Serie A Matchups

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Date: January 4, 2023

Understanding Serie A Games & Matchups

In the Italian Serie A, teams play a double round-robin schedule with 38 games from August to May. There are plenty of blockbuster Serie A games and matchups to bet on throughout the season, with clubs like AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Napoli and Roma.

Soccer league matches can and will end in draws so three-way, instead of two-way, moneylines are offered. The standard betting lines in soccer are therefore like other sports. There are goal lines, which are essentially point spreads and match and team totals.

Prior to betting on Serie A games or matchups, be aware that the away team is listed after the home team in the sportsbook. When looking at factors to inform your bet, consider how each team has fared home and away, which players are injured or suspended, recent results and the matchup history.

The head-to-head record of both teams in a match can be helpful for betting but there are plenty of other factors to consider. For example, does one team have a better ATS record than the other team? Have either team’s recent matches typically gone over or under the spread, or is there no discernable trend?

A more recent Coppa Italia matchup than a Serie A one could mean that the former could be a way to compare the sides. While head-to-head history can be a critical tool, rosters are ever-changing so it may be worth assigning a limited value to it.

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