SERIE A BETTING TIPS AND PREDICTIONS
Serie A 2017/18
The 2017/2018 Seria A is nearly upon us, with Juventus as champions. After a long period of convalescence, it is high time for the Italian championship to have their heavyweights shine again on the European scene!
The Teams to Follow
As is often the case in Serie A, the suspense of the end of the championship is only hopeless as Juventus dominates the other teams. The 2016/2017 edition saw Juventus win their 5th consecutive title! With a quality workforce and a fine tactician in command, the White and Black seem unstoppable in the championship. Massimiliano Allegri even had the luxury playing in a Champions League final, during which they lost to a great Real Madrid. Simply impressive.
Behind, AS Roma were only 4 points behind, which is far from ridiculous. The club in the capital will try to do better this season and we will keep an eye on the benefits of Maxime Gonalons, the new arrival. Nevertheless, De Rossi and others will have to compose without the emblematic Totti who has drawn his reverence after 24 years of good service to the club. Naples and Lazio Rome on their side are still well placed in the standings but fail to cross the march that could propel them to the top.
Finally, it will be necessary to have a close look on the two Milan clubs: AC Milan and Inter Milan. These formations are rebuilding and are recruiting very interesting Rossoneri who have recorded the arrivals of Ricardo Rodriguez, Franck Kessie, Mateo Musacchio and the Portuguese nugget Andre Silva. At the bottom of the ranking, the performances of Hellas Verona - reinforced by Cerci and Cassano - SPAL and Benevento will obviously be scrutinised under the microscope. The promoted will have to show self-sacrifice to win and maintain themselves in Serie A.
How they have performed up until now
Last season the fight was very fierce between five teams not to go down in Serie B. The Empoli, Palermo and Pescara will therefore move to the lower division this season. For all that, Crotone, who has fled by anticipating his direct pursuer of two small points, will have to raise considerably his level of play to not get the same fright as last season.
This is exactly the same as Genoa, who has delivered dull performances and has never succeeded in finding the solution to return to victory and stabilise their results. These two formations must therefore be very vigilant, especially when one sees how the other stables are strengthened.
Amateur betting on badly ranked teams? Avoid at all costs to bet on victories on their part! Unlike other European countries, Italy offers very few surprises at the bottom of the ranking. Prefer the logical bets on their opponents, why not by combining them. This will be a good way to get pretty odds, with a good probability of winning at the key.
For several seasons now, the notions of catenaccio, closed championship, absence of game and matches rigged do not really correspond to the Calcio. With the goal of 1,000 goals regularly crossed, a Juventus found, a Napoli revanch and defences far from being as hermetic as in the past, a wind of renewal blows on the Italian championship.
1-1 is, as in many championships, is the score that most often returns (10.79% of the matches to be precise), the 2-1 heals with no less than 10.53% of the encounters that Conclude on this score. A phenomenon that will be amplified by a rather impressive statistic that shows that last year, the teams averaged 2.95 goals per game. The delighted punters will not hesitate to try to bet at +2.5 goals often offered at pretty odds of 2.00 or more.
With defences ever more difficult, the attackers of Serie A stopping the counters and the serial scorers are not asked to adjust the sight. Edin Dzeko finished top scorer last year with 29 goals to his credit, followed closely by Dries Mertens, the Belgian winger of Naples who culminated in 28 goals. Behind Belotti reached 26 goals and Gonzalo Higuain did less well than in 2015/2016 with 24 goals on the clock. Do not hesitate to make a bet on these scorers, always very prolific before the goals and with a cool enough disconcerting when it comes to scoring.
Finally, the home victory rate is fairly large as 48.25% of the matches were won when the teams were playing at home. However, the victories of teams that play off their bases is also interesting and amounted to 30.05% which is far from negligible. This shows that the Italian teams are increasingly tight to pressure from the opposing fans and that a home team is not immune to a nasty surprise. We avoid matche draws!