Serie A | Roma vs AC Milan: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

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AC Milan

Draw Should be on the Cards


Though they may have been below their best throughout much of their latest league victory in midweek, Milan managed to eke out a win against Torino which keeps them separated from the top step of the Serie A podium only by goal difference.


Nonetheless, the pair are now only the fifth and sixth sides to claim nine wins from their first 10 matches of a Serie A campaign, and Stefano Pioli’s side sit seven points clear of defending champions Inter – with next week’s Derby della Madonnina on the horizon – and a full 13 above Juventus.


Six successive Serie A wins have built a serious sense of momentum at their Milanello headquarters of late, and Pioli now returns to Stadio Olimpico – where he enjoyed a positive spell as leader of Lazio earlier in his career – expecting to leave with the points.


That success in Sardinia came as the suspended Mourinho was forced to watch on from the stands, having been sent off during the intense clash with Napoli, but the Portuguese tactician will be back prowling the Olimpico technical area on Sunday.


Though his recent comments about the quality of the Roma squad have somewhat soured the mood and raised familiar questions in the media, on the last nine occasions in which Roma have won at least six of their first 10 games in a Serie A campaign, they have then gone on to finish within the top three.

DPP Verdict

Both teams have been adept at keeping opponents shut out – in domestic competition at least – so not much is likely to separate them throughout what is sure to be a hard-fought 90 minutes. While a goalless draw must be a possibility, the array of attacking talent on display at the Olimpico will surely see someone unlock the door for either side as legs start to tire.