Milan - Roma prediction and analysis
The derby of the round in Serie A will be on Sunday, when the local Milan and Roma meet at the Giuseppe Meazza in Milan.
This derby has always had a lot of charge. I expect it to be the same now.
As both teams recorded victories last round when the Calcio battle resumed after the World Cup break.
As you know, AC Milan is the reigning champion of Italy.
But if they want to defend their title, Stefano Pioli's players cannot afford too many mistakes until the end of the season.
Especially against direct competitors like Roma.
The Rossoneri are one of the strongest hosts, recording 7 successes in 8 games at the Giuseppe Meazza so far.
Including against Inter and Juventus.
But they only have 3 clean sheets in 16 games this season. As in the remaining 13 cases, they scored a goal/goal.
The 2-1 scoreline has been there in five of Milan's 9 wins so far.
He was a fact in two of the previous 3 matches of the Rossoneri against Roma. And the third of this series ended 3-1.
Here I chose the less risky prediction option - 1 and goal/goal.
But a 2-1 exact result for Milan is also an option worth trying.
Milan - statistics and info
Last year's defending champion of Italy AC Milan got off to a good start in the 2023 calendar year.
Recording a 2-1 away win at lowly Salernitana.
Although during the World Cup break, the Rossoneri conceded 3 defeats in control matches .
But here I must say that they were always against quality teams - Arsenal, Liverpool and PSV Eindhoven.
In the home camp, spirits should be high for another reason.
With the success against Salernitana, Milan managed to close the gap on the leader of the standings Napoli to just 5 points.
Because the team from Naples was left empty-handed during its visit to the other giant from Milan - Inter.
And the 0-1 loss was the first of the season in all competitions for Napoli.
In this regard, Stefano Pioli's players will come out even more motivated to look for victory in this derby against Roma.
A win that would surely leave them in contention for the Scudetto.
Roma - statistics and info
For their part, Roma also started the new year with success.
It was a win in typical Jose Mourinho style - an economical 1-0 against Bologna.
Although this match was played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome and the Wolves were the hosts.
But the victory was also important from a psychological point of view , in addition to adding 3 points to the assets of the Romans.
Because it ended the streak of 3 consecutive matches without a win in Serie A for the Roma team (0-2-1).
Thus, the Giallorossi remained closely behind the Top 4 in the standings.
As in this area around them it is densely populated with other top teams – Lazio, Inter, Juventus and Atalanta.
This is the place to say that Roma are unbeaten in their two visits to Top 4 teams so far:
- 2-1 win over Inter
- 1-1 draw against Juventus
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Tatarusanu; Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori, Hernandez; Tonali, Benasser; Salemakers, Diaz, Leao; Giroud
Injured: Menjan, Rebic, Kjaer, Origi, Krunic, Mesias, Florenci, Ibrahimovic
Lineup: Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Celik, Cristante, Pellegrini, Zalevsky; Zaniolo, Dybala; Abraham
Injured: Wijnaldum, Kamara
Out : Karsdorp
Matches between Milan and Roma
|SA||06/01/22||Milan 3:1 Roma|
|SA||31/10/21||Roma 1:2 Milan|
|SA||28/02/21||Roma 1:2 Milan|
|SA||26/10/20||Milan 3:3 Roma|
|SA||28/06/20||Milan 2:0 Roma|
|SA||27/10/19||Roma 2:1 Milan|
Ranking and Form in the league