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AC Milan vs AS Roma Match Preview

06 May 2017 Keith M. ITALY: Serie A
ITALY: Serie A

AC Milan

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Kick-off
18:45 GMT
07 May 2017

AS Roma

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Kick-off
18:45 GMT 07 May 2017

Even though there are only 4 games to go before the end of the 2016/17 Serie A table, both Roma and AC Milan have something to play for. The hosts still have a slight chance of getting Champions League football as they are 8 points behind Lazio in 4th with 4 games to play. Roma have an even slighter chance of winning the league as they are trailing Juventus by 9 points but with Napoli only a point behind them, they’ll want to consolidate 2nd spot.

STATS

  • AC Milan have been very poor in recent weeks and have only picked up 1 win in their last 5 games along with 3 draws and 1 loss. Their last fixture saw them draw away at Crotone 1-1, who are fighting relegation themselves, a very poor result for a side aiming for European football.
  • Roma have been in much better recently and have showed why they deserve to be in 2nd place. With 3 wins and a draw in their last 5, they are finishing the season strongly after crashing out of Europa League. However, their last game ended with them being beaten 3-1 by Lazio in the Rome derby, a crushing defeat for both their pride and their title chances.
  • Carlos Bacca has been AC Milan’s top scorer in the league this season with 13 goals which isn’t too bad with the injuries he’s had throughout the season. They’ll need him fit and firing for their last 4 games.
  • There is no player in Serie A that has scored more goals than Edin Dzeko this season and his 25 league goals have been vital for Roma’s late push for the title.

HEAD TO HEAD

Roma have dominated this fixture in recent years as they have won 3 of the last 6 meetings between the sides with 2 draws with AC Milan only winning once. The meeting between the teams back in December saw Roma narrowly win 1-0.

Head to head matches: AC Milan - AS Roma

12.12.2016 Seri AS Roma AC Milan 1:0

AC MILAN NEWS

If AC Milan want any chance of securing a Champions League place, they’ll need to win against Roma but it’ll have to be a mighty performance for them to even take a poit from the game at the San Siro. Luca Antonelli will miss out at left-back through injury but other than that, they have a fully available squad except Giacomo Bonaventura, who has missed out since the end of January.

Latest matches: AC Milan

30.04.2017 Seri FC Crotone AC Milan 1:1 D
23.04.2017 Seri AC Milan FC Empoli 1:2 L
15.04.2017 Seri Inter Milan AC Milan 2:2 D
09.04.2017 Seri AC Milan US Palermo 4:0 W
02.04.2017 Seri Pescara Calcio AC Milan 1:1 D

ROMA NEWS

To keep pressure on Juventus at the top of the table, Roma will have to take all 3 points back to the capital with them. However, they’ll be without a few key players for the clash at the San Siro. Alessandro Florenzi, Kevin Strootman and Antonio Rudiger will all miss the game and they could all prove to be big misses.

Latest matches: AS Roma

30.04.2017 Seri AS Roma Lazio Roma 1:3 L
24.04.2017 Seri Pescara Calcio AS Roma 1:4 W
15.04.2017 Seri AS Roma Atalanta Bergamasca 1:1 D
09.04.2017 Seri Bologna FC AS Roma 0:3 W
04.04.2017 Copp AS Roma Lazio Roma 3:2 W

SUMMING UP!

Roma head into the game as favourites but AC Milan won’t roll over because they still have a glimmer of hope of achieving a place in next season’s Champions League. AC Milan will have to make sure they defend the threat of Dzeko up front whilst making sure they are creating chances of their own for Bacca to convert. It should be a decent game as far as end of season games go and could easily go either way depending who wants it more on the day.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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