Roma host AC Milan on Sunday night in a massive top-four Serie A clash. The Rossoneri have slipped in recent weeks and are now looking up at city rival Inter Milan in the race for the Scudetto. After last weekend’s 3-0 derby loss, AC Milan find themselves four points behind the Nerazzurri. Another loss and AC Milan’s hopes of a first Scudetto since the days of Maximiliano Allegri could be over.

Stefano Pioli’s team have lost back-to-back games in the league and Roma will be eyeing up a big home win. The Giallorossi are trying to solidify a place in the top four. They are on 44 points and just one ahead of Atalanta and Lazio, respectively. Meanwhile, Paulo Fonseca’s team are nine points back of Serie A leaders Inter Milan.

Roma are unbeaten in their last two games in Serie A collecting four points from six. A 3-0 win over Udinese was followed up by a disappointing nil-nil away draw versus Benevento. The reverse fixture between Roma and AC Milan was a six-goal thriller with goals split three apiece.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic opened the scoring in the second minute but the goal was cancelled out by Edin Dzeko. Alex Saelemaekers tallied a goal after halftime but his goal was cancelled by Roma’s Jordan Vertout. Again, the Rossoneri went in front, this time through an Ibrahimovic penalty. With six minutes left on the clock, Roma’s Marash Kumbulla equalised for a third time to get the draw.

Roma vs AC Milan Betting Odds

Roma took 10 points from the last 18 on offer in Serie A. They were just +1 during that six-game timeframe. The Giallorossi are at odds of 7/5 to win at home against AC Milan and move closer to AC Milan in the Serie A standings.

The capital club progressed to the Europa League last 16 in midweek with a 3-1 last 32 second leg win over Braga. The Giallorossi won the tie 5-1 on aggregate. While Roma won their second leg game, AC Milan drew 1-1 at San Siro against Red Star Belgrade. The draw enabled AC Milan to progress to the last 16 as well thanks to the away goals rule.

There is a strong argument to be made that AC Milan have simply regressed into the team they were always expected to be this season. They began the campaign considered as a side that would fight a top-four place and not a Scudetto.

AC Milan have collected 49 points from 23 games which is 6.85 more points than their expected points figure. Leading sportsbooks have AC Milan at odds of 21/10 to win away at Roma on Sunday night. The Rossoneri have not defeated Roma at the Stadio Olimpico since the 2017-18 season.

Roma vs AC Milan Team News

Pioli has two players on the AC Milan injury list going into the game this weekend. Mario Mandzukic is likely to miss out once more due to a muscle injury. He is likely not to return until sometime in March. Ismael Bennacer is also on the shelf, as it stands, with a hamstring strain. He is likely to be out until the middle of March.

Reports on Friday claim that teams from around Europe are lining up to the 23-year-old's ridiculously low release clause. Since 2017, Bennacer has been on a sharp rise in football. He left Arsenal in 2017 and has had great spells at Tours, Empoli, and Milan.

Fonseca has four names on his injury list ahead of the match. Striker Edin Dzeko, who scored against AC Milan in the reverse fixture is likely to miss the game with a muscle injury. Davide Santon is also likely to miss due to a leg injury. Kumbulla, Roger Ibanez, and Chris Smalling are all three ruled out as it stands.

On Friday, the Europa League last 16 draw was made. AC Milan were drawn against Manchester United and Roma may have been handed a far easier draw for the competition against Shakhtar Donetsk. Both clubs will be flying the flag for Serie A and by the time the last 16 kicks off. Inter Milan were eliminated from the Champions League group stage and Lazio and Juventus are on the verge of elimination in the Champions League knockout stages.

Roma vs AC Milan Predictions

Both teams to score: Yes @1/2 - BET NOW

Eight of the last 12 Serie A games between Roma and AC Milan finished with both teams scoring goals. This weekend’s game is likely to see goals as both sides have the potential to score. Two of Roma’s last five games in Serie A ended with both teams tallying goals. Both clubs are coming off of midweek Europa League matches in which both teams scored goals.

Over 2.5 goals scored @8/13 - BET

Will we see another six-goal thriller between Roma and AC Milan? It could happen but games with more than 3.5 goals between the clubs has been rare of the years. Both clubs have shown the ability to play solid defence in Serie A this term. The defences could be out the window this weekend, however. Roma saw over 2.5 goals in their midweek game and could take advantage of a suddenly poor AC Milan defence.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score anytime @23/20 - BET NOW

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 14 goals in 13 Serie A appearances this season. He carried AC Milan this season at times and the slip AC Milan have experienced could be down to a lack of impact from the Swede. Ibrahimovic has not scored in either of his last two matches, which were both losses for AC Milan. The striker scored twice versus Roma earlier this season.

Roma will be confident of getting a win versus AC Milan due to the visitors sinking form. The Rossoneri have not been good in recent weeks and could struggle away in the capital. They have won in Rome in their last two trips to the capital.

Roma vs AC Milan Tips 

Here are our Roma vs AC Mila top tips for Sunday's Serie A match at Stadio Olimpico.

  1. Both teams to score: Yes @1/2 - BET NOW

  2. Over 2.5 goals scored @8/13 - BET

  3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score anytime @23/20 - BET NOW