The 19th week of Serie A will kick off this week-end as Ac Milan will travel to the capital of Italy to face AS Roma in Stadio Olimpico. An important clash for both clubs and especially for their managers , as both Rudi Garcia and Sinisa Mihajlovic are on risk of being sacked if they don’t achieve a win.
January 9, 2016 • 19:45 • Stadio Olimpico, Roma
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The Rossoneri have lost against Bologna at San Siro this midweek, as the former Juventus man Giaccherini has sealed the winner on the 81 minute. Ac Milan defeat was the first one since 2007/08, as during this time against the Rossoblu they managed to win 7 and draw 4 times.
Mihajlovic has failed to impress the Rossoneri fans, as there’s not much difference on results and on performances from the last season when Inzaghi was managing the club. Mihajlovic men’s has failed to score against the TOP4 teams, and have managed to win only once [against Frosionone] versus the bottom four [draw vs Carpi, Verona and lost to Bologna].
The injuries might have its percentage on Mihajlovic’s “failure” with Milan, since last season Star – Jeremy Menez has featured only 20 minutes on Italian Cup clash against Peruggia. Yet, he wont be able this weekend, alongside Balotelli – who have started only twice since his return to San Siro from Liverpool. The only possible good news for the Serbian manager is the return of Romagnoli, as the italian centre back served to his 1 match suspension.
Bad season for Rudi Garcia too, as AS Roma has not been good enough to be called a title contender. The Giallorossi are 5th on the Serie A table, with only 33 points after 18 weeks.
AS Roma comes from a disappointing results against Chievo, as the Capital side failed to keep the 2-0 lead they created after 37 minutes on a match which finished 3-3.The Giallorossi has suffered the absences of Edin Dzeko, Miralem Pjanic and Radja Nainggolan – all of them suspended plus Salih Ucan and Kevin Strootman sidelined.
Rudi Garcia is hoping to rescue his position, with his side with a home record almost perfect – as they’ve won 5 of their last 6 home matches. Anyway, Garcia will have to face the Rossoneri without the services of Edin Dzeko, as the Bosnian striker is banned after the red card he got against Genoa.
Possible line ups :
AS Roma : Szczesny; Florenzi, Manolas, Rudiger, Digne; Pjanic, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Gervinho, Sadiq, Iago
AC Milan : Donnaruma, Abate, Zapata, Romagnoli, De Sciglio , Bonaventura, Bertolacci, Kucka, Honda, Luiz Adriano, Bacca.