AC Milan – Roma, Serie A Prediction
Milan started their campaign hard and after they led Napoli 2-0 in Naples, they allowed them to make a comeback for 3-2 in 25 minutes. The old weaknesses in defense of the Rossoneri were again revealed and they could not hold even X. They have a heavy schedule, obviously because their second rival will be Roma and in the first round their game was postponed. Still, Milan showed ambitions in the market, and despite Bonucci’s separation, who was not the same top player we watched in Juventus, they got the talented Matias Caldara from Juve, and one of the big strikers in Serie A, Higuain, also arrived at San Siro. That means we should see a much stronger Milan than last season. The world finalist, Strinic, also joined AC Milan as an alternative to Ricardo Rodriguez and Bakayoko arrived from Chelsea to reinforce the midfield. At home Milan have only 1 loss in their last 10 games.
Roma made a spectacular 3-3 with Atalanta and this shows that the problems of the Italians in the defensive plan will not be small this season. This week, Kevin Strootman also followed Alisson and Naingolan way away from Roma. He signed with Marseille and a scandal broke out about his transfer, because the media said it was against his will. Still, Roma are not in a bad position and have 4 pts. from the first two games, defeating Torino at the end of the first match by 0-1 as a gues. Roma missed to score in only one of the last 15 games.
Often these teams have exchanged wins, losses and draws at San Siro in recent years. In some of the matches there were many goals, in others not, so there are no serious trends in this game. Higuain is expected to score goals in almost every match, especially against this Roma team which is not yet in top shape and has difficulties in defending. The same goes for the wolves. With players like Dzheko, Kluivet and Pastore, Roma have a strong attacking power and Milan’s defense has already shown how unstable is against Napoli. Rossoneri bend under pressure. Our prediction is BTTS at 1.67.
Conti, Strnic, Montolivo and Zapata are out, but they have no games till now for Milan
Florenzi and Perotti are out for Roma