AC Milan and AS Roma will conclude this Serie A round with a matchup at San Siro stadium this Monday night. These two sides played well recently, posting consecutive victories, and looking pretty sharp in all the areas on the field. The hosts are at the top of the table, with a perfect record. The visitors from the Italian capital are in the middle of the standings, with ambitions to go up.
AC Milan (+100) is on fire. After a long time, we finally see Rossoneri at the top of the standings. They are the only perfect team in Serie A, with four wins in four games. But that is not all. Milan didn’t lose in the last 25 games, having 14 straight wins counting preseason events and Rio Ave’s elimination in the Europa League playoffs, following the penalties.
Ibrahimovic and the boys are coming off two very important victories. Last weekend they took down Inter in their Derby Della Madonnina, 2-1, and after that opened the Europa League campaign on the road in Glasgow, beating Celtic, 1-3.
In four competitive matches at home this year, Milan scored two or more goals each time.
AS Roma (+230) is also in solid shape. Right now, Il Lupi has three consecutive triumphs, and before that, a draw against Juventus 2-2. All in all, that is very good for the team from the Italian capital.
Guests’ wins were against Udinese, 0-1, Benevento at home, 5-2 and the latest in the Europa League on the road, against Young Boys, 1-2. In this one, the Italians came back from behind, proving that they are a team with solid mental power, ready to step up and fight regardless of the circumstances.
When looking at all the matches in this campaign, including the preseason tests, just one didn’t end with over 2.5 goals.
Hakan Calhanoglu is questionable for Milan, and his absence could be a setback for Stefano Pioli. Those who are sure to skip the match are Ante Rebic, Mateo Pablo Musacchio, and Matteo Gabbia.
On the other side, Nicolò Zaniolo, Chris Smalling, Amadou Diawara, and Riccardo Calafiori are all out for this match, with Javier Pastore listed as doubtful.
Head to Head Matches
This is a big rivalry. Even though Milan didn’t have any notable results in the recent past, and struggled a lot, they still have an edge in the matches against Roma.
The most recent game concluded with 2-0 for Rossoneri, with the one before ended in Roma’s favor, 2-1 at Olimpico. Overall in the latest five contests, Milan has three triumphs, Roma one, and on one occasion, there were no winners.
We would suggest avoiding betting on the full-time result. Yes, we are aware of Milan’s good form, but they could be tired from Thursday’s Europa League match against Celtic. Roma had far fewer troubles on their short journey to Switzerland. Also, the pressure of the public after years of waiting to see some good results could also present a big burden for the home side.
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