Prematch: Monza vs Roma

Jose Mourinho bemoans an “unfair draw” as Roma prepares for its Monza trip

Published: May 1, 2023 02:45



Serie A
03 May 21:00

In short

Following their win over Spezia, Monza will look to extend their three-game winning streak against A.S. Roma at U-Power Stadium starting at 20:00 (GMT+1).

Monza Continue Impressive Form with Three-Game Win Streak, Take on Roma Wednesday

Monza continued their impressive form at the weekend, defeating Spezia with two goals from Patrick Ciurria [21′] and Carlos Augusto [90’+3] sealing victory for them – bringing their win streak up to three straight matches, LDWWW. Monza held on to 10th place on the Serie A table with 44 points after 12 wins, 8 draws and 12 losses over 18 matches in 2018. They host AS Roma on Wednesday for their midweek clash and hope to extend their three-game winning run to four while also making amends for an opening-day defeat 3-0 loss against them in reverse fixture. This will be their second encounter between both sides, following on from their reverse clash back in August. The home side has dropped six home games this season at U-Power Stadium despite collecting 22 of 48 possible points; additionally they have lost twice of their last five [2W, 1D & 2L]. Raffaele Palladino will likely lead his defense with Dany Mota up front as one of their attackers.

Roma's Dramatic Draw with Milan Leaves Mourinho Unsatisfied

On Saturday afternoon, AS Roma were held to a 1-1 tie by AC Milan following an exciting encounter. Tammy Abraham appeared to score in stoppage-time for Roma before Alexis Saelemaekers [90’+7] restored parity for Milan three minutes later. Jose Mourinho expressed his opinion after his side’s dramatic draw with Milan: “From our point of view, I believe the draw is unfair for us.” “Nobody else but us has been able to play like this against Milan with all their challenges,” said Luiz. Roma retained 6th spot with 57 points following 17 wins, 6 draws and 9 defeats; failing to win their previous four matches WWWLD. As both Inter and AC Milan boasting equal points to Roma are poised to catch them up quickly, the visitors look to take full advantage of a match against Monza and gain another two-spot advantage if other results go their way. A win against Monza could see Roma move two places up the table should results go in their favor elsewhere. On Saturday against AC Milan, Tammy Abraham and Andrea Belotti formed an attacking duo. However, here a 3-2-4-2–1 formation may be seen with Abraham taking charge of attack instead of Belotti. Georginio Wijnaldum, Chris Smalling and Diego Llorente will all miss this midweek match-up due to injury concerns.

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