AC Milan vs Roma Serie A predictions: tips, odds & team news
AC Milan will be hoping to tighten their grip on a spot in Serie A’s top four when they host Roma on Sunday at 7:45pm (UK time).
AC Milan vs Roma odds
*Odds correct as of 16:15 on January 10
As we enter the second half of the Serie A season, AC Milan’s attention turns to the top four race. The Rossoneri are nine points behind leaders and rivals Inter Milan, and while a title challenge is still feasible, it might be better to focus on battle below. There are currently seven points between AC Milan and fifth-placed Bologna, but a poor run could see Stefano Pioli’s side. And although they are capable of dropping this season, AC Milan have won three and drawn one of their past four league games.
Roma, meanwhile, are in a rough patch that Josè Mourinho will have to try to manage his way out of. After 19 games, Roma are eighth, and have won just one of their past five games. They have drawn two and lost two, only managing to beat Napoli before Christmas. Nevertheless, Roma are just four points behind fourth-placed Fiorentina, so something could be done. Since Josè Mourinho joined Roma, the Giallorossi have always lost the first match of the second half of the season (20th match in Serie A) and will be hoping to avoid an unwanted hat-trick.
AC Milan vs Roma predictions
AC Milan vs Roma: Predictions
|19/20 with Midnite
|AC Milan 2-1 Roma
|17/2 with BetGoodwin
|11/2 with Sky Bet
Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+ Only. Terms and Conditions Apply.
The stats behind our AC Milan vs Roma predictions:
- AC Milan are unbeaten in their past eight games against Roma.
- Since Jose Mourinho took charge, Roma have always lost their first match of the second half of the season.
- Roma have lost their last two Serie A away games.
- Romelu Lukaku has scored in each of his four Serie A starts against AC Milan.
- Both teams have scored in each of the last seven Serie A games between AC Milan and Roma.
AC Milan vs Roma match tip
On top of current form, history doesn’t shine on Roma. Since Jose Mourinho joined Roma, the Giallorossi have always lost the first match of the second half of the season in Serie A. In the first such match, they were beaten by AC Milan at the San Siro, before losing to Napoli away from home last year.
AC Milan vs Roma Bet-Builder tip
AC Milan vs Roma has been a fixture for goals in Serie A. The past seven meetings between these two sides have seen 25 goals in total, at an average of 3.6 per match. Both teams have scored in all seven of those games.
Looking to find the net for Roma will be Romelu Lukaku, who has scored in each of his four Serie A starts against AC Milan, and has eight in total this season.
Romelu Lukaku has scored in each of his four Serie A starts against AC Milan.
Both teams have scored in each of the last seven Serie A games between AC Milan and Roma.
AC Milan vs Roma team news
AC Milan team news
|Ismael Bennacer, Fikayo Tomori, Malick Thiaw, Pierre Kalulu, Marco Pellegrino, Mattia Caldara, Alessandro Florenzi, Rade Krunic, Tommaso Pobega, Noah Okafor
AC Milan remain without a host of players including Fikayo Tomori, Malick Thiaw, Pierre Kalulu, Marco Pellegrino and Noah Okafor. Ismael Bennacer is away on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Roma team news
|Evan Ndicka, Houssem Aouar, Sardar Azmoun, Diego Llorente, Marash Kumbulla, Chris Smalling, Renato Sanches, Tammy Abraham
Evan Ndicka, Houssem Aouar and Sardar Azmoun are away on international duty, while Diego Llorente, Marash Kumbulla, Chris Smalling, Renato Sanches and Tammy Abraham are injured.
AC Milan vs Roma head-to-head record
- 1 September 2023 – Roma 1-2 AC Milan – Serie A
- 29 April 2023 – Roma 1-1 AC Milan – Serie A
- 8 January 2023 – AC Milan 2-2 Roma – Serie A
- 6 January 2022 – AC Milan 3-1 Roma – Serie A
- 31 October 2021 – Roma 1-2 AC Milan – Serie A
AC Milan are unbeaten in their past eight games against Roma since a defeat in October 2019. Five of those matches have been wins, including a 2-1 victory at the Stadio Olimpico earlier this season.