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Serie A – Outright Winner Odds
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Juventus Heavy Odds-On in Serie A Betting for Sixth On Trot
Juventus have won Serie A in each of the last five seasons, writes Nick. After signing key players from both of their closest challengers, they are worthy of their position as the bookies’ strong favourites in the Serie A odds to lengthen their stranglehold over the Italian title to a sixth season.
The Old Lady made a slow start to the last campaign and trailed Napoli by two points at the half-way stage. But a remarkable run of results saw them pick up 52 of the 57 available points during the second half of the season to overtake their rivals and comfortably land the league title with an eventual nine-point winning margin.
Juventus have since sold Paul Pogba to Manchester United and reinvested the proceeds in two of Serie A’s star performers from last season. Gonzalo Higuain (pictured) was the league’s top scorer for second-placed Napoli, with 36 goals, while Miralem Pjanic was, alongside Pogba, the player with most assists (12) and a key midfield operator for third-placed Roma.
Those signings have signalled to the rest of Serie A that Juventus are intent on extending their dominance of the local league and it remains to be seen if their primary title rivals are capable of reacting well to the losses of such important players.
Napoli played some excellent football in their first season under Maurizio Sarri and were remarkably consistent, pocketing the same number of points in the first half of the season as they did in the second. But they simply didn’t have another gear to move up into once Juventus started to pile up victories in relentless fashion.
Arkadiusz Milik is the man tasked with replacing Higuain and has made a good start to life in Naples. Sarri’s squad has also been reinforced by signings in midfield and defence. There is little reason to suspect that Napoli won’t again be one of Juventus’ closest challengers but that further step of overhauling the reigning champions is likely to be beyond them.
Roma came on strong in the second half of the season to overtake Inter Milan and Fiorentina and secure themselves a top-three finish. Luciano Spalletti has produced another attractive and effective side in his second spell as head coach and much of their transfer budget was consumed by the permanent purchase of players who impressed during loan spells last season. Much rests on how well youngster Leandro Paredes can fill Pjanic’s boots.
The two Milan clubs rank second and third behind Juventus in the accumulation of Serie A titles but have struggled of late, with just one top-three finish between them over the last four seasons. Both have new coaches but it is difficult to see either of them providing a significant title challenge, even though Inter spent freely over the summer. Top six, with one or the other perhaps troubling the top three, appears more realistic.
Fiorentina have finished in the top five in each of last four seasons and have a more or less settled team. Their summer transfer work generally focused on young backups and they can again be expected to be there or thereabouts this time around. Sassuolo and Lazio will also expect to compete for a top-six finish.
At the other end of the table, the bookies broadly view the relegation battle in their Serie A odds as a five-way fight between Cagliari, Crotone, Empoli, Palermo and Pescara.
Cagliari look the best placed of the promoted teams to stay in the division. They finished top of Serie B last season and have bought decently without losing anyone irreplaceable. Crotone and Pescara have, however, both lost the top scorers from their respective promotion campaigns, with Ante Budimir leaving Crotone for Sampdoria and Gianluca Lapadula trading Pescara for Milan. The season looks likely to be a slog for the both of them.
Palermo finished just a point outside the relegation places last season and have subsequently sold their best player, Franco Vazquez. They have already changed coach once in the early weeks of the season and it is questionable whether they have enough quality to stay in the division. Empoli finished 10th last season but slumped dramatically during the second half of the campaign and have since lost coach Marco Giampaolo to Sampdoria.
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