Soccer Betting Odds to Win 2016-2017 Italian Serie A

October 16th, 2019 Football Soccer

Juventus FC is the soccer betting favorite to win Italy’s 2016-2017 Serie A season. La Vecchia Signora has won the last five straight championships, so to say that they are the odds-on favorite of fans who bet on soccer would be a gross understatement.

Odds to Win 2016-2017 Italian Serie A:

• AC Milan +2050
• AS Roma +605 92703
• Atalanta +65000
• Bologna FC +65100
• Cagliari +65100
• Chievo Verona +65100
• Crotone +65250
• Empoli +65000
• Fiorentina +5050
• Genoa +50000
• Internazionale +1425
• Juventus -240
• Lazio +6650
• Napoli +755
• Palermo +65100
• Pescara +65150
• Sampdoria +50000
• Sassuolo +25000
• Torino +50000
• Udinese +65000

Italy’s Girlfriend may or may not retain the services of French striker Paul Pogba, but in any case the team should suffer much in the way of goal-scoring woes. Last season’s league top scorer, Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain signed with Juventus, in the process becoming the third highest football transfer of all-time, and highest ever for an Italian club. Why did Real Madrid let this guy go, again?

The 28 year old won the Capocannoniere title in 2015-16. Capocannoniere. That’s just a fun word to say. It’s like something out of the Godfather. Higuain’s 36 goals tied a 87-year old record held by Gino Rossetti. Higuaín said that his reason for transferring to Juventus was his relationship with Napoli’s chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis – and who could blame? Dino he isn’t.

Thus, the arrival of French-born Argentine gives soccer betting fans one more reason to put their money on Juve. And gives Napoli fans one less reason to favor The Blues. Nonetheless, Napoli still has the second best odds to pose any kind of threat to Juventus, behind AS Roma. Napoli finished last season in second place, with 25 wins, 7 draws, 6 losses, 80 goals in favor, 32 goals against, and 91 points – 9 shy from Juve. Napoli actually outscored Juventus by five goals, and we know who we can credit for that. Conversely, Juventus only allowed 20 goals, which can be credited in no small part to veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

As for Roma, the Wolves finished in third place in the 2015-16 season, losing only four games but conceding many valuable points by way of 11 draws. Speaking of veterans, 39 year old striker Francesco Totti will return for his 25th season with Roma. Totti had trouble getting along with returning manager Luciano Spalletti, but the two have seemed to patch things up, and Totti has made a nice transition from starter to deluxe substitute.

All things considered, Napoli, Roma, and the rest of the league will be gunning for the team with a huge target on their collective backs – Juventus. When you’re the best, everybody else wants a piece of you. But when you’re the best, everybody else is just not as good, which is why Juve is the soccer betting favorite to extend their dominance in the Serie A in this upcoming 2016-17 season as they have in the previous five editions – now even more so that they have Higuain’s scoring prowess on their side as well.

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