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Serie A Standings and Relegation Predictions, Odds, Picks 2022/23

Written by: Greg Lea
Updated January 18, 2023
12 min read
  • The Serie A 2022/23 season starts on August 13 and concludes on June 4
  • The three teams that accumulate the fewest points will be relegated to Serie B
  • The Serie A standings from last term saw Cagliari, Genoa and Venezia go down

Not every team in the Serie A 2022/23 season will be aiming to win the title or qualify for the Champions League. Some sides in Italy’s top flight will have much more modest ambitions, such as simply staying in the division for another year. For some clubs, finishing 17th or above in the Serie A standings would be a huge success.

Soccer fans based in the United States might not be too familiar with relegation, but it is a fundamental part of European soccer, which would not be the same without it. Perhaps the most controversial aspect of the failed Super League proposal of 2021 was the absence of demotion and the ‘closed shop’ nature of the competition.

So, which three sides will finish below the dreaded dotted line in the Serie A standings 2022/23? You can find the odds and our analysis below.

Serie A Relegation 2022/23 Odds

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Serie A Standings Relegation

Who Will Be Relegated in Serie A 2022/23?

Having won promotion from Serie B last season, it is no surprise that Cremonese and Lecce are the favorites to be relegated. Both teams will need to significantly strengthen their squads if they are to survive in Serie A.

Monza, who finished below the pair in the second-tier table the last term, have a better chance of staying up thanks to the investment of its owner, the former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Salernitana pulled off a miraculous escape in 2021/22, picking up 15 points from the last 24 available to keep their heads above water. They are tipped to struggle again, though, while Empoli and Spezia are both likely to be involved in a relegation scrap too. Sampdoria have not been in Serie B for a decade but look vulnerable.

If you would like to learn more about how to bet on soccer ahead of the Serie A 2022/23 season, have a read of our guide.

What Were the Final Serie A Standings 2021/22?

At the time of writing, the 2022/23 season has not yet got underway. The current standings are therefore ordered alphabetically based on club name. You can find the Serie A standings for 2021/22 below. As is customary in Italy’s top flight, the bottom three teams were relegated to the second division.

Serie A Standings 2021/22 Points
1. AC Milan 86
2. Inter 84
3. Napoli 79
4. Juventus 70
5. Roma 64
6. Lazio 63
7. Fiorentina 62
8. Atalanta 59
9. Hellas Verona 53
10. Torino 50
11. Sassuolo 50
12. Udinese 47
13. Bologna 46
14. Empoli 41
15. Sampdoria 36
16. Spazia 36
17. Salernitana 31
18. Cagliari 30
19. Genoa 28
20. Venezia 27

Serie A Relegation FAQ

How Does Relegation Work in Soccer?

Serie A, like the Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1, the Bundesliga and most other leagues in Europe, is played on a double round-robin basis. This means that every team plays every other side home and away, totalling 38 games per club.

A win is worth three points and a draw is worth one. At the end of the campaign, all the points are added up and the three teams with the fewest to their name are relegated to Serie B.

In the event of two or more clubs finishing level on points, the first tiebreaker is the head-to-head record between them. The second is their overall goal difference, calculated by taking the total number of goals a team scored and subtracting the number of goals they conceded.

What Are the Serie A Relegation Rules?

There are no specific relegation rules in Serie A. All the significant places in the division – the title winner, the Champions League qualifiers, the demotion spots – are filled the same way, by adding up the number of points a team has won throughout the campaign.

The three teams relegated to Serie B are replaced by three teams from that division. In 2021/22, Lecce and Cremonese finished in the automatic promotion spots and Monza secured a place in the top flight via the play-offs.

How Long Does Relegation Last?

Relegation is instant. How long a team spends in Serie B is entirely dependent on their subsequent performances.

After being demoted last time out, Cagliari, Genoa and Venezia will all be hoping to secure an instant return to Serie A by winning promotion this season. However, many teams spend several years outside the top division before they are able to get back in. It is not unheard of for sides to suffer relegation to the third tier before they win promotion again.

Which Serie A Teams Have Never Been Relegated?

Serie A in its current form dates back to 1929, before which the competition was divided into regional and interregional rounds. Inter are the only club that has not suffered relegation at all since then.

Juventus and AC Milan, the other traditional powers in the Italian game, were both sent down as a result of their involvement in the Calciopoli scandal of 2006. Milan were also punished with relegation in 1980 after a match-fixing controversy.

How Can I Watch Serie A on TV?

Soccer fans based in the United States can watch Serie A on Paramount+.

Serie A Relegation FAQ

How Does Relegation Work in Soccer?

What Are the Serie A Relegation Rules?

How Long Does Relegation Last?

Which Serie A Teams Have Never Been Relegated?

How Can I Watch Serie A on TV?

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Greg Lea is a freelance soccer journalist from London. He is the former editor of The Set Pieces, and has contributed to the Guardian, FourFourTwo, and ESPN. A Crystal Palace fan, he is a long-time subscriber to the belief that it's the taking part that counts. Email: [email protected]

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