Italian football has been dominated recently by Juventus, the club from Turin having won Serie A in each of the last two seasons under the guidance of manager Antonio Conte. But can he and Juve make it three Serie A titles in a row? Read on for the latest betting odds, tips and analysis as we give our thoughts on which team will win Serie A this season.
As would be expected of the team who have won the title for the last two seasons and that which is the most successful team in the history of Italian football, Juventus are the favourites to land another Scudetto. They are priced at betting odds of just 10/11 with Bet365 after winning nine, losing one (at Fiorentina) and drawing one (away to Inter Milan) from their first 11 matches. They have already beaten AC Milan and Lazio at home and with Carlos Tevez and Mirko Vučinić providing a formidable attacking duo, they might well be worth backing at those odds before they get any shorter.
Having said that, it is Roma – under the stewardship of French manager Rudi Garcia – who had a fantastic 100% winning record from their first 10 matches before having to settle for a 1-1 draw at Torino. They beat Rome rivals Lazio 2-0 and also won 3-0 at Inter Milan and if they keep this pace up they will make their current odds of 11/5 with Paddy Power look very generous. It would be a big ask for the side who has not finished better than 6th in Serie A since coming second to Inter Milan in the 2009-10 season, and therefore we will looking elsewhere.
The team who finished second behind Juve last season – Napoli – could be in with a decent shout this time around. The appointment of former Inter Milan, Liverpool and Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez as their manager along with the acquisition of Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid could give them the impetus they need to go one better than last season.
They have matched Juve’s league record this season from their first 11 games with nine wins, a defeat and a draw, and despite losing to Arsenal in the Champions League, they beat last year’s losing finalists Borussia Dortmund and look in fine fettle. Backing them at decent odds of 4/1 with Bet365 to win this season’s Serie A could well prove a shrewd move though the match against Juve on 10th November could be crucial.Google+