Roma vs. Inter 7/19/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Roma 17-6-10, Inter 21-8-4
7/19/20 3:45 pm
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Roma is hosting Inter at Stadio Olimpico in a derby match of round 34 in Italian Serie A.
Roma is on a fantastic 3-game winning streak during which they scored 7 goals and conceded only 2 goals. Thanks to this streak, Roma was able to stay ahead of Napoli in the standings, in 5th place with 57 points, which will take Roma straight to the Europa League group stage. Roma has been outstanding in the attacking end this season with 61 scored goals, and their defense has been solid with 44 conceded goals. Roma is one of the few teams in Europe that is not spending a ton of money on overrated players, but they are still showing a ton of progress. In their last Serie A game against Hellas Verona at home, Roma has had only 34% of ball possession, but they had 6 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 70% of the correct passes. With 2 goals in the first half, Roma has won this game 2-1. Dzeko is Roma’s captain and their top goal scorer with 15 goals, while Mkhitaryan added 8 goals. Lorenzo Pellegrini added 9 assists for Roma so far this season. Smalling and Santon are both injured, which is a problem for Roma as they are both starting defenders. Roma is in a good form, and I hope they can stay in good form as the Europa League is coming back next month, and Roma is facing Sevilla in the knockouts.
Inter has gambled away a lot of points this season, but thanks to Juventus’ bad form, Inter is now only 6 points away from the top of the standings, in second place with 71 points. Overall, I would say that Inter is the most talented team in Serie A, and they are the best defensive team with only 34 conceded goals, while their offense is second-best with 72 scored goals. Since the restart, Inter has lost only 1 game, alongside 5 wins, and 2 draws, while they haven’t lost any of their last 3 games. In their latest Serie A game against Spal on the road, Inter was dominant with 61% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, and solid 85% of the correct passes. Inter has scored 1 goal in the first half, but the second half was when Inter found their groove and scored another 3 goals. The final score was 0-4 in Inter’s favor. Lukaku has been playing in a fantastic form this season and he scored 20 goals, while Martinez added 13 goals. Candreva has 7 assists, while Sanchez added 6 assists. Sensi and Barella are both injured. Inter now has a fantastic opportunity to close the gap between them and Juventus to only 3 points, and because Juventus is playing against Lazio on Monday, it might even stay only 3 points, but we will see if Inter can get the job done in this derby.
The last 4 games between Roma and Inter ended in a draw. Both Roma and Inter are playing in a good form, and even though Inter has had some success against Roma on the road, I’m not ready to stake money on Inter in this matchup.