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Serie A AC Milan vs Roma

Two huge names in Italian football will kick-off the last weekend of Serie A football before the international break. The match will start at 8:30pm local time on Friday night, as AC Milan will need a reaction from their meltdown against Napoli last weekend, where they threw away a 2-0 goal lead to lose. Roma, on the other hand, managed to fight back from 3-1 down on Monday night to salvage a draw at home to Atlanta.

Home Team: AC Milan

AC Milan betting.footballEleven years ago, AC Milan would have just been crowned Champions league winners with a superb and experienced team, with some of the best players in the world, including the likes of Pirlo, Kaka and Gattuso. The latter name there, is now their manager as he strides to get them back to where they belong – and that’s challenging for the title again. Their key signing of the summer was Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus, hoping he can provide them many goals, and make them climb the table to at least a Champions League position finish. On their opening game, they were comfortably winning 2-0 at Napoli, but conceding three goals in the second half to lose. It’s their only competitive game so far this season, so they will be itching to play against Roma on Friday night, in front of their own fans.

Away Team: AS Roma

Roma fans would have been thrilled with their team’s performance last season in the Champions League, pushing Liverpool all the way in the semi-finals, but narrowly losing out due to their former man Salah’s tremendous display in the first leg.

As for their domestic form, Eusebio Di Francesco’s side would have been pleased to secure Champions League again this season finishing 3rd, but will want to bridge that gap between them and Juventus, as last season it was an agonizing 18 points. Roma have lost their box to box midfielder in Radja Nainggolan to Inter Milan, and their star goalkeeper Allisson to Liverpool.

However, they have managed to acquire many big names this season, including French World Cup winner Steven Nzonzi and Javier Pastore from PSG. In their opening two games this season, Roma narrowly won 1-0 at Torino on the opening day, before drawing 3-3 to Atlanta at home. Despite it being two points dropped, they were 3-1 down in the game and showed great spirit to get at least a point.

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Head to Head

serie a betting.footballIn recent years, the two sides have had a lot of success over each other, with their head to head record relatively similar. With the fixture being at the San Siro, Roma would be quietly pleased, as they have triumphed on their last two visits, with a 2-0 win last season, and a 4-1 win the season before.

AC Milan haven’t beaten Roma at home since 2015 where Filippo Inzaghi was in charge, and at the time, under immense pressure. In the most recent fixture though between the two sides, AC Milan did surprise many spectators by winning 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico. In terms of head to head, the current record gives us no clues as to what will happen on Friday night.

AC Milan vs Roma Betting Tips and Predictions

It’s very early in the season to have a clear idea of how teams will set up in this game, but what may be a factor is that AC Milan have had a two days extra rest than their visitors. Therefore, this may be the reasoning as they are 7/5 favourites to get the win, whereas Roma are just at 15/8 to get their 3rd successive win at the San Siro.

A draw, which hasn’t occurred in their last five matches against each other, is at 12/5. Roma’s last match had 6 goals in, whilst AC Milan’s had 5, but due to AC Milan playing at home, and perhaps being conservative and more tactical, I don’t expect as many goals in this match. I would recommend betting on there being less than 3.5 goals, which is t 4/11. I never liked to predict a 0-0, but at 11/1 they are generous odds as the two sides can cancel each other out.

Overall, it’s a tough game to predict, so I am going to go for a low scoring draw (1-1 is at 11/2) and making myself comfortably sat on the fence. Happy to be proved wrong though!

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