AC Milan v Roma Betting: Thrilling first half on the cards at San Siro

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Al Hain-Cole us backing the hosts to maintain their recent habit of early action when they take on the Giallorossi at the San Siro on Sunday

Both AC Milan and Roma will be hoping to bounce back from disappointment when they come face-to-face at the San Siro for Sunday's Serie A clash.

Forced to come from behind to draw 1-1 with struggling Crotone last time out, the Rossoneri are available at 12/5 (3.40) with Paddy Power to return to form with just a second victory in six fixtures here.

Meanwhile, Luciano Spalletti saw his side put in a poor performance in a 3-1 derby defeat against Lazio, but they are even odds (2.00) favourites to bounce straight back by coming out on top in this one.

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Just two of the hosts' 18 fixtures in their own back yard have resulted in draws this season, but you can get odds of 13/5 (3.60) on them being forced to settle for a single point in this one.

As well as the pain of suffering a first league Derby della Capitale defeat since 2012, last weekend's result at the Stadio Olimpico allowed third-placed Napoli to move to within just one point of the Giallorossi.

No doubt eager to put that game behind them straight away, Spalletti's men should fortunately not have to wait too long to find something to cheer about when they take on a home team that has made a habit of early goals recently.

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Vincenzo Montella's men have fallen behind within the opening 45 minutes in for of their last five fixtures, although have also struck before half-time 10 times in their last 10 fixtures.

Considering the visitors have seen 19 goals first-half scored in their last 10 matches in all competitions, odds of 6/5 (2.20) seem like a solid investment on at least two being scored prior to the break on Sunday.

That bet would have paid out in six of Roma's last eight fixtures, as well as five of the most recent eight for Milan.

Over 1.5 first-half goals at 6/5 (2.20) for a 1.5pt stake with Paddy Power