Welcome to a brand-new month, and September heralds the start of a frantic period for the top clubs across Europe. The Premier League, Serie A, and Bundesliga gather pace while the Champions League and Europa League group stages join the party. There are even European Championship qualifiers on the list. We’re spoiled for choice in September and can’t wait to get into the thick of the play.
The weekend begins with a pair of games from the Italian Serie A, with the main attraction pairing Roma and AC Milan from 19:45 GMT in a game you can follow on television and through live-streaming apps. It’s a tie that excites our team, and we preview the action, bringing readers up to speed with the latest form, injury news, head-to-head stats, and more.
In short, we have everything you need to make a researched prediction on the outcome of this game while targeting a profit.
Roma suffers a slow start
The Italian Serie A season is now two games old, and we have four teams with a 100% record and seven unbeaten sides. But Roma isn’t part of that list. Despite entering the season with high hopes of grabbing domestic and European success, it was a challenging opening fortnight for Roma. As the dust settled on August, the home team is 13th in the division without a win for their efforts, claiming just one of the first six points up for grabs. Fans are already beginning to grow restless.
Roma brought the curtain up on the league campaign with a 2-2 draw at home to Salernitana, a team most pundits expected them to defeat. Scoring two goals on the opening day boosted the attackers’ morale, but leaking two was an early dunt for the defense, and they know they must improve. Will Roma make the same mistakes as last season and be fragile at the back? They lost 2-1 away to Hellas Verona last time, meaning they’ve already conceded four. The coaching staff must act now to plug the leaks.
AC Milan lead the race
AC Milan fans were disappointed with their side’s lack of a title challenge after working hard to get into contention in the previous campaign. The support, coaches, players, and board demanded better this year, and the club started well, winning each of their first two Serie A games to race to the summit. Two games played, six points collected, five goals scored, and one conceded places AC Milan in pole position, and on recent form, they’ll take some shifting. There’s all to play for this term.
Milan opened their account for the season with an impressive 2-0 away to Bologna, with the goals scored by Giroud and Pulisic, two experienced players. The game was over as a contest in the first half before Milan changed tactics and decided to protect their lead during the second 45 minutes. They also enjoyed a winning home debut with an emphatic 4-1 win over Torino in another show of strength from the title challengers. Pulisic was on the scoresheet again, making it two from two, while Giroud nabbed a double to secure three goals in two games. Hernandez added the spare on the stroke of halftime. It was a comfortable performance, but there’s more to come from this talented team.
Roma v AC Milan prediction
Roma enjoys the home advantage and hopes the support can cheer them to a first win of the season. But it won’t be easy against the league leaders. If Roma doesn’t take control of this game in the opening exchanges, we expect the crowd to sound its disproval, and that will only help their opponents who are here to create disharmony in the ranks.
AC Milan couldn’t be more confident ahead of this game. Strange things happen in Serie A; we must remember that when making predictions. But here we have a winless team struggling to find its feet against the top of the league and their 100% record. If AC Milan are patient and can upset the crowd, they could go three for three here.
Serie A odds
The pre-match betting odds for this Serie A clash are available to all registered members at the 22Bet app. Roma is priced at 2.656 for the win, or you can back AC Milan for another three points at 2.736. Can’t separate them? Why not sit on the fence and back the draw?
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