AC Milan and AS Roma will meet in the 17th round of Serie A. AC Milan reduced the gap behind Napoli to only five points, and it will be a big fight for the title. AS Roma occupies the sixth position in the table, and a goal is a place among four teams.
January 8th, 2023 – 20:45
AC Milan vs AS Roma Betting Tips & Predictions
AC Milan to win @ 1.85
BTTS Yes @ 1.90
Correct score 2:1 @ 8.50
Reason for AC Milan vs AS Roma Predictions
Currently, AC Milan ranks 2nd, boasting 3 points from their 16 league matches courtesy of a record of 11 wins, three draws, and two defeats, while Roma holds 6th position. The Rossoneri play Roma at home; meanwhile, they are unbeaten in three home games, so it is expected that AC Milan will be the favorite to win this game. AC Milan is currently five points below table-toppers Napoli. Divock Origi, Alessandro Florenzi, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic remain on the sidelines through injury. Meanwhile, Junior Messias is unlikely to be available for selection. AC Milan is also suffering a goalkeeping crisis, with Mike Maignan taking a lot longer to recover from injury than expected. Another setback the AC Milan club will have to face is the injury of two squad players: Ante Rebic and Fodé Ballo-Touré. Stefano Pioli loses these players to physical problems, and he will have to think of solutions and ways to overcome this. Milan had two players involved in the final of the 2022 World Cup in the shape of Theo Hernandez and Olivier Giroud, and the duo is expected to be in the starting XI here. Charles De Ketelaere finally shows the qualities he possesses, he has excellent technique, and he is unstoppable in a one-on-one game. Rafael Leao is a great player, and he creates a lot of problems for his opponents.
Jose Mourinho’s side struggled to keep up with the Champions League teams before the break and had slowed down so much that they have not won in their last four games. Most Roma eyes will be on Tammy Abraham on Sunday, though. The English striker has been very disappointing this season, scoring just four goals in all competitions. If he isn’t able to get the year started off with a bang here, he could be set for a prolonged spell on the subs’ bench. Eldor Shomurodov enjoys the field, and when he receives the ball and goes toward the goal, the opponent has problems because he passes through the defense like a fast train. Bryan Cristante plays great and does not allow the opponent to play in the middle of the field. Roma manager José Mourinho has a number of players out of action, but he should be able to bring club captain Lorenzo Pellegrini back into the starting eleven. Still, it is up front where the questions lie. It will be interesting to see whether Tammy Abraham is given more chances to reclaim the form of last year – or if one of the many attacking options on the bench will be given the nod instead.
It is going to be an exciting clash, as AS Roma is not without a chance of remaining undefeated. However, we believe AC Milan should meet the expectations and deliver a win.
This will be a big fight between these two rivals, and we should expect a goal from both teams. Football fans should enjoy this match and see at least a goal in each net.