There were a lot of things thrown into a state of unpredictability once the global pandemic hit hard. While sports were not considered to be essential, it soon become clear just how important they are in our lives. While some leagues decided to pull the plug on the season, others adopted a wait and see attitude. One of the worst hit countries was Italy, which led us all to believe that we had seen the last of football there for quite some time. They recovered very well, though, and now the Serie A is back in business and ready to complete the season using a very tight schedule through the final few weeks. Let’s take a closer look at one of the upcoming matches so you can place your bets against their Serie A odds.
Roma Vs Milan Game Preview
It is going to be very difficult for teams to stay consistent with games coming thick and fast, which could have an impact on the final standings, and specifically the race for European places next season. Milan and Roma are both in the hunt for those spots right now, so this is going to be a big game for both teams. The bookies see this as a tight affair and have it on the board as a PK play, with the goal total set at 2 ¾.
Why bet on Milan
Over the past few seasons, Milan have fallen from grace a bit and are now a shadow of the team that once dominated the Italian game. It looks as though it might be a long road back for them in the quest to be competitive but picking up one of the available European spots would be a good start. They have some work to do there, though, as they are currently sitting down in 8th, 3 points back of Napoli for the final Europa League spot. They returned to action with a disappointing 2-1 loss at home to Genoa, but they bounced back from that, beating Lecce 4-1 on the road in their last game. Milan have been mediocre at best at home this season, going 4-5-4 while scoring 13 goals and surrendering 15.
Why bet on Roma
Roma are in a decent position in Serie A at the moment, sitting in 5th and holding one the Europa League spot that would put them directly into the group stage. They will almost certainly have their sights set on Atalanta in 4th, though, as getting there would mean getting into the Champions League next season. They have some work to do to make that move, though, as they are currently 6 points back of the final UCL place. They won a 4-3 thriller on the road to Cagliari before the lockdown began and will look to pick up another win when they face Sampdoria on Wednesday. The last time they traveled to Milan, they lost 2-1, but Roma did win the first game against Milan this season by the same score. Roma are a healthy 7-3-3 on the road this season, scoring 25 and giving up 16.
General Match Info A.S. Roma Vs A.C. Milan
- When: Sunday, June 28 at 11:15 PM EST
- Where: San Siro, Milan
- Roma Vs Milan Live: ESPN
- Money Lines: Roma wins +156 / Milan wins +156 / Draw +233
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The games between these two teams tend to be rather tight, so I think we can expect more of the same here. I am on Roma to eke out the win on the road, but the draw might also be worth a look.
Pick: Milan 0 Roma 1