European Banker of The Week: AS Roma vs. Inter Milan

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Roma's Italian forward Stephan El Shaarawy (L) celebrates. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP)

Nice dice last week in the card play, let’s move along to a juicy play here in the Italian Serie A where we have Inter Milan 9 points ahead of today’s opponents and find themselves in a title race. Roma have only won four of their last ten and two of those four are in the relegation zone, another being a game they were very much expected to win on home soil against Zorya Luhansk.

The oddsmakers for this game have set Roma as +280 home underdogs, the tie can be bet at +290 also, and finally, Inter Milan is juiced to +100 with the best online sportsbooks.

AS Roma vs. Inter Milan

Saturday, December 4, 2021 – 12:00 PM EST at Stadio Olimpico

Mourinho’s Job Safe for Now

Roma has been very inconsistent so far this season and this has frustrated both the manager and the fans, only a few weeks back Mourinho was very much so on the chopping block. For now, things seem to have quieted down but here at Roma things can change in an instant, you can very quickly go from hero to zero.

Although Roma is in a somewhat very respectable 5th place, given the strength of the league we would say they are actually pushing a little above their weight. Roma doesn’t see it like that, and they are disappointed to be six points adrift on Atalanta in that elusive Champions League spot.

Roma managed a 1-0 loss to Bologna in their last outing, a result they were far from happy with, meanwhile, Inter Milan enjoyed their fourth win in a row at home to Spezia. Roma is having to rely on their midfielders to get on the scoreboard, which has caused problems for the team. All Roma’s strikers combined this season have scored 7 goals in 42 appearances between them all, not the kind of appearance-to-strike ratio you need from your players whose job it is to score.

Inzaghi Showing His Managerial Ability

Simone Inzaghi has proved to use how good a coach he is after getting the defending champions back and firing on all cylinders and in contention to win the league despite it being just his first season in charge and the sale of Romelu Lukaku. They managed to bring in some amazing replacements and Edin Dzeko who Roma disposed of last summer has now netted 7 goals in 15 starts this season, not bad for a 35-year-old, and important goals some of those turned out to be.

The arrivals of Joaquin Correa, who Inzaghi brought with him from Lazio, and an amazing signing also from their bitter rivals Ac Milan, Hakan Calhanoglu. These two players have put up 14 goals and assists between them in 13 games each. Inter Milan have scored the most amount of goals in the league with a total of 36, three more than second-place AC Milan on 33 goals.

The form of Lautaro Martinez has also proved pivotal to Inzaghi and Inter as he netter 8 goals and contributed 2 assists thus far this season after 14 games played.

AS Roma vs. Inter Milan Pick

We have put together a small same game multiplay for this Serie A clash on Saturday night. Firstly we are taking Roma to have over 20 booking points in the game, they have over 20 booking points in every single one of their games thus far this season and Inter Milan away from home has allowed 2.71 cards per game. The referee M D Bello is also favorable here as he has handed out an average of five cards per game this season.

The second leg of our same game multi is Inter Milan to score 1 or more goals, or also known as over 0.5 goals. They have scored at least once away from home in 19 of their previous 20 leagues matches. Roma has also conceded to Inter Milan on home soil in 9 of the previous 10 matches. Finally, both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at -120 is also a very solid play here.

Soccer Pick: Roma over 20 booking points + Inter Milan To Score at -102 with the best online sportsbooks

Soccer Pick: Over 2.5 goals at -120 with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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