Football fans cannot underestimate the importance of tomorrow’s Serie A clash between AS Roma and AC Milan.
While the two teams are no longer in direct competition, there is everything to play for at the Stadio Olimpico.
Massimiliano Allegri’s travelling il Diavlo can secure the Scudetto with victory, as three points would see them move out of reach of arch rivals Inter with two games to go.
However, a win for La Maggica could see Roma overtake Lazio in the league and move closer to the final qualification spot for the Champions League.
While playing in Europe’s premier competition will be motivation enough for Vincenzo Montella’s men, doing so at the expense of your neighbours would be even sweeter.
Roma head into the tie with a decent record against i Rossoneri, having lost only one of the last five ties between the two clubs, and can be backed at 7/5 to win and keep the pressure on Lazio.
Football betting enthusiasts expecting a draw can find odds of 11/5, while those expecting Milan to be crowned champions with two games to go will find odds of 37/20 on an away win.
Both sides have a few injury worries with Daniele De Rossi and Philippe Mexes expected to be missing for the hosts and Gennaro Gattuso, Pato and Filippo Inzaghi among the doubts for Milan.
However, there will be an abundance of attacking talent on display, which makes for some interesting goal-scorer bets.
Despite being Roma’s top scorer with 14 goals this term, local hero Francesco Totti offers odds of 4/1 to score first tomorrow night, with a £10 bet returning £50.
Fellow forwards Mirko Vucinic and Marco Borriello however can both be backed at 9/2 to break the deadlock.
Away fans hoping to see their team get off to a flying start can back Zlatan Ibrahimovic to open the scoring at 7/2 while ex-Manchester City and Real Madrid man Robinho is priced at 5/1 to notch first.
As to when these goals will be scored, punters should look no further than the second half. AC Milan have conceded just once in the opening 15 minutes of their matches all season and have hit 18 of their 61 goals in the last 15 minutes, Roma have also looked most dangerous in the dying stages this term, hitting 16 of their 55 during the same period.
Bearing this in mind, the 11/10 odds on more goals being scored in the second half could be too tempting a prospect to miss.
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