Italy Serie A predictions and odds

The 2020/21 season of Italy’s best football is about to kick off, and Betting Fellow is here with all the latest info. You can find the best Serie A betting tips right here on this page to get started immediately.

That said, truly mastering the art of football betting takes more than just following pre-made predictions. If you want to understand how to bet on Serie A matches, you’ll want to know all the specifics of this top national league. To that end, here is all the basic information you’ll need to make the most out of your next Serie A bet.

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Italy Serie A Predictions

27/09/2021

Venezia - Torino

Venezia will likely try to secure a draw at most. They are outclassed by Torino, plain and simple, and most bookies online agree with this – after all, the betting odds on a home win for this match are 3.60.

With a price of 2.15 on them winning, Torino should definitely feel more confident going into this match. Of course, the difference is not insurmountable, so we’d say a draw is quite likely as well.

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Betting tip (stake: 9/10): Over 2,5 1.86 at Betway
Correct score prediction: 1:2
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26/09/2021

Empoli - Bologna

Beating Bologna will not be easy, but we believe Empoli are more than capable of doing so. The matchup is somewhat balanced, after all, so all three possible outcomes are still on the table.

Bologna are coming into this match as underdogs, though the difference is not overwhelming. Even so, they’re not all that likely to win. An Away Win bet is priced at 2.60 with top online bookies, which could bring a decent profit.

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Betting tip (stake: 7/10): Over 2,5 1.64 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 2:1
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26/09/2021

Juventus - Sampdoria

Juventus are likely on their way to a decisive victory, and it’s hard to feel optimistic about the visitors’ prospects. Bookmakers are pricing a home win at 1.36, which is quite in line with most expert opinions.

Considering what they’re up against, Sampdoria can’t set their ambitions too high in this match. Playing as visitors at odds of 9.25 for an away win, calling them underdogs seems like an understatement.

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Betting tip (stake: 7/10): Over 2,5 1.60 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 3:2
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26/09/2021

Lazio - Roma

Lazio will have to fight an uphill battle to win this match. They are the underdogs of the matchup – though Roma don’t have a huge advantage. Still, with the 2.65 odds on a home win, things may get a bit dicey.

The Giallorossi will need to dig deep in order to get past the motivated hosts. An away win at 2.75 betting odds is considered a high risk but that’s exactly why the reward would be much sweeter.

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Betting tip (stake: 7/10): Over 3,5 goals 2.60 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 2:3
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26/09/2021

Napoli - Cagliari

Best bookmaker online do not see past Napoli in this game and we wholeheartedly agree. The betting odds work largely in their favour and there is a good reason for it. Cagliari will have extremely difficult time running away with anything from this match.

This one has Home Win written all over it. The hosts are expected to grab a firm hold of the proceedings and Cagliari will be left with slim pickings in this match.

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Betting tip (stake: 7/10): Over 3,5 goals 2.75 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 1:3
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26/09/2021

Sassuolo - Salernitana

Salernitana will have little to hope for against Sassuolo. The home charges are bursting with confidence and it would take a small miracle for the away team to take anything from this game.

Considering what they’re up against, Salernitana can’t set their ambitions too high in this match. Playing as visitors at odds of 7.75 for an away win, calling them underdogs seems like an understatement.

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Betting tip (stake: 8/10): Over 2,5 1.57 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 2:1
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26/09/2021

Udinese - Fiorentina

Udinese will have to fight an uphill battle to win this match. They are the underdogs of the matchup – though Fiorentina don’t have a huge advantage. Still, with the 3.20 odds on a home win, things may get a bit dicey.

La Viola have their work cut out for them this Sunday. Most bookmakers online see them as the stronger team, made evident by the 2.31 betting odds for an away win. That’s a fairly slim advantage, though.

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Betting tip (stake: 9/10): Over 2,5 1.91 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 3:2
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Serie A Standings

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  • 12
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  • 16
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  • Napoli
  • 5
  • 5
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  • 0
  • 14
  • 2
  • 12
  • 15
  • W W W W W
  • 3
  • Inter
  • 6
  • 4
  • 2
  • 0
  • 20
  • 7
  • 13
  • 14
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  • 4
  • Roma
  • 5
  • 4
  • 0
  • 1
  • 12
  • 5
  • 7
  • 12
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  • 7
  • Lazio
  • 5
  • 2
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  • 12
  • 7
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  • 8
  • W W L D D
  • 8
  • Bologna
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • 1
  • 7
  • 10
  • -3
  • 8
  • W D W L D
  • 9
  • Torino
  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 8
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  • Udinese
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  • -1
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  • Empoli
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  • Juventus
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  • Genoa
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  • -5
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  • 16
  • Sassuolo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 1
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • -2
  • 4
  • W D L L L
  • 17
  • Spezia
  • 6
  • 1
  • 1
  • 4
  • 8
  • 15
  • -7
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  • Venezia
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  • -7
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  • Cagliari
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History and General Information

We won’t need to point out how big of a deal Serie A is before we get into the specifics. IT’s been one of the focal points of European football since its inception, most notably since the 30s. Ranked fourth according to UEFA coefficient rankings and second according to IFFHS stats, Serie A holds a special place in the hearts of millions of fans worldwide.

While leagues such as La Liga and the Premier League dazzle audiences with football stars and flashy spectacles, Serie A has a bit of a reputation among hard-boiled, old-school football fans. The focus on defence and strategy rather than star power and playmakers allows the beauty of the sport to shine more than in any other “Big 5” league. That’s how Serie A is generally seen, at least.

But how did it come to earn such a reputation? The roots of association football in Italy date back to 1898. However, this date is rarely used as the first season of Serie A. For starters, the structure was vastly different from what we see today. At the time, the Italian Football Federation organized a series of loosely-connected regional tournaments. As the teams grew along with the sport, a group called the Italian Football Confederation slip from the organization and founded their league – the Lega Nord or the Northern League. Though the league itself remains a footnote in the history of Italian football, it used the basic format of today’s Serie A and is usually called its ancestor.

A few years down the line, the two organisations re-united. However, two separate leagues were kept along the north-south border. After 1926, however, the organization went through a lot of quick changes due to both internal and external pressures. Finally, the round-robin format we associate with unified national leagues was born, and the 1929/30 season is counted as the start of Serie A.

Since then, the format had changed a few times, though. This mainly refers to the number of clubs in the league. More importantly, Serie A officially split from the other leagues in the Italian system, most notably Serie B. This move followed in the footsteps of the Premier League’s split from the EFL with television rights cited as the main issue.

Serie A remained a sort of trail-blazer in some other departments. For instance, it was selected by the International Football Association Board to test out video replay assistance for referees in 2016. This procedure was later implemented with almost all IFAB-backed competitions.

Over the decades, Serie A has produces some of the most decorated and successful football teams in the world. The biggest are arguably Juventus, who hold the record for most title wins with 36, most Coppa d’Italia wins with 13, 8 Supercups, and a large number of international titles. Just behind them are Milan and Internazionale (AKA Inter Milan), followed by clubs like Lazio, Fiorentina, Roma, and Napoli. These clubs make the so-called “seven sisters” of Italian football, and all are storied and successful teams in their own right.

It would take an inordinate amount of time to list all the stories of Serie A and do them justice. The league boasts more Ballon D’Or winners than any other, save for Spain’s La Liga, for instance. Long story short – Serie A should not be missed by any football fan.

Format

Serie A was made up of 16-18 clubs for most of its history. The number was upped to 20 in 2004/05, so now it conforms to the other Big 5 European national leagues. These teams play in a round-robin format throughout the season, which usually lasts between August and May of the following year. If that sounds familiar, it’s because most national leagues these days adopted the system in Serie A’s fashion.

Anyway, each team plays each team twice – once home and once away. Points are awarded based on the results in the usual fashion: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, no points for a defeat. The teams are then ranked by points total. In case of a tie, the teams are ranked based on head-to-head results, head-to-head goal difference, and then overall goal difference.

Due to Serie A’s high coefficient ranking, the top 4 teams go directly to the UEFA Champions League group stage. The fifth-placed team goes to the Europa League along with the winner of the Italian Cup. If the winner of the cup is already qualified for a UEFA competition, the sixth-best team goes instead.

The three lowest-ranked teams are relegated to Serie B, the second flight of Italian football and are replaced by that leagues three top teams. Note that there are no relegation play-offs in Serie A.

Serie A Title Challengers

One of the good parts of Serie A is that it has spawned so many successful clubs. It means that the competitions are always tense and exciting though one-sided in recent years. That being said, Juventus are currently on a 9-year string of consecutive titles, which is one of the longest periods of dominance in the history of the league.

As such, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to find out they’re the favourites this year as well. Still, considering how many titles they have at the moment, the Serie A outright betting odds tell us that Inter Milan still have a bit of a shot at it. Furthermore, the Top 4 Finish market can also be used to help us with Serie A betting.

We can easily see 4 teams with odds of under 2.00 to make it to the Champions League – Juventus, Inter, Napoli, and Atalanta. That said, Milan, Lazio and Roma are not far behind. We’re heading into another heated season of Serie A – that much is clear.

Juventus

Juve are in the process of making history as we speak. They’ve already broken Serie A’s record for consecutive championships and doubles – now it’s just a matter of seeing how far they can take it. Their relatively aggressive, possession-based tactics have brought them a lot of success with a world-famous attacking lineup featuring veritable superstars such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala.

That said, their current form shows some issues and inconsistencies. As their brief stint in the Champions League showed us, their defence is not up to par with Europe’s top clubs. Though their defenders win more than 60% of duels, Juventus seem most vulnerable to their tactics being used against them – building up pressure in the midfield until an opening presents itself. The good news is that they’re working on patching things up before the 2020/21 season kicks off. For instance, they’ve brought in midfielder Arthur from Barcelona for a hefty €72 million fee.

That said, some of their more stalwart defenders were also singed to other teams. Miralem Pijanić left for Barcelona, and Emre Can to Dortmund. Despite the track record, some believe this will be the year Juventus are dethroned. The former midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo replaced Maurizio Sarri at the helm and many believe that the novice manager will not have what it takes to extend Juventus’ dominance in his first year as a football manager. Follow our Juventus Predictions

Internazionale Milan

Before Juventus rose to their current prominence, Inter were the powerhouse of Serie A They remain one of Juve’s fiercest competitors – last season they lost the title by a 1-point margin.

Their current strategies more closely resemble what is considered the traditional Italian doctrine. This includes a rock-solid defence – they’ve conceded the least goals in Serie A for 2 years in a row, but still kept up a decent goalscoring record. With experienced Serie A defenders such as Milan Skrinar and Marcelo Brozović, that’s hardly a surprise.

However, remaining flexible is crucial in today’s top football. That’s why their successes can also be attributed to a powerful core of strikers such as Romelu Lukaku. The summer behind us has been exciting with Achraf Hakimi, Nicolo Barella and Aleksandar Kolarov as most notable reinforcements. All in all, fans are hoping that these comprehensive lineup changes will be enough to bring Inter back to the top. Follow our Inter Predictions

S.S.C. Napoli

The 1.70 odds on a Top 4 Finish for Napoli caught us by surprise. According to top online bookmakers, they’re more likely to go to the Champions League this year than most other teams from the top of last season’s table. As a reminder, Napoli recorded a disappointing 7th place finish in 2019/20.

Why the short odds then, you might be asking? Well, Napoli are the current holders of Coppa Italia. On their way to that title, they beat out teams like Inter, Juventus, Lazio – basically every other major Italian team. Fans are hoping that this is a sign of better times coming, and they might be right.

That said, their lineup went through severe changes as well. All of these changes would be too long to list. The most notable arrivals include centre-forward Victor Osimhen, right-winger Simone Verdi and centre-back Lorenzo Tonelli.

Notable departures over the summer include Allan who left for Everton, Simone Verdi and Roberto Inglese who moved to Torino and Parma, respectively. Bear in mind, though, that these are just a few of the almost 100 transfers made in total (if we include loans.) Follow our Napoli Predictions

Serie A Relegation Favourites

Three teams won’t be coming back next season, so let’s take a look at which ones are the most likely to place at the bottom of the standings.

Spezia Calcio

After more than 110 years of this club’s existence, this season will be the first time they’ve qualified for Serie A. We applaud the success, but let’s be realistic – freshly promoted teams rarely fare too well in top-flight leagues, let alone for the first time ever. They’ve spent the summer trying to shore up their roster, but it’s difficult for a club of Spezia’s limited financial means.

FC Crotone

Speaking of fresh promotions – Crotone is back after 2 years away from the top flight. However, their previous stint in Serie A didn’t end too well, which is why sportsbooks aren’t predicting much success this time around either. They’ve seen a marked improvement under their current manager Giovanni Stroppa, though, so they might yet prove tougher than they seem.

Serie A Top Players

Romelu Lukaku

By most estimates, Inter’s centre-forward Romelu Lukaku is Serie A’s most valued player. When you share the stage with living legends such as Cristiano Ronaldo or Dybala, that’s not a small matter. Lukaku’s most important trait is versatility – his roles are all as a striker, but it can vary from a target-man to a poaching winger. Throw in his imposing physical presence, and you can begin to see why he is one of Inter’s greatest assets.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Though his results may not be as impressive as they once were, it would be unfair of us to not mention Ronaldo. With five Ballon D’or wins and four Golden Shoes, we are talking about one of the most decorated footballers of our time and most recognizable sportsmen in the world. Unbelievably fast, precise, and capable of playing with both feet, the showboating Portuguese is a force to be reckoned with – even past his prime.

Ciro Immobile

Since we’re talking about talented strikers, both of the above fell behind Immobile last season. With a whopping 36 goals over 37 appearances, we would be remiss not to mention him. Immobile is a perfect example of Italian versatility – though quick with an incredible eye for opportunities, Ciro is also known for applying pressure when off the ball.

Serie A Rising Stars

Matthijs de Ligt

The youngest player ever in a UEFA European club final, it’s hard to call de Ligt an unestablished player. However, he is still just 21, and the future seems even brighter for Juventus’ current centre-back. The composure, focus, and leadership he displays in almost every match is nothing short of admirable, and the world’s top clubs are scrambling to add them to their side.

Gianluigi Donnarumma

Donnarumma is easily one of the most exciting young goalkeepers in Europe. Though Milan’s recent performances leave something to be desired, they still boast one of the lowest concession rates in Serie A. This is in no small part thanks to the efforts of their 21-year-old goalie and his breath-taking short-range saves.

Vincenzo Millico Though you may not recognize the name, Millico was one of the most prolific strikers of the past season on a goal-per-game basis. With 24 goals and eight assists in 22 appearances, Torino’s support striker would have shined even more had he be given more opportunities. That said, we can definitely expect to see more of him in 2020/21.

Serie A Derby Matches

Any great league is rich in fierce rivalries and exciting showdowns. Here are some exhilarating opportunities to bet on Serie A matches.

Derby d'Italia

With a name like The Derby of Italy, this clash leaves no doubt as to how important it is. It’s the showdown between Italy’s two greatest clubs – Juventus and Inter. The roots of this derby go way back to the founding of Serie A when it only included clubs from northern Italy. These clubs’ supporters number in the millions, so the atmosphere can get quite fiery.

Derby della Madonnina

Also called the Derby di Milano, this derby is the result of a local rivalry between Inter and Milan. You would be hard-pressed to find two clubs which share a stadium as strong as these two. As any good historic rivalry, the supporters of these clubs are divided among social lines. This is also one of the only major crosstown derbies always played in the same stadium.

Derby della Capitale

Serie A does have another notable intercity rivalry – the Derby of the Capital. As you may have guessed, this is the showdown between two of the best clubs in Italy’s capital of Rome – Lazio and Roma. This derby is a bit notorious for its unruly fans and heated battles, but that hasn’t stopped it from being one of the more exciting clashes in Italy.

Serie A Best Stadiums

San Siro

We mentioned Inter and Milan share the same stadium, and this is it. With a capacity of over 75,000, this mammoth stadium is truly fit to be the home of not one, but two clubs of such calibre. It’s named after the San Siro district of Milan and is the biggest football stadium in the country. Some of the matches played here are the stuff of legend.

Stadio Olimpico

The second-biggest stadium in Italy is also shared by two immensely successful clubs – Roma and Lazio. Located in the Foro Italico sports complex just north of Rome, this impressive hall can be compared to a modern-day Colosseum. It can house up to 70,000 spectators and hosts the Coppa Italia final every year.