Bet of the Day, 20.May – Double:
- Arsenal v Sunderland: U3,5 @ 1.55
- Juventus v Lazio: Juve DNB @ 1.50
Arsenal v Sunderland, Premier League
Prediction: Under 3,5 Goals
Arsenal have failed to score in each of their last 2 home games, but even a point here would effectively seal 3rd place for them. Sunderland under Dick Advocaat have hit a decent run of form at just the right time, losing just one of their last 6 Premier League games, and a point will see them safe now. They are hard to break outside the Stadium of Light – half of this season’s 16 draws have come on the road, and nobody outside the top 6 has lost fewer away games. The Black Cats will clearly try to make things difficult in their quest for the point they need, and they have alternated between defeats and 0-0 draws on their 7 visits to the Emirates. Both these sides’ last 2 games have gone Under 2,5 goals, and there have been Unders in Sunderland’s last 6 away games in the Premier League.
Juventus v Lazio, Coppa Italia Final
Prediction: Juventus to Win – Draw No Bet
With the Serie A title already safely wrapped up and a Champions League final against Barcelona to come next month, Juventus are the favourites to lift the Italian Cup, keeping their treble dreams alive. The Bianconeri fielded a much-changed team for their Derby d’Italia game at Inter on Saturday but still won 2-1 at the end. Lazio are playing in their own backyard but Juventus cruised to a 3-0 success at the Olimpico in November. In fact, Juve have won 5 and lost none of the last 6 encounters between the sides. Saturday’s success at Sampdoria was only Lazio’s 2nd in 6 league outings (W2-D2-L2) and they have a poor record of W0-D1-L5 against top-4 opposition in Serie A this term.