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Juventus fragile favourites in Serie A odds as Inter Milan & Atalanta threaten
Juventus have lifted the Serie A trophy in each of the last nine seasons, writes Nick Dorrington. They may still be favourites in the La Liga odds but could the 2020-21 campaign finally be the one in which their hold over it is broken?
It was certainly loosened last season. Just a single point separated Juventus from Inter Milan at the conclusion of the campaign. Their total of 83 points was their lowest of any season in their title winning streak. It was the first time since 2014-15 they had dipped below 90.
The team was never able fully to adapt to Maurizio Sarri’s approach and, despite the title triumph, he was relieved of his duties. Juventus were expected to bring in an experienced hand, but instead turned to Andrea Pirlo, their former midfielder, who takes on his first senior coaching position pretty much immediately after completing his qualifications.
The club have made some decent off-season moves but it remains to be seen whether Pirlo can overcome his inexperience to see off what is again likely to be a strong and season-long challenge from Inter Milan.
Inter were very good last season and made the early running with 12 victories across their opening 14 matches. Juventus gradually reeled them in and then pushed ahead but Inter kept within striking distance and ended the campaign with their highest points total since they last won the title in 2009-10.
Antonio Conte’s side were the only team to concede less than a goal per match, and they coupled that with a potent attack that featured Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku at its tip. Good off-season additions make them the most likely team finally to end Juventus’ long run of title successes, but there is another compelling challenger: Atalanta.
If you’re looking for entertainment, Atalanta are definitely your team. They racked up a huge tally of 98 goals last season, 17 more than any other team, and in total their matches featured more goals, 3.84, than those of any other side. Their dynamic attacking approach was successful, too. They finished third, with both the best goal difference and by some distance the best underlying numbers in the league.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s side took more points than anyone else during the second half of the season and haven’t lost any of their key players since. They look an attractive outside bet at the UK internet bookmakers’ prevailing La Liga odds to claim what would be a first Serie A title in their history.
Atalanta could also easily find themselves simply forming part of what is likely to be a very competitive contest for top-four spots and the Champions League qualification that comes with them. Lazio took fourth last season but that is no guarantee of a repeat run in 2020-21, with AC Milan, Napoli and Roma all seemingly well-positioned to challenge. Milan and Napoli both produced strong results during the second half of last season.
There was a huge 11-point gap between the last of the seven teams already mentioned and eighth-placed Sassuolo last season. It is difficult to see anyone bridging that divide this time around.
Fiorentina were probably better than their 10th place finish might suggest, but not sufficiently so to think they’ll make a significant leap forward in the new campaign. Simply unseating the likes of Sassuolo and Hellas Verona to get into the top 10 would represent solid improvement for teams like Bologna, Sampdoria and Udinese.
Parma have new American owners and were actually the league’s biggest net spenders in the off-season, but the majority of that investment went into making some of last season’s loan deals permanent. They have also lost a key attacking contributor in the form of Dejan Kulusevski, which makes it difficult to predict an improvement on last season’s 11th place.
That probably leaves six teams whose primary goal this season will be to avoid relegation, and it is little surprise that the three teams who have come up from Serie B have immediately been installed as the favourites in the La Liga relegation odds to go down. Two of the three promoted teams have immediately been relegated back to the second tier in each of the last two seasons.
Playoff winners Spezia have made it up to the top flight for the first time in their history but they look very underpowered for Serie A and their stay is unlikely to be long one. Crotone, too, will most probably make a direct return to Serie B.
Benevento may, though, have a fighting chance of survival. They were the clear class of the field in Serie B last season, finishing a full 18 points clear of Crotone in second, and had the best metrics to match. They might just provide reason for teams like Cagliari, Genoa and Torino, the three worst teams after the relegated trio by the underlying numbers last season, to sweat over their continued top-flight status.