AC Milan fought back to win the title away from Inter Milan last season but with Serie A odds on the board for this season, it’s Inter in the top spot. You can live-bet on the Italian top-flight league by using our sportsbook.
Serie A Winner
Inter Milan finished two points behind AC Milan last season, failing to defend the title won under Antonio Conte the previous season. The Nerazzurri will be keen to respond and have already been linked with several notable names during the summer window. Less than a year after signing for Chelsea, Romelu Lukaku has rejoined Inter on loan.
Lukaku starred during the club’s title success in 2020/21 and is keen to bring his A game to Italy after a disappointing debut season at Chelsea, having scored 64 goals in 95 appearances during a two-season spell at the San Siro. Inter were in control of their title defense destiny for most of last season before a draw late in the season saw that slip through their fingers. They are favorites to win the Scudetto being priced at +175 with the latest soccer odds.
Juventus dominated Italian football winning nine consecutive titles. That came to end in 2020/21 with back-to-back fourth-place finishes as The Old Lady retools and prepares to ascend back to the top. With a new star in striker Dusan Vlahovic and a talented squad around him, Juve is among the favorites to reclaim their Italian crown this season. They signed Paul Pogba and Angel Di Maria, they transferred Bremer from Torino, and on top of that Federico Chiesa will be back from injury. We have all the reasons to believe that The Old Lady will bounce back and win the trophy.
AC Milan ended their wait for a Serie A title last season, with the Rossoneri crowned champions for the first time since the 2010/11 season. Mike Maignan proved a fine replacement for the departed Gianluigi Donnarumma and was named as Serie A’s Best Goalkeeper after keeping a league-leading 17 clean sheets. Milan won eight of their final ten games, drawing twice to clinch the title, conceding just two goals in the process and their tight defense will be crucial to their chances again next season.
Pick: Juventus to win Serie A at +185
Serie A Darkhorse
Napoli will once again hope to challenge the northern powerhouse of Italian football this term, having finished the season third in 2021/22. Luciano Spalletti’s side kicked off last season in blistering form with 10 wins and a draw from their opening 11 games but was unable to maintain those levels across the course of the campaign to finish seven points behind champions Milan.
They lost their main defender Kalidou Koulibaly who signed with Chelsea, Lorenzo Insigne who left in MLS and they failed to extend Dries Mertens’s contract. They will have to rely on Victor Osimhen, who will be the key to the club’s chances after being named as Serie A’s best Under 23 player last season, with the Nigerian international having scored 18 goals across all competitions.
AS Roma will be hoping to build on silverware success last season after the capital club won their first European trophy after being crowned winners of the inaugural Europa Conference League. The win ended Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge in a positive fashion, with the club’s domestic form having seen Roma finish sixth to miss out on Champions League qualification for a fourth straight season. If you’re betting online, AS Roma is the team to watch and bet on.
It’s been more than two decades since Roma were last crowned champions, winning the Scudetto under the management of Fabio Capello in 2000/01 but Mourinho was very busy in the summer transfer window, signing Nemanja Matic from Man United and Paulo Dybala from Juventus. Now the players have enjoyed the delicious taste of success, be able to build upon this foundation, and return to Serie A Top 4.
Pick: AS Roma to finish in top 4 at +160
Serie A To Get Relegated
Like most top flight leagues around the world, the teams who finish in the last three spots in Serie A are relegated to Serie B. Cagliari, Genoa and Venezia got relegated the last term, with Lecce, Cremonese, and Monza winning their promotion to the top-flight league.
Monza will be hoping to put its name on the map after a blockbuster season and a thrilling promotion playoff. Three Monza players finished the season with more than 10 goals. Monza has made several big moves in the transfer window, signing many of the players who it previously had on loan, as well as Andrea Ranocchia, a Serie A winner with Inter Milan.
Cremonese is a team to watch as they put faith in youngsters from the best Serie A clubs. The question is how many of them will remain here for the next season. Cremonese is tasked with the tremendous job of replacing these players affordably, which will be extremely difficult. They have no budget for big transfers so they are a team to fade in our soccer picks and parlays.
Lecce is a club that has consistently bounced back and forth between the top two flights in Italy. They returned to Serie A after two years spent in the second tier. For the past two seasons, Italian striker Massimo Coda has hit the 20-goal mark in the league for Lecce, winning the league golden boot on both occasions. They should have enough to secure their Serie A spot at the end of the new season.
Pick: Monza to get relegated at +250