Match Time: 19:00 Italy Time
Match Location: Olympico, Roma
Roma is hosting Milan in the 9th round of Serie A. Both teams are struggling to gain their balance since the beginning of the season and both started the season with new coaches.
Milan’s coach Pioli will have his first real test. He has been under pressure even before his arrival. However after his first match at San Siro vs Lecce, Pioli managed to convince the fans to give him a chance even when the match ended as a draw. His tactics were clear, he has given the players some confidence, and he has made critical changes in the line-up. One of the main changes in the line-up was putting Piatek on the bench and start with Leao who proved him self with his quality and hard work. He also switched the places of Kessie and Paqueta to create a special square in the midfield with Hernandez and Suso on the wings and 3 centerbacks. The fans are interested to see what he can add more to the team.
When it comes to the table ranking, Milan is in the 12th position 3 points away from the 6th Roma and 7 points away from the 3rd Atalanta. The race is still close and all chances are open.
Squad List :
GOALKEEPRS: Donnarumma, Donnarumma, Reina
DEFENDERS: Calabria, Conti, Duarte, Gabbia, Hernandez, Musacchio, Romagnoli
MIDFIELDERS: Bennacer, Biglia, Calhanoglu, Kessie, Krunic, Paqueta
ATTACKERS: Borini, Castillejo, Leao, Piatek, Rebic, Suso
Probable lineups according to GDS
Roma (4-2-3-1): Lopez; Spinazzola, Mancini, Smalling, Kolarov; Veretout, Pastore; Florenzi, Zaniolo, Perotti; Dzeko
Milan (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Hernandez, Romagnoli, Musacchio, Calabria; Kessie, Biglia, Paqueta; Calhanoglu, Leao, Suso