With pre-season now up and running ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, which teams are currently the bookmaker’s favourites to get their hands on the trophy next season?
Find the latest Serie A winner odds* for the 2021/2022 season here:
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*You have to be 18+ to gamble. All odds within this article are accurate at the time of writing (13:30, 26/07/2021). BeGambleAware.
Who are favourites to win the Serie A?
Last season saw Juventus fail to win the Serie A title for the first time since 2011, but they are favoured to reclaim their crown and extending their lead as Italy’s most successful side.
Andrea Pirlo’s side just about scraped Champions League football, finishing fourth on the final day of the 2020/21 season, and the former Juventus midfielder lost his job as a result. He has been replaced by a returning Massimiliano Allegri, just two years after he left, with the aim of leading Juventus back to the top of Serie A (as well as the usual Champions League ambitions). In his previous five-year spell with Juventus, Allegri won five league titles, four Coppa Italias and two Supercoppa Italianas, so the expectations of success will be high.
Which teams are expected to put up a fight?
Despite ending Juventus’ reign last season, Inter Milan are not favourites to win the scudetto – though they aren’t too far behind in terms of odds with various bookmakers. Like Juventus, Inter are under new stewardship with Simone Inzaghi replacing Antonio Conte who left by mutual consent having fallen out with the club’s board.
Atalanta are one of Serie A’s most exciting teams and the one neutral fans like to cheer, and they have become mainstays in the top four, finishing third last season, ahead of Juventus on head-to-head. Although they were 13 points behind champions Inter, Atalanta are once again among the chasing pack for the new season, with Gian Piero Gasperini’s the top scorers in 2020/21 with 90 goals.
Napoli, AC Milan and Roma are also included in the conversation but not as close as some might have hoped, especially AC Milan who finished second last season.
Bookmaker’s dark horses for the Serie A title
Although they are hardly dark horses in many people’s eyes, we feel Inter Milan are priced high considering they are the defending champions.
At 2/1 or higher with some firms, Inter Milan will be looking to prove their title win last season wasn’t a fluke but a sign of domination to come. But they will need to settle quickly under Simone Inzaghi.
Serie A outright odds: Other markets
You can bet on many more outright markets than just the Serie A winner. As well as backing a team to lift the trophy, many bookmakers offer markets such as To Finish Top Four and Finish Outside Top Four.
The favourites to finish inside the top four are understandably those ranked highly to win the title, but it will be a closer battle between the likes of Napoli, Roma, AC Milan and Lazio, with Fiorentina and Sassuolo also providing decent options.
Serie A relegation odds
As is normally the case, the three teams which earned promotion to Serie A are the three favourites for relegation this season among those bookmakers. Salernitana are currently the outright favourite to go straight back down.
Joining the promoted three, and favoured more than some to go down, is Spezia who finished 15th last season but had the worst defence in the division among those to have stayed up, conceding 72 goals.
Udinese and Genoa also make up some of the favourites from sides remaining in the Serie A after uninspiring 2020/21 campaigns.
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