On Monday, starting with 19:45, the match AC Milan – AS Roma will be played, from the round with number 5 in Serie A.
As for AC Milan, we must emphasize that Ante Rebic has not yet recovered from the elbow injury and, therefore, he is still unavailable. At the same time, Stefano Pioli hopes to get Hakan Calhanoglu back in time. The latter suffered a sprain in the duel won by the “Rossoneri” in the Europa League with Celtic, but, according to the Italian press, the Turk could be fully recovered by Monday night. However, for safety, Calhanoglu will start the duel on the bench.
On the other hand, we must emphasize that AS Roma has serious staffing problems. Paulo Fonseca will not be able to use two basic central defenders. First of all, Chris Smalling has not recovered from his knee injury and will miss the derby with AC Milan. The same goes for Gianluca Mancini, who tested positive for the Covid-19 virus this weekend. The latter joins Amadou Diawara, also absent due to the new virus.
Taking into account all the aspects mentioned above, as well as the performance of Pioli’s team in the “post-pandemic” period, we believe that AC Milan will dominate the duel with authority. Thus, our predictions will be outlined around this idea.
AC Milan (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma G .; Calabria, Kjaer, Romagnoli, T.Hernandez; Kessie, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz, Rafael Leao; Ibrahimovic;
AS Roma (3-4-2-1): Mirante; Ibanez, Cristante, Kumbulla; Santon, Veretout, Pellegrini, Spinazzola; Pedro, Mkhitaryan; Dzeko.
The last defeat of the “Rossoneri” dates from March 2020;
AC Milan, without failure in the last 25 matches;
AS Roma, one goal scored in the last 2 games played on “San Siro”.