Italy Serie A 2021-22 predictions: season preview
Last season, Inter Milan won the Serie A title for the first time in 11 years, ending Juventus' nine-year reign as Italian champions. The 2021-22 Serie A season is contested among 20 teams: the team with the most points at the end of the season wins the league.
Italian Serie A teams that finish in the top 4 automatically qualify for the next season’s UEFA Champions League. The fifth-placed team alongside the winner of the Coppa Italia at the end of the season qualifies for the UEFA Europa League. In cases in which the winner of the Coppa Italia finishes in the top 5 the sixth-placed team gets the spot in the Europa League. Thus, the sixth or seventh team qualifies for the newly formed UEFA Conference League. The bottom three teams at the end of the Serie A season are relegated to Serie B.
On Takebet Nigeria, you will find Italian Serie A predictions on top games involving Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Napoli, Atalanta, Roma, Lazio against each other as well as betting tips on Serie A decisive games which directly influence the title challenge or the top 4 finish.
Serie A lost key players and managers during the summer of 2021. Antonio Conte resigned as Inter Milan's manager, Cristiano Ronaldo left Juventus for Manchester United, Romelu Lukaku left Inter Millan to join his boyhood club Chelsea. Nonetheless, the arrival of Jose Mourinho to Roma means we will get one of the most competitive title challenges in years.
Full list of teams participating in the 2021-22 Serie A:
- Inter Milan
- AC Milan
- AS Roma
- Hellas Verona
Juventus failed to win the 2020-21 Serie A title for the first time in nine years, after finishing fourth during last season's campaign. The Old Lady had their poorest season in years as they struggled much, finishing with 78 points and securing the Champions League spot on the final day only. Juventus scored 77 goals in Serie A last season while conceding 38 goals.
Andrea Pirlo was sacked as the head coach of Juventus, after just one season of taking charge of the club. Juventus appointed their former manager, Massimiliano Allegri, as their new head coach. Allegri led Juventus to two Champions League finals, as well as five consecutive Serie A wins and four Coppa Italia crowns.
Juventus sold their star player, Cristiano Ronaldo, to Manchester United for a fee of about €25m including adds-on. Manuel Locatelli joined the Old Lady on an initial loan with an obligation to buy for €35m. The same obligation with a price tag of €28m is set for Moise Kean, who returned to Juventus on a two-year loan deal this summer.
The Old Lady will find it hard to win the title easily, as they did for nine years before Inter ended their dominance. A lot of Italian teams are now well-equipped and look very balanced, so this might be a very interesting title challenge. Juventus losing Ronaldo means they have lost the greatest goalscorer in the history of football. Ronaldo scored the most goals in Serie A last season with 29 goals, and replacing him will be very hard.
Alvaro Morata scored the second-most goals for Juventus in Serie A last season with 11 goals from 10.76 xG. The Spanish striker provided nine assists while creating 49 chances during last season's campaign. Morata signed for Juventus in the summer of 2020 with an initial loan deal with an option to buy for €45m. With the departure of Ronaldo, Morata will be relied on to score lots of goals and will be crucial in the Juventus title challenge.
Federico Chiesa is one of the best youngsters in football as he showed his exceptional quality in the Euro 2020. The Italian player was crucial in the country’s run to win the European Championship, as he scored two goals which included an extra-time goal in their 2-1 victory over Austria. Chiesa scored nine goals in Serie A last season, overperforming his expected goals of 7.23. He also provided nine assists while creating 59 chances.
Other key players of Juventus apart from Alvaro Morata and Federico Chiesa:
- Paulo Dybala
- Juan Cuadrado
- Giorgio Chiellini
- Leonardo Bonucci
- Manuel Locatelli
- Alex Sandro
Inter won the 2020-21 Serie A title for the first time since 2010 when they won the treble under Jose Mourinho. Antonio Conte led them to the title as they finished with 91 points which were 12 points more than second-placed AC Milan. Inter Milan scored the second-most goals in the league with 89 goals while conceding the least (35).
Antonio Conte resigned from Inter in May. Inter Milan appointed former Lazio manager, Simone Inzaghi, as their new head coach. Nerazzurri sold their best player in Romelu Lukaku to European Champions, Chelsea, for a fee of about €115m. Inter Milan also sold Achraf Hakimi to Paris Saint-Germain for a fee of about €70m.
Hakan Calhanoglu joined Inter Milan from AC Milan on a free transfer. Nerazzurri bought Edin Dzeko from Roma on a free transfer to replace the departed Romelu Lukaku. Denzel Dumfries was bought from PSV Eindhoven for a fee of about €15m.
The departure of Romelu Lukaku means losing the most important player although they replaced him with Edin Dzeko. The Belgian international scored the second most goals in Serie A last season (24) while providing the second most assists (11) and creating 63 chances. Inter will be looking to win back-to-back league titles without him, which will be the first time in 11 years when they won the trophy in the 2008-09 and the 2009-10 season.
Lautaro Martinez was crucial to Inter Millan’s impressive display in the league last season. The Argentine formed a power duo with Romelu Lukaku as they terrorized defence and scored a lot of goals. Martinez just won the Copa America with Argentina, as he scored three crucial goals. The Argentine scored 17 goals in the league last season, outperforming his expected goals of 15.19. Martinez also provided six assists while creating 44 chances.
Edin Dzeko joined Inter Milan on a free transfer and will be looking to make an impact. The new Inter Milan striker is a proven goalscorer as he scored 120 goals in 243 appearances, an average of 0.5 goals per match for Roma. Dzeko scored seven goals in the league last season, underperforming his expected goals of 13.29. He also provided three assists and created 32 chances. Dzeko will be looking to have a similar impact to that of Lukaku.
Other key players of Inter Milan apart from Lautaro Martinez and Edin Dzeko:
- Nicolo Barella
- Hakan Calhanoglu
- Marcelo Brozovic
- Alessandro Bastoni
- Samir Handanovic
- Ivan Perisic
Roma finished seventh in the 2020-21 Serie A table, as they qualified for the UEFA Europa Conference League. Roma got 62 points, scored 68 and conceded 58 goals.
The manager of Roma, Paulo Fonseca, left the club at the end of the last season. Jose Mourinho was appointed instead, thus returning to Italian Serie A 11 years after leaving Inter Millan. Roma signed Tammy Abraham from Chelsea for about €45m as they replaced the departed Edin Dzeko. The Yellow and Reds also signed a new goalkeeper, Rui Patricio, from Wolverhampton. Jose Mourinho is a serial winner and will be looking to win a title.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan was Roma's best player last season as he led in almost all statistics. The Armenian midfielder scored the most league goals for Roma (13), outperforming his expected goals of 11.76. Mkhitaryan provided 10 assists and created 58 chances.
Other key players of Roma apart from Henrikh Mkhitaryan:
- Lorenzo Pellegrini
- Jordan Veretout
- Stephan El Shaarawy
- Bryan Cristante
- Rui Patricio
- Carles Perez
Milan qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in eight years after finishing in the second place. Rossoneri had 79 points, scored 74 and conceded 41 goals.
Milan had their best season in years as they were at the top of the table for some time. They signed Oliver Giroud from Chelsea and Sandro Tonali from Brescia. Fikayo Tomori also joined the club on a permanent basis after spending a season long loan with the Rossoneri.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the best strikers of this generation. The Sweden international has been on top of his game for years and isn't showing any sign of slowing down. The 39-years-old striker scored the most goals for AC Milan last season (15), underperforming his expected goals of 17.04. Ibrahimovic also provided two assists and created 22 chances.
Other key players of AC Milan apart from Zlatan Ibrahimovic:
- Theo Hernandez
- Franck Kessie
- Ante Rebic
- Simon Kjaer
- Brahim Diaz
- Alessio Romagnoli
Napoli failed to qualify for the Champions League after a disappointing draw against Hellas Verona on the last day of the 2020-21 season. Gli Azzurri finished fifth with 77 points, scoring 86 goals and conceding 41.
Gennaro Gattuso left his role as the manager of Napoli after they failed to qualify for the Champions League. Napoli appointed Luciano Spalletti as their new head coach. Gli Azzurri signed Anguissa and Davide Marfella, with Tiemoue Bakayoko joining on loan.
Napoli’s captain Lorenzo Insigne is their most important player in the squad. The Napoli striker was key in Italy's run for the European Championship as he scored two goals from 0.59 xG. Insigne is the fourth highest goalscorer in Napoli’s history with 111 goals in 409 appearances. The Italian striker scored the most goals in the league last season (19), overperforming his xG of 15.93. He also provided seven assists and created 70 chances.
Other key players of Napoli apart from Lorenzo Insigne:
- Victor Osimhen
- Hirving Lozano
- Giovanni Di Lorenzo
- Piotr Zielinski
- Diego Demme
Atalanta scored the most goals in Serie A for the second season in a row. La Dea finished third with 78 points as they scored 90 goals and conceded 47.
Atalanta is well-known for their attacking football with the use of 3-4-3 formation, utilizing full-backs and stretching the opponents. They have reinforced their squad: David Zappacosta joined from Chelsea, while Teun Koopmeiners also signed from AZ Alkmaar.
Luis Muriel scored the most league goals for Atalanta in the 2020-21 season with 22 goals, overperforming his expected goals of 15.79. The Colombian striker provided nine assists while creating 56 chances during the last season’s campaign.
Other key players of Atalanta apart from Luis Muriel:
- Duvan Zapata
- Robin Gosens
- Ruslan Malinovskyi
- Mario Pasalic
- Josip Ilicic
- Roberto Piccoli
Betting odds of 2021-22 Serie A
Before the start of the league, Takebet Nigeria provides Italy Serie A predictions for future events. Outright betting tips include Serie A team to win the league, the highest goalscorer and other bets. To give these bets, we study preliminary odds on Serie A given by bookmakers.
There are six teams with chances over 10% to win the 2021-22 Serie A title. Last season's champions, Inter Milan, remain the chief favourites for the title — and Juventus follows.
Italian Serie A 2021-22 winner betting odds:
- Inter Milan — 3.25 (+225 American; 9/4 Fractional)
- Napoli — 4.50 (+350; 7/2)
- Juventus — 6.00 (+500; 5/1)
- AC Milan — 6.00 (+500; 5/1)
- Atalanta — 7.00 (+600; 6/1)
- Roma — 9.00 (+800; 8/1)
Teams that finish in top 4 will automatically qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Italian Serie A 2021-22 top 4 finish betting odds:
- Inter Milan — 1.22 (-454 American; 11/50 Fractional)
- Napoli — 1.44 (-227; 11/25)
- Atalanta — 1.66 (-151; 33/50)
- Juventus — 1.66 (-151; 33/50)
- AC Milan — 1.72 (-138; 18/25)
- Roma — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
Teams that finish in the bottom three will be relegated to Serie B.
Italian Serie A 2021-22 relegation betting odds:
- Salernitana — 1.36 (-277 American; 9/25 Fractional)
- Venezia — 1.50 (-200; 1/2)
- Spezia — 2.50 (+150; 3/2)
- Empoli — 2.62 (+162; 81/50)
- Cagliari — 3.75 (+275; 11/4)
- Genoa — 4.00 (+300; 3/1)
The Capocannoniere is awarded to the highest goalscorer of each season in Italian Serie A. Gunnar Nordahl has won the most Capocannoniere (5) during his time in AC Milan. Cristiano Ronaldo won the award last season as he scored 29 goals. Ciro Immobile has won the Capocannoniere three times in the 2013-14, 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons and will be looking to get his fourth one to become the player with the second most Capocannoniere.
Serie A 2021-22 Capocannoniere winner betting odds:
- Ciro Immobile — 1.33 (-303 American; 33/100 Fractional)
- Duvan Zapata — 3.25 (+225; 9/4)
- Dusan Vlahovic — 26.00 (+2500; 25/1)
- Lautaro Martinez — 41.00 (+4000; 40/1)
Coverage of Italian Serie A betting predictions
Takebet Nigeria covers big matches during the gameweek as well as Serie A betting tips on fixtures decisive for the title challenge. On top, experts may occasionally drop tips on smaller Italian football games if there are value bets offered on them. We analyse every game of big teams in every round utilizing statistics, results, odds and the latest Italian team news for our Serie A football predictions. The team offers outright betting tips (Serie A) as well.
Serie A picks on Takebet Nigeria are both single and accumulator wagers. To pick these bets, our team researches highly popular and less popular betting options to spot value odds.
Betting markets and odds of Serie A football predictions
Betting experts of Takebet Nigeria research all bet options offered by online bookies for Serie A. We count probabilities and compare them to the ones implied by bookmakers to find value.
Some betting markets we use in our Italian Serie A predictions:
- Double chance
- Draw no bet
- Asian and European handicaps
- Both teams to score
- Italy Serie A score predictions
Takebet Nigeria's Serie A picks entail some of the most valuable odds punters can wager on any online bookmaker, both when offering high and low odds options. Our Italian Serie A soccer picks mostly feature single bets which boast the lowest margins. Our single bets usually have odds in the range from 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional) to 3.00 (+200; 2/1). Tips also include accumulator bets with odds around 10.00 (+900; 9/1) or sometimes higher.
Italian Serie A match predictions
Our predictions for football matches of Serie A in Italy mostly involve big games like the clashes between season favourites: Juventus, Inter Milan, Napoli, Atalanta, AC Milan and Roma. We also offer Italian Serie A match predictions on games that are decisive, having an impact on the title challenge, or the qualification for Champions League and Europa League.
Each Serie A game on Takebet Nigeria is provided in a prediction article with an in-depth preview of the match, recap of last results and current form, projected starting squads for each team. Thus, the experts offer complete analysis of events in the build-up to that game. In the article, we as well provide you with recent team news, odds and, sure, our Serie A tips.
Betting tips on Serie A teams and players
Be rest assured that we offer Serie A betting predictions on top football teams of Italy and individual players. Tips on teams include a variety of betting markets as we offer tips on who wins the match, how many goals will be scored, the scores at half time and other events.
Tips for betting on Serie A players, in turn, may include predictions for a goalscorer at any time, first and last player to score, player to be carded, statistical parameters like assists and so on.
In addition to Serie A team and player picks for matches, Takebet Nigeria also offers preliminary outright predictions such as who will win the league, teams to finish in top 4, teams to be relegated as well as tips on Serie A players to get awards at the end of season such as the highest goalscorer of the Italian top league or the player of the year.
Schedule of top 2021-22 Serie A fixture predictions
Takebet Nigeria offers betting tips on top games in Serie A during the gameweek. Below you will find the calendar of the 2021-22 Serie A top matches to be predicted by experts, played between Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Atalanta, Napoli and Roma, as well as the Rome derby.
- Napoli vs Juventus (11 September 2021)
- Juventus vs Milan (19 September 2021)
- Inter Milan v Atalanta (25 September 2021)
- Lazio vs Roma (26 September 2021)
- Atalanta vs AC Milan (3 October 2021)
- Juventus vs Roma (17 October 2021)
- Inter Milan vs Juventus (24 October 2021)
- Roma vs Napoli (24 October 2021)
- Roma vs AC Milan (31 October 2021)
- AC Milan vs Inter Milan (7 November 2021)
- Inter Milan vs Napoli (21 November 2021)
- Juventus vs Atalanta (27 November 2021)
- Roma vs Inter Milan (4 December 2021)
- Napoli vs Atalanta (4 December 2021)
- Atalanta vs Roma (18 December 2021)
- AC Milan vs Napoli (19 December 2021)
- Juventus vs Napoli (6 January 2022)
- AC Milan vs Roma (6 January 2022)
- Roma vs Juventus (9 January 2022)
- Atalanta vs Inter Milan (16 January 2022)
- AC Milan vs Juventus (23 January 2022)
- Inter Milan vs AC Milan (6 February 2022)
- Napoli vs Inter Milan (13 February 2022)
- Atalanta vs Juventus (13 February 2022)
- Napoli vs AC Milan (6 March 2022)
- Roma vs Atalanta (6 March 2022)
- Roma vs Lazio (20 March 2022)
- Atalanta vs Napoli (3 April 2022)
- Juventus vs Inter Milan (3 April 2022)
- Napoli vs Roma (16 April 2022)
- Inter Milan vs Roma (24 April 2022)
- AC Milan vs Atalanta (15 May 2022)
How experts analyse Serie A matches for sure predictions
The experts of Takebet Nigeria are lovers of the beautiful game called football: being betting analysts, they are capable of performing an in-depth examination of teams and players before each match. The team makes use of both betting odds and statistics for the Italy Serie A predictions, in the first place. Our deep research on chances and betting options allows us to find the most valuable odds and to understand the probability of any event.
Serie A teams are very tactical in their approach with lots of focus on every aspect of the game. Most of the squads like to play low blocks as the Serie A is known to have the best defenders over the years. They sit deep with a very compact shape and at any opportunity they hit fast on the break. Inter Milan in the 2020-21 champion season is a perfect example.
Other Italian teams sometimes love to have the ball a lot and make quick passes, such as Napoli under Maurizio Sarri. They love to have the ball utilizing a regista (playmaker) and making quick and fast passes to break down teams, looking for the pockets of space.
Some of the statistics we use in predicting Serie A:
- Goals scored and conceded
- Big chances created and conceded
- Expected goals
- Shots on/off target and conceded
- Ball possession (%)
These statistics are used alongside head-to-head, team form, betting trends and the latest Serie A news in our picks. All this helps our experts choose bets worth making.
Free Serie A betting tips: how to get access
Italian Serie A predictions are free on Takebet Nigeria and are all available on this page. Access our Serie A tips 1-2 days prior to an event we predict. With most games being played on weekends, you can visit our site on Thursday or Friday to bet on Serie A football predictions.
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What types of Serie A picks do you publish?
Takebet Nigeria publishes Serie A tips on top games involving Juventus, Napoli, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Roma and Atlanta. We also provide outright Serie A betting predictions on decisive games in Italy which have effect on the title chase and other key events of the season: top 4 finish for UEFA Champions League spot, fifth, sixth and seventh-place teams for Europa League spot and UEFA Europa Conference League as well as the relegation battle.
Italian Serie A soccer picks feature two of the most popular bet types, single and accumulator wagers, with more focus on the single ones. Bets we offer include Serie A correct score betting tips, 1x2, over and under goal totals, handicaps and many others.
When do you post your Serie A picks?
Our betting tips on the games of Serie A are posted 24-48 hours prior to a particular gameweek while futures picks come weeks before the start of a new Serie A season.
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Yes, all betting predictions and tips on Serie A are free. The dedicated experts of Takebet Nigeria do their deep analysis of football squads and their stats, playing style, results, head-to-heads to come up with predictions for matches of Italian Serie A that are both professional and free.
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Takebet Nigeria offers today’s Serie A betting tips and tomorrow’s Serie A betting tips. Punters can visit our site and utilize the filters on the page with all predictions in order to see the games available for the date. Serie A weekend betting tips for Saturday and Sunday are not left out.
Do you offer score predictions for Serie A games?
Indeed, analysts sometimes do correct score betting predictions in our Serie A picks.
What are the betting odds of Serie A tips?
Betting tips on the Italian top flight feature both single and accumulator bets, with single ones being more prevalent due to their higher value. Single bets range from 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional) to 3.00 (+200; 2/1). Acca odds amount to around 10.00 (+900; 9/1).
Do you offer live Italy Serie A predictions?
No, we do not offer live predictions for Serie A in Italy at the moment, but we always keep you up to speed with live news and the latest information on teams and players.
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