A force at home against an unmatched away team: All the key stats ahead of Roma vs. Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will be looking to break their run of consecutive Serie A defeats when they face Roma at the Stadio Olimpico tonight.

Milan have in fact failed to score a goal from open play in each of their last four games across all competitions with two draws and two defeats in that span, the most recent in Serie A being a damaging 3-0 loss to Inter who – thanks to their win over Genoa – are now seven points clear at the top of the table albeit with one more game played.

You can read the match preview here, while below are the best pre-match stats ahead of the game…

➤ After the 3-3 draw in the reverse fixture, Milan and Roma could draw both Serie A games in a season for the first time since the 1999-00 campaign.

➤ Roma won their last Serie A home meeting against Milan: the last manager to win two successive league matches at home against them was Fabio Capello in 2003.

➤ Roma have collected the most points at home in Serie A this season (30), whilst Milan have won the most points away from home (28) so far.

➤ Roma are unbeaten in their last 16 home league matches (W12 D4), their longest run since February 2017 (24). Milan have lost four Serie A games in 2021, two more than they had lost in the whole of 2020 — only in 1936 have they lost five top-flight games in the first two months of the year.

➤ AC Milan could lose three Serie A matches in a row without scoring for the first time since April 1967.

➤ No side has scored more penalties than Milan (10) and Roma (six) in Serie A this season. Milan have scored four of their 10 penalties when the game was at a 0-0 scoreline, at least twice more than any other side in the competition.

➤ Roma’s Jordan Veretout has scored nine Serie A goals this season: he could become the first French midfielder to score 10+ goals in a single campaign in the Top-5 European Leagues since 2018-19 (Pogba, Thauvin and Oudin).

➤ Roma’s striker Edin Dzeko has failed to score in his last six Serie A appearances, his longest run without a goal since January 2019 (nine in a row, his worst run in the competition).

➤ Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic has failed to score in two successive Serie A appearances: since his return to the club in January 2020, only once has he gone goalless in three league games in a row (against Napoli, Parma and Bologna in July 2020).

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