Victor Osimhen's Napoli are the current Italian champions but in our Serie A prediction for the 2023/24 campaign, we're tipping Samuel Chukwueze's AC Milan to go all the way.
The Serie A season is close to beginning as there are only two days remaining before the start of the new campaign. With the season opener at hand, there have been different claims going around about who would achieve what and who would finish where.
In what would come as a bold Serie A prediction from us, we're leaning towards AC Milan winning the Scudetto.
We predict that in the 2023/2024 Serie A season that kicks off on August 19, Chukwueze’s brand new club, AC Milan will become brand new Serie A champions ahead of Victor Osimhen’s Napoli.
Serie A prediction: Chukwueze to inspire Milan to Serie A glory
Chukwueze was the marquee signing in what was a very busy transfer window for the seven-time UEFA Champions League winners as they signed players like Christian Pulisic, talented young midfielder, Yunus Musah, Tijjani Reijnders, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Noah Okafor.
During the offseason, the AC Milan hierarchy underwent a huge overhaul in their front office and the signing they made showed that the newly employed workers in the team are hard at work and looking to bring the team back to its old glory.
League-wise, last season was a poor one for the Rossoneri as their title defence was very poor. After winning the League in the 2021/2022 season, they were far off the pace in the League and finished 20 points behind eventual winners Napoli who finished their campaign with an impressive 90-point tally.
AC Milan were able to get one over the side from Naples as they knocked them out of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals last season. Ultimately, neither team won the title and AC Milan ended their season without a domestic or European trophy.
This season however, they look ready to compete again under Stefano Pioli and the new talented signings in tow.
Serie A prediction: Napoli might not be as good as last season
Napoli, on the other hand, are going into their title defence without the manager that won them the title, Luciano Spalletti, who is in line to become the next Italy coach. The new manager, Rudi Garcia has a lesser pedigree, particularly in the Italian game. He is not the most successful manager in terms of silverware and his last league title was in 2010/2011 with French club LOSC Lille.
The last club Garcia managed was Saudi Arabian giants, Al Nassr which may raise questions about his credibility but his previous stint in Italy was a largely successful one, albeit without titles.
In his three seasons with Roma between 2013 and 2016, he led Roma to two second-place finishes and one fifth-placed finish.
The Partenopei have not made many moves in the transfer market as Milan have and may not play the same brand of football as Spalletii’s swashbuckling team from last season so they are still an unknown entity at this time.
However, with the availability of Osimhen and Kivicha Kvaratskelia, they will always remain a threat.
AC Milan seem like a team on the up and the fresh blood, which is led by Chukwueze will be ready to capitalize on any slip-ups Napoli make.
This article was most recently revised and updated 1 month ago