By Joe, www.Bettingexpert.com
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The Italian season returns this weekend and the reigning Serie A champion, Inter, are looking to win their second consecutive Scudetto under Coach Jose Mourinho. The newly promoted club from Serie B, Bari, will be travelling to San Siro to play their first Serie A game since 2001 and they faced a tough encounter in their season opening game. Inter are favorites and looks strong to cash in the first 3 points of the season.
The league hasn’t even started and Jose Mourinho is already headlining the newspapers over the dispute of potential threats to his team. Besides headlining the newspaper, Mourinho has done several transfers over the summer. He has brought in Samuel Eto’o, Diego Milito, Lucio and Thiago Motta. The team has lost both forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Adriano, so the goals will have to come from Eto this Sunday. The Nerazzurri will be without Esteban Cambiasso and he could be replaced by Patrick Vieira in the midfield.
Bari have been recently acquired by the rich Texan Businessman, Timothy L. Barton, but the huge transfer fund will only be available in the January window. Serie B champion will find life tough in Serie A, as the schedule for their first few games has not been kind to them. Coach Giampiero Ventura has more problems to face as he might be without his top scorer, Paulo Vitor Barreto, against Inter. Matteo Paro, Mariano Martin Donda, Emanuel Rivas and Pedro Kamata are also injured while newly summer signing Riccardo Meggirorini is suspended. Expect some changes to the Bari lineup on Sunday.
This is a David vs. Goliath match where Goliath will most likely be triumph on the first day of Serie A. After the entire dispute in the newspaper, it won’t be surprising to see Mourinho demanding a win, in their first game, to save pride for himself. It will be a shocking result if Inter loses this match and Betsson is offering odds 1.25 for a home win.