The Italian Serie A is one of the five biggest football leagues in Europe. We’re about to give you a quick lowdown on what the league is all about, who have been the dominant forces in it over the decades and some vital information about betting on Serie A. There’s no shortage of interest in Serie A odds for the 2021-22 season, so we will have everything covered.

Sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what’s so special about Serie A. The English Premier League is identified with fast football and the physicality & speed of incredibly fit players. In La Liga, you would probably find the most technically gifted players. Whereas over in the German Bundesliga, the league is famous for its attacking style of football. So maybe it’s Serie A’s historic reputation for producing some of the best defenders that makes it so special. Whatever the reason may be, Serie A produces some of the best football action.

Inter Milan are the current Serie A champions and it will be quite tough for them to retain the title. Let us look at the betting odds offered on the sportsbooks for the 2021-22 Serie A season.

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2021-22 Serie A Odds: Who Are the Favorites To Win Serie A?

Team Odds on Bet365
Juventus 2.62
Inter Milan 3.25
Atalanta 6.00
Roma 9.00
Napoli 11.00
AC Milan 11.00
Lazio 29.00
Sassuolo 151.00
Fiorentina 251.00
Sampdoria 501.00
Udinese 501.00
Bologna 501.00
Cagliari 751.00
Verona 1001.00
Torino 1001.00
Empoli 1001.00
Spezia 1501.00
Genoa 1501.00
Salernitana 2501.00
Venezia 2501.00

Juventus have currently the best odds to win the Serie A 2021-22 title. Juventus have odds of 2.62 on Bet365 which means that they have an implied win probability of 38.17%. Despite Juventus finishing 4th in the points table last season, the bookmakers are backing Juve to lift the title.

Inter Milan have Serie A odds of 3.00 to win the title

The next team in the Serie A betting odds table are the defending champions Inter Milan with odds of 3.25. This gives Inter Milan an implied win probability of 30.77%. The next team in the Serie A odds table for the outright winner is Atalanta with odds of 6.50.

With Cristiano Ronaldo & Romelu Lukaku gone to Premier League, it will make up for an interesting season. We do expect Juventus to win the title this time.

2020-21 Serie A season recap: Wind of change?

At the start of the 2020-21 season, Serie A odds unsurprisingly had Juventus as hot favourites to win. When most pundits were giving out their predictions before the season began, it was hard to look past them.

They had won the previous nine and were deemed to have a typically strong squad full of options in addition to the barely human Cristiano Ronaldo.

The only problem was the coach. A brilliant player that he was at the likes of Inter and Milan, and particularly Juventus, this was Andrea Pirlo’s first coaching gig. And in the end, it all proved too much for poor Pirlo. The betting odds for Serie A offered on Juve at the start of the season proved to be way off the mark.

Not only did Juventus not win the league, but they also only managed to finish fourth. Under the brilliant coach that is Antonio Conte, Inter Milan won the Serie A easily, racking up 91 points to finish ahead of AC Milan and Atalanta.

Serie A Betting Tips & Popular Betting Markets

You need to remember the golden rule to successful betting, whether that’s Serie A betting or anything else, is to always bet based on betting value. That means betting at odds that are favorable to you in light of the mathematical chances of something happening as opposed to betting simply on what you think is going to happen.

Serie A betting had perhaps become a bit dull on the winner market for that period where Juventus weren’t giving anyone else a chance. But that’s where the 2020-21 season was so important. There was a huge shift from Juve dominance to a well-deserved Inter Milan win.

Remember you can do Serie A betting with Bitcoin at most of the major betting sites. That is of course, in addition to all the other more traditional depositing methods using Indian Rupees and more normal currencies you can play in.

Betting On 2021-22 Serie A Top Goalscorer

This is one of those Serie A betting markets that can be rewarding if you manage to get it right. As it happens, the pre-tournament Serie A betting favorite for top goalscorer ahead of the 2020-21 season was Juve’s Cristiano Ronaldo. The man duly delivered. His 29 goals were more than enough to get the better of Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku’s 24 goals.

But that was the exception to the rule. Ronaldo had gone into each of his three seasons at Juve as the favorite. He, however, only managed to win it in his third season.

In fact, in the last eight seasons, the only players to have won it more than once were: Fabio Quagliarella who won it in 2013-14, then tied with Mauro Icardi in 2017-18 before winning it outright again in 2019-20. And Mauro Icardi himself, who twice tied for it: in 2014-15 and 2017-18.

In that period all of Luca Toni, Gonzalo Higuain, Edin Dzeko, Quagliarella, and as we’ve seen already, Cristiano Ronaldo, also either won it outright or tied on the same number of goals.

So, as we say, this is one of Serie A’s most open betting markets. Pick a player with a good scoring record playing at a team who generally gets quite a few goals.

Serie A Betting: Match markets

When it comes to betting on individual matches, the offering is the same. That means that on any given game, you could be looking at a selection of well over 100 different betting markets.

We’ll go through the main ones in due course. But here’s a selection of the best: match odds, over/under 3.5 goals, both teams to score, double chance, clean sheet, Asian handicap, anytime scorer, first goalscorer, correct score, half time/full time, corners betting, number of cards and whether there will be a sending off in the game.

Over/Under 2.5 Goals

Back in the 80s and 90s, Serie A had a reputation for being the most defensive league in just about the world. The scoreline of 0-0 was extremely common, 1-0 was the standard home win and 2-1 was considered just about a goal-fest.

But things have certainly changed now. Here’s the percentage of matches in the 2020-21 season that went over 2.5 goals for the following teams. Atalanta (68%), Crotone (71%), Parma (68.4%) and Roma (63.2%).

So, for quite a few Serie A teams, football means goals and attack rather than reverting to the old school ‘catenaccio’ style where you try to score and then defend for your life once you do.

How to bet on Serie A?

Football betting in India has grown tremendously over the years. To place your bets on Serie A, here are the simple steps that you can follow:

Step 1: Create an account on a betting site. Check out the best betting sites in India before proceeding further.

Step 2: After you have created an account, head to the soccer/football section on the menu.

Step 3: You will see a number of betting markets available for a lot of different leagues. Scroll down to spot Serie A.

Step 4: Place a bet on the matches available or the outright season bets.

Serie A Past Winners: Juventus, the big bosses

Perhaps the only similarly major dominant force to Juventus in European domestic football across the top leagues is Bayern Munich. Bayern have won an incredible 28 titles and considering the league has only been going since 1963, that’s just over half of them.

Juventus have won more titles than Bayern with 36 but then again Serie A has been going since 1929. Their 36 wins are almost twice as many as Inter Milan (19) and exactly twice as many as AC Milan (18).

What makes it all so remarkable from Juve’s point of view is that this is one of the hardest leagues in the world to win. So, it’s even more credit to them that they’re so far ahead despite the high level of the competition.

Perhaps most impressive of all were their nine wins in a row between 2011-12 and 2019-20. It’s a feat that is highly unlikely to ever be repeated in Serie A again. It is all the more remarkable for having been achieved with different managers at the helm.

In other words, things change at Juventus, but that winning mentality never goes away.

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