Struggling AC MIlan host a resurgent Roma, who will be hoping on-loan striker Destro does not return to haunt them
AC Milan may be a best market price of 33/10 with BetVictor to put Roma to the sword, but the Rossoneri’s recent record against their upcoming visitors leaves a lot to be desired.
Illustrating just how the seat of power in Serie A has shifted away from from Milan, the San Siro side have failed to slay Roma in any of their last five league encounters.
Rossoneri coach Filippo Inzaghi is coming under increasing pressure and scrutiny, as his side are marooned in midtable without a win in five, and are struggling for points.
Having already held the Giallorossi to a stalemate at the Stadio Olimpico earlier this season, a draw at 5/2 from SkyBet may be the best the Milan men can hope for.
One man who will certainly be aiming to change that is Roma-owned dangerman Mattia Destro, who is currently vying for inclusion in AC’s attack. While Premier League loanees are forbidden from playing their parent clubs, Serie A has no such rule, meaning the Italy international will be available for selection.
It was the Rossoneri who last came unstuck against a striker they had farmed out elsewhere, as French forward M’Baye Niang found the net for Genoa in the Griffin’s recent 3-1 victory, but could now benefit from Italian football’s intriguing laws themselves.
Meanwhile, in the absence of Milan’s suspended rearguard menace Jeremy Menez, Inzaghi will be looking to Japan icon Keisuke Honda (an 11/4 chance to be on target anytime from Coral) and Giampaolo Pazzini (15/2 to poach the final goals with William Hill) to put their guests on the backfoot.
As for the visiting Romans, the Giallorossi are the second best travelling team in Serie A after Juventus, so are understandably being offered at evens for victory by bet365.
The Italian capital club have also managed to get their campaign back on track in recent outings, snatching two wins on the trot to steal second spot back from local rivals Lazio.
Giallorossi sharpshooter Seydou Doumbia has struck the opening goal in his past two games. So, back the Ivory Coast attacker at 11/2 to fire home first again, or attacking midfielder Alessandro Florenzi, who also has two in his last two, at 7/1 to deliver the final blow, both with Paddy Power.
Betting tip: Destro @ 11/4 with Betfred to score anytime