Roma-Inter Betting Preview: Expect an avalanche of goals at the Stadio Olimpico

Both sides will be desperate for a win after falling behind the top three, and considering the two bosses' preference for flamboyant football, Al Hain-Cole predicts plenty of goals
A heavyweight clash wraps up this round of Serie A fixtures, as Roma entertain Inter on Sunday evening, with both hoping to make up ground on the top three and Champions League qualification.

The hosts have lost both of their league games since the end of the winter break, but have won their last five in a row at the Stadio Olimpico, and are favourites at Evens (2.00) with Paddy Power to get back to winning ways here.

After a bright start to the season, Andrea Stramaccioni's men have come undone somewhat, and have lost their last five consecutive matches on the road.

It is therefore no surprise to see them as 11/5 (3.20) outsiders to come out on top in the capital.

No team has drawn fewer games than this pair in the Italian top flight this campaign, but you can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) if you see them each playing out just their third stalemate of the season when they go head-to-head.

The Giallorossi have been the neutrals' favourites in Serie A this season, thanks to the gung-ho tactics of veteran boss Zdenek Zeman.

The maverick coach shuns all the stereotypes of defensive Italian football, and his side have provided more goals at either end than any other side.

Considering Stramaccioni is no fan of negative tactics, and with the wealth of attacking options on both sides, we seem destined to see a goalfest on Sunday.

A bet on over 3.5 goals to be scored would have paid out in six of the hosts' nine home league games, as well as three of the visitors' last six on the road.

The last two encounters between these sides have also featured four goals, so a bet on over 3.5 certainly looks good for this match, at evens (2.0).

Although they may be spoilt for choice up front with Diego Milito, Rodrigo Palacio and Antonio Cassano all vying for places, one of Inter's main goal threats recently has been midfielder Fredy Guarin.

The Colombia international is in a rich vein of form at the moment, having hit the back of the net in four of his last seven matches, and offers tempting value at 2/1 (3.00) to score anytime against the worst defence outside of the bottom five.

Over 3.5 goals at Evens (2.00) with Paddy Power
Guarin to score anytime at 2/1 (3.00) with Paddy Power

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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