Juventus has been a force to be reckoned with for the last seasons of Serie A, and has won the last six seasons. And there aren’t really anything that points to that anything will change for the 2017/18 season. If we look at the winning odds at the betting companies, Juventus is one of the favorites to win!
How to follow Serie A
You can follow Serie A here at Oddsexpert – where we provide you with the latest results, the schedule, and the current league table. You’ll also find stats and facts from the league, as well as the best odds for every match and round!
Schedule and results
The season of Serie A begins in the middle or the end of August, and ends in May the following year. The schedule is divided into a total of 38 game rounds, and all of the 20 teams takes part of each round. Most games are scheduled for the weekends, but sometimes they’re also played on weekdays. It depends on how the schedule for other cups or tournaments look like – so that the matches won’t collide.
Table – follow your team
In the table above, you can easily follow how your team is doing in the league. In order to win the title, a team simply has to be on top of the table when the 38 rounds comes to an end.
There’s also more at stake than just the league title. The top 4 teams will qualify for the group stage of Champions League, and the teams on place 5-6 will get to play in Europa League. When the season is over and all the results are set, the three bottom teams in the table will be delegated to Serie B for the following season.
Serie A – facts and history
Since 1929, Serie A has been the highest ranked league in Italy. The league counts as one of the top 4 leagues in Europe, along with La Liga, Bundesliga and Premier League. It’s also very popular outside of Italy. In Italy it is extra popular though – since football is like a religion in the country. This is clear in the way most fans and players are extremely dedicated to their teams.
The defensive way of playing
The Italian club teams has throughout the years been known for their defensive way of playing. It’s commonly known as “Catenaccio” – the Italian word for padlock. This has however changed a lot during the 20th and 21st century. Today, the teams in Serie A has become a lot more offensive in their way of playing.
The Italian league is also known for the player´s divings. It’s notorious for players that fall easily, and fakes injuries in order to get free kicks or penalties. This has however spread in football overall, and it’s no longer specific for just Serie A.
A scandalous league
Serie A has been a scandalous league – with fixed matches, doping, hooliganism and game scandals. As late as 2006, a judge scandal was discovered in which clubs Juventus, Lazio, Fiorentina and AC Milan were involved, resulting in relocations and deductions. In addition, Juventus lost its two titles for the 2004/05 and 2005/06 seasons.