AS Roma all but said goodbye to their title chances after a goalless draw against Inter Milano, that keeps them eleven points behind the leaders, and they still have a match in hand. With odds from Betfair, we predicted over 2.5 goals for the match and we lost the bet as Rudi Garcia’s team delivered an unconvincing performance for a team on the second place.
Inter Milano came to Stadio Olimpico with the purpose of shacking off the 1-1 draw against Cagliari, which hindered in a way their Champions League hopes. But it was Roma who started the game with strength, created chances and even scored through Destro, but their goal was disallowed for offside. Prior to this match, AS Roma managed to win eight in a row at home, one of them was in Coppa Italia.
Inter was also fighting against statistics that had the visitors walk away with just one point from the last four matches against Roma. Considering Roma fans were banned from the stadium and only Inter Milano fans were allowed in, it always looked like Roma was lacking the support. And since it was a derby with a history of red cards this time around was no different. Both teams got away without any warnings after Icardi was held back inside the box and Nainggolan touched the ball with his hand.
Roma played a different football in the second half and Gervinho came close to putting the hosts ahead twice, while the rest of the match was once again plagued with disputes and fights that went unnoticed by the referee.
Result: -7 units, bet lost