Milan will play at home with Roma in the 17th round of the Italian championship. The match will take place on January 8, starting at 19:45 GMT.
Serie A 2022-23
|AC Milan||vs||AS Roma|
Milan, as befits the defending champions, dream of repeating the result of last season. The team is currently in 2nd place in the standings.
At the same time, the club is 5 points behind Napoli. But the team concedes quite often: 16 goals in 16 matches, while 31 goals were scored.
In the last round of Serie A, the team managed to defeat Salernitana with a score (2-1) on the road, before that there was a victory over Fiorentina (2-1).
Roma, meanwhile, are playing below expectations this season. The current 6th place can hardly be considered a positive result.
The team scores very little this season, as in 16 matches the team’s players scored only 19 goals, while conceding 14 goals.
In the previous round of Serie A, the team got 3 points. Roma defeated Bologna on their home field with a score (1-0). Before that, there was a draw with Torino with a score (1-1).
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Players to watch
Milan midfielder Sandro Tonali scored and assisted in their victory over Salernitana, meaning that each of his six scoring games for Milan ended in a win.
Lorenzo Pellegrini, who, despite directly contributing five goals in ten meetings with Milan, won only one of those meetings.
Head to Head
Milan have won their last three meetings in Serie A with Roma. The club were able to win their fourth in a row for the first time since February 1990.
The last meeting of the two teams took place within the framework of the Italian championship, where Milan turned out to be stronger at home with a score (3-1).
|X1 1.83||X 3.50||X2 4.50|
Milan, due to the victory over Salernitana in the last round, as well as due to the mistake of Napoli, approached the first line by five points.
In such a situation, the hosts have no right to make a mistake – in addition to the danger of falling seriously behind the opponent again, there is a risk of losing second place.
The hosts will only play to win and they are quite capable of achieving it, Roma is frankly not impressive.
Prediction for this match: Milan Handicap (-1.5).