Stats and facts on Milan vs Roma

AC Milan face Roma in an extremely important match of Serie A round 7. The rossoneri need to react after the fiasco against Sampdoria. Here are some interesting stats and figures to prepare us for the clash between the Rossoneri and the Giallorossi.

Out of the last 3 matches against AS Roma at San Siro, the Red and Blacks have only won once, in 2015, with a 2-1 full-time score. In recent past, this clash has been played in May, this time, however, kick-off will be in October, deep in the Europa League group stage phase and right before a new international break. These two historic rivals have 12 points each in the table – although Di Francesco’s boys have one game in hand – and are ready to battle each other on the pitch. As we wait for Sunday’s clash, let’s take a look at these 7 stats and facts about Milan’s matchday 7 in Serie A:

1 – After the 0-0 tie in May 2013, both, AC Milan and AS Roma have scored in each one of the last four clashes played at San Siro: following a draw and a victory for the Rossoneri, the Giallorossi have won twice in a row.

2 – Before the defeat at Marassi against Samp, the Red and Blacks had scored at least one goal over the last 21 consecutive matches between last season and the current one.

3 – Among the teams in Serie A that have scored more than one goal on set pieces, AC Milan have the highest efficiency rate, 60% of all Rossoneri goals have been scored through dead-ball scenarios, whilst all four goals conceded by AS Roma this season have come from open play.

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4 – AC Milan have been the last to score a penalty against the Giallorossi in Serie A, in last season’s match at the Stadio Olimpico.

5 – Among the strikers who have scored at least two goals in the current Serie A, Patrick Cutrone is the player with the highest conversion rate (50%), followed by Kalinic with 40%.

6 – The only three players in the Rossoneri squad who have scored against AS Roma in Serie A are two defenders and one midfielder: Bonucci, Zapata and Kessié.

7 – This will be the tenth head-to-head in Serie A between Vincenzo Montella and Eusebio Di Francesco. At the moment, the Red and Black coach leads with five wins, two defeats and two draws. They were once teammates in Serie C1 while playing for Empoli back in 1990/91, and then again at AS Roma during the seasons 1999/00 and 2000/01, winning the league title in the latter year. Moreover, both have been coaches of The She-Wolf.