AC Milan is back in the race for the Serie A title after a couple of mediocre seasons. Even though they sit in the third place, they are not exactly within striking distance of leading Juventus. Failing to defeat city rivals Inter Milan will complicate matters and give both Lazio and Atalanta a chance to tie them. The visitors are even more motivated to throw everything they’ve got on the pitch, since they haven’t won back-to-back games in two months.
Stellar Home Pitch Record for AC Milan
The reason for why AC Milan is so high in the standings is that they played superb football in front of their fans. Five victories and a single defeat makes them a tough contender for any opponent, including their archrivals. The head to head record slightly favors the hosts, who have won 12 games and lost 10 times in a total of 29 encounters. Most of these victories were narrow margin ones, secured after AC Milan scored the opening goal and then defended frantically.
Offensively, they have plenty of options, but so far Bacca is by far the most successful striker. The leading goalscorer is going to spearhead the offensive and cause plenty of headaches to Handanovic. The Inter Milan goalkeeper had a hard time keeping clean sheets recently.
The Europa League Effect
Italian teams never took Europa League matches too seriously and usually suffered an untimely elimination from the competition. Inter Milan is likely to suffer the same fate after losing most of the matches during the group stage. Furthermore, all these games have caused injuries and many of the players are tired, which affects their Serie A performance.
AC Milan is the team in better form and has home pitch advantage, so it makes sense to side with them. To minimize the risks, players can back them at odds of 9/10 offered by bet365 Sports and get refunded if the teams split points.