A well-rounded Napoli has led the Serie A table for most of the season. After falling 3-2 at home to Atalanta last weekend, we have a new face at the top of the table. AC Milan had two consecutive losses coming into last week, but quickly bounced back with two shutout wins.
Now, the Rossoneri lead the Serie A with 38 points through 16 matches, one point ahead of bitter rivals Inter Milan. We’ll take a look at all the latest in the Serie A from a soccer betting perspective.
Serie A Breakdown
Milan Clubs Duke it Out
AC Milan was expected to win both of its games last week and kept two shutouts after conceding seven goals in its previous two games. The Rossoneri comfortably beat Genoa 3-0 last Wednesday and followed it up with a 2-0 win over Salernitana. The shutouts are a good sign for a Milan side with +450 odds to win the Serie A.
Meanwhile, defending Serie A Champions Inter Milan is heating up at just the right time. After drawing with AC Milan in the Derby di Milano, they’ve won four consecutive Serie A matches. That includes a dominant 3-0 win at Roma last weekend and a 3-2 win over Napoli, which kicked off the streak.
The Nerazzurri are favorites to repeat in the Serie A, with +110 odds to win the league, and have looked excellent recently. One-upping their rivals, Inter has three straight shutout wins in Serie A and four in all competitions. They’re two-goal favorites vs relegation-zone Cagliari this weekend and we should expect them to pick up a fifth straight win.
Clear Top Four Picture Emerges
With Juventus on the outside looking in, Napoli and Atalanta round out the rest of the top four. As good as Inter has been, Atalanta has been Serie A’s best team for betting online over the last month and has five consecutive wins.
Most impressively, two of those wins came against Juventus and Napoli on the road. Seven points ahead of fifth-place Juventus and only four points behind AC Milan, Atalanta could make a title challenge if it tightens up defensively.
At +400, Atalanta is listed at better odds to win the Serie A than both Napoli and AC Milan. They do, however, have a tricky match coming up at Hellas Verona in which they’re listed at -110.
Napoli’s defense was a brick wall in the opening stages of the season but the Partenopei have given up eight goals in their last four matches and have won just one of their last five.
Star striker Victor Osimhen’s absence is hurting them and he won’t be back until February. Napoli is -280 favorites vs Empoli on Sunday and it certainly needs all three points.
On the Outside Looking In
After some highly concerning early-season struggles, Juventus is now in their best position of the season. Paulo Dybala is back to doing what he does best and scored in consecutive matches as Juve moved into fifth place.
Juve won 2-0 gimmies over last- and second-to-last place Salernitana and Genoa last weekend and has given up just one goal in its last five matches. They’ve got another winnable match at Venezia coming up, but is listed at just +1000 to win the league.
Fiorentina, level on points with Juventus, is another team to watch out for. Serie A joint-top scorer Dusan Vlahovic has taken the league by storm and scored 13 goals so far. He’s rumored to be headed to a top club but Fiorentina is capable of qualifying for a European spot as long as he’s there.
La Viola plays Salernitana at home this weekend as -300 favorites and Vlahovic will fancy his chances to get on the scoresheet again.
The two Rome clubs have been highly inconsistent but are only two points behind Juve and Fiorentina. Jose Mourinho has had an up-and-down first season as Roma manager despite some high-profile arrivals. They badly need a win as -235 sportsbook favorites vs Spezia on Monday.
Lazio’s Ciro Immobile also has 13 goals but the defense has been an absolute wreck. Following a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Napoli, Lazio followed it up by giving up four more goals vs Udinese in a wild draw.
They did get back in the win column with a 3-1 win over Sampdoria on Sunday as Immobile found the net twice. Lazio can’t be taken seriously as top-four contenders, giving up nearly two goals per match.