Serie A action is back in full force as every team now has one match under their belt and the second matchweek back gives us a mouth-watering tie as AS Roma head to San Siro for a top-seven battle against AC Milan. Milan came back with a win and is currently tied with Parma for the final Europa League spot while Roma beat Sampdoria and sit in fifth place, six points out of a Champions League spot. Let’s get right into action and have a look at how these teams arrive to this matchup so you can make your bets against their Serie A odds.
Roma Vs Milan Betting Preview
The first matchup between these Italian giants this season came at Stadio Olimpico on October 27 as Roma prevailed 2-1. Eden Dzeko scored the opener in the 38th minute and I Giallorossi led 1-0 at halftime. Theo Hernandez scored in the 55th minute to tie the game but Nicolo Zaniolo scored the winner three minutes later as the Rome faithful celebrated.
AC Milan Betting Preview: Keep Climbing the Table
I Rosssoneri already have two games under their belt with a 0-0 Coppa Italia semifinal against Juventus and a 4-1 league win on the road over Lecce on Monday. Sam Castillejo scored the opener against Lecce in the 26th minute before the hosts tied the game with a 54th minute penalty. Giacomo Bonaventura broke the tie a minute later before Ante Rebic and Rafael Leao each found the back of the net to secure all three points.
Milan is led in scoring this season by Rebic who has eight goals while Hernandez has six in all competitions. Castillejo leads the team with four assists and Krzysztof Piatek has scored three of his five goals from the spot. Twenty-year old keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has 10 clean sheets in 28 starts this season and has allowed just 34 goals.
AS Roma Betting Preview: Charge Forward
I Giallorossi returned to action on Wednesday with a comeback 2-1 win over 16th place Sampdoria at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico. Sampdoria took the lead in the 11th minute and the game stayed 1-0 until Dzeko equalized in the 64th minute. Just five minutes from time, Dzeko got his brace and the game winner while moving into fifth place on Roma’s all-time scoring list.
Roma are led in scoring by Dzeko who has 17 total goals with 14 in league play but Zaniolo tore his ACL against Juventus in January after scoring six times in 20 starts. Justin Kluivert has scored seven times and Lorenzo Pellegrini leads the team with 11 assists. Spanish keeper Pau Lopez has allowed 44 goals in 34 starts with nine clean sheets and 18 wins in all competitions this season.
Roma Vs Milan Betting Lines
- Money Lines: Milan to win +156 / Roma to win +156 / Draw +233
- Over/Under 2.5 goals: Over -103, Under -128
Milan have the advantage with two games under their belt to Roma’s one but I Rosssoneri have not been good at home this season in Serie A play with four wins, four losses and five draws. Before the break they scored more than one goal in just one of their final six games. Meanwhile Roma are better away from Stadio Olimpico with seven wins and three draws in 13 league games and they won or drew their final four games before the break with 10 total goals scored.
MyBookie Free Pick: Roma to win +156