Roma vs Milan by JerryDrake
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Congratulations, Rudi Garcia
Nobody expected Roma to reach the second place this year. Last season was disappointing for Roma but the new French trainer gave his team a perfect structure and organization. Undefeated at home with 14 wins and 3 draws, Roma have the same goal difference as Juventus (+50) and 14 points more than third placed Napoli. With the winning goal scored by Nainggolan in Florence, Roma qualified to the group phase of the Champions League 2014-15.
In my preview “Fiorentina - Roma” I wrote that we can trust Roma because I expected them to fight until the end for the Scudetto. With 8 points behind Juventus I forgot to notice an important detail, the main target for Garcia was to have the mathematical certainty of the Champions League qualification (I gave it for granted with such an advantage over Napoli). For this match with Milan Garcia has decided not to opt for a turnover and he already talked to his players as he wants the highest concentration and determination for all next games. Even so, some players could be less motivated after this long race. Moreover, they know that Juventus will play with Sassuolo and Atalanta.
Five wins for Europe
In her last interview Barbara Berlusconi declared the importance of reaching more financial gains through marketing and products merchandising. As Milan will not play in the Champions League next season, they must at least qualify to Europa League. Milan won 5 in a row and it seems that they want the European spot. At least for their image as no Italian teams like to travel to far countries to play in a small stadium (as it usually happens in the first stages of the EL).
Roma were much stronger than Milan this year but Milan could (I underline “could”) be more motivated. At the end Roma can win this match without problems but I see a big value in Milan to win this match. They have the same points as Parma but Parma will play with weaker teams, this means that Seedorf must try to win this match in Rome. I bet on Milan with Asian Handicap (“Draw No Bet”), “over 2.5 goals” is also a good option. Correct score: 1-2 Balotelli, Totti, Taarabt
Roma (4-3-3): De Sanctis, Maicon, Toloi, Castán, Dodó, Nainggolan, De Rossi, Pjanic, Gervinho, Totti, Ljajic. Trainer: Garcia
Milan (4-2-3-1): Abbiati, Abate, Rami, Mexes, Constant, Muntari, Montolivo, Taarabt, Kaká, Robinho, Balotelli. Trainer: Seedorf
Suspended: Destro (Roma), De Jong (Milan)
Injured: Benatia, Balzaretti, Strootman (Roma), Essien, Honda, Birsa, Cristante (Milan)
Bet: Milan AH, odds: 3.50 Marathonbet, stake: 7/10
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