AC Milan will travel to Rome to face AS Roma, as both teams look for a victory in this 16th match-day of Seria A.
Both Roma and Milan have 32 points in the league from 16 games, and a win in this game will guarantee the second place position on the table.
Milan is having a nice run of form recently as they have not lost any of their five recent games, winning four of them. The Rossoneri are one of the best performers in Seria A this season, although they are seven points short of Juventus, who currently reside at the top of the table.
Milan prepared well for the clash against Roma by winning in their last game against Crontone, thanks to the goals from Mario Pasalic and Gianluca Lapadula.
On the other hand, Roma were locked in a stalemate against Astra, as the capital club failed to grab all three points for the first time in four games.
Meanwhile, AC Milan has not kept a clean sheet in their last four games. This may be one of the reasons that they are linked with Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij, who is one of the best defenders in the league, as reported by the Daily Star.
Roma manager Luciano Spalletti spoke on the game against Milan, as reported by Rossneriblog.
“We must make sure we stay in the present; this is where we must take full advantage.
“All our focus must be on the here and now. We’ve dropped points that we shouldn’t have.
“Even though we’ve made up for that with results against tough sides, we need to remember that it’s key to stay focused on the present, without looking back into the past or into the future.”
Team News: Roma
Midfielder Kevin Strootman’s two-game ban has been rescinded, and he is now available to play against Milan and the next game against Juventus.
Leandro Paredes will miss the game due to an injury and so will Alessandro Florenzi and Mohamed Salah.
Roma: Predicted Line-up (4-5-1)
Szczesny – Emerson, Fazio, Rudiger, Manolas – Perotti, Nainggolan, De Rossi, Strootman, Peres – Dzeko
Team News: AC Milan
For Milan, Juraj Kucka will not play any part in the upcoming clash. Manager Vincenzo Monetella is likely to pull Giacomo Bonaventura back into midfield once again.
Striker Gianluca Lapadula is a favourite to start the match despite Carlos Bacca’s availability.
AC Milan: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)
Donnarumma – De Sciglio, Romagnoli, Paletta, Abate – Sosa, Pasalic, Locatelli – Niang, Suso, Lapadula
Roma vs. AC Milan: TV Schedule and Channel
In the U.K., the match will be live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Live Streaming. For other regions, the TV schedule can be found on the link here.
Roma vs. AC Milan: Prediction
Both teams look strong at the moment. Roma will have home advantage, but we go for a draw in this mouth-watering tie.
Final Predicted Score: Roma 2-2 AC Milan
Roma vs. AC Milan: Betting Tips and Odds
- Roma Win: 8/13
- A draw: 16/5
- AC Milan Win: 4/1
- Under 2.5 goals: 5/4
- Over 2.5 goals: 4/7
- Both teams score: 1/2
- Both teams fail to score:6/4
The odds were provided by Paddypower.
Key Stats to consider
- Roma has been victorious in their last 10 home matches in Serie A.
- There has been over 2.5 goals scored in the home side’s last eight home games in Serie A.
- Roma has been winning at both half time and full time in their last four home matches in the league.
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Milan’s last four matches in the league.
- Roma has not lost 11 of their last 12 home matches against Milan.
- AC Milan is undefeated in 11 of their last 12 matches in the league.
The Roma vs. AC Milan stats were provided by Whoscored.
Roma vs. AC Milan: Live Stream
The match can be streamed live online by clicking this link. The link will be updated just before kick-off.
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