If you want to bet on Serie A, you’re not limited to placing wagers on specific matches but you’ll still need to check soccer lines.
These bets are called ante-post wagers, and they are related to the outcome of a long-term event, such as a tournament or a full championship.
Some of them will be examined in the next sections, and we’ll direct you to our page on football markets for further information on the subject.
There have been three relegations from Serie B and three promotions from Serie A since 2004.
First, second, and third-place finishers in the standings qualify for Champions League groups; the Europa League qualifies for Europe’s second competition.
In addition to the Italian Cup winner, the teams ranked fifth and sixth, respectively.
Last, this team must finish in the 5th or 6th spot in the championship to avoid elimination in the standings.
There will be a new Conference League for the top seven teams in the standings, which will begin to play in January 2017.
We should also mention that the season in Italy goes from August to May, with the possibility of a break in January and the deletion of two rounds during the Christmas holidays, as has been the case in the English championship for years.
Players can be traded between clubs during both the summer and winter transfer market periods: the longer summer session, which lasts from July through August and ends at midnight on a Friday before the tournament begins, and the shorter January session, which is referred to as the “repair market.”
Research On The Most Successful teams
Juventus is also well-known to non-football fans, having won 36 Italian titles (even if the Turin club attributes one more, not assigned due to the match-fixing scandal known as Calciopoli of 2006).
In the table below, Inter and Milan, both rated 19th and 18th, round out the podium, while Genoa, which has won nine titles, the most recent of which dates back to the 1923/24 season, completes the top three.
The hierarchy of power in Serie A is closely reflected in Italy’s fan popularity rankings of the teams.
As of this writing, Juventus leads the group ahead of Milan, which has a narrow advantage over Inter, according to the most recent data.
Naples, Rome, and Fiorentina are just the beginning. Juventus and Inter likewise dominate season ticket sales at the stadium.
Who are The Best Players?
As is understandable, the forwards are the players most loved by the fans: they are responsible for scoring the decisive goals for the victory and making their dream of the Scudetto.
Traditionally Italy has always been a land of great strikers, and those who have won the top scorer in the last five championships can certainly be part of the category. You can find them in the table below.
The Italian championship is one of the most important in Europe and has always boasted many stars ready to tread the fields and make the fans fall in love.
After a few years of decline, in recent seasons, this trend seems to have resumed, and Serie A can boast some of the best known and strongest players on the international scene, starting with Cristiano Ronaldo who, together with Leo Messi, is the strongest in the world. Look at the graphic below and see if you agree with our choices.
The Most Popular Bets
Among the bets on Serie A futures, the most classic of the ante-post games is the one in which the name of who, at the end of the season, will sew the Scudetto di Campione d’Italia on the shirt is indicated.
In the image on the side, you will find the logo of Inter, the 2020/21 title-winning team, a feat accomplished after a hiatus of ten years.
The Milanese are the club with the highest number of titles won after Juventus, having won 19, while the Bianconeri are 36. Milan occupies the podium’s third step, with 18 league titles on the bulletin board.
As the name implies, the purpose of this ante-post market is to guess who will finish second in the standings at the end of the Serie A championship or, to put it in English, the “winner without the champion.”
It is a very interesting and well-quoted market, given that second place is a much more unpredictable result than that relating to the winning tournament, especially from March onwards: the “bridesmaids” were often Naples and Rome.
In 2020/21, however, Milan took the silver medal, 12 points behind the Inter champions, for a ranking that speaks the Milanese dialect.