It is likely that Inter Milan will need to score at least twice if they want to maintain their Serie A title challenge with an away win over Bari.
The goalless draw at the San Siro between leaders AC Milan and third-placed Lazio means that Inter could reduce their deficit to seven points if they beat Bari, while still retaining a game in hand.
And their recent form against Bari makes their Serie A betting odds of 1/2 to pick up the win a reasonable price.
Inter are unbeaten in their last six league meetings with Bari and they have secured maximum points on four of these occasions.
Furthermore, Bari are in the midst of a current slump in form as they have lost their last four Italian top flight games and have failed to win any of their last eight at home.
However, with Inter having only won one of their last five away games, Bari may see this a useful opportunity to end their disappointing recent streak.
Bari are 11/2 to beat Inter Milan with the draw priced at 3/1.
There are two key facts that make the 8/1 on Inter winning 2-1 overpriced.
Firstly, Bari have managed to find the target in each of their last six home encounters with Inter, while the visitors have only not scored away at Bari on two occasions since 1947.
Furthermore, Bari have conceded exactly two goals in all of their last four Serie A games.
However, with Inter having scored a minimum of three goals in five of their last six matches, it may be worth a smaller bet on Leonardo’s team running out 3-1 winners, which can be backed at 10/1.
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