Juventus had reigned the Scudetto for almost a decade, from 2012 to 2020. However, in the last couple of seasons, we have seen the resurgence of AC Milan (2021/22 Winners) and Inter Milan (2020/21 Winners) back to the summit whereas Juventus are going through a re-build. The upcoming Serie A season promises to bring high-quality and top entertainment to fans globally. In this space, we will summarize the last season, major transfer deals completed and players to look out for who might make the difference in the upcoming season. Additionally, we selected the most interesting long-term preseason wagers from the best online bookmakers in Africa.
Serie A Round Odds Offers
This presented table above will present you with the odds (of the most popular markets) from each game week of the new season and will help you make a comparison to select the best bookies in Africa for absolute value. The odds will be automatically updated after every round of fixtures. Do note that odds are subject to change from time to time.
Moreover, keep in mind that you can always rely on our Serie A betting tips where we analyse selected matches in every single round.
Long-term Serie A Pre-season Bets
As per the bookmakers, Inter Milan is the current favourite to snatch the title from their rivals AC Milan. Juventus are a close second with some excellent transfer business done in the summer to upgrade their squad and compete for the title again. With AC Milan not being able to do well in the transfer market and letting go of key midfielder Franck Kessie, they are the third favourites to win the Scudetto.
Other outright bets include markets for a top goal scorer, finish in the top 4, relegation candidates and other similar markets. Romelu Lukaku who is on loan from Chelsea at Inter Milan is the current favourite along with exciting Juventus forward Dusan Vlahovic to win the Golden Boot (top goal scorer).
Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma who won the inaugural Europa Conference League last season are closely placed alongside Napoli to seal the fourth spot that guarantees Champions League football.
Three teams got promoted to Serie A from Serie B, namely, US Cremonese, US Lecce and AC Monza. Cremonese will be playing the Serie A for the first time since the club was formed, however, they are also the bookmaker’s favourite to get relegated. US Lecce and last season’s relegation battle survivors US Salernitana are the other favourites to be relegated.
We have selected our favourite outright bets for the upcoming Serie A season.
|Betting Market:||Selection:||Highest Odds:|
|To Win Outright:||Juventus|
|To Score Most Goals:||Dusan Vlahovic|
|In Top 4:||AS Roma|
|To be Relegated:||US Cremonese|
In case you are looking to make some short-term wagers from round to round or even on a daily basis, our straight win prediction page allows you the chance to always be on the winning side against the bookies.
Retrospect on Last Serie A Season
In the build-up to the 2021/22 season, the Italian League had lost some global stars in Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku, Achraf Hakimi, Gianluigi Donnarumma and then losing Antonio Conte who is one of the best managers in the game. But it turned out to be one of the most compelling title races among the top European leagues.
Inter Milan were the defending champions and was chasing their 20th title which would have earned them the second star above their club crest. However, AC Milan rose from years of spoiling to reignite one of the biggest rivalries in football. Two halves of Milan, teams who share a stadium and the black stripes on their shirt but are divided by the red and blue, produced one of the most thrilling title races in recent history.
AC Milan eventually topped the standings to win their 19th Scudetto. Interestingly, AC Milan did not have any player in the top 10 goal scorers of last season. They had a well-rounded squad with important contributions from multiple players throughout the season.
Oliver Giroud (11 Goals) and Rafael Leão (11 Goals) were their top goal contributors, however, midfield players Franck Kessié, Alexis Saelemaekers and Sandro Tonali were the key driving factors in a dynamic box-to-box game style. A special mention should be made about AC Milan defender Theo Hernandez who has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world and managed to bag the goal of the season too.
Inter Milan finished second, only 2 points behind the winners, a title race that went into the last game week. Napoli and Juventus finished third and fourth respectively. Unfortunately, Cagliari, Genoa and Venezia were all relegated to Serie B.
Significant Off-Season Serie A Transfers
Serie A continues to be one of the top destinations for world-class players globally. The Italian teams have been active in the transfer market to strategically strengthen their squads, refresh older players with young legs and find players with long-serving potential. Below is a summary of the key transfer deals done in Serie A for the forthcoming season:
- Federico Chiesa
One of the key members of the Italy squad that won Euro 2020, Chiesa is an exciting forward that will be key for Juventus’s title campaign. A two-year loan deal from Fiorentina has now been converted to an official transfer to Juventus
- Angel Di Maria
One of the most accomplished midfielders/attackers of the last decade, the former champions league winner joins Juventus from PSG
- Paul Pogba
Having left for Manchester United in one of the biggest transfer deals in history in 2016, he returns back on a free transfer to prove a point
- Romelu Lukaku
The most important player of the 2020/21 title-winning team of Inter Milan returns on loan from Chelsea, only one year after leaving
- Luka Jovic
Arrives from Real Madrid on a free transfer, the 24-year-old was one of the best prospective strikers in Europe four years ago
- Joaquin Correa
An established star of the league, the forward has switched to Inter Milan from Lazio
- Merih Demiral
Leaves Juventus to join Atalanta BC, the 24-year-old Turkish is a highly rated defender who can revive his career in Bergamo
Players to Look Out For
The 2022/23 Serie A season will have some of the biggest names in world football and exciting talents and prospects representing various clubs. We will have a look at players who can light up the league this season.
- Rafael Leao
The MVP last season in a title-winning team, however, experts believe this is just the beginning for the 23-year-old Portuguese player. He is projected to score 15 goals and has 10+ assists in the 2022/23 season. He is one of the fastest players and best dribblers in Europe at this moment.
- Dusan Vlahovic
Having joined Juventus in the winter transfer window in January this year, Vlahovic has established himself as one of the top strikers in the league. With 24 goals last season, he is projected to near the 30-goal mark this season and wins the Top goal scorer award.
- Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba joined Juventus as a teenager and went on to win a Scudetto every season he played for Juventus. However, his time at Manchester United was torrid and returns back to Juventus to prove he remains one of the best midfielders of the current generation.
- Romelu Lukaku
The second top scorer in the 2020/21 season, returns back to Inter Milan where he feels loved by the club supporters. Lukaku is a statistical giant and guarantees 20+ goals every season.
- Gianluca Scamacca
The 6 ft 5 in striker has become the main striker of the Italian national team and scored 16 goals last season. The 23-year-old is a gifted player and can quickly become the best striker in the league alongside Vlahovic. Scamacca currently plays for Sassuolo but is being poached by many top clubs.
- Tammy Abraham
The English forward joined AS Roma last season, brought in by Jose Mourinho. He has shown an incredible appetite for goals in his debut season. Abraham has a strong personality and seems to be thriving under Mourinho. We should expect a 20-25 goals season from the former Chelsea forward.