Let’s see. AC Milan is second in the table with 36 points. AS Roma is sixth with 30 points. AC Milan averages 1.9 goals per game. AS Roma averages 1.1 goals per game. AC Milan is led by Rafael Leao. AS Roma is led by Tammy Abraham. Summing up, this is the Italian Serie A Match of the Week, for which the Rossoneri come in as the betting online favorites at -120.
Let’s check the latest Serie A odds, stats, injury reports, and Serie A lines for Milan vs Roma. We’ve plenty of Serie A betting odds for you to consider.
AC Milan: Getting Closer
The reigning champion had a great start to the year after defeating Salernitana 2-1, with Leao and Sandro Tonali as the scorers. In addition, Napoli lost 1-0 to Inter Milan, allowing the Rossoneri to reduce the gap between them and the Azzurri at the top of the standings to only five points.
Leao is having a great season. He’s currently the team’s top scorer with seven goals. The Portuguese and Olivier Giroud have become one of the most dangerous attacking duos in all of Europe.
Defensively, the Rossoneri allow one goal per game. They currently are without Fode Ballo-Toure, who underwent a shoulder injury. Pierre Kalulu took his place in the starting lineup against Salernitana and looked really good. The team also recently announced the signing of goalkeeper Devis Vazquez, who used to play for Guarani, allowing Mike Maignan to continue his recovery with ease.
The Rossoneri are 7-0-1 when playing at home, which makes the -120 price in the sportsbook to win straight up even more appealing, especially since they scored in all eight games and finished with a clean sheet twice. It’s not easy pulling off the stunner at San Siro.
AS Roma: Good and Bad News
AS Roma also got good news to start the season after defeating Bologna 1-0 with Lorenzo Pellegrini as the scorer. On the other hand, Lazio lost 2-1 to Lecce, so now both Rome teams have 30 points.
The bad news is that Paulo Dybala got injured and is expected to be out for at least a couple of weeks. With Dybala out, Tammy Abraham is expected to return to the starting lineup. Abraham follows Dybala on the team’s scoring chart with three goals. The Argentinian has scored five.
The Giallorossi also have a very competitive defensive unit, which has allowed only 14 goals in 16 games. Chris Smalling, who used to play for Manchester United, has become the unit’s leader.
Regarding the soccer lines, the visitors are offering a +345 price. You won’t find a better underdog. Why? Because AS Roma has won one more game on the road than at home and has lost two less. Let’s not forget that manager Jose Mourinho is well known for being a mastermind when it comes to playing on the counterattack. By the way, Mourinho will be back on the sideline after serving a one-match suspension.
Milan vs Roma Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 186
- AC Milan Victories: 83 (269 goals)
- AS Roma Victories: 48 (206 goals)
- Draws: 55
AC Milan is currently on a five-game run without losing to AS Roma. The Rossoneri won each of the previous three meetings. The last one was at San Siro and finished 3-1, with Giroud, Leao, and Junior Messias scoring for the Rossoneri. Abraham scored for the Giallorossi.
There have been goals in each of the last 15 Serie A fixtures between these two. They drew 0-0 for the last time in the 2014-15 season.
Milan vs Roma Match Information
- Date: Sunday, Jan. 8th
- Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa
- AC Milan vs AS Roma Live Stream: fubo.tv
Milan vs Roma Betting Lines
Milan vs Roma Picks & Prediction
AC Milan is the better team. However, only Napoli has collected more away points than AS Roma. If the Rossoneri suffered to defeat Salernitana, they’ll suffer even more to defeat AS Roma. That’s why my recommendation for your soccer picks is the draw. The Giallorossi would have had better chances to pull off the stunner with Dybala on the field.
The AC Milan are listed at -120 in our Vegas Soccer lines. This means that if you wager $100 on AC Milan , you have a chance to win $83. The AS Roma are +345, offering a chance to win $345 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives AC Milan a 54.55% chance to win, with AS Roma at 22.47%.