Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan (MIL) will host an inconsistent AS Roma (ROM) side in Matchday 20 of the Serie A 2021-22 season at San Siro on Thursday, January 6. The match will kick off at 11:00 PM IST.

MIL vs ROM Dream11 prediction

Following their 1-0 defeat to Napoli, Milan ended last year with a convincing 4-2 win over Empoli as they continue to put pressure on league leaders Inter Milan. Roma, on the other hand, have been marred with inconsistency, winning 10 of their 19 matches while losing seven times.

In what is going to be a difficult match for both teams, we expect the home side to come out on top given their superior track record in this fixture in the past. Milan have won 77 Serie A matches against Roma in the past, which is the most number of wins they have registered against any side in the Italian top-flight. Roma have emerged triumphant in 45 league games against Milan while there have been 51 draws but Pioli’s men are strong favourites for a win on Thursday.

MIL vs ROM Dream11 team tips for Serie A 2021-22

Top tip: Best forward

Roma’s top scorer Tammy Abraham is in some form this season. The 24-year-old forward has scored two goals and provided one assist in his last three Serie A games, resulting in a total of 141 fantasy points. Selected by 82.11 per cent of fantasy players for this match, the former Chelsea man is our prime recommendation for a frontman spot ahead of MIL’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Top tip: Best midfielder

Jordan Veretout’s performances for Roma have gone under the radar this season. The Roma midfielder has proved to be quite a coup for fantasy players having accumulated 161 fantasy points from his last three outings. The fact that he has made it to the Dream Team in each of those matches is enough to warrant a place in your team even before you consider that he’s scored four goals and made seven assists across competitions this season.

Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper

Versatile defender Roger Ibanez of ROM has accrued 429 fantasy points so far in the campaign, which is the most by any defender involved in this match. While MIL’s Theo Hernandez is another candidate for this position, Ibanez’s fantasy return has made him the second most picked player for this fixture.

As for a goalkeeper, ROM’s Rui Patricio remains our recommendation given the fact that Pioli loves rotating his keeper. Patricio has made some fantastic saves this season and is likely to be in the line of fire in the upcoming contest, making him a wise pick for your fantasy team in between the sticks.

MIL vs ROM probable playing XI

MIL playing XI (probable): Mike Maignan (goalkeeper); Alessandro Florenzi, Fikayo Tomori, Alessio Romagnoli (captain), Theo Hernandez; Tiemoue Bakayoko, Sandro Tonali; Junior Messias, Brahim Diaz, Alexis Saelemaekers; Zlatan Ibrahimovic

ROM playing XI (probable): Rui Patricio (goalkeeper); Marash Kumbulla, Gianluca Mancini, Roger Ibanez; Rick Karsdorp, Jordan Veretout, Bryan Cristante, Lorenzo Pellegrini (captain), Matias Vina; Nicolo Zaniolo, Tammy Abraham

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