I Giallorossi currently sit nine points off top spot with a game in hand and are 4/6 (1.67) favourites with William Hill to close the gap by taking maximum points for the ninth successive home game.
After seemingly turning a corner on their poor start to 2014 with two consecutive wins, including an away victory over Fiorentina, Walter Mazzarri’s men slumped to a disappointing 1-1 draw against relegation-threatened Cagliari last weekend, but are available at 4/1 (5.00) to get back to winning ways here.
The pair shared a 1-1 draw the last time they met on this ground, and you can get odds of 14/5 (3.80) on them cancelling each other out once again this season.
Three sections of the Stadio Olimpico are set to be closed for this game, as punishment for consistent anti-territorial chanting from the home fans.
Those supporters unable to attend are likely to be missing out on a thoroughly entertaining game, with the sides having shared 21 goals in their last six meetings and looking poised to continue that prolific run if their recent form is anything to go by.
Only Juventus have scored more home goals than Rudi Garcia’s side in Serie A this campaign, while their visitors have found the net more than any other team on the road, meaning odds of 10/11 (1.91) are not to be missed on over 2.5 goals being scored.
That bet would have paid out in eight of the hosts’ last 10 league fixtures, including each of the last five on home soil, as well as five of the last six encounters between the teams.
However, considering 21 of the last 24 goals at the Stadio Olimpico have been scored by the hosts, odds of 29/20 (2.45) are also not to be ignored on Roma getting the better of i Nerazzurri for the sixth time in seven in a high-scoring game.
|Over 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 10/11 (1.91) with William Hill
||Roma to win & over 2.5 goals for a 1.5pt stake at 29/20 (2.45) with William Hill
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