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Betting on Serie A Soccer

The top Italian football league features three of the world’s top soccer clubs and players who are known around the world. You have enough betting markets to keep you busy from Milan to Naples, So, where do you begin?

Here at Odds Shark, we think you should have everything you need to make educated bets. For this reason, our Italian Serie soccer betting section has odds and betting info – basically, all the things you’ll want in your back pocket when you’re ready to visit a soccer sportsbook.

How to Read Series A Soccer Odds

From August to May, you have numerous betting options (and that’s not counting Coppa Italia and Champions League). Before you place your wager, it’s important to understand how the odds work for this football league.

When you check out a soccer-centric betting site, you’ll see odds displayed like this:

  • AC Milan -121
  • Juventus +130
  • Draw +307

We use American odds but you can select Decimal (1.20) or Fractional (1/5) style. Where you live will usually dictate the type of odds you’re used to. Bettors in the U.K. prefer fractions, whereas people in Australia and Europe use decimals. In the United States and Canada, you can guess what style is most popular.

The team with the minus sign (-) is the favorite. The team with the plus sign (+) is the underdog. The draw is neither a fave nor a dog but simply a third betting option. At -121, oddsmakers believe that Milan has a 54.8 percent chance of winning. At +130, Juve has a 43.5 percent shot and there is a 24.6 percent possibility that the game will end in a tie.

Let’s say you want to make a moneyline bet. This requires you to pick a team to win. If you like the fave and bet $100 on them, you’d get a payout of $182.64 – your original money is returned along with your prize of $82.64.

You can use our Odds Calculator to see what you’d win based on the amount you bet and the offered odds.

Learn to Bet on Series A Soccer

When you check out any sportsbook, you’ll typically see soccer odds for the following bets. Make sure to review our odds calculator before deciding on a bet to make sure you're getting the best value possible!

  • Moneyline: For a moneyline bet, you simply have to pick a team to win straight up. In any scenario, one team will be the favorite and one will be the underdog -- you can tell which is which because the favorite has negative odds (ex. -110) and the underdog has a positive line (+110). Pick the team that winds up winning the match and you'll be a winner! You can also wager on a draw, if neither team is to your liking.
  • Point SpreadSpreads in soccer are somewhat similar to those used in American football. Oddsmakers adjust the betting line to give the underdog an advantage of +0.5 goals. In turn, the favorite has the disadvantage of -0.5. The dog must either win outright or not lose by more than a goal to cover, and the fave must win by a goal or more.
  • Totals: Nice and easy, especially in a lower-scoring environment than other spots, total bets have you predicting the OVER/UNDER for a match based on the sportsbook line. If it's set at 2.5, you'll make a wager on whether there will be more or less than three goals during the match.
  • Props: All sports betting should be fun, so for those looking for extra entertainment with their wagers, try prop betting. These are bets based on player or team milestones that could affect the outcome of a game but don’t necessarily need to. These could include: which club will score first? Will there be a red card? How many corners will there be? And so on.

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If you're hungry for more soccer action, check out a few of our other guides across the site. We've got odds, matchup analysis and expert picks for every professional league that bettors care about -- check it out!

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