After starting up again on Wednesday, Serie A is operating at full capacity. The major event will once again take place at San Siro as reigning Serie A champions AC Milan take on Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma. The weekend schedule includes some intriguing matches. The Rossoneri recently defeated Salernitana on the road (2-1), while AS Roma overcame Bologna in the Stadio Olimpico (1-0). This matchup will have significant consequences for the Scudetto and Champions League campaigns.
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- Date: January 8th, 2:45 PM Eastern Time
- Location: Milan, Italy’s San Siro
- Streaming live: Paramount+
- Odds: AS Roma +325; Draw +250; AC Milan -118 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
- Rafael Leao, the best player for AC Milan, scored another stunning goal against Salernitana, showcasing his talent and skills once more. This season, he has already scored seven goals in just 15 games, and he continues to develop both on and off the field. His current contract is slated to expire in the summer of 2024, thus the club is in talks with his agent to extend it.
- The prospects of maybe qualifying for the Champions League for the upcoming season received a good boost when Mourinho opened the new year with a significant victory against Bologna at home. With 30 points, the Giallorossi are presently sixth (tied with Lazio), just three points behind the top four (Inter Milan have 33). The league’s second-place team, AC Milan, is five points down from Luciano Spalletti’s Napoli.
- After helping Argentina win the 2022 World Cup, Paulo Dybala made his comeback against Bologna. Lorenzo Pellegrini, the captain, took the game-winning penalty against Bologna despite having scored a penalty in the final against France. a choice that many found surprising.
AC Milan is a strong contender to win the Scudetto based on what we’ve seen so far this season, thus they must win this game. Pick: AS Roma 1, AC Milan 2.