Competition: Serie A
Market: Romelu Lukaku to score anytime
Odds: 20/21 @ 888sport
Looking to enter the Christmas break with three points on the road, title chasers Inter Milan will make the trip to the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi on Wednesday evening.
Starting with the hosts, while Verona might have gained plenty of plaudits from across Serie A so far this season, I Gialloblu have shown some signs of fatigue as we inch closer to the Christmas break. Disappointed to have had to settle for a 1-1 draw away at a struggling Fiorentina over the weekend, Head Coach Ivan Jurić has seen his side win just one of their last four top-flight contests. Despite some in their camp still believing that the Yellow and Blues can mount a shock European charge this season, Verona have recently gained a reputation for their struggles on home soil. Last seen at the Marc’Antonio Bentegodi earlier in the month getting hit with a 2-1 defeat against Sampdoria, Jurić’s men have managed to collect just a single point from their last three Serie A home fixtures.
As for the visitors, picking up a 2-1 win against Spezia over the weekend, Inter Milan have won their last six Serie A contests on the bounce and there is no doubt that the mood in Antonio Conte’s camp should be at a red-hot high. Now sat just a single point adrift of climbing to the top of the table, the former Chelsea boss will be hugely excited by Romelu Lukaku’s free-scoring purple patch. Continuing to shine since making the move from Premier League outfit Manchester United last year, the Belgium ace once again found the net against Spezia last time out and he has now managed to get himself on the scoresheet in Inter’s last four top-flight contests on the bounce. Even more impressive, already racking up 20 goals for club and country since opening the 2020/2021 campaign, Lukaku will be hugely confident of entering the Christmas break with another strike to his name.
Bet: Romelu Lukaku 20/21 to score anytime against Verona in Wednesday’s Serie A contest @ 888sport