Serie A Predictions and Betting
You must have heard people at some point exclaim about the Italian Serie A and describe how it tends to differ from others that currently make up the top five soccer leagues in the world. Some of those statements may be true, while some may not be. It is undeniable, however, that the Italian league is where you’ll find some of the most passionate and beautiful football in the world. This makes the league an exciting avenue to stake money on and win.
Serie A: What It Is and How It Works
Serie A is the top-flight Italian football league. Established in 1898 by the Italian Football Federation, the league now features 20 teams competing in a round-robin format to determine winners and losers. The top 4 teams on the log get to compete in the UEFA Champions League, two others in the Europa League, while the bottom three get relegated into the lower Serie B at the end of the season. A typical season runs from August to May with a couple of other competitors between the league teams. Serie A is classified as one of the best in the world of soccer, along with the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga and German Bundesliga.
The league has been dominated mainly by the Juventus team. The Old lady has been graced with the studetti 36 times while local rivals Internazionale and AC Milan share the tally of 18 league wins. The Juventus side has also won the league every season since 2014.
Italian soccer clubs winning the Serie A championship from the season 1897/1898 to the season 2019/2020, by number of victories
The Serie A teams are widely known for their emphasis on a defensive style of play, which makes games with heavy scorelines a rarity. Multiple ballon d’Or winner and football great, Christiano Ronaldo commented about this upon signing for Juventus:
“Things are going well, in my opinion. It’s harder to score in the Italian league than in the Spanish league. The Spanish league is more open, the teams risk more. Here, not so much.
“Here, the team’s priority is to defend first and then to attack. That’s not true for Spain. Spanish games are more open. The English league, where I played for five years [with Manchester United], is the same.
“It’s harder to score in the Italian league, in my opinion.”
In the playing style adopted by most Italian teams, they come off as being very disciplined tactically. This makes the matches a joy to watch and betting on the league an even more thrilling experience.
Serie A Odds
One factor you would want to consider while betting on games in Serie A is how hectic the team’s schedule currently is. Lots of games in a short period allow little or no rest and recovery of the players and this leads to upsets in the game.
You also want to consider that Juve has so far maintained the upper hand domestically for such a long time. However, AC Milan and even Atalanta will be vying to topple their monopoly on the Studdeti.
It is possible to stake on a host of parameters per game aside from the game-winners, such as the number of cards that will be shown, amount of corners each team will get, over/under goals and so on. In-game and halftime betting increases the variability of outcomes, thereby providing good punters with more opportunities to win big with each game. The key here is to study and notice the patterns, the teams and players that are more likely to fall into these categories per game
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It is good practice to read up reviews on games and do your findings on the form of the teams playing, their strengths and what to expect before you bet your money on them.