The title race in Serie A may now be open to a large number of teams, with holders Milan undoubtedly among them after Napoli’s loss to Inter Milan on Wednesday!
The Rossoneri, who marked their own return to action following the World Cup with a 2-1 victory at Salernitana, their seventh triumph in their previous nine league games, are five points behind Napoli.
Roma’s ability to spring a surprise, however, could make Sunday’s matchup with them challenging.
Last time around, Milan was the deserving victor, and they appeared to be on their way to a commanding victory when they went up 2-0 in Salerno after only 15 minutes.
Stefano Pioli’s squad has scored multiple goals in seven of their last nine league contests, with the dynamic forward Rafael Leao at the forefront. However, six of the last nine goals scored by both teams may have revealed their defensive frailties.
Meanwhile, Roma’s 1-0 victory over Bologna on their return to league play keeps them 11 points off the top and three points off the top four.
Roma poses a threat because they welcomed top scorer Paolo Dybala back this week!
Betting on both teams to score in Sunday’s marquee match seems like a good idea because Milan frequently displays their attacking prowess and Roma is always a threat, especially when allowed to play on the break.
Goals at both ends have been scored in five of Roma’s last seven games.
However, Milan has triumphed in seven of their eight league contests at San Siro this season, including significant victories over Inter and Juventus.
Leao, in contrast, scored seven goals in Serie A this season without using a penalty kick after returning from the World Cup. He is a great anytime scorer play, as he always is!
Perhaps he has a deciding role to play in this!
1×2 Betting Odds
For Italy’s top four teams and the title race, this football game is extremely crucial.
The defending champions AC Milan, led by Stefano Pioli, defeated Salernitana in midweek to close the gap on Napoli, who fell to AC’s rivals Inter by a score of 1-0.
In their most recent match, Roma grinded out a victory to defeat struggling Bologna 1-0 at home.
Despite the fact that AC Milan is slightly favoured in this match, especially given their home field advantage, it is predicted that there won’t be many goals scored, regardless of the outcome!
In their pursuit of chasing down Napoli, AC Milan are the favourites to win with Odds standing @ 1.95.
Roma, who have played extremely well defensively are the massive underdogs in this with odds standing @ 4.50.
The possibility of a stalemate and points shared, stands @ 3.72.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.16.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.85.
Both the teams will play with caution as neither would want to drop points in the title race. And anyway, Jose Mourinho’s teams are set up quite defensively.
So expect a low scoring affair in Milan!