Serie A preview: Roma - AC Milan

The league leaders need just one point at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday night to clinch their 18th Scudetto

Roma (4-2-3-1)

Doni; Cassetti, Burdisso, Juan, Riise; Pizarro, Brighi; Taddei, Simplicio, Vucinic; Totti


Roma coach Vincenzo Montella will be without the services of influential midfielders Daniele De Rossi and Simone Perrotta who were both handed three game bans for separate incidents in the 3-0 win over Bari last weekend.

AC Milan (4-3-1-2)

Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Zambrotta; Gattuso, Van Bommel, Seedorf; Boateng; Robinho, Ibrahimovic

AC Milan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will return to the line-up after serving a three match suspension and should partner Robinho upfront. Massimiliano Allegri will also welcome back Gennaro Gattuso from injury and Mark Van Bommel from a one-game ban.


  • Roma has been awarded the most penalties in Serie A this season (13).
  • The Lupi have picked up just seven points from their last seven matches at the Stadio Olimpico.
  • Vincenzo Montella's men beat Milan 1-0 back in December at San Siro.
  • Francesco Totti scored his 206th goal in Serie A last week, overtaking Italy legend Roberto Baggio in the process.
  • AC Milan has been held scoreless in its last two encounters against Roma.
  • The league leaders are currently riding a five-game winning streak.
  • The Rossoneri have kept 18 clean sheets this season.
  • Massimiliano Allegri's men have won four out of their last five games on the road.
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