Italian League Betting Guide & Tips

Our guide to the Italian League will explain all you need to know about one of the biggest football competitions in Europe and also focus on Finnish players within the division.

2021/22 Italian League

One of the biggest leagues in Europe and home to some of the most legendary clubs on the continent. If it is football flair that you are looking for, then look no further than Serie A.

Although Serie A may have been overtaken in terms of spotlight in the past couple of decades, the top level of Italian football is still one that is watched in all corners of the globe, and this means there is plenty of interest when it comes to Serie A betting.

Even though the English Premier League has most of the biggest playing and managerial names these days, Serie A is still a league that attracts world-class talent, and it is also currently home to a handful of Finnish players also.

With Niki Mäenpää currently playing for Venezia and Niklas Pyyhtiä playing for Bologna, it means that there is Finnish interest in the competition, and this also shows that the nation can produce plenty of talented footballers to be exported elsewhere.

Italian League schedule

There are 20 Serie A teams and those that are within the top division play each other in a double round robin format. This means that 38 fixtures are played per club (380 Serie A matches in total) and they are contested between August and May the following year.

Although there will have to be a slight change to the format next season, as the 2022 World Cup will be played at the midway point instead of the summer and this means, that an earlier start along with a lengthy break will have to be introduced.

Top teams

When it comes to the biggest Serie A teams, they perhaps do not come much bigger than Juventus and with the Turin outfit previously having won nine successive league titles in a row, they were undoubtedly the kings of Italian football.

However, their time at the top of the Serie A standing is no more and with Inter Milan ending their dominant streak last season, the San Siro outfit have taken the mantle of champions and ended the previous supremacy that was found in Turin.

Of course, when it comes to the conversation regarding the top teams in Italy, one must never forget AC Milan either and with this former powerhouse looking to return to championship glory, the current era of Serie A is certainly an exciting one.

Top players and managers

Admittedly Serie A does not have the stars it once did, but it still currently plays home to the likes of Paulo Dybala and Lautaro Martinez and with this Argentine pair regularly finding the net, they often boost the fortunes of the Juventus and Inter Milan teammates.

When it comes to the conversation of top managers in Serie A, Max Allegri is often the first coach that comes to mind and although his second stint as Juventus boss has not been as successful as the first, there is no doubting his coaching credentials.

While it is fair to say that he is not the only coach with a high profile in the Italian League and with the Milan-based pair of Simone Inzaghi and Stefano Pioli doing their best to lead Inter and AC Milan to victory respectively, the battle off the pitch is just as interesting as the one on it.

Of course, when we mention the biggest managers in Italian football, one cannot forget Jose Mourinho and although he is something of a fading force since his time in the Premier League, he is still capable of masterminding big results when it matters.

Who will win …

When it comes to who will win the 2021/22 edition of Serie A, it once again looks as if the winner will come from the San Siro. Although, it may be a change of victor from last season and if that proves to be the case, it will mean that Inter have been pipped to top spot.

Whether Stefano Pioli’s Milan can come out on top, remains to be seen and although the battle for honours looks like it may be confined to one single city, one cannot forget the championship charge of Napoli either.

Then again, the same could also be said about Juventus and with the Turin outfit slowly edging their way towards the summit of Serie A, do not be surprised if the ‘Old Lady’ manages to land a tenth championship in just eleven years.

While those four teams look set to lock out the Champions League qualification slots, there is still Europa League and Europa Conference League qualification, and this means Atalanta, Lazio and Roma will be looking for a top-seven finish at the end of the season.