GdS: Probable XIs for Roma vs. Milan – no changes expected from Pioli

By Oliver Fisher -

Stefano Pioli will keep his trust in the starting line-up that has brought two wins from two to begin the Serie A season, with a tough test against Roma to come tonight.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (seen below) report this morning that Mike Maignan is expected to stay between the posts with Davide Calabria, Malick Thiaw, Fikayo Tomori and Theo Hernandez as the back four.

In midfield, Rade Krunic should start at the base of the trio with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tijjani Reijnders as the right and left box-to-box players respectively.

The attacking trident should remain composed of Christian Pulisic on the right wing, Rafael Leao on the other flank and Olivier Giroud as the centre-forward.

Probable Milan XI (4-3-3): Maignan; Calabria, Thiaw, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Loftus-Cheek, Krunic, Reijnders; Pulisic, Giroud, Leao.

Roma meanwhile are not expected to have either Romelu Lukaku or Paulo Dybala available to start the game, though Lorenzo Pellegrini is tipped to be there behind Andrea Belotti.

Predicted XI (3-5-1-1): Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Llorente; Celik, Cristante, Paredes, Aouar, Zalewski; Pellegrini; Belotti.

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