Napoli 0 v 2 Lazio – Tuesday 21 January - Coppa Italia - Double Chance Lazio (1.50)
The decision to switch to Gennaro Gattuso as manager hasn’t worked out so far for Napoli – is anyone surprised? They have lost three of their four games since the season resumed in Italy, and their only win in 2020 was against Perugia in the Coppa Italia. In contrast, Lazio have won 14 of their last 16 games in all competitions and have scored 15 goals in the last five of those. One of those wins was actually a 1-0 victory over Napoli ten days ago. I think that they’ll beat them again this time.
Chelsea 2 v 1 Arsenal - Tuesday 21 January - Premier League - Both Teams to Score (1.60)
Neither of these teams have been particularly impressive in recent months. Chelsea lost 1-0 at Newcastle on Saturday and their home form has been just as bad, winning two of their last five league games at Stamford Bridge. Arsenal haven’t lost away from home since November 9th in all competitions but they’ve only picked up two away wins all season in the league. The Gunners have lost three of their last five games against Chelsea, too, so I’m backing a Home Win. I also see Both Teams to Score, which has happened in four of those five meetings.
Leicester 2 v 1 West Ham – Wednesday 22 January - Premier League - Both Teams to Score (1.70)
After such a strong start in the first half of the season, Leicester’s star is fading. They have only won three of their last ten games in all competitions and have kept two clean sheets in that time. That said, I thought they were the stronger team against Burnley, even though they lost after a missed penalty. Their last meeting with West Ham, a 2-1 win, resulted in Manuel Pellegrini being sacked. The Irons have won two of their four games since David Moyes took charge but I still expect him to lose to the Foxes, just as Pellegrini did.
Juventus 2 v 1 AS Roma – Wednesday 22 January - Coppa Italia - Over 2.5 Goals (1.65)
Juventus have won their last four games since they lost in the Super Cup final to Lazio last month and Cristiano Ronaldo is in form. They have also won ten home games in a row in the Coppa Italia so I expect AS Roma to struggle, especially since they lost to Juventus just ten days ago in the league. I see another Home Win and I’m backing Over 2.5 Goals. It’s happened in each of the hosts’ last seven games and in seven of Roma’s last ten.
Wolves 0 v 2 Liverpool – Thursday 23 January - Premier League - Liverpool Win (1.60)
Wolves finally ended their five-game winless run on Saturday with an incredible comeback against Southampton. They were 2-0 down at half time but fought back to win 3-2. However, they have only won two of their last five games at Molineux, and if they go two goals down here I don’t think they will turn it around. Liverpool beat Manchester United on Sunday to go 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League. They have won six games in a row without conceding and have won their last three league games against Wolves. I can only see another victory for the Reds.