The fans of Italian football did not have too much time to rest after the abnormal season and should now get their Serie A predictions ready. One of the greatest football leagues in the world is back and seems to be stronger than ever.
The dizzying end to the last season is nothing but a memory now, and all of the teams in Italy’s top-flight – big and small – will have ambitions of a successful campaign relative to their stature and budget.
Italian football has always attracted top footballers. Maradona, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Van Bastem Kaka or Shevchenko were all playing in Serie A. Football is very important for Italians and many consider it a religion.
At the top end of the table, that will mean cutting Juventus down to size – they have won the title every year since 2012! There are a few teams who will have ambitions of ending the Turin outfit’s monopoly of the Serie A trophy, including Inter Milan, entering their penultimate season in their famous San Siro stadium before it is demolished, and the exciting Atalanta, who are one of the most free-scoring teams in the world.
As is the case with the other major continental leagues, the honour of finishing inside the top four places brings with it the chance to play in next season’s Champions League – there are Serie A betting odds relating to that, while fifth and sixth have a chance to play in the Europa League.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the table, pundits and bettors will already be making their Serie A relegation predictions as the bottom three clubs will all face the dreaded drop.
This is a fantastic league to watch and wager on, with lots of different markets available and – for may people in the UK and beyond – live streaming of the action. It’s no wonder that Serie A betting is so popular!
2. Serie A 20/21 Betting Odds
The Serie A odds are out and there’s a familiar theme in the prices for those expected to do very well.
As you might expect, Juventus lead the way in the Serie A winner odds with bet365, but that is actually a longer price than we would typically expect….does that show that their main competitors are gaining on them?
If you want to wager elsewhere in this market, Inter Milan look like the biggest threat to the reigning champion. I Nerazzurri are waiting for their scudetto since 2009-10 season. The Italian club managed to secure the signing of a couple of high-profile footballers like Alexis Sanchez and Achraf Hakimi. Andriy Shevchenko, a former AC Milan star, predicts that Inter might challenge Juventus for the title.
The title race will be more interesting. Conte is working well, the team are competitive, they have already challenged Juve and I expect a closer season. Because there’s also Lazio, there’s Napoli, there’s Atalanta, an incredible team. And then there is Milan, who have strengthened themselves. - Andriy Shevchenko, Gazetta dello Sport
As mentioned by a Golden Ball 2014 winner, Serie A seems to be much more competitive this season. We should also not forget about the likes of Atalanta, Napoli and Lazio, which will surely challenge for the Champions League spots.
We can also bet on the relegation market as well of course, and here we expect the likes of Spezia, Benevento, Crotone and Genoa to be in the thick of the action.
3. Italy Serie A 20/21 Betting Tips And Top Goalscorer Predictions
The first of our Serie A betting tips is also a lesson you can use in your bets on any league or match, and it relates to value.
Many bettors think that a bet can only be value if it wins successfully, and that losing bets cannot be value because they didn’t win! It’s simply not true. Think about it this way: if you paid £500 for a TV that normally costs £200, would you consider it value just because it turns on and has a nice high definition picture? Of course not! You’d always know that the price wasn’t right.
And that’s our sentiment about Juventus in our Italy Serie A betting tips. Yes, they may go on and win the league title this season, but current odds they simply aren’t value for money. There is a feeling that both Inter and Atalanta have gained huge ground on the champions in recent months, and either could be considered a value proposition here.
Ronaldo, Lukaku or someone else? Who will become a Serie A's top scorer?
Another year older, one of our Serie A betting predictions is that Cristiano Ronaldo’s attacking output will continue to dwindle. That’s bead news for Juventus, who CR7 remains a talisman for, but also for his own hopes in the Top Goalscorer betting market.
Others hold more appeal. One of our Serie A tips for the 2020/21 season is that Romelu Lukaku will continue to hammer in the goals for Inter Milan. In the goals market there is some interest in Duvan Zapata, the Atalanta striker who benefits from playing in one of the most attacking teams around.In the 1990s, Serie A had a reputation for being a bit dull, with lots of tactical, conservative matches that often resulted in low-scoring affairs. But these days, that notion has been demolished as teams have become more dynamic and progressive, and so bettors have to consider that when placing their wagers.
And finally, the Mediterranean temperament ensures that Serie A is a league with plenty of hard tackles, dissent and yellow cards – especially in local derbies such as Inter vs AC Milan, Roma vs Lazio and Sampdoria vs Genoa. Keep an eye on these games in the fixture list.
4. Serie A Live Stream Possibilities
There are so many different ways to enjoy Serie A live streaming, but sadly these aren’t all free depending on your location.
In the UK, you need a Premier Sports subscription to watch Serie A, and that can cost £9.99 per month – not exactly Serie A free streaming!
People in other countries can access free live streaming Serie A TV via channels such as ESPN or via the DAZN app, but again these aren’t always free of charge. So where to watch Serie A streaming for free and in high quality? Happily, we have a solution for you! You can enjoy a Serie A live stream free with bookmakers such as bet365 and Unibet. All you have to do is open an account, if you haven’t already done so, and make sure it is active, i.e. there are some funds in there.
If you have that, you can live stream Italian footballer via the bookies’ website or app straight to your device, and most times you don’t even have to place a bet if you don’t want. Is there a better way to watch Serie A than that!?
Italian Serie A is a fantastic, competitive league with one of the most devoted fans in the world. For many Italians, Calcio is the most important thing in life. We hope that our Serie A predictions will help you to enjoy the games even more!