Mid-table Serie A matches are heating up with the top six sides battling for a decent finish. The San Siro stadium sets to come alive this weekend as rivals AC Milan welcomes Roma for the Serie A weekend fixture. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 18:15 GMT.
AC Milan is struggling to get back to elite top six royalty tag in the Serie A. The side is currently eight on the table with 39 points and nine points behind rivals Roma. A win this weekend will elevate the side to Europa football royalty.
Coach Stefan Piolo is under immense pressure due to dismal performances by the side this season. The side recorded a series of losses that lowered its threat in the Serie A. The side recovered from an upsetting 2-0 loss to Genoa with a 4-1 win over Lecce during their last time out.
Roman is also struggling for a top finish in Serie A, currently fifth on the standings with 48 points. This side is shy of six points to enter the top four-tier clubs in the league. The team will depend on their three winning streaks in the league to build momentum to fend off their rivals this weekend.
AC Milan vs. Roma Head to Head
Both sides have 31 games between them, with Roma taking a fair home share of 14 wins against the seven held by Milan. Here is a look at their previous encounters in Serie A;
Lecce 1-4 Milan
Milan 1-2 Genoa
Fiorentina 1-1 Milan
Milan 1-0 Torino
Inter 4-2 Milan
Roma 2-1 Sampdoria
Cagliari 3-4 Roma
Roman 4-0 Lecce
Atalanta 2-1 Roman
Roma 2-3 Bologna
AC Milan Team News
Prolific attacker Zlatan Ibrahimovic sets to feature on the sidelines after picking up a calf injury. The future of the Swedish international remains unknown at the end of the season. He bagged four goals in 10 start-ups at the San Siro. Coach Pioli contends with a lack of defensive reinforcements in the side following the injuries to center backs Musacchio and Duarte.
AS Roma Team News
The contract situation with winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan is causing sleepless nights with a swap deal with young sensation Kluivert on the table. Midfielder Jordan Veretout faces a yellow card suspension after receiving a booking. Another doubt for the clash is attacking midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo out with fitness issues.
Prediction and Odds
AC Milan head into the game as the underdogs with dismal performances in the past, reducing their threat.
Goals Under 2.5
Both Teams to Score