Milan vs Roma Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

Nischal Schwager-Patel
AS Roma face off against AC Milan in the reverse fixture.
AS Roma face off against AC Milan in the reverse fixture. / Silvia Lore/Getty Images
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Milan continue their pursuit of a Europa League spot on Sunday when they welcome Roma to San Siro.

The two sides are separated by three places and nine points, both aiming to secure European football for next season. Milan cruised to a 4-1 win at Lecce last Monday, earning the victory thanks to goals from Samu Castillejo, Giacomo Bonaventura, Ante Rebić and Rafael Leão.

Roma also returned to action with a win, edging past Sampdoria in a 2-1 win at the Stadio Olimpico. An Edin Džeko brace was enough to snatch all three points in the Italian capital, as the Giallorossi moved within six points of the Champions League places.

Ahead of a big battle for the European spots, here is everything you need to know about Sunday’s Serie A clash.


Where to Watch on TV

When Is Kick Off? Sunday 28 June
What Time Is Kick Off? 16:15 (BST)
Where Is it Played? San Siro, Milan
TV Channel/Live Stream? Premier Sports 1 (UK), fuboTV (US)


Team News

AS Roma are without Nicolò Zaniolo.
AS Roma are without Nicolò Zaniolo. / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Milan are without a trio of players for Sunday, all through injury. Mateo Musacchio is expected to be out until October after ankle surgery and Léo Duarte misses out with a thigh problem – alongside Zlatan Ibrahimović, who also missed the Rossoneri's win against Lecce upon their return.

Young Roma forward Nicolò Zaniolo does not have full match fitness yet, while Pau López is still sidelined with a wrist injury sustained last month. The visitors otherwise have a full strength squad at their disposal, with almost all first-team players available to play.


Predicted Lineups

Milan: Donnarumma; Conti, Gabbia, Romagnoli, Hernández; Kessié, Bennacer; Castillejo, Çalhanoğlu, Bonaventura; Rebić.

Roma: Mirante; Peres, Smalling, Ibañez, Kolarov; Veretout, Cristante; Pérez, Pastore, Mkhitaryan; Džeko.


Recent Form

AC Milan celebrate one of four goals against Lecce.
AC Milan celebrate one of four goals against Lecce. / Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images

Milan's win over Lecce brought a crucial three points for Stefano Pioli's side, especially given their form before the league's suspension. The result on Monday was their first win in three games and their first away win since January, having failed to score just once in the entirety of 2020.

The Rossoneri are eighth in Serie A, knocking on the door of the Europa League qualifying spots. Only goal difference currently stands between them and a second qualifying round berth, and another three points from securing their spot in next season's group stage.

AS Roma celebrate their win over Sampdoria.
AS Roma celebrate their win over Sampdoria. / Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

Roma made it three consecutive league wins on Wednesday, a 2-1 win over Sampdoria moving them six points away from a top four finish. The Giallorrossi will be vying for a Europa League spot at the minimum, but this season's ultimate goal remains booking a return to the Champions League.

Paulo Fonseca's side followed their rut of three straight defeats with three straight wins, going for a fourth at San Siro on Sunday. Roma won the reverse meeting 2-1 at the Olimpico back in October, with goals from Džeko and Zaniolo earning a big three points against Milan earlier in the year.


Prediction

AS Roma against AC Milan last October.
AS Roma against AC Milan last October. / Silvia Lore/Getty Images

Roma will pose a stern test for Milan, and both sides certainly need the points, but their qualities and motivation may cancel each other out.

Prediction: Milan 1-1 Roma


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