Andrew Hughes thinks Milan can overcome Roma in Serie A on Sunday and help to land another weekend multiple in the process
“Milan have been miserly at the back, conceding only three times in the league since the beginning of December, and in Krzysztof Platek, they now have the attacking threat to capitalise on their solid defence.”
Only one point separates these teams in Serie A, but Roma go into Sunday's game on the back of an atrocious performance in the Coppa Italia quarter finals on Wednesday. They were thrashed 7-1 by Fiorentina and have now conceded twelve goals in their last three outings in all competitions.
As Dave Farrar points out, Roma manager Eusebio De Francesco is fortunate to still have his job, but the pressure is unlikely to ease this weekend against a solid Milan team, and without key players Bryan Cristante and Steven Nzoni.
Milan have been miserly in defence, conceding only three times in the league since the beginning of December, and in Krzysztof Platek, they now have the attacking threat to capitalise on their solid defence. Back them to win in Rome.
South Africa edged out Pakistan in Friday's first Twenty20 game, but the tourists made a decent fist of chasing a tough target of 192, falling short by 6 runs, and I'm backing them to level the series on Sunday.
Although they struggled in the Test series, Pakistan have been a lot more competitive in the limited overs formats, and twenty over cricket is their strong suit. According to the ICC rankings, they are best international Twenty20 team in the world, whereas South Africa, still adjusting to the retirement of AB De Villiers, are ranked fifth.
The Proteas are also weakened by the absence of a number of front line bowlers including Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander, while the tourists are more or less at full strength, led by the vastly experienced Twenty20 specialist Shoaib Malik. Back Pakistan to bounce back in Johannesburg.
The Los Angeles Rams were one of the outstanding teams of the NFL regular season, while the New England Patriots once again benefitted from playing in the weak AFC East Division, but I'll be backing Tom Brady and the Patriots on Sunday.
The Patriots looked the part in their two play-off games, getting the better of the Los Angeles Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs. More importantly, they have a wealth of experience when it comes to handling the Super Bowl occasion.
And while the Rams have the better offensive weapons, they have a major disadvantage in Jared Goff's inexperience. He could thrive on the pressure or crumple under it, but Patriots coach Bill Belichick is the master at exploiting the weaknesses of young quarterbacks, so I will be siding with New England this year.
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