Will the Serie A championship be for Milan? Betting Site Predictions

Date:22nd January 2022 at 12:40pm
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There’s no doubt that AC Milan remain one of Italy’s most successful football clubs, only second behind Juventus in terms of Serie A titles and total honours claimed.

However, Milan’s last major honour came in the form of the 2016 Supercoppa Italiana, while the Rossoneri have won just two Serie A titles since the turn of the century.

Despite this, the club is well placed to mount a serious title charge this season, and you can register on a betting site with Italian matches and Italian online bookmakers with relative ease. But what are the odds of a Milan triumph this season, and what prices are available among the best betting sites in Italy?

 AC Milan in 2021/22 – The Story So Far

 After manager Stefano Pioli led Milan to second and their highest league placing since 2011/12 last season, hopes were high that the Rossoneri could add to their 18 league titles this time around.

Milan justified such optimism with a 12-game unbeaten run from the beginning of the season, lifting the club to second behind city rivals Inter. Despite a subsequent 4-3 defeat at Sampdoria on November 20th, Milan claimed top spot just two weeks later following a 2-0 win over Salernitana at the San Siro.

The club’s form has been slightly patchier since, however, with four defeats in their previous 10 league matches including a stunning 2-1 home reversal to Spezia in the last Serie A outing.

This game was highly controversial, with Milan denied a late winner after Junior Messias’ superb strike into the top corner was disallowed when the referee failed to play advantage following a foul on Rebic on the edge of the box.

Then came a twist that even the best sports betting sites in Italy would have failed to predict, as Emmanuel Gyasi clinically finished a counter-attack to clinch the visitor’s win in the sixth minute of stoppage time.

This defeat has left Milan second in the table and two points behind fierce rivals Internazionale, with the Rossoneri having played a game more too.

Not only this, but Milan then faced a tough home game against an improving Juventus side which resulted in a draw on January 23rd, while Inter remain in the midst of a 13 game unbeaten streak that stretches back to a 3-1 reversal at Lazio on October 16th.

With Inter also the defending champions, it’s fair to say that the prospects of Milan ending an 11-year title hiatus are considerably bleaker than they were just 10 games ago.

Wagering on Milan – The Best Italian Betting Sites

 Such factors have undoubtedly been given consideration by the best Italian betting sites, with Inter remaining the overwhelming favourites across a broad range of sportsbooks.

In fact, Internazionale are odds at around 2/7 to lift their second consecutive Serie A title with operators like Bet365 and 888Sport, while Betfair have priced the Nerazzurri at 2/9 to win the coveted crown.

Because of this, Milan’s average price is a little longer and has lengthened further in recent weeks, with most Italian online bookmakers offering odds of around 7/1 to claim their third title of the 21st century.

However, Bet365 offers a particularly competitive price of 9/1 to punters, as do Betfair. The price is slightly shorter at Betway (8/1), while the odds at 888Sport are even lower at 7/1. Regardless, the clear takeaway is that Milan are firm second favourites to win the Serie A title, alongside a Napoli side that’s currently third and just four points off top spot.

 The Last Word -Will AC Milan Win the 2021/22 Serie A Title?

 Regardless of what the top betting sites in Italy say, the 2021/22 Serie A Championship could be one of the tightest in living memory.

After all, just four points separate the top three at present, with Milan and Napoli looking to apply pressure to Inter and sustain a title challenge well into the second half of the season.

Even Atalanta and Juventus, who are eight and nine points adrift of the top at present, will harbour fleeting hopes of winning the title should they embark on a consistent run of form through the spring.

Ultimately, Milan’s hopes will depend a great deal on their evergreen talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while getting the best from influential and soon-to-be out of contract midfield star Franck Kessie will also be key during the second half of the season.

Similarly, they’ll require a dip in form from defending champions Inter Milan, who are looking increasingly ominous under the stewardship of manager Simeone Inzaghi.