MIL vs ROM Dream11: AC Milan will look to carry on their near-perfect start to the season as they welcome Roma to the San Siro. Milan is yet to lose a game and proudly sit atop the Serie A table. Roma has also had a near-perfect start to the season and would’ve been unbeaten if it weren’t for an administrative error that saw their 0-0 draw against Hellas Verona get ruled as a 3-0 loss. This now puts them in 7th place, but they will have a chance to close the gap between them and the top of the table when they face the league leaders on Monday night.
Fixture name & competition: AC Milan vs AS Roma, Serie A
Date & Time: 26th October, 1:15am (IST)
Venue: San Siro Stadium, Milan
MIL – WWWDW
ROM – WWWDL
Head-to-head (last five meetings): Of the last 5 fixtures, AC Milan has won 3, AS Roma have won 1 and they have played out one draw.
Last meeting: AC Milan 2-0 AS Roma (Serie A, 28th June 2020)
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A) AC Milan Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: AC Milan has an issue in defence and up-front. Defenders Mateo Musacchio and Matteo Gabbia are ruled out with a hand injury and a virus respectively. Star-forward, Ante Rebic, will continue to miss out with a hand injury in MIL vs ROM Dream11 Prediction.
Doubtful starters: Hakan Calhanoglu did not feature against Celtic due to injury and Stefano Pioli will hope that the Turkish is available to at least make the bench.
Expected changes: Rade Krunic and Brahim Diaz put on a great show against Celtic and Pioli will have a selection dilemma. Samuel Castillejo impressed in midweek, but Alexis Saelemaekers is expected to come back into the side. Ismael Bennacer will look to replace Sandro Tonali and Rafael Leao will hope to return to the lineup. AC Milan will likely keep the same backline.
MIL Playing 11 (probable):
Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK)
B) AS Roma Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: New permanent signing, Chris Smalling, will be out with a strain. Fellow defender Gianluca Mancini tested positive for Covid-19 and will be in quarantine, but some confusion ensued after. Another player observing quarantine rules is the midfielder, Amadou Diawara. Nicolo Zaniolo is a long-term injury with a cruciate ligament injury and won't be involved in MIL vs ROM Today Match Prediction.
Doubtful: Javier Pastore is doubtful with a hip injury and it remains to be seen if he will feature against AC Milan.
Expected changes: Paulo Fonseca moved to a 4-2-3-1 against Benevento but went back to the 3-4-3 against Young Boys in midweek so it will be interesting to see how he sets up for this week. A forward line of Pedro Rodriguez, Edin Dzeko and Henrikh Mkhitaryan can be expected. Marash Kumbulla and Federico Fazio will deputize as a cover-up for the injuries in defence.
ROM Playing 11 (probable):
Antonio Mirante (GK)
Almost all bookmakers are offering the same odds with Bet365 and Bwin placing an AC Milan win at 2.00 and a Roma win at 3.50. Despite Milan being the favourites, a draw seems to be the most likely option with Bwin placing a draw at 3.60. Both teams will be ready and raring to go so there isn’t a lot to separate them in terms of quality. In cases like these, factors like home advantage will come into play and this being Roma’s second consecutive away game, the odds tip in Milan’s favour as they did travel to Scotland for the Europa League, but are back at home for this fixture.
AC Milan –
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Ibrahimovic has scored an impressive 4 goals in 2 games, averaging a game every 45 minutes. He also does a lot of creative work, playing 3 key passes and creating 3 chances. With 7 shots on target and 4 goals, he has a shot conversion rate of 70% and will be a constant menace for Roma.
Brahim Diaz – The loanee from Real Madrid has 2 goals in 3 starts for the Rossoneri. He was impeccable against Celtic with a 100% shot conversion rate and a 50% shot conversion rate overall. Similar to Zlatan, even Diaz has 3 key passes and 3 chances created in just 172 minutes.
Rafael Leao – The youngster has had a brilliant start to the season with 2 goals and an assist in just 2 starts, bagging a goal every 76 minutes. He has also created 3 chances, providing 2 key passes in just 152 minutes in the Serie A. He has also succeeded in 50% of all dribbles attempted.
AS Roma –
Edin Dzeko – Edin Dzeko has started the season with 2 goals and an assist in 4 starts, averaging a goal every 131 minutes. He has also scored 116 goals for Roma during his time there and is creative for them as well with 4 key passes and 4 chances created in 262 minutes of football.
Pedro Rodriguez – The new signing from Chelsea, Pedro has had a good start to his Roma career with 2 goals in 4 starts. He has also scored 2 goals in his last 2 Serie A games and has a shot conversion rate of 56% whilst creating 3 chances and providing 3 key passes.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Mkhitaryan has had a great start to his second season in Italy with 4 assists in 5 starts so far, averaging one every 74 minutes. He has provided 7 key passes and created 10 chances whilst providing assists against the likes of Juventus and Young Boys.
Theo Hernandez – Despite playing in defence, Hernandez has a goal and assist this season. He has created 5 chances and provided 6 key passes whilst maintaining a pass success rate of 81% and a shot accuracy of 100%. He has also completed 67% of his dribbles which is important for a full-back.
Lorenzo Pellegrini – Paulo Fonseca has trusted Pellegrini with a more advanced role in the squad and the Italian has repaid that with a massive 12 key passes and 13 chances created. He is yet to get off the mark but has provided one assist so far.