For those individuals who like to bet on sports, football is often the first go-to in many people’s efforts to earn themselves a bit of safe cash. However, a bet is never a sure thing – and here we will look at some of the early-season odds being offered on the side who will emerge in May 2014 as this season’s Serie A champions.
The top of the Italian’s table for the elite appears to be indicating a three-horse race, admittedly with only seven games gone but third place Juventus presently possess a five point advantage over Inter Milan, who sit fourth.
The top three – Roma, Napoli and Juventus – have all been unbeaten, though Roma are presently the only side with a 100% record, claiming all 21 points available to them thus far, with bottom side Sassuolo holding Napoli to an impressive 1-1 draw and Inter matching Juventus by the same scoreline just a couple of short weeks previously.
Despite the present standing, the Old Lady remain early favourites to land the title, with odds of 4/6 at Bet365 with the same bookies offering tempting odds of 10/3 for Rafa Benitez’s Napoli and 7/2 for current leaders Roma.
Taking the current standings, the clash on October 18 between Roma and Napoli could offer some insight into how things could go over the course of the next few months, with Roma a tempting 6/5 to maintain their faultless start to the season. Napoli are 11/5 with a draw at 12/5 – certainly worth a second glance.
Inter should not at this stage be discounted either, and a whopping 25/1 might be worth a fiver for the more adventurous punter.
In related markets, former Man City striker Mario Balotelli and Napoli’s new hitman, former Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain, presently share favourite status to end the campaign as top scorers, with odds of 9/2 being on offer. Carlo Tevez and Giuseppe Rossi are joint-second favourites, with 8/1 looking like a lovely bet for those who can identify with the two striker’s respective knacks to find the net.