The wait for Serie A action finally comes to an end this coming weekend, with a huge round of fixtures to headline the first weekend back. Much like the rest of Europe, there will be no fans in attendance for any of the games. But, the intensity in the action will not be missing. The biggest question hanging over the Serie A for the remaining weeks of the season is, which side will be crowned champions?
How Things Stand In Serie A
This has been one of the most entertaining Serie A seasons in recent years. Inter Milan were believed to be the closest challengers to Juventus, but instead, Lazio have enjoyed an incredible season. Inter Milan’s title challenge has fallen away over their last six games, as they have only won twice. That run of form means that they are nine points away from the Old Lady.
Lazio are the nearest challengers as they are just a point behind Juventus with 12 games remaining. Lazio’s form this season has been outstanding, as they have lost just two games all season. That ensures that they have lost one fewer than the reigning champions. Lazio have also scored more goals and conceded less than Juventus this campaign.
There will also be intrigue around the European places, with Atalanta and Roma vying for the final Champions League spot. At present, there are only three points between the two sides. Napoli, AC Milan, Verona and Parma are all in direct competition for the final Europa League spot, with just four points separating sixth-placed Napoli and ninth-placed Parma.
Predictions For The Remainder Of The Season
The title race will be the most interesting element of the season, with all eyes already on the showdown that will take place between Lazio and Juventus at the end of July. The winners of that fixture will likely go onto win the title, and this could be the season that Juventus are finally dethroned. The Old Lady have a tougher run-in with fixtures against AC Milan, Atalanta and Roma. BetXChange makes Lazio 2.30 to win the league.
Top four will also be intriguing with Roma and Atalanta fighting for the opportunity to join Juventus, Lazio and Inter Milan in the Champions League. Atalanta’s form before the break has given them the best possible chance of achieving that fourth spot, and BetXChange makes them the heavy favourites to achieve their goal, as they are valued at 0.16.
The teams that will be relegated from Serie A are still undecided, but it already seems as though Brescia and Spal are down. The final relegation spot will likely go down to the wire, with Lecce, Genoa, Sampdoria and Torino all in contention. Torino’s form has been especially worrying as they have lost six in a row, which means that they are the preference to go down. BetXChange currently value Torino at 8.75 to be relegated. The favourites in that market are Brescia, Spal and Lecce.