Once a great derby of the Italian football is opening Sunday’s Serie A program. AC Milan awaits Roma in a match which does seem important, but not as many would expect. Roma is trying to reach Atalanta in the fourth place, while Milan chases Napoli at No.6. Both teams are looking for a way to get out on the international stage, only in different competitions.
Milan (+175) has problems with injuries with several of the key players out for tomorrow’s event. This is the second game for them since the restart of the activities, and in the first one, they played without goals in Turin against Juventus, in a rematch of the Coppa Italia semis.
Unfortunately for Rossoneri, they suffered an elimination because of the first leg, which ended 1-1. After that, they rolled over Lecce on the road, 1-4, which was a bit surprising knowing that they had players unavailable and that they haven’t been that convincing away from home during this campaign.
Plus, Lecce is a team struggling for its life, and clubs in such positions are pretty nasty.
Roma (+150) is two wins away from Atalanta, and the UCL spot. We can say without any hesitation that Il Lupi expected more this year, even though some believe they have a young and imbalanced team. From some point of view, that is the case, to be honest.
COVID-19 hiatus came in the worst possible time for them as Roma posted three wins and a draw in the last four games before the pause. After the comeback, they defeated Sampdoria, coming back from behind, through superb Edin Dzeko, who scored two goals in the last 25 minutes, the second one in the 85th minute.
Roma isn’t very convincing at home with seven wins, three draws, and four losses, but its games are very efficient 28-20 goal difference.
Leo Duarte, Simon Kjaer, Musacchio, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are not playing, and all these guys are very important to the team. Tough, some of them weren’t playing for a long period, and the head coach Stefano Pioli got used to not having them at disposal.
On the other side, just Lopez can’t play.
Head to Head Games
Roma defeated Milan in the first event of the campaign, 2-1. Dzeko and Zaniolo scored for the hosts, and Theo Hernandez for the guests. This match was the fifth straight in which we saw a moderate efficiency, meaning two or three scores.
Interestingly, Roma has three wins before the last loss at San Siro, and they scored in Milan in the previous six games.
This won’t be some spectacular clash be sure in that. As in the previous contests, a moderate efficiency, 2 or 3 goals are expected at the most, which is why we propose to bet on that. Choosing a winner here or betting on the final outcome is not very smart, so avoid doing that. These sides are not consistent, and we can’t be very sure who is in better condition.
The moneyline for this recommendation is at +105.
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