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Freelance writer/broadcaster specialising in Serie A, Premier League + NFL. Contribute to the Guardian, ESPN, BT Sport, The Score and NFL UK, among others

Paolo Bandini's Serie A Betting: Milan To Pick Up A Draw At Udinese — Udinese - Milan The Stadio Friuli has never been a particularly intimidating venue. Even before the present renovations - which have temporarily reduced the venue's capacity to just under 10,000 people - average crowds for Udinese home games were less than 40% the size of those that even this diminished Milan team can draw to San Siro.

Milan and Internazionale fail to rock San Siro but still draw crowd to dour gig — Expectations were not high for the 214th Derby della Madonnina. Milan and Internazionale occupied ninth and 10th place respectively in the Serie A table. The editors at Corriere della Sera could think of no more optimistic angle for a preview than to list five occasions when the derby was even more dismal.

Paolo Bandini's Serie A Betting: Expect Goals In The Milan Derby

Paolo Bandini's Serie A Betting: Juventus To Win But Concede vs Lazio — Like an early 1980s Steve Perry, Cesena manager Domenico Di Carlo has spent the last week bellowing "Don't Stop Believin'" in the direction of anyone who will listen. Sure, his team might be seven points adrift of safety, having just lost at home to a Chievo side who were once relegation rivals, but "eight games are still a lot.

Juventus’ Max Allegri: ‘Football is happiness - but in the end it is winning that counts’ — Curious scenes are unfolding at Juventus's Vinovo training ground. A gigantic throne made of swords has just been wheeled through the front gate. Office staff are congregating in doorways and gawping. Massimiliano Allegri bowls past with barely a glance. He has taken more improbable developments in his stride over the past nine months.

Parma stand on brink of oblivion and make a meaningless win mean so much — It was at once the least important result of the weekend, and one of the most important all season. Parma's 1-0 win over Juventus on Saturday will almost certainly make no difference to either team's league outcomes this season, the victorious Ducali concluding their weekend 13 points adrift of safety in last place, whilst the defeated Bianconeri remain 12 points clear at the top of the Serie A table.

Paolo Bandini's Serie A Betting: Lazio To Meet Eight Expectations

Mohamed Salah’s Fiorentina loan joy adds to Florence’s Easter fireworks — Easter Sunday began as it always does in Florence, with a dove being fired out of a cathedral on a rocket. For the 49th consecutive year, the bird (a mechanical one, happily) found its target: a large cart full of explosives in the Piazza Duomo, kicking off a firework display known as Lo scoppio del carro.

Italy’s Antonio Conte desperate to end Azzurri wobble against England — It was supposed to be the start of something special. Instead it was the beginning of the end. Italy's World Cup-opening victory over England in Manaus led more than one commentator to proclaim that they had a shot at winning the tournament, but defeats by Costa Rica and Uruguay ensured that they exited along with Roy Hodgson's side at the end of the group stage.

NFL free-agency grades: Seahawks, Packers, Eagles at head of NFC class — Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys Key additions: Greg Hardy (DE), Darren McFadden (RB), Jed Collins (FB), Jasper Brinkley (LB), Keith Rivers (LB), Corey White (CB) Key losses: DeMarco Murray (RB), Henry Melton (DT), Justin Durant (LB), Jermey Parnell (OT), Bruce Carter (LB), Sterling Moore (CB), George Selvie (DE) Obliged by salary cap constraints to part ways with either the NFL's leading rusher or one of the league's most talented wide receivers, Dallas plumped for the former.
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Apr 25, 2015

Betting tips for tonight's Serie A games, including one (Milan-Udinese) that's already started!) on my @unibet blog:…

Apr 22, 2015

RT @GianlucaNesci: Taking one second away from the Juve match, @Paolo_Bandini's magic touch works again. Writes about Chicharito ... guess who scores.

Apr 22, 2015

Piece on Javier Hernandez looks at why he could be right for Real Madrid tonight + why he won't be there next season:…

Apr 22, 2015

No Bale, Benzema or Modric tonight, but a big opportunity for Chicharito, as covered in my @theScore latest:…

Apr 22, 2015

RT @GianlucaNesci: @Paolo_Bandini's piece looks at Javier Hernandez, who should get the chance to show his worth today for @realmadrid.…

Apr 21, 2015

Something seems to have gone awry with that Quaresma link. Let's try again:…

Apr 21, 2015

How Ricardo Quaresma has salvaged his career back at Porto. Piece from me for @thescore ahead of 2nd leg vs Bayern:…

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