all but solid at the back, having kept only five clean sheets on the road all season.

Inter on the other hand have only trailed for 38 minutes in the whole Serie A campaign and at San Siro they’ve led at half-time in 13 out of 14 league games.

You can check out all of Daniele's Serie A Betting Tips here each week along with those of our other Italian Football writers...

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