AS Roma VS Inter Milan Prediction
“Stadio Olimpico” in capital Rome welcomes match of the round in Italian Serie A where AS Roma and Inter Milan will meet on Sunday night. We are just at the beginning of October and matchweek 7 in the Calcio can be described as a crossroad for ambitions of AS Roma and Inter Milan. Both clubs can’t show that determination and consistency to make a certain claim for winning the Scudetto and a loss for either could be crucial as much as seven or eight points off the pace. Of course, if leaders Juventus don’t make a wrong step earlier the same day when they visit Empoli. Pretty tied situation which adds extra importance to that game and it’s clear that both sides can’t afford to lose it right before pause for international football.
AS Roma vs Inter Milan – Team News and Match Preview
The Giallorossi have suffered a defeat by Torino last weekend which was another sign of inconsistency and another away game where Roma couldn’t won. However, Luciano Spalletti’s men are doing much better at their “Olimpico” where they remain unbeaten in the Serie A since November last year, when Roma surprisingly lost to Atalanta. Almost one year later “Wolves” are flawless at home, as it comes to Calcio fixtures, where they have scored 11 of their 14 goals in just three matches. Anyway, Roma still lives with the consequences from that frustrating 0-3 defeat by Porto in the UEFA Champions League playoffs which is the main reason Giallorossi have to play in the UEFA Europa League, instead of in the Champions League… Thus we must remind that Roma are one of the Italian Serie A representatives in second major UEFA competition where they had a midweek engagement – 4:0 against Romanian champions Astra, where the 40-year-old AS Roma’s legend Francesco Totti played a full game….
“The Nerazzurri” had a visit in the Czech Republic’s capital where Frank de Boer’s men lost to Sparta Prague (1-3) and some key players were rested from the Europa League round. That was second defeat for Inter in the UEFA Europa League and it’s obvious their priority has been settled within Serie A. Only few days earlier Inter Milan scored another questionable result with the 1-1 draw against Bologna, which was preceded by three consecutive wins, including a glorious comeback against rivals Juventus two weeks ago.
AS Roma vs Inter Milan – Betting Prediction and Possible Lineups
AS Roma and Inter Milan are two teams with high ambitions and victory tonight is apparently their main focus. AS Roma can take advantage from the home advantage and that’s out of question, especially when game comes with such importance for their future prospects.
Luciano Spalletti remains without injured defensive trio Mário Rui, Antonio Rüdiger and Thomas Vermaelen. This pretty much leaves The Giallorossi with the expected defensive quartet including Bruno Peres, who must play on untypical position at the left-back, Federico Fazio, Kostas Manolas and Alessandro Florenzi. It’s true, Roma’s main strength isn’t their defense but their attacking line where Mohamed Salah, Diego Perotti and Edin Dzeko are expected to start once again. That attacking trio has scored 10 from all 14 goals which Roma has scored in the Serie A so far, but options like Juan Manuel Iturbe, Gerson, Stephan El Shaarawy and captain Francesco Totti are also on the bench, which secures decent options for eventual rotations.
Frank de Boer also decided to rest some key players in the midweek Europa League game and he can pick out its best men in Rome. Marco Andreolli remains only injury concern of “The Nerazzurri”, while Portuguese midfielder João Mário is expected to recover on time after a muscular problem.
Final conclusion and Betting Prediction
Roma’s massive Europa League victory may help them forget loss by Torino from a week ago, but expectations must be lowered as Astra were not so hight standard opposition. Indeed, they have eliminated English West Ham in the playoff round, making it for second successive year, but motivation of English clubs in the UEFA Europa League has always been questionable, especially in a season where West Ham is far from its top form.
Inter travels to Rome after two wins and a draw (in their latest meeting from March this year) and this makes Roma’s desire even bigger.
Our betting prediction goes for a home win – both sides are not that impressive in defense, relatively pleasing in midfield, but their biggest strength remains up front. We expect Roma to earn another home victory inspired by a solid attacking display by the trio Perotti, Salah, Dzeko.
Venue: “Stadio Olimpico”, Roma.
Referee: Luca Banti.
Possible starting lineups of AS Roma and Inter Milan
AS Roma: Wojciech Szczesny – Bruno Peres, Kostas Manolas, Federico Fazio, Alessandro Florenzi – Kevin Strootman, Daniele De Rossi, Radja Nainggolan – Diego Perotti, Mohamed Salah, Edin Dzeko. (4-3-3)
FC Internazionale Milan: Samir Handanovic – Cristian Ansaldi, Jeison Murillo, Miranda, Davide Santon – Gary Medel, João Mário – Ivan Perisic, Ever Banega, Antonio Candreva – Mauro Icardi. (4-2-3-1)