The league that’s given us Football Italia, legends like Gianluigi Buffon and Francesco Totti, and searing performances from both Ronaldos returns to our screens this weekend, as Juventus begin their title defence away to Parma. The Old Lady go in search of their ninth successive scudetto this season, but here we ask where can you watch Serie A on TV.
In the UK, the rights for live Serie A coverage have been bought by Premier Sports, after Eleven Sports failed to attract the necessary subscriptions to their service. If you’re in Italy then you can catch the action on Sky Italia and DAZN, while it’s ESPN if you’re watching in America.
Premier Sports are offering a packed schedule of top-flight Italian fixtures every weekend, perfect if you want to watch Serie A on TV. The channel is showing six live matches on the opening weekend, and this output looks set to continue through the campaign. You can also see a selection of matches through bookmaker streaming services, with bet365 leading the way.
Maurizio Sarri begins his reign in Turin on the back of his Europa League success with Chelsea, and his appointment represents a real change of style for the Bianconeri. You can watch Serie A champions Juve and their new manager kick off the new season at Il Tardini in Parma in Saturday’s late afternoon fixture, with the Old Lady starting as the 1/3 favourites to begin with three points.
The only other game on Saturday sees last season’s runners-up, Napoli, get underway against Fiorentina. La Viola will have home advantage in this televised encounter, but Carlo Ancelotti’s side start as the 4/5 favourites with some of the best betting sites.
Moving into Sunday, AC Milan also face an away day in their season opener, and they also start as the 11/10 favourites against Udinese. It’s been another summer of change for the Rossoneri with Gennaro Gattuso stepping aside and Marco Giampaolo arriving from Sampdoria, so plenty of eyes will be on the Stadio Friuli as viewers watch Serie A on TV this year.
Last season’s surprise package, Atalanta, are looking forward to Champions League football after their third-place finish in 2018/19. They start away to SPAL in front of the cameras and are 17/20 to keep their good thing going with an early three points. Roma versus Genoa is also being shown live by Premier Sports at the same time, with the capital club the odds-on favourites at 4/9 for the win.
Inter Milan have had a big summer as they look to improve on last season’s fourth-placed finish, and close the gap to runaway champions Juventus. The Nerazzurri’s home game against Lecce on Monday night rounds off Premier Sports’ Serie A TV coverage this weekend, with Antonio Conte taking charge of his first match. Former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku could make his debut, with Inter the heavy 1/4 favourites to kick their campaign off with a victory.
Looking ahead to the second weekend of live Serie A games on TV, there’s an early treat as Juventus and Napoli go toe-to-toe at the Allianz Stadium on Saturday evening. That’s one to set the reminder for, as is the Rome derby the following day, with Lazio playing host to Roma on Sunday afternoon.