Italian Serie A match preview and prediction – AC Milan vs Roma. Serie A Week 5 – 26 October 2020 (19.45 BST time).
Serie A week five ends on Monday evening with table leaders Milan who host Roma.
Ante Rebic has not recovered from an elbow injury and is expected to remain on the sidelines, whereas Stefano Pioli hopes Hakan Calhanoglu can make an early return onto the pitch.
The Turkey star had picked up a sprained ankle prior to the Rossoneri’s win against Celtic in Europa League but he could be included in the Diavoli’s squad list against Roma and start from the bench.
Paulo Fonseca finds himself without two key central defenders. Chris Smalling hasn’t recovered from a mild knee sprain and is going to miss the game.
The same is true of Gianluca Mancini who tested positive for Coronavirus earlier this week. Amadou Diawara is also out of action due to Covid.
Form Guide: Milan (W W W W – ) Roma (L D W W – )
Stat fact:Roma are the most beaten club by Milan in Serie A: 75 Rossoneri’s wins in 170 games.
Milan (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma G.; Calabria, Kjaer, Romagnoli, T.Hernandez; Kessie, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz, Rafael Leao; Ibrahimovic
Injured: Gabbia, Musacchio, Rebic
Roma (3-4-2-1): Mirante; Ibanez, Cristante, Kumbulla; Santon, Veretout, Pellegrini, Spinazzola; Pedro, Mkhitaryan; Dzeko
Injured: Mancini, Diawara, Pastore, Calafiori, Zaniolo
Score Prediction: Milan 2-2 Roma
Credit: Football Italia