Wednesday, September 22, 2010

SERIE A ....


Milan have dominated this series, have not lost here this millenium and won on five of their last seven visits, with a 13-3 goal difference. Massive array of attacking talent available to Massimiliano Allegri, who has to rotate Ibrahimovic, Ronaldinho, Robinho and Pato, the last named is out tonight and Robinho is a doubt, which may simplify things for Allegri, but hardly makes the visitors much less potent, with Inzaghi, Seedorf and Boateng all desperate to play some part and the evergreen yet still only 31 yo Anrea Pirlo, pulling the strings from midfield. Some of this squad are a bit long in the tooth nowadays and have plenty of miles on the clock, I am pretty sure that Nesta is 54 not 34 (!), but that has always been the Milan way and they look to be getting the balance right, with a few more "youngsters" introduced. I expect this giant of european football to have a big season and like Inter in recent seasons, feel we will see the best of the Rossoneri in games against the stronger sides, when the competitive juices really get flowing. This falls into that category and they will want the two points back they threw away at the weekend.

Milan -0.25 2.07 +


I like the "over" here, Roma allowed goal shy Bologna 21 attempts on goal at the weekend and have huge problems at the back tonight, with three starting defensive players missing. They continue to pose a threat at the other end of the pitch and despite coach Ranieri saying they "have to learn to hold on to a lead", which is true, that is not really their style and they lack the personnel to do so at the moment. Hosts have made a promising start to life in Serie A and will not find a better time to face Roma, who are in a bit of a mess and are getting desperate for a win. Expect both to be looking for all three points.

"over" 2.75 goals 2.11

Good Luck.

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