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Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus tipped for Serie A heartbreak

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A change in the Serie A pecking order beckons as the CIES has tipped Ronaldo and Juventus’ dominance to end.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus won’t win another Serie A title this season, says the CIES Football Observatory, with Inter Milan tipped to pull the curtain on the Bianconeri’s dominance.

Juventus have won the Italian league for the last nine seasons, with Ronaldo helping them win the 2018/19 and 2019/20 titles. But with an eight-point deficit to current leaders Inter, albeit with a game in hand, a 10th consecutive title appears unlikely.

Based on the CIES’ projections, Antonio Conte will bring Inter a first title since 2009/10. AC Milan will finish second, with Juventus and Napoli set to knock Roma out of the top-four for third and fourth place finishes respectively.

The Swiss-based sports research organization based their projection on how the season would end using a statistical model that accounts for a club’s shots on target, attempted and conceded shots inside the box, ball possession, and passes made in games.

Predicted standings at the end of 2020/21

PosTeamPredicted final points
1Inter Milan81
2AC Milan79
3Juventus78
4Napoli76
5Roma70
6Atalanta69
7Lazio66
8Sassuolo52
9Udinese48
10Hellas Verona47
11Bologna46
12Sampdoria45
13Fiorentina44
14Benevento43
15Spezia41
16Genoa40
17Torino39
18Parma28
19Cagliari27
20Crotone26

How does the Serie A table look right now?

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