Being one of the most competitive top-flight leagues in Europe, the Italian Serie A contains several heavyweight clubs in the football world. Whenever these clubs get in the field, they can provide entertaining games with varying goal scoring opportunities. The intensity in these games varies from club to club and with the calibre of players in each team.
One of the most common traits in the Serie A football clubs is the zeal to maintain tradition and culture. Therefore, you may find a certain play system being dominant in a club for a long time. If the system gives them wins, many people may place bets for or against them. Many soccer betting sites go a step further to give you additional options like the number of goals, player to score, team to score first, and many more.
If you wonder whom you would place your money on, read below on some of the clubs to watch this year.
- AC Milan Football Club
One of the Italian powerhouses in football, AC Milan’s success in domestic and European tournaments has a rich history. The Rossoneri boasts of a strong, young midfield and a mix of experienced and young blood on the attack. This mix can prove a menace for the opponents’ defence as they can work a quick counter-attack. Additionally, the attacking players know when to make the runs that put off most defenders.
Currently lying third on the table, their goal tally in Serie A so far is double the number of matches they’ve played. This means that they have scored two goals in every match on average. With the last trophy coming more than five years ago, they look hungry for one this year, and you can’t rule them off yet.
The San Siro Stadium with AC Milan, Inter Milan boasts as the only club in Serie not to go for relegation since its inception in 1908. Over the years, AC Milan’s overshadowed Inter’s performance, but there’s no denying that it has come to the fore during recent years.
Currently occupying the top spot on the Serie A table, Inter has some of the sharpest strikers in Italian leagues. This shows in their penetrative movements in the opposition’s half. Some statistics suggest that this team is very strong in creating scoring chances and counter-attacks. Their style of play is attacking through the middle; however, they are utilising the wings more this year. This dynamism gives the Nerazzurri a competitive edge and seems destined for glory.
- Juventus Football Club
Although they may have had a slow start to the season, Juve is certainly picking up momentum for the top. Sitting fifth on the Serie A table, they have lost only one game in all competitions this year. This loss came against the on-form Inter Milan. Even though much of the team that won consecutive Serie A title for a record nine years is no longer playing, the current squad seem to be picking up pretty well.
With a third strongest defence in Serie A this year, this Italian giant is rearing its head, and as the year progresses, there may be more in store from the club.
- Atalanta Football Club
Since its promotion from Serie B after the 2010/2011 season, Atalanta has given its opponents a run for their money. This year, they have one of the best ball possession and pass accuracy stats. This means they can frustrate the opposition and create scoring chances, especially in the opposition half.
The current squad also has great individual skill which comes in handy when creating scoring chances. This team seem to be continuing their run from last season, where they finished third behind the Milan clubs.
- Napoli Football Club
The stadium named after the football legend Diego Armando Maradona seems to spur this football club to life, and this year is no different. Their 4-2-3-1 formation means that they can easily attack through the flanks and feed in the centre-forward. This can create difficulties for the defenders as the crosses can result in their own goals.
Due to their preference to shoot from long range, the attacking midfield players also pose a danger to the opposition. This year, Gli Azzurri’s defence seems to be the strongest in Serie A. It has the least number of goals conceded. This defence means that it’s hard for the opposition to make a comeback once they are in front. A characteristic that has them sitting second on the league table.
To conclude, Italian football has some of the most competitive football clubs in Europe. However, the above teams are proving to be stronger this season.
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