The Serie A has a number of interesting matches lined up over the next weekend. On Sunday, the 2nd placed Milan is set to take on Roma in an away fixture.
Roma has had its own share of trouble in the recent games after failing to break the deadlock against Benevento while AC Milan have currently lost their last two Serie A fixtures and are under lot of pressure.
When they face next week it all comes to who draws first blood and who peaks at the right time to secure an all-important win with the prediction platforms expecting the hosts to come out on top, ahead of Milan.
Roma vs AC Milan Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Offensive and defensive stats
Looking at Roma, Edin Dzeko needs to take more initiatives for the side to succeed. He has 10 goals and 2 assists in 29 appearances along with 2.5 shots per game and 68.5% pass success.
Henrikh Mkhitarayan is a pretty important candidate in this line up who can provide you with key passes as well has a wonderful finishing touch. He enjoys 2.2 shots per game and has score 9 goals in the last 34 outings.
Pedro and Pellegrini are expected to create more chances as the wingers with former Chelsea player having 79% pass success and 4 goals in 4 games so far.
The AC Milan consists of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Leao, Diaz and Saelemaekers to score on the frontline. Zlatan will be the prime striker in the team who has netted on 15 occasions so far with a wonderful touch and has 72.2% pass accuracy along with 4.2 shots on target per game for the team.
The youngster Rafael Leao is a bundle of talent and has scored 6 goals in 25 appearances along with 76% pass accuracy.
Saelemaekers will be a key player in the forward who is a strong dribbler and finisher. He has 2 goals and 0.7 shots on target per game along with 79.1% pass success in Serie A.
Both the teams have equally strong attack.
The Roma midfield has the likes of Karsdorp, Veretout and Peres who have a challenge against Milan. Rick Karsdorp has 2 goals and 4 assists in 28 outings in addition to a decent rating of 6.64 so far.
He has Jordan Veretout for company who has been in great touch with 11 goals and 4 assists in this edition. In addition to that, he has created 1.5 shots per game and has 0.9 tackles in every game.
The AC Milan midfield has Kessie and Bennacer who are not only the ones who create chances but also the one who scores frequently. Franck Kessie who has 11 goals and 2 assists in 37 appearances has a rating of 6.90 that has also elated him to be one of the best midfielders this season.
Ismael Bennacer has been exceptional in taking set-pieces and giving key passes with an overall rating of 6.77 as a defensive midfielder.
Roma is ahead.
The Roma’s defense has often been vulnerable to opposition’s attack with Jesus, Mancini and Spinazzola guarding the backline. Juan Jesus who is the center back will have to improve in the coming games who has 89.3% pass success, 1.2 tackles and 1.1 clears per game. The defender will have to take his game to the next level of he has to survive.
But the most impressed player has been Leonardo Spinazzola who has 0.5 dribbles, 0.8 shots on target along with 1 clear per game so far. He is proving to be an asset and the management should make sure that he is taken care of.
AC Milan’s backline has the services of Kjaer, Hernandez and Calabria who got annihilated by Inter Milan’s attack last time around. Simon Kjaer is a key component who blocks the ball very well along with his skills in the air. He has 87.3% pass accuracy, 2.2 aerials won and 4 clears per game.
Calabria is up to the task with his strong points being passing and blocking the opponent’s attack. In addition to 81.9% pass success, he enjoys 0.3 blocks and 3.3 tackles on average in the last 30 games.
Theo Hernandez has 82% pass accuracy along with 1.6 aerial duels won and 1.6 tackles won per game apart from 5 goals and 6 assists.
Roma is ahead.
Roma vs AC Milan Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Recent form
The Roma has done an exceptional job so far that has helped them remain in the title race even after 23 games. Despite starting their campaign with a loss and a draw, they pulled up their socks from then on to play some quality football until the end of 2020.
Their January campaign was quite successful with victories against Sampdoria, Crotone and Spezia. They carried this momentum into February as they scored straightforward victories against the likes of Verona and Udinese but fell against Juventus.
They are currently sitting in 4th spot with 13 wins and 5 losses in this season.
AC Milan did have a head start with a winning streak going for the side early on. They managed to achieve triumphs against Bologna, Crotone, Spezia and most importantly against their arch rivals Inter Milan keeping them in the top spot.
This winning momentum enabled them to dominate most of the proceedings until December. But a slight dip in form in January meant that they had to sacrifice their top spot as they lost to Juventus and Atalanta convincingly.
In their last outing, they were taken for cleaners after a masterclass performance by Inter Milan. They have occupied the 2nd spot in the table.
Roma vs AC Milan Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Head-to-head:
Matches: 49: AC Milan: 16 Roma: 16 Draw: 17
Last 5 matches: AC Milan – 2, Roma – 1, Draw – 2.
Recent Meeting: AC Milan was held to a 3-3 draw by Roma on 26th October 2020 in a Serie A fixture.
Roma vs AC Milan Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Predicted lineup
The predicted lineup for this particular clash is as follows:
Roma: Pau Lopez, Fazio, Mancini, Karsdorp, Spinazzola, Pellergini, Veretout, Villar, Mkhitaryan, Mayoral, Dzeko.
Milan: Donnarumma, Calabria, Hernandez, Simon Kjaer, Romagnoli, Saelemaekers, Tonali, Kessie, Ante Rebic, Calhanoglu, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Roma vs AC Milan Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Predicted winner
The betting platforms have suggested that AS Roma have a convincing advantage over the rivals with task cut out for the away team. FCTableshave predicted Roma to win even though the match is expected to be a neck-to-neck fight. Roma is ahead with 39% chance whereas Milan is right behind with 32% chance.
Another platform Bettingexpert which is famous for giving the accurate odds have also gone on to predict an outright victory for the home team with Milan needing to press a little hard to earn a win here. Oddschecker which is known for accumulating all the odds and giving out the best odds have also reiterated that Roma will boss the game with a win over the weekend as of now.