Pioli wants to change negative trend – all the important stats ahead of Milan-Roma

By Isak Möller -

Following the 4-1 against Lecce on Monday, AC Milan are gearing up to take on Roma tomorrow evening. Currently nine points behind the Giallorossi, the Rossoneri are looking to decrease the gap with a win. 

Milan might not be the favourites despite the positive start to the resumption, but from a betting perspective it could be wise to scan the market for the best odds, perhaps even taking a look at users reviews about bet365.

In any case, Stefano Pioli is hoping that consistency will help his side secure a win tomorrow. The starting eleven is expected to be the same as Simon Kjaer has recovered from his injury, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic isn’t quite ready yet.

This was confirmed by the manager during today’s press conference, which you can read in full here. The 38-year-old is back in training but won’t be on the bench tomorrow, with Milan not taking any risks.

“He worked a lot, he worked well, he did his first training yesterday but he isn’t ready to play yet. Tomorrow, he will work and he won’t be on the bench with us,” Pioli stated, as cited by MilanNews.it.

In recent history, Milan have done quite well against Roma although the fixture has always been tough. The reverse fixture was won by the Giallorossi but the last time the two faced off at San Siro, the Rossoneri prevailed.

Take a look at the top ten facts and stats about the game below, as provided by Opta, which could come in handy if you want to make a bet on the game.

  • AC Milan have won 74 times against AS Roma in Serie A – more than against any other side – 50 draws and 45 wins for the Giallorossi.
  • AC Milan have scored in each of their last four league games against Roma – should they manage to find the net again in this match, it would be their longest scoring run against the Giallorossi since 2005.
  • AC Milan will try to register consecutive home wins against AS Roma for the first time since 2004 under Carlo Ancelotti.
  • AC Milan have beaten Roma 46 times in 84 home meetings, losing 19 times and sharing 19 draws in Serie A.
  • AC Milan have won two of their last four home games, as many as in their previous nine at the San Siro (D4 L3).
  • Roma have both scored and conceded in each of their last five away games in Serie A.
  • AC Milan have scored only 13 goals in their first 13 home games of this campaign – their worst such total since 1997/98 (12).
  • Stefano Pioli has faced Roma more than any other opponent in his managerial career so far, but he has managed to win only twice (D6 L11).
  • In 2020 Ante Rebic has scored 44% of AC Milan’s total goals in Serie A (7 of 16), at least four more than any other teammate in the period.
  • Roma striker Edin Dzeko has scored four goals against AC Milan in Serie A, three of which came at the San Siro.

Certainly, a win would do good not just for Milan, but also Pioli who will have a point to prove against Roma. There are still many games left of the season and leapfrogging the Olimpico side shouldn’t be excluded, provided that Milan win tomorrow.

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