Serie A Free Soccer Picks for Saturday's AC Milan vs. Roma

Nikki Adams

Friday, May 8, 2015 7:08 PM GMT

Friday, May. 8, 2015 7:08 PM GMT

Roma take on AC Milan in week 35 Serie A betting. With soccer odds in full swing, here's a soccer betting preview and our choice soccer picks for this must-see game.

AC Milan At Disadvantage
It's been a miserable campaign by AC Milan in Serie A this season. Miserable for the players, fans and soccer bettors alike. Fortunately, there are only four games left on the season before all can be put out of their misery. Whether it's going to be painless is another matter entirely.

Sat pretty in eleventh place and steadily slithering down the table further, AC Milan boast a 10-13-11 record and 43 points, highlighted by a three-game losing streak. At home they are 7-5-5, but on the road they are a subpar 3-8-6.

Over the course of their three-game losing streak, they lost 2-1 at Udine, 3-1 at home to Genoa and 3-0 at Napoli.  Overall, they are without a win in five straight games. Two draws with Sampdoria (at home) and Internazionale (on the road) are the only source of reprieve this past month. Their last win was a 2-1 win over Palermo on the road on April 4th.

Nobody that has followed AC Milan this season and especially over the course of this past month is going to be taken aback by the soccer betting market rolled out for this game. AC Milan are the home underdogs  and justifiably so at whopping +280 Serie A soccer odds to win outright.

 

Roma At Advantage
Roma descend on Milan as the favourites on the Soccer odds board, albeit matched at even money or thereabouts depending on your sportsbook of choice. Underscoring their favourable outlook, over and above the hosts' struggles this season, is a solid season backed by their second place ranking.

Roma are second in Serie A with a 17-13-4 record and 64 points. The Scudetto race is already done and dusted with Juventus crowned champions for a fourth straight season. So it's not the title Roma are battling for with just four games left on the season, but the ranking they currently hold. City rivals Lazio, third in the table, are nipping at their heels just a point shy.  Napoli, meanwhile, are just five points shy.

In more ways than one, this is a must-win game for Roma if they hope to have bragging rights over Lazio in the table and, in turn, secure Champions League action for next season. As it is, they're a long way from doing both.  What's more, Lazio are level with Roma on the form table with a 3-2-1 mark in their last six games.

With the pressure mounting, Roma will certainly look to capitalise on Milan's woes in this game. What the Rossoneri have going for them is a two-game winning streak ahead of this game, which includes a 2-0 win over Genoa and a 3-0 win over Sassuolo. They are 2-2-1 in their last five games, with only a loss to Inter proving pointless.

 

Soccer Betting Verdict
AC Milan have nothing to play for really. To all intents and purposes, their season is done and done. Of course, they owe their fans something for all the hearache this season, so they may yet come out to play and put in a respectable performance. Against an in-form Roma, it's going to be a tough ask.

Based on current form, therefore, one has to consider Roma the smart Soccer pick in this game at +100 soccer odds to win outright. They have the incentive to win, not to mention the momentum behind a two-game winning streak that features two straight clean sheets. Look for Roma to come through as the odds makers' favourite and heap more misery on the exceedingly miserable AC Milan.

Soccer Picks: Roma +100 at Bet365.

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