Juventus have won 8 consecutive Serie A titles – an Italian record – and are now heavy favourites to claim a ninth scudetto during the upcoming season. If the club can secure their ninth Italian championship since 2012, focus will then shift to seeing whether Juve can move into double figures.
The Turin club should be a reasonable bet to win 10 in a row, since they have the strongest squad in Italy, and have made major summer reinforcements in the form of Matthijs de Ligt, Adrien Rabiot, and Aaron Ramsay. The team also boasts the attacking talent of Ronaldo and Mandzukic, as well as the veteran center-backs Chiellini and Bonucci.
In the dugout, Massimiliano Allegri has made way for Maurizio Sarri, who has returned older and wiser after a successful season in the English Premier League, finishing 3rd in the table and winning the Europa League. That said, the team will need some time to get used to his rigid style of play, and if the players struggle to implement ‘Sarriball’ correctly, there are several clubs who will be ready to offer a serious challenge.
Juventus’s main rivals who stand in the way of a ninth and tenth consecutive title include Inter – who have recruited ex-Juve manager Antonio Conte – and Napoli. The Neapolitan club is now coached by another former Juventus great in Carlo Ancelotti, have picked up Manolas from Roma, who will form a strong defensive partnership with Kalidou Koulibaly. Lorenzo Insigne and Piotr Zielinski offer a creative edge which Ancelotti should fully exploit.
Roma, Lazio and last season’s surprise package Atalanta will also be in the mix, and could Milan make a comeback in 2019-20?
Here at NerdsofSport.com, we will track Juventus’s progress towards 10-in-row, including latest odds, news, and analysis.
We will also look at possible social media tags which the Juventus marketing department could use to celebrate 10 consecutive Serie A titles – and while Champ10ns might be an obvious choice, we have some other fun suggestions. You won’t want to miss that.
The Italian league kicks off on the 24th August, and so does our coverage of Juventus’s bid for a ninth and tenth consecutive scudetto.