SERIE A HAS BEEN SUSPENDED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY BUT IS LIKELY TO RESUME IN JUNE
There are some things in life that are more important than football. Italy has been hit hard by the contravirus epidemic and that has led to the country being put into lockdown. Serie A games had been played behind closed doors in recent weeks. Now it's been announced that Serie A will be suspeneded until at least April 5. Hopefully this move will help the situation in the country and Serie A will be able to make a full return for an exciting conclusion to the season.
Another exciting Serie A season lies ahead. Will Juventus continue their domination of the league? Serie A pits the top 20 teams in the country against each other. At the end of 38 matchdays, the top ranked team in the final standings are crowned champions - while the top four teams qualify for the next edition of the Champions League. The clubs that finish behind them in fifth and sixth place qualify for the Europa League, while the three sides that finish at the bottom of the table are relegated to the Serie B.
In the end you can see that there is a lot at stake in this competition, which is why Serie A predictions are so commonly undertaken by bettors. Everything that is required for betting excitement and profitable gains is provided by the Serie A. Besides the format, the magic of the Italian clubs make up a championship of dreams for football lovers. Juventus, Milan, Inter, Naples, Roma and Lazio are some of the most popular teams in the world, and inspire thousands of sports bettors week after week. As for the player, Cristiano Ronaldo will of course be a headliner for the upcoming season, while other talented players like Godin, Insigne or Immobile will no doubt be decisive in the upcoming season. Be ready before making your Serie A prediction: times have changed and a spectacle is imminent on the fields of Italy.
On a statistical level, the preconceived notions of the Serie A are to be entirely forgotten. For several seasons now, the Italian Championship has not been the expected ‘closed championship’. The 1000 goal mark has regularly been crossed in recent seasons, largely thanks to a renewed Juventus and an Inter Milan with a less tight defense than in the past. The winds of renewal are blowing through the Serie A - with an average of 2.60 goals scored per game in the last two years, the Italian championship has once again demonstrated its offensive nature. Contrary to popular belief, a bet on the goals market (such as over 2.5 goals) would be far from unwise for your Serie A 2019/20 predictions.
Then, you should also be aware that the Serie A is one of the most reliable championships in the world in terms of exact score predictions. The 1-1 scoreline, as in most football championships, is the most common result (seen in 11.6% of games to be precise), followed by the 1-0 scoreline just behind. If you want to try out a bet on this market, then be sure to keep these scores in mind. The odds are generally quite high amongst bookmakers, it would be a shame to miss out.
Finally, you should also know that many Serie A games are decided in the last minute, with nearly 58% of goals scored during the last season coming from the second half. More specifically, 22.6% of all goals were scored after the 76th minute of play, which makes up almost a quarter of all goals scored in the competition. Don’t hesitate then, to bet that goals will come from the last quarter of an hour of play, especially given that the odds offered are often at around 2/1.
As always, it is Juventus that will be anticipated by fans of Italian football for the upcoming season. After securing their umpteenth title last season the Old Lady were able to refocus over the summer (acquiring Rabiot, Buffon and Ramsey), and will be expected to perform under the guidance of Sarri in the upcoming season. Although they will face competition from the likes of Inter Milan and Napoli, Juve are being tipped at the team to watch for the upcoming 2019/20 season.
Winner: Juventus achieved their eighth successive Serie A win in 2019, the 35th title won by the club in the top-tier of Italian football. The Old Lady are by far the most decorated club in the history of the Serie A, rivaled only by AC Milan and Internazionale who have won 18 titles apiece.
European Football: Massimiliano Allegri’s side will be joined by Napoli, Atalanta and Internazionale in the Champions League next season, each of whom occupied the remainder of the top four spots in the 2018/19 Serie A. Fifth-place Milan have qualified for next season’s edition of the Europa League, where they will be joined by the winners of the Coppa Italia Lazio.
Relegated: The bottom three finishers of the Serie A were relegated by the end of the season, Empoli, Frosinone an Chievo, and will join the Serie B in September 2019.
Promoted: Three teams achieved promotion to the Serie A at the end of the 2018/19 season. The top-two finishers of the Serie B, Brescia and Lecce, achieved automatic promotion, while Hellas Verona triumphed in the Promotion Playoffs to return to the Serie A.