Serie A Matchday 8 – Preview and Free Picks

Last Updated on September 29, 2022 3:06 pm by Erwin Noguera

The Italian soccer actions do not stop and, after a two-week break due to the last FIFA date that will be played before the start of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the ball will start rolling again with the 8th matchday of the Italian Serie A.

In the first 7 rounds of the season, we have seen a very nice fight at the top of the standings between up to 5 teams that have started well and want to fight to be at the top right now. 

Among these teams, we have surprises such as Udinese, Atalanta, and Lazio, while we are not taking into account two great Italian teams such as Inter and Juventus, who have not been able to start their season in the best possible way and, truth be told, have shown some terrible football.

The overall Calcio standings are led by Napoli and Atalanta, both with 17 points. They are followed by Udinese (16), Lazio and Milan with 14 points, Roma (13), Inter (12), Juventus and Torino with 10 points, and, Fiorentina close the top 10 with 9 points.

So far, the table leaders are the only teams that remain undefeated in the season and intend to continue with this devastating pace, to escape at the top of the standings.

Matchday 8 kicks off with the match between Napoli and Torino, which will be played on Saturday, October 1st, and will end with Hellas Verona vs. Udinese, on Monday, October 3rd.

Here is a preview of the best matches that we can enjoy this matchday 8 of the Italian Serie A, with the respective betting odds and free picks.

Serie A Matchday 8 – Preview – Napoli vs. Torino – Info

When: Saturday, October 01 at 09:00 am ET

Moneyline odds: Napoli -165 / Torino +440 (Source:

Draw Offs: +310

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Matchday 8 of the Serie A will kick off with Napoli vs. Torino, next Saturday, October 01, 2022, at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, home of Napoli at 09:00 am ET.

Il Partenopei has managed to show a spectacular performance at the beginning of the season, as they have managed to get 7 wins and 2 draws, to be sharing first place in the overall standings with Atalanta. Despite having lost several key players in the last transfer window, Luciano Spalletti has managed to solve those absences in such a manner that the team looks even better.

Undoubtedly, the emergence of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has been a real surprise, as the 21-year-old striker has been one of the revelations of the season. The problem for Napoli is that they will not be able to count on Hirving Lozano, who reportedly suffered a muscle injury while with the Mexican National Team.

Napoli comes into this matchday after their third consecutive victory, this time against Milan and away, with a very good score of 2-1.

On the other hand, Torino presented an irregular image at the beginning of the championship. Although they have some interesting players such as Nikola Vlasic and Demba Seck, the team has generally struggled to maintain a high level of performance.

Similarly, Il Toro is in ninth place in the overall standings, with a record of 3 wins, 1 draw, and 3 losses for a total of 10 points, just 7 points behind first place.

Torino is coming from two consecutive losses in Serie A, the first one against Inter (0-1) and the second one against Sassuolo with a score of 0-1.

In this match, although Napoli will not be able to count on Lozano in their forward line, we believe that they will have no problems winning. That is why our selection is a 3-1 victory for them.

Napoli vs. Torino Betting Pick: Napoli

Serie A Matchday 8 – Preview – Inter vs. Roma – Info

When: Saturday, October 01 at noon ET

Moneyline odds: Inter +107 / Roma +255 (Source:

Draw Offs: +250

Where Can I Watch? fuboTV / Sky Sports / Star + / Paramount +

Where Can Stream? Star + App / Paramount +

One of the great attractions of the weekend in Serie A will be the match between Inzaghi’s Inter and Mourinho’s Roma in a game that will be more than decisive for both teams at the beginning of the 2022-23 season.

This great match between Inter and Roma will be played this Saturday, October 01, 2022, at the San Siro Stadium, home of Inter at noon ET.

Coached by Inzaghi, the Neroazurri are in dire need of a win this matchday to avoid slipping away from the top of the overall standings. Currently, they are in 7th place in the table, 5 points behind first place.

In addition to their inconsistent start to the season, they are coming off a 1-3 loss to an inspired Udinese.

Inter have scored and conceded goals this season, but Inzaghi will be looking for a tighter defensive display, so a low-scoring game could also be on the cards at the San Siro on Saturday night.

On the other hand, Roma has also had a rather inconsistent start to the season, despite starting with two wins in their first two games played, they currently have 2 wins and 2 losses, in their last 4 matches.

With a record of 4 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses, Roma is in sixth place in the standings, just 4 points behind first place.

They come into this match after a painful defeat at home against Atalanta, with a score of 0-1.

Both teams will go out to kill or die in this match, but they know that the main objective is to contain the rival attacks to make a difference.

That is why this time, our selection is a 2-2 draw on the scoreboard.

Inter vs. Roma Betting Pick: Draw

Serie A Matchday 8 – Preview – Atalanta vs. Fiorentina – Info

When: Sunday, October 02 at noon ET

Moneyline odds: Atalanta -102 / Fiorentina +280 (Source:

Draw Offs: +255

Where Can I Watch? fuboTV / Sky Sports / Star + / Paramount +

Where Can Stream? Star + App / Paramount +

One of the best matches we will have on this matchday 8 of the Serie A will be, without a doubt, between Atalanta and Fiorentina, two teams that are in completely different positions, but they arrive with the necessary spirit to achieve the victory. It will be played this Sunday, October 02, 2022, at the Gewiss Stadium, home of Atalanta.

Despite the completely different level of play, they have this season, the recent history in the last 20 matches shows that Fiorentina has managed to take 9 victories, Atalanta has won 5 times, while 6 matches have ended with a draw.

La Dea is making what would be the best start to a season in their history and, if they can get this win, it would be the first time since their foundation that they have managed to get 20 points in the first 8 matchdays of the Serie A.

Atalanta has only allowed three goals so far this season and are looking to keep their fifth clean sheet of the season, against a team like Fiorentina who has lost 5 of their last 6 away games in Serie A.

On the other hand, we have il Viola, a team that excited all their fans with a start of the season where they got 4 out of 6 possible points, but, their next 4 games played were winless, where they accumulated 2 draws and 2 defeats.

Similarly, Fiorentina was able to get out of this bad moment on matchday 7 when they crushed Hellas Verona at home with a score of 2-0.

Thanks to this victory, Fiorentina climbed to 10th place in the standings with 9 points, 3 points behind Inter and 5 points behind Lazio.

For this match, we have a team that is living an excellent moment of the season and that has shown spectacular defense. That is why our selection is a 1-0 win for Atalanta.

Atalanta vs. Fiorentina Betting Pick: Atalanta

Serie A Matchday 8 – Preview – Milan vs. Empoli – Info

When: Saturday, October 01 at 02:45 pm ET

Moneyline odds: Milan -160 / Empoli +430 (Source:

Draw Offs: +310

Where Can I Watch? fuboTV / Sky Sports / Star + / Paramount +

Where Can Stream? Star + App / Paramount +

We close this Serie A matchday 8 previews with the match between Milan and Empoli, which will be played this Saturday, October 01, 2022, at the Carlo Castellani Stadium, home of Empoli at 02:45 pm ET.

Two teams coming in with different results meet in this matchday eight with the mission to get a win that will help them climb positions in the table, at this time that there is still no team that is escaping at the top.

Empoli is having a tough start to the season, they are currently in 14th place in the table with a record of 1 win, 4 draws, and 2 defeats. The Gli Azzurri are much closer to the relegation places than to the international European competition spots.

Empoli is coming off their first win of the season on matchday 7 against Bologna, with a score of 1-0.

On the other hand, the current Serie A championsAC Milan, have not been able to start their Scudetto defense in the best possible way, as, after 7 games played, they are in fifth place in the table with 14 points, coming from 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat.

AC Milan had awakened after their excellent win over Inter with a 3-2 score and a good victory over Dynamo Zagreb in the Champions League, but before the FIFA break, they lost their first match of the season against the inspired Napoli, with a 1-2 score.

While Milan has to visit Empoli in this match, we believe they are the favorites to win. That is why our selection is a victory for them with a score of 2-0.

Milan vs. Empoli Betting Pick: Milan

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