With the start of the 2019/20 Serie A less than two weeks off, when Parma continue winners Juventus on August 24, betters are considering which teams have the maximum chances of raising the coveted Scudetto.
Will title-holders Juventus affirm their superiority over other conventional sides like Inter Milan and AC Milan and assert an unprecedented ninth name? Or could Napoli eventually put an end to a lengthy dry spell lasting since the 1989-90 season, when they had been crowned champs? Read on to learn more about our predictions and receive the best bang for your own hard-earned buck.
The record speaks for itself If it comes to Juventus. After allof the powerful Bianconeri are the most successful Italian facet with 31 titles and have won the previous eight consecutive titles, which evidently makes them the key contenders to maintain that a ninth straight Scudetto.
Furthermore, the Northern Italian squad were convincingly consistent last year, staying undefeated for a lot of the competition. With coach Maurizio Sarri now at the helm and major new signings from the likes of Matthijs de Ligt, Adrien Rabbot and Aaron Ramsey, along with five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo in prime form, and hungry to conquer his remarkable record of 21 goals last year, Juventus look extremely optimistic to be the victors once more.
However, after having coming close to raising the Champions League trophy in recent years, which would be their first since 1996, the Old Lady could well choose to concentrate their efforts continentally, thereby harming their chances of claiming the Scudetto. But betters seem optimistic in Juventus having lots of firepower for both tournaments, placing them at only -250 chances to become Italy’s winners.
A team which dominated Italian soccer in the mid 2000′s, asserting five successive titles from 2005 to 2009, Inter Milan are seeking to distance themselves in Mauro Icardi-related controversy and recover their standing as Italy’s most important squad.
So much so that they signed Antonio Conte, among the country’s greatest coaches together with three Serie A titles under his belt, and introduced in Uruguayan centre-back Diego Godin to compose a good defense alongside Skriniar along with De Vrij.
Conte stripped Icardi of his captaincy, and it has made it clear that he no longer wants the striker, who might be linked with a Juventus move. And with the signing up of wolf ahead Romelo Lukaku from Manchester United, the Giuseppe Meazza team might have well solved the assaulting problems they suffered last season.
This puts the Nerazzurri since the second favorites to emerge as the Serie A victors at +475. At a setting, however, without Juventus, Inter Milan prevail to win at +110, only slightly before Napoli, place at +115.
Speaking of Napolithey have been the main challengers to defy Juventus’ dominance last year, though the Old Girl nevertheless was able to secure a 11-point lead. This time around, with famous coach Carlo Ancelotti leading them, the Partenopei have a very solid defense — possibly Italy’s finest — after bringing in Kostas Manloas out of Roma to play alongside Kalidou Kouilbaily.
Traditionally very powerful upfront, and the Southern Italian squad also have a threatening attack with players like Mertens, Insigne, Callej??n and Milik, Napoli’s leading scorer who dared that the nets 17 occasions a year. Odds Assessing the Partenopei rack at +500 to maintain their third Scudetto — their first since the 1989-90 season.
Italy’s top four is finished by AC Milan, connected with rivals Inter Milan in 18 Scudettos. The Rossoneri, who is last Italian triumph was in the 2010-11 season, failed to secure a place at this season’s Champions League and had a very shaky beginning of season last year.
But things picked up and the San Siro team had a 10-match undefeated series. Coach Marco Giampaolo’s squad have some interesting players in their line-up, such as the attacking duo comprised of Piatek and Suso, along with goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who may be linked to a PSG move, Lucas Paquet??, Franck Kessi?? and Theo Hern??ndez. The Rossoneri are all the way out at +2000 odds of going all the way.
Curious as of August 14 at BetOnline