Can any club derail Juventus from a fifth consecutive Serie A title in 2015-2016? We weigh in on Italy's top flight soccer league, all while serving up the best soccer odds currently trading.
Juventus The Team To Beat
Flush off a fourth straight Serie A title and a runner-up finish in Champions League, Juventus are quite rightly the team to beat in Serie A. Conspicuously, though, they are ahead of the chasing pack by a country mile on the Serie A outright winner board, prompting many soccer bettors to dub it a one-horse race.
Let's face it, it's not exactly a bag of thrills in Italy these days. Gone are the glory days of Italian football where there were several teams that could have a reasonable shot to win the Scudetto. Roma finished runners-up to Juventus two seasons running, but the point gap is laughable. Even Napoli, 2012-2013 runners-up, finished nine points behind Juventus.
Not until the field of competition improves, can any club be seriously considered a threat to Juventus' stranglehold on the Scudetto. In any event, Roma Napoli, Inter Milan and AC Milan emerge as the four contenders behind Juventus for the title across sports betting markets, while there are those soccer bettors that like the look of a pair of clubs: Lazio and Fiorentina, both of which raised some eyebrows last season.
Table 1: Serie A Outright Winner Odds 2015-2016
Juventus -150 at 888Sport To Win Title
When there's a clear-cut favorite, finding good soccer odds becomes a challenge. Such is the case with Juventus' odds to win the Scudetto in 2015-2016. Unanimously, they are the runaway favorites from sportsbook to sportsbook, trading over Even Money. The best soccer odds we've found are with 888Sport, where they are priced at -150 to win outright. Slightly less than the -157 price tag at Paddy Power and -163 price tag at William Hill. That said, we're talking about a difference of less than £10.
Roma +700 To Win Title at 888Sport and William Hill
If you're looking to back Roma to win the title, thereby ending Juve's dominance over Serie A, you're best served at either 888Sport or William Hill where they are trading at +700 soccer odds. Paddy Power short changes Roma with +650 soccer odds, a full £50 less on your payout if you're looking to bet £100.
Napoli +900 To Win Title at 888Sport
For the last few seasons, Rafa Benitez's lads have been touted as legitimate contenders but it's all come to naught. It's a bit of smoke and mirrors with Napoli, not unlike Roma really. They look the part of real contenders but when the season gets underway they disappoint and Juve runaway with the title almost unchallenged. Napoli are the third favorites across sports betting shops, with the best soccer odds currently available at 888Sport, who are currently running a promotion that offers to treble your winnings on your first bet.
Inter Milan +1000 To Win Title At Paddy Power
Inter Milan are coming off one of their most disappointing seasons in recent memory, a ninth place finish, which includes 33-point gap with Juve. Think you they'll turn around their season so dramatically and win the title in 2015-2016 season? If so, you're best bet is found at Paddy Power where they are a tempting +1000 soccer pick.
AC Milan +1300 To Win Title at 888Sport
AC Milan are after a third-place finish in Serie A, yet they are trading as the fifth overall favorites to win Serie A in 2015-2016, a good distance behind Inter Milan (ninth in 2014-2015). Do the bookies have it right between these illustrious city rivals? Hard to say right now, but if you're backing AC Milan to come through next season then you'll be well served at 888Sport. AC Milan are a generous +1300 soccer pick, to win the title.