Do you love betting on Serie A? Serie A is the top league in Italy with famous teams from Milan, Juventus and Napoli. There are 20 teams in Serie A and they face each other home and away in a total of 38 league matches to crown the Italian champions, currently Milan. The first four teams in the final Serie A table all qualify for the Champions League . Behind them, the fifth-placed club earns its place in the Europa League , while the sixth-placed club qualifies for the Europa Conference League. The clubs finishing in the bottom three are relegated to Serie B. The three clubs that are relegated are replaced by the top two finishers in Serie B and the winner of the promotion play-offs. In the 2022-23 Serie A season, Verona and Spezia finished level on points for 17th and 18th place. They played a two-leg play-off to determine who went down with Verona being successful.
Last season was an exciting one for Italian clubs. Each of the three European competitions saw an Italian finalist. Inter, Roma and Fiorentina all lost but it shows Italian football is again a major force in European football. Another exciting season lies ahead of us as Napoli defends the Serie A title that they won last season.
You can see therefore that this is one of the most exciting leagues in Europe. It's extremely popular with punters across Europe, especially the UK. Throughout the season we will be publishing free previews of the top games in Serie A. Our hope is that they will give you lots of winners at the bookies.
Using statistics certainly helps you when working out the Serie A predictions you make. Here are the key stats from the 2022-23 season.
Napoli were top of the table throughout the 2022-23 season. They eventually won the Serie A title by 16 points from Lazio. They have so far held onto top goal scorer Victor Osimhen and will again be a strong force to contend with in this new season.
Inter were third last season and reached the Champions League final. The 2023-24 season will see them put in a strong challenge and may well be the main contenders to Napoli. They have lost goalkeeper Onana to Manchester United. Juventus would have finished fourth last season but were deducted ten points. No deduction or European football this season so they may well secure a top four finish. Moise Kean has been signed from Everton and Manuel Locatelli has arrived from Sassuolo. Lazio, Atalanta, Roma and Milan will be contenders for European places but we go for Napoli to retain the Serie A title.
Champions: Napoli won the title finishing 16 points ahead of Lazio
Champions League qualifiers: Napoli, Lazio, Inter and Milan
Europa League qualifiers: Atalanta and Roma
Europa Conference League qualifier: Fiorentina (finished eighth but seventh placed Juventus banned from European competitions)
Relegated: Spezia (after a play-off with Verona), Cremonese and Sampdoria
Promoted from Serie B: Frosinone, Genoa and play-off winners Cagliari.