Competition: Serie A
Market: Lautaro Martinez to score anytime
Odds: 1/1 @ 888sport
Looking to lay down another maker in midweek, a high-flying Inter Milan will make the trip to relegation scrappers Parma on Thursday night.
Starting with the hosts, throwing away the lead last weekend and shipping two second-half strikes away at Spezia, Parma have really gained a reputation for their extended issues at the back. Now coming off the back of those back-to-back 2-2 draws, the Crusaders still find themselves sat down in 19th and tipped as a leading contender in the relegation race. Coming under a string of criticism on either side of Italy’s festive break, Roberto D’Aversa’s side have remarkably failed to win any of their last 16 straight matchups across all formats, a run that stems back to the end of November. Facing an overwhelming test on home soil in midweek, it should also be noted that Parma have now conceded at least a pair of strikes in each of their previous seven Serie A appearances on the spin.
As for the visitors, only continuing on what has been a free-scoring purple patch, Inter Milan are firmly sat in pole position to claim their first Serie A title since 2010. Building off of that thumping 3-0 win against bitter rivals AC last month, Antonio Conte’s men picked up an identical scoreline when they faced off against Genoa when closing February. Winning each of their last five top-flight contests on the bounce, it’s well worth keeping an eye out for Lautaro Martinez on Thursday night. Playing a vital role in an Inter side that have bagged 15 goals on their five-match winning run, the 23-year-old recorded a brace against AC last month and has five goals in his last seven matchups across all formats. Smelling a golden chance against a struggling Parma defence in midweek, Martinez should be looking to extend on his tally this week.
Bet: Lautaro Martinez 1/1 to score anytime against Parma in Thursday’s Serie A matchup @ 888sport