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Serie A Betting Tips

The Serie A was founded over 100 years ago with the early version of the competition we know and love today coming into existence in 1898. There have been many changes over the years, as you would expect, but many of the founding members remain active in Italian football and a few can still be found in the top tier, holding their own and competing for major honours.

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History – Second Strongest in the World

Here are our top Serie A betting tips. The current round-robin style of play came into existence in 1929 with the Serie A title launched in 2010. A recent study announced what football fans already knew, it was one of the strongest divisions in the game and was placed second strongest national league in a 2014 poll. That’s something that may be disputed by the likes of the English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 but there can be no doubt it deserves a place amongst the front runners.

Serie A is home to three of the world’s most famous clubs in Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan but it is The Old Lady who has dominated in recent times and is recognised as the best club to come out of Italy. A real force in the Champions League, Juve have fans the world over with the merchandise sold in every corner of the globe.

The famous old club has produced a record number of World Cup champions on 25 and that number leaves them streets ahead of their rivals. The tally is sure to grow over time and it’s unlikely their score will ever be passed. Juventus appear in a fair share of Serie A betting tips each summer, and for good reason.

Format – Race is On For Prizes

The Serie A is made up of 20 teams – similar to the Premier League in England and Spain’s La Liga – with each of the member sides playing the other 19 clubs twice over the course of the campaign, once at home and once at the venue of their opponents. The team with most points on the board after 38 games is declared league winner and are presented with the famous Serie A trophy, their name etched on the silverware.

As is the norm with major divisions in modern times, the Serie A sees each of their best four finishers qualify for the Champions League, so there’s plenty to play for outside of top spot. Those finishing top of the pile will be crowned champions for that season and will progress to the Champions League as such, and they will be joined by those ending in second, third and fourth place. The teams will enter at different stages and receive different rankings, with the league winners dropped into Pot A, giving themselves a better chance of getting out of the group phase.

There’s more to aim at the outside of the best four teams as the clubs finishing in fifth and sixth may miss out on the Champions League riches but will collect the consolation prize of qualification to the Europa League. That means at least six of the 20 teams will bag a place in Europe come the start of the new season and that results in a competitive division and real scramble for points.

After the prize places, there’s the no man’s land of midtable, between seventh and 17th, before we get into the relegation race. The three teams with fewest points against their name after 38 games will be relegated to Serie B and spend the following campaign in the second tier of Italian football. That’s a fate all teams want to avoid as the cash prizes at the lower level are much less than teams in Serie A are used to, resulting in a reduced wage budget, less of a transfer kitty and, often, a lower standard of player.

The three teams relegated from Serie A are replaced by three from Serie B, the champions, the runners up and the side winning a play-off round. That makes for a bitter fight at the bottom of the top league and a fierce one towards the top of the second rung. As well as the league title, Serie A sides are also entered into two knockout cup competitions with the best teams able to win a treble.

Facts – Most Games, Top Scorers

What’re your Serie A predictions for this season? Following the stats could come in handy. Juventus as the most successful club ever to play in Serie A and have won a total of 35 titles between 1905 and 2019. They have also finished as runners up 21 times and that proves why they are one of the strongest club sides in the world. They have dominated Serie A in recent times, claiming glory in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. They are a club who go from strength-to-strength, both domestically and on the continent and will win many more titles in future.

Juventus are followed in by AC Milan on 18 titles and 15 silver medals, with their most recent success coming in 2011. We then have Inter on 18 and 15, last winning 2010, before Genoa’s nine and four make them fourth and Torino’s seven and seven complete the top five. The last time the latter won a Serie A title was way back in 1976 and that wait should continue for a few more years.

The Serie A all-time top goalscorer is Italian Silvio Piola who notched 274 goals between 1929 and 1954. That tally will take some beating and it’s all the more impressive when remembering the world-class strikers who have played in Italy over the years. Next is Francesco Totti on 250 goals and Gunnar Nordahl sits third with 225, the highest-scoring non-Italian.

In terms of appearances, Paolo Maldini has most with a stunning 647 games under his belt. That’s seven more than legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and we find Francesco Totti in third with 619 games against his name. Totti remains a real legend of the Italian game.

Where to Bet on Serie A

All major bookmakers accept bets on Serie A and punters can have their say on the eventual winner, relegation and there’s even betting on the Serie A top goal scorer. The latter is a market that keeps backers interested for the entire season, following the progress of their selection and comparing it to the form of the competition.

What’s the best way to find the Serie A best bets? You can follow the form of players and teams, keeping pace with transfer news, injuries and form, or put your trust in a proven tipster. Our team of Serie A tipsters do the hard work, so you don’t have to. We preview the big matches and research the betting, advising which bets are best in a game and the bookies offering top odds.