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AC Milan will be the visitors at Stadio Olimpico di Roma on Sunday for the Serie A fixture with home team Roma.
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Roma, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 3-1 Europa League triumph vs Braga.
In that game, Roma managed 44% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For Roma, the scorers were Edin Džeko (24'), Carles Pérez (75'), Bryan Cristante (88' Own goal) and Borja Mayoral (90'). At the other end, SC Braga got 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
Their latest results highlight the fact that much solidity has been shown by the Roma defence. i Giallorossi have been mean at the back, seeing the tally of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their last 6 outings standing at 4. That aside, it remains to be seen whether the trend will be maintained here in this match.
Pre-game facts show that Roma:
- have not registered a win against AC Milan in their previous 2 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 16 league matches at home. What a fantastic run.
In their previous fixture, AC Milan drew 1-1 in the Europa League match with Red Star Belgrade.
In that match, AC Milan managed 51% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for AC Milan was Franck Kessié (9'). Crvena Zvezda had 16 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Ben Nabouhane (24') was the scorer for Red Star Belgrade.
Looking at their form, and AC Milan have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals in total. At the back, i Rossoneri could really do with shoring things up.
Ahead of this clash, AC Milan are winless against Roma when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head clashes going back to 25/02/2018 shows that Roma have won 1 of these games and AC Milan 3, with the number of drawn games being 2.
18 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 7 for i Giallorossi and 11 netted by i Rossoneri. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
The previous league match featuring the two was Serie A match day 5 on 26/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of AC Milan 3-3 Roma.
In that match, AC Milan had 53% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. The goalscorers were Zlatan Ibrahimović (2', 79') and Alexis Saelemaekers (47').
On the other side, Roma had 12 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Edin Džeko (14'), Jordan Veretout (71') and Marash Kumbulla (84') scored.
The match was refereed by Piero Giacomelli.
Team News: Roma
Roger Ibañez (Muscular problems), Edin Dzeko (Adductor problems), Riccardo Calafiori (Muscular problems), Bryan Reynolds (Fitness) and Nicolò Zaniolo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not available for Roma manager Paulo Fonseca.
Team News: AC Milan
Milan manager Stefano Pioli has not got a full squad to pick from. Daniel Maldini (Unknown Injury), Mario Mandzukic (Muscular problems) and Ismaël Bennacer (Muscle Injury) are not ready for selection.
We’re inclined to think that Roma are likely to be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
In contrast, AC Milan won’t find it easy finding the net themselves although we do think that they will probably end up scoring as well.
Accordingly, we see a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning score for Roma at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico di Roma (70,634)
Captain: Edin Džeko
Chairman: Dan Friedkin
Manager: Paulo Fonseca
Competitions: Serie A position 4, Europa League (Round of 32)
⭐ Key Man: Edin Džeko
Generally used in the Striker position, Edin Džeko was born in Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Having made a first senior appearance for Željezničar Sarajevo in the 2003 - 2004 season, the accomplished Forward has accumulated 7 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 18 appearances.