The Serie A is Italy’s professional football league with 20 clubs. The tournament was founded in 1898, and since 1929, Serie A operates according to the round-robin system. Each team plays 19 games in the first and second halves of the season – one home and one away match against each of the rivals.
The first four teams qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stage, and, at the bottom of the table, the clubs compete to save their positions in the elite division. At the end of the event, three worst performing clubs go into the Serie B, thus being replaced by top three clubs from Italy’s second most important tournament: two clubs switch directly, and the clubs ranked 3d-6th compete for the third ticket to the league.
The league ranks 4th in the UEFA coefficients after the championships of England, Spain and Germany. This means that the top four clubs automatically reach the group stage of the Champions League, skipping playoffs. The fifth team is directly selected to the UEFA Europa League, and the sixth – to the UEFA Europa Conference League.
For a long time, Juventus Turin dominated the league, however, in the last few years, Inter, Milan and Napoli have seized the initiative. Roma, Lazio and Atalanta are constant contenders for the UEFA CL zone. It is these 7 clubs that currently are the strongest on the Apennine Peninsula. The low Serie A betting odds for these clubs to win prove their prestige in Italy.
However, in European competitions, the results of the Italian grands are not impressive. The last time the Italian team conquered the Champions League title was in 2010, when Inter beat Bavaria in the final. The last time the Italians conquered The UEFA Europa League was back in the last century: in the 1998/99 season Parma won the tournament then known as the UEFA Cup. In 2022, Roma won the first ever UEFA Conference League – but this is only the third most important European tournament.
Serie A winner Odds
In 2023, Napoli are the undisputed leaders of the league. A significant gap between Napoli and their rivals was kept during almost the entire first round. Bookmakers have no doubt that the Neapolitans will take the Scudetto, and already in the first half of the tournament they reduced the betting odds to the minimum, although before the start of the tournament, the odds for the club to win were 15.0.
As for outright bets on the league, there are only bets on the winner. Some bookmakers provide markets to bet on reaching the UEFA Champions League zone, which implies ranking not lower than 4th. The odds directly depend on the score difference between the 4th and 5th positions, as well as the time left to the end of the tournament: the less the time, the higher will be the odds for the contenders for the Champions League zone.
List of Serie A winners
Juventus are absolute record holders in the number of Scudettoes, with almost twice as many, compared to their closest rivals Inter and Milan. However, the latter have the chance to narrow the gap, taking into account the physical shape of the Bianconeri of the past few years.
Not everybody knows that the next top club in terms of the number of titles is Genoa, which are the nine-time Serie A winners. However, all the team’s success is long gone now – the last time the club won the title was in 1924. Currently, Genoa are going through hard times and play in the Serie B.
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Serie A relegation odds
In the selection of betting events of some bookmakers, you can find the Serie A relegation betting odds: in the Italian championship, at the end of the tournament, three lowest ranking teams are automatically relegated to the Serie B.
By the start of the second round of the 2022/2023 Serie A, there are three clear outsiders: Sampdoria, Verona and Cremonese. Sassuolo are in the dangerous proximity to the relegation zone. If you analyse the Serie A betting odds, you will find out that odds for these clubs to win are always high especially for matches against strong clubs. This can be an interesting option to bet on: clubs that can leave the top league are capable of outperforming even strong rivals. Analyse the Serie A betting odds before placing a bet – this is a chance to take advantage of high odds and bet on the victory of a club that is about to suffer a failure, which, in relegation matches, will perform like there will be no tomorrow.
FAQ Serie A
Who are the Favorites to win Italy Serie A?
Napoli are clear favourites to win Serie A. Throughout the first half of the championship, Napoli performed confidently and, up until the 17th round, remained undefeated. In the first half of the tournament, Luciano Spaletti’s club outperformed the main rivals, such as Juventus, Milan, Roma, Lazio and Atalanta. The team conceded only to Inter, which, currently, are the only ones that managed to defeat the Neapolitan club.
What factors do I need to consider when betting on Serie A?
When analysing the Italian Serie A odds, keep in mind that, over the past few years, Serie A has changed dramatically. The hegemony of Juventus, which took the Scudetto for 9 seasons in a row from 2012 to 2020, has come to an end. After that, Serie A was won by Inter and then by Milan. 2023 is likely to be the year of Napoli’s triumph. There are also changes in the level of some other clubs: Sassuolo have transformed themselves from outsiders into average performers, although the 2022/2023 competition does not bring success to the team. Atalanta have gained experience in the UEFA Champions League and now compete against the Italian grands for the top positions as equals.
To better analyse the Serie A betting odds, pay attention to team performance. Juventus not only score few points, but they also show boring football. In the 2022/2023 season, the Bianconeri, on average, score 2.17 goals per match, which is one of the worst performances in Serie A. For instance, Napoli score 3.22, and Inter, the most “fun-filled” Italian club, score 3.44.