So you’re a fan of Italian football and want to begin betting on the outcomes. Where to start? The good news is that you don’t need an Italian bookmaker (though, you can if you like). Instead, choose from one of the best international bookmakers at Match.Center and begin betting. Here’s a guide on exactly how to do that and which bets to consider placing.
Signing up to a bookmaker
As mentioned earlier, you don’t need to be in Italy when betting on Italian football. Instead, pick the bookmaker that has the best odds, sound credibility (licensed and good reviews), good customer service, and has plenty of betting markets for Italian football.
You can always look at the promotions too to help split hairs when picking one. Many will provide a matched deposit bonus, but some might even have boosted odds for Italian games.
Hopefully you want to bet on Italian football because you watch it. Many people make the mistake of betting on betting markets around the world that they’re unfamiliar with. But, don’t fall into the trap of thinking that just because you watch it, you’ll be an expert on betting. Watching it is only half the equation – the lesser important half too – as you will also need to perform some basic research.
Regarding research, things like checking recent form and injury news can help pick winners of individual games, whilst managerial credentials and historical performance can help inform bets around league position.
If you’re good at the research elements, then you can look to Serie B games and other divisions that you don’t necessarily watch a lot of – although hopefully you’ll have some contextual knowledge.
What bets to make for Italian football?
Below are some of the possible betting markets to consider when making bets. The below odds aren’t important, as this is about the ideas of what to bet on. The odds are accurate as of October 2022.
Who will win Serie A?
The outright winner of the league is a popular bet to place. Clearly, looking at historical winners isn’t good enough to inform your decision alone, seeing as Juventus won consecutive titles between 2012 and 2020. Currently, Napoli are favourites at 5/2 (meaning if you bet £/€ 20, you will win £/€ 50.
AC Milan are the second favourites to win the league at 11/4, whilst Inter Milan are third favourites at 11/2 and Atalanta fourth, at 8/1.
If you’re a little more conservative and want a safer bet on the league position, you may want to bet on Atalanta to finish the season in the top 4 at 5/6. But, you may want to use this market for a more risky underdog bet, such as Udinese coming top 4 at around 5/1.
It can be difficult to predict how a team will do over a whole season. Sometimes, you believe in an individual player more than you do the team itself. Top goal scorer for the season is a popular bet, with Ciro Immobile and Dusan Vlahovic being the joint favourites at 7/2. Of course, an injury can drastically interfere with this bet, but historical injuries is something you can check to see if a player is prone to them.
Of course, betting on individual games as they approach on the weekends will take up the majority of your activity. Any individual game, though it depends on the bookmaker, will offer bets on the outright winner, correct score, first goal scorer wincast, over/under goals, both teams to score (yes or no), to score or assist, and many more.
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