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The AC Milan Offside Writers Predictions For The 2021/22 Serie A Season

An incredible season ahead of us with lots of flashy managers and veteran signings across the board as well as a lack of chemistry amongst teams.

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The writers at the AC Milan Offside share our prediction for the upcoming season as Serie A kicks off this weekend. There seem to be a number of themes emerging such as Juventus bouncing back and lots of faith in one of AC Milan’s new signings. Have a look at how we think the season will turn out below:

UEFA Champions League Places

Muqaddam: Milan, Juventus, Inter, Napoli

Peter: Juventus, Atalanta, Napoli, Milan

Robbie: Juventus, Atalanta, Milan, Inter

Will: Juventus, Atalanta, Inter, AS Roma

Scudetto

Muqaddam: AC Milan

Peter: Juventus

Robbie: Juventus

Will: Juventus

Relegation

Muqaddam: Empoli, Venezia, Cagliari

Peter: Venezia, Udinese, Salernitana

Robbie: Venezia, Salernitana, Spezia

Will: Venezia, Spezia, Torino

Top scorer

Muqaddam: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)

Peter: Victor Osimhen (Napoli)

Robbie: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)

Will: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)

Most assists

Muqaddam: Ruslan Malinovskyi (Atalanta)

Peter: Paulo Dybala (Juventus)

Robbie: Brahim Diaz (AC Milan)

Will: Federico Chiesa (Juventus)

Best goalkeeper

Muqaddam: Mike Maignan (AC Milan)

Peter: Mike Maignan (AC Milan)

Robbie: Mike Maignan (AC Milan)

Will: Juan Musso (Atalanta)

Best manager

Muqaddam: Luciano Spalletti (Napoli)

Peter: Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus)

Robbie: Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus)

Will: Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus)

Dark horse

Muqaddam: Lazio

Peter: Lazio

Robbie: Fiorentina

Will: Sassuolo

Breakout star

Muqaddam: Hamed Junior Traore (Sassuolo)

Peter: Rafael Leao (AC Milan)

Robbie: Brahim Diaz (AC Milan)

Will: Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo)

What to watch for

Muqaddam: Most teams have had a shake up, so the first side to gel together will gain a significant advantage for the season. The goal for all teams must be to avoid Juventus getting back on top but a lot of the newcomers to the league will need to adjust quickly. Looking forward to lots of tactical masterclasses as we have Allegri, Mourinho, Spalletti, Sarri, Inzaghi, Gasperini and Pioli vying for the UCL spots.

Peter: Despite the exit of stars, this Serie A season still cracks out as a tight top 4 race with Inter failing to protect their title and falling out of top 4.

Robbie: This season will be one of the most open in recent years. I think about 7 teams have a chance to reach top 4 but with the return of Allegri, Juventus should remain at the top. Hoping Milan will secure a top 4 finish again!

Will: Despite the outflow of talent during the transfer window, I think this is going to be a very fun season with several teams that can legitimately win the title.