Serie A 2023/24: Season predictions

The 2023/24 Serie A season is here! From the eventual scudetto winners to the bottom three and everything in between, the Total Italian Football team have made our predictions, so sharpen your knives...

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Well, did you miss it? The 2023/24 Serie A season is upon us! We’ve got a handful of new sides coming up from Serie B, even if Cagliari and Genoa return to the top flight after just one year away, and even Frosinone haven’t been away for too long. At the top, though, Napoli will have their work cut out for them if they are to defend their Serie A title in what might be the most competitive title race in years.

Trying to dethrone the Partenopei, AC Milan have strengthened well this summer, Inter are a bit of a mystery, Juventus have the luxury of not having any distractions following their ban from European competition. AS Roma, Lazio, and even Atalanta will all be hoping to secure a top-four finish and then see how they’re set from there.

Of course there will be surprises, too. Bologna will be hoping to grow further under Thiago Motta, Sassuolo will be looking for a more consistent campaign, and Monza start their post-Silvio Berlusconi era.

What’s certain is that the next ten months or so promise so much. The Total Italian Football team are here and we’re ready to embarrass ourselves with our usual pre-season Serie A predictions for the 2023/24 campaign.

Let us know what your own Serie A predictions are, and don’t hesitate to tell us why you think we’re wrong!

Serie A 2023/24: Season Predictions from the Total Italian Football team

Conor Clancy‘s Serie A Predictions

Total Italian Football co-founder Conor Clancy – @ConJClancy

It’s been nice to have an actual break this summer – albeit a short one with the men’s international fixtures in June and then the Women’s World Cup starting in July, but I think we’ve had enough of a break to be ready for the new 2023/24 season. My predictions last year were a disaster, so let’s hope for a little more luck this season.

Top four (Ordered 1-4): AC Milan, Juventus, Inter, AS Roma.
European places (5-7): Napoli, Atalanta, Lazio.
Relegated (18-20): Lecce, Empoli, Frosinone.
Something to watch out for: I can’t help but have a sneaky feeling that Torino will have a quietly good year under Ivan Juric and that Adrien Tameze is going to be one of the signings of the season, along with Mateo Retegui at Genoa Gianluca Scamacca at Atalanta. Let’s not forget to pay attention to Bologna either.
What I’d like to see this season: Having four different winners from the last four seasons has been great fun and a real novelty after nine consecutive seasons with the same winner, so a fifth from five seasons would be interesting to see, but who can realistically do it? Jose Mourinho doesn’t seem pleased with Roma’s transfer business, and it’s hard to see Lazio or Atalanta going quite that far, but if we can’t dream before a ball is kicked…

Euan Burns‘ Serie A Predictions

Euan Burns and Conor Clancy. (@burns_euan)

Beyond AC Milan, the summer has not been particularly exciting at this point for any of the top teams. It’s very open in regard to the top seven or so, but I wouldn’t say there are an obvious three teams to stick at the bottom this time. Let chaos reign.

Top four (Ordered 1-4): AC Milan, Inter, Juventus, Napoli.
European places (5-7): AS Roma, Atalanta, Lazio.
Relegated (18-20): Lecce, Frosinone, Cagliari.
Something to watch out for: Samuel Chukwueze will be very fun and we will all enjoy him being in Serie A. He’s frighteningly fast, he could get plenty of minutes and the idea of him and Rafael Leao on the wings at Milan is quite exciting.
What I’d like to see this season: Tammy Abraham making a storming recovery from injury and having a significantly better season than 2022/23. He’s one of those players that you naturally wish the best for and he still has so much to prove.

Kevin Pogorzelski‘s Serie A Predictions

Total Italian Football co-founder Kevin Pogorzelski with his debut book, ‘Divided Cities: The world’s most passionate single city derbies’. (@RabbitRabbitOn)

At the start of last season, I tipped a seemingly depleted Napoli side to struggle. So if you’re a fan of AC Milan, look away now as I curse the Rossoneri’s scudetto hopes ahead of what looks set to be an intriguing season from start to finish in 2023/24.

Top four (Ordered 1-4): AC Milan, Inter, Napoli, Juventus.
European places (5-7): Lazio, Roma, Atalanta.
Relegated (18-20):
Frosinone, Empoli, Hellas Verona.
Something to watch out for:
With the limited transfer activity at AS Roma and coach Jose Mourinho showing his worst side in the wake of their Europa League final loss, the Portuguese could have departed the capital before the new year.
What I’d like to see this season: For those of us of a certain age, there was a sense of nostalgia watching Napoli surge to the Serie A title last time out. However, after the initial excitement of them brushing all before them aside, it was a long procession to their scudetto confirmation. So, a title race would be nice this season.

Vito Doria‘s Serie A Predictions

The new Serie A season should be filled with intrigue and reigning champions Napoli will face a challenge to retain their scudetto. AC Milan have gone through multiple changes while Juventus can focus on Serie A after their ban from the Conference League. The battle for supremacy in Serie A should heat up.

Top four (Ordered 1-4): Napoli, Juventus, Lazio, Inter.
European places (5-7): AC Milan, Atalanta, AS Roma.
Relegated (18-20):
Frosinone, Lecce, Hellas Verona.
Something to watch out for:
Monza post-Berlusconi. They either build upon their form from last season or suffer a massive collapse.
What I’d like to see this season: Quite simply, Genoa getting relegated.

Suhayl Al-Sammari‘s Serie A Predictions

Suhayl Al-Sammari (@suhayl92)

A quiet summer in Serie A has seen little in the way of incoming transfers, other than at AC Milan, but some big names departing. Napoli finally ended their long wait for a scudetto last season but now comes the even harder task of defending their crown. With so many challengers, it promises to be a thrilling title race.

Top four (Ordered 1-4): Inter, Napoli, AC Milan, Juventus.
European places (5-7): Lazio, AS Roma, Atalanta.
Relegated (18-20):
Hellas Verona, Lecce, Frosinone.
Something to watch out for:
The return of Paul Pogba. His second spell at Juventus has been blighted by injury but the Frenchman has already proven he can dominate in Serie A when fit.
What I’d like to see this season: Serie A’s representatives continuing to impress in Europe. After some barren years, Italian clubs have made themselves count on the continental stage recently and after last season’s three finalists, that momentum needs to be carried forward.

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