Serie A winner odds: AC Milan 10/1 to go one better and win Scudetto
Serie A winner odds and preview
Inter Milan coasted to a 19th Serie A title last season but manager Antonio Conte left in the wake of their triumph in a dispute over cost-cutting measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Simone Inzaghi is the new man at the helm and Inter are 9/4 second favourites in the Serie A winner odds for a successful title defence.
The champions are expected to be fighting it out with Juventus for the Scudetto so let’s examine the clubs who can challenge for the title this season.
The 36-time champions are 11/10 favourites in the Serie A winner odds but they scraped into the top four by just one point ahead of fifth-placed Napoli, who missed out after a 1-1 draw with Verona on the final day of the season.
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Andrea Pirlo was sacked after just one season in charge and replaced by Massimiliano Allegri, who coached the club for five years between 2014-19, and he has plenty on his plate with Cristiano Ronaldo linked with a move away from Turin.
Inter won the title by 12 points from arch rivals AC Milan but they were immediately thrown into crisis when Conte left the club by mutual consent and appointed Lazio coach Inzaghi as his replacement in the first week of June.
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Inzaghi has already overseen the loss of key full-back Achraf Hakimi, who joined French giants PSG in July, and with spending limits in force it could be a tough campaign for Inter who are 9/4 in the Serie A winner odds.
Atalanta were one of the most exciting teams in the Italian top flight last season, scoring 90 goals in 38 games to finish in third place.
Their attack-minded philosophy means they concede too but the European public got a glimpse of their players at the European Championship where Denmark’s Joakim Maehle and Germany’s Robin Gosens were stand-out performers.
Luis Muriel and Duvan Zapata scored 37 goals between them last season so they have the firepower to launch another assault at 8/1 in the Serie A winner odds.
Stefano Pioli steered AC Milan to second place last season – their best finish in 10 years – yet the Rossoneri are 10/1 in the Serie A winner odds for the forthcoming season.
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Milan are close to completing the signing of Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud and Brahim Diaz is reportedly in the pipeline, so it could be another successful campaign for the 18-time champions.
Jose Mourinho is back in Italy after a successful spell with Inter Milan and he has already brought Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio to Roma for around £9.3million from Wolves.
Roma finished in seventh place last season, which only proved enough to qualify for the inaugural Europa Conference League, and they are 14/1 in the Serie A winner odds.
Best of the rest
Failure to beat Verona on the last day of the season cost Napoli a place in the Champions League and Gennaro Gattuso his job after two years in charge, with former Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti taking over.
Success or otherwise will depend on keeping skipper Lorenzo Insigne, who is the target for Europe’s elite clubs after a successful Euro 2020 campaign, and so we go 16/1 on Napoli in the Serie A winner odds.
Maurizio Sarri is back in management with Lazio, who needed a replacement for Inzaghi, and they are 33/1 to win the title for the first time in 22 years.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication