Serie A Season Betting Preview
After incurring just three losses all season en route to an 87-point finish and their fourth consecutive league title, Juventus has once again emerged as strong -163 favorites in soccer futures betting at Bet365 to top the table in the upcoming Serie A season.
The Old Lady went undefeated at home last season, and were also dominant during Champions League action, reaching the final where they fell 3-1 to Barcelona.
Juventus' closest competition on the Serie A odds at Bet365 comes from Roma, who open their season at +700.
Roma repeated as the runner-up on the Serie A table last season, wrapping up their campaign 17 points back of Juventus before bowing out in Champions League group stage action.
Napoli took a step back last season, falling to fifth place on the table after top-three finishes in each of the two previous seasons. However, expectations of a return to contention run high, with Napoli pegged at +900 in Serie A betting.
AC Milan has struggled to eighth and 10th place finishes in each of the past two seasons after five consecutive top-three finishes, including a league title in 2011, but is positioned among the favorites ahead of the upcoming season with +1000 odds.
Inter Milan will also be looking to bounce back from their 10th place finish on the Serie A table with odds of +1200, followed by Lazio, who will be looking to defend their strong third-place performance in 2014-2015, sporting solid +1600 betting odds.
Fiorentina trails the favorites with a middling +4000 at Bet365, followed by Sampdoria at +20000, Genoa at +25000, and Udinese at +35000, while Torino joins Palermo at +50000.
Sassuolo follows at +75000, ahead of three clubs at +100000 including Empoli, Atalanta and Verona. Bologna is well back at +150000, while Chievo lags at +200000, and Carpi and Frosinone share dubious longshot honors with Serie A odds of +500000.
2015/16 Serie A Champion (odds as of July 30 at Bet365)
AC Milan +1000
Inter Milan +1200