Can Juventus Be Caught? Odds Say No.

Juventus has a nine-point lead over AS Roma in the Italy Serie A table and Roma may be the only team that can catch them. However, in Roma’s last match they played to a surprising 0-0 home draw against Parma, which kept them from gaining ground on Juve.

Juve’s next match facing a surprising Verona will be their toughest match this month. They are on the road in that match facing a Verona squad that sits in fifth place in the league table and has won two of their last three matches. However, Juve is still the big road favorite at Bet365 with Serie A betting odds of -225 with Verona at +650 and a draw line of +320.

Odds makers have Juventus as the massive favorite to win the Serie A title this season with odds of -1400 with Roma at +750 and Napoli at +4000.

AS Roma has to go on a winning streak and hope Juventus falters to have any chance at the Scudetto. Their next match facing Lazio is their toughest one this month, as their following two matches are against clubs out of the top 14 in the league.

The Rome derby facing Lazio, who are in ninth in the league, table is a big match not only in terms of the standings, but the whole derby aspect as well. Bet365 has AS Roma as the favorite with Italy Serie A odds of +105 and Lazio at +250 and a draw line of +240.

With Juve with a stranglehold on the league lead the race may be for the top four to get an automatic big to the Champions League next season. Napoli and Fiorentina are in third and fourth place respectively and they are in good shape. However, Verona, Inter Milan, Torino, Parma, and Lazio still have a shot.

AC Milan’s struggles continue, as they are in 10th place and are 12 points out of the fourth place spot. They made the biggest transfer signing Mario Balotelli after an unhappy stint at Manchester City. He is a world-class striker, but it may be too little too late for AC Milan.

A few of the bigger matches in Serie A in February are Napoli vs. AC Milan, Fiorentina vs. Inter Milan, Verona vs. Torino, Juventus vs. Torino, and Parma vs. Fiorentina.