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Milan vs. Roma Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

25 June 2020

Sunday 28 June

San Siro - Serie A

Milan players celebrate earlier in the season Source:Fototricarico/IPA/Shutterstock

It’s a big game in the battle for European places as Stefano Pioli’s Milan welcome Roma to the San Siro on Sunday afternoon. We’ve got this one down as an incredibly tight call, with little to choose between the teams.

Past Meetings

The last five meetings between these clubs have seen one home and one away win apiece, as well as one draw. Going back a little further though, Roma have won five of the last eight, including a 2-1 victory at the Stadio Olimpico back in October.

Team News

The home team look set to be without four players for this key game. Zlatan Ibrahimovic isn’t expected to be ready to feature after a calf injury, while Mateo Musacchio, Leo Duarte and Simon Kjaer are all on the treatment table too.

Roma’s No.1 goalkeeper, Pau Lopez, should be okay to play following a wrist injury. Apart from that, Gianluca Mancini is the only other player causing any concern for Paulo Fonseca, providing the Giallorossi come through Wednesday’s game against Sampdoria unscathed.

Milan vs. Roma Preview and Predictions

Roma head to the Lombardy region fifth in the Serie A table. Victory in this match will mean they surely can’t be caught by Milan, but the capital club are looking up rather than down as the Italian top flight continues its return from the coronavirus-enforced break. The Rossoneri, meanwhile, are also targeting European football next season.

The Champions League is probably out of reach for Pioli’s side, even if they thrashed Lecce on their return to action on Monday evening. Lose here and it definitely will be, but the home team are also in a real battle to finish in the Europa League places, which has to be the minimum target as Il Diavolo continue to rebuild.

Roma have some catching up to do on fourth-placed Atalanta if they want to reach Europe’s top table next term, but this won’t be an easy game for the Giallorossi. Fonseca’s side weren’t in great form before the league’s hiatus though, losing five of their nine matches immediately prior to the break, winning just three.

The visitors must put that right quickly in the coming matches, and a win here would be the perfect kickstart they need. It’s a close one to call though, with Roma priced at 2.70 for the win. Milan are the ever-so-slight favourites at 2.65, with the draw here priced at 3.45.

Recommended Bets

Score draw at 3.90

This looks set to be a close game which could end all square, while both teams have scored in each of the last three meetings between the sides.

1-1 draw at 6.50

Those last three meetings have only yielded a total of eight goals, with either team’s victory by a single goal and the draw in the sequence finishing 1-1.