Betting on Serie A

Juventus’ nine point win over runners-up Napoli last season was impressive, especially as it was a further six points back to third placed Milan. Even more impressive was their +47 goal difference, which was built on the foundations of a defence that only conceded 24 goals in 38 games.

Also champions in 2011/12, the 20/21 available for them to complete the hat-trick looks a solid investment. Top three betting sees last year’s top three: Juventus, Napoli and Milan priced up at 1/20, evens and 4/11, respectively.

With Napoli having finished in the top three twice in the last four years, and Milan four times in the last five, the prices look about right. However, if Fiorentina (last year’s second highest goal scorers with 72) can plug their defence a little (conceded 44) – 3/1 might offer a bit of value.

At the other end of the table there are unlikely to be in major shocks in the dog-fight to avoid relegation to Serie B. Of the three teams promoted last year, Livorno are the only odds on team to return to the lower division whilst Sassuolo and Verona are 11/10 and 6/4. Of the teams that avoided the drop last year, low-scoring Genoa and Atalanta look worth a nibble at 15/2 and 2/1.Perhaps the best bet is the 9/10 Parma to beat Bologna and Sassuolo in the best of Emilio-Romagna group betting. Roma finished fully 18 points in front of Bologna last season and, as previously mentioned, Sassuolo are amongst the favourites to go down.

For anyone looking for double interest combine the Parma to win Emilio-Romagna group with Juventus to win the title. Serie A punters may have been playing ‘Game On’ at an online casino due to the lack of competitive action, but if you’re starting to get bored of that now too you should be looking for more football themed games. ‘Shoot’ is bound to keep your mind on the game if the prices for the season ahead aren’t as juicy as you wanted them to be.