After the Serie A conclusion less than a month ago, we are already thinking to the upcoming season. The 2017–18 Serie A will be the 119th season of top-tier Italian football. Juventus won the trophy in the 2016-17 campaign but unfortunately for them they failed to win the Champions League trophy losing 1-4 with Real Madrid in the final. Juventus are the only team to win six consecutive seasons in the Italian Serie A. They have scored fewer goals than Napoli and Roma but it was their great defense to win them the tittle last year. They are hoping for a more successful season and their main objective is to win the UCL tittle. But what to improve when you are dominating the Italian football for so many season? We expect them to sign some important players during the summer break and revitalize the squad.
The new season will start on 11-12 August 2017 while it will finish earlier than usual (13 May 2018), with the World Cup 2018 in Russia beginning on 14 June. The Serie A 2017-18 season fixtures will be announced on Friday, 21 July. For the 1st time, we will enjoy the Serie A matches on both 23rd and 30th of December. The top teams are very active on the transfer market preparing for another great season. What we know for sure till now is that Roma’s ex manager Luciano Spaletti was named Inter’s head coach on a two-year deal. On 13 April 2017, president Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian Prime Minister sold the ownership of AC Milan to Chinese investors. They have a huge transfer budget and they are trying to bring trophies to the team by signing a lot of great players. Liverpool are one step away on signing Roma’s winger Mohamed Salah. Eusebio Di Francesco was named manager of AS Roma. Both Napoli and Roma are losing some of their important players but the summer is long so we will see a lot of changes in both squads.
Empoli, Palermo and Pescara are the three relegated teams from the top league. Benevento won the play-off to earn its first promotion in Serie A. SPAL was promoted from Serie B after 49 years with Hellas Verona joining them after one year of relegation.
Juventus are still the team to beat as they are the favourites to win another Scudetto and write history. But the bookies are offering us two ways to bet on the winner of the league. With Juventus – Of course the odds for Juventus are low at 1.57 with Bet365. Napoli are priced at 7.0 with BetVictor and Roma are priced at 9.0 with Bet365. Most popular bets on this market: 58% of the people consider that AC Milan will be the surprise of the season and that the new investors will bring the tittle from the 1st year in charge – they are priced at 13 with 10bet.
We are offered a surprise – the part where we have to choose the winner of the next season without Juventus included on the list. Napoli are the favourites at 2.88 with Roma 2nd place priced at 3.25. Most popular bets on this market: 55% of the people have Roma as the winners at 3.25. AC Milan might be the team to watch. They should be really strong next season having great ambitions and objectives.
Best pick: AC Milan to win the title (without Juventus included) at 7.0 with Betway.