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Serie A

Zlatan Ibrahimović playing for AC Milan in a Serie A match

Boasting some of the biggest clubs and best players in world football, the Italian Serie A is one of the most popular leagues in the world. Founded in 1929, it represents the top tier of Italian football, and the high-quality of football is one of the main attractions for many involved in Serie A betting. The league is ranked as the fourth best in Europe according to UEFA, behind the Spanish La Liga, the English Premier League and the German Bundesliga, and is widely regarded as the most tactical league in football. 

How Does The Serie A Work?

The Serie A consists of 20 teams, who each play one another twice, once home and once away, in a double round-robin format. At the end of the season, the bottom three ranked sides are relegated to the Serie B, the second tier of Italian football. The top four sides qualify for the Champions League (UEFA’s premier European tournament), whilst those who finish between fifth and seventh are rewarded by qualification to the UEFA Europa League (their secondary European competition).

These incentives ensure that a high level of football is maintained, with ten sides often finishing in very close proximity to one another as they strive to end the season in these European places. As such, very good odds can always be found on clubs to finish in the top seven positions when it comes to Serie A betting. The reigning champions of the competition are Juventus, the Turin-based club winning the Serie A for a record 35th time, in the process winning their eighth title in a row and extending their dominance over the league.   

Serie A Classic Derby to Watch: AC Milan vs Inter Milan

Two fallen giants, the game between the Milan sides remains no less fierce than it was when both sides sat atop the league a decade earlier. Inter and AC Milan remain closely linked in the Serie A, finishing fourth and fifth respectively in the 2018/19 season, and being seperated by just a single point. The close nature of their games, as well as the evenness of their sides, means that this game is a great opportunity for online betting, with great odds to be found if a winner can be predicted.   

Game To Watch: Roma vs Lazio

Another inter-city derby, Roma vs Lazio pits Rome’s two top flight sides against one another. This derby is one of the most fiercely contested in European football, with both sides equally matched on the honours list too, having accumulated 15 domestic honours each.

Roma hold the upper hand in the head-to-head record though, winning 65 of the 174 official games between the two, whilst Lazio have won just 46. Therefore, Lazio tend to be found at slightly better odds for victory. Both sides regularly find themselves in the top seven League places come the end of the season however, and this remains a derby definitely worth watching.   

Why Bet On Italian Serie A With BetGold

BetGold offers some of the best betting tips and predictions when it comes to bet on Italian football. Whilst you can, of course, bet on the result, BetGold offers fantastic betting bonuses to bet on top bookmakers markets like the number of goals, corners, yellow cards, and even the minute that goals will be scored in, allowing a much more immersive betting experience and giving customers truly customisable online betting. All of these features provide a truly rewarding experience when it comes to Serie A betting. 

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