AC Milan vs Arsenal Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between AC Milan vs Arsenal in Europa League.
AC Milan vs Arsenal Match Preview
A completely out of form Arsenal side will take on a well-rested and in-form AC Milan side in the Europa League round of 16 first leg. This will definitely be a tough fixture for the visitors in the AC Milan vs Arsenal first leg that will take place at the San Siro Stadium on Thursday, March 8, so check out our AC Milan vs Arsenal prediction and betting tips.
Milan started the season having spent the most in the transfer window, but have had a very poor start. But, with the arrival of Gennaro Gattuso as the head coach, the San Siro side has picked up form and are looking the real deal. Even in Serie A, after spending a lot of time languishing in the bottom half of the table, Milan find themselves challenging for European places. Coming into this on the back of a 13-match unbeaten run (W10, D3) in all competitions, including winning six on the trot coming into this game, Milan look well placed to be favourites for this AC Milan vs Arsenal first leg fixture. With their Milan derby over the weekend postponed, the hosts have enough rest as well and should be confident of taking a good lead to the second leg.
Arsenal’s form is a complete opposite to that of Milan’s as the Gunners find themselves out of the top-four in the Premier League. It will take a miracle for them to qualify for the Champions League next season through Premier League places. That leaves Arsene Wenger’s side with just the Europa League as a feasible route to next season’s Champions League. However, their form coming into this AC Milan vs Arsenal first leg fixture is a total mess. The Gunners have won just once in their last six matches (L5) and have lost their last four matches in all competitions. To say that Wenger is under pressure to deliver in the Europa is an understatement to what he is currently undergoing as the Gunners’ coach!
AC Milan vs Arsenal H2H
The last time these two met was in the Champions League in 2012, with each side winning at home to nil.
AC Milan vs Arsenal Team News
Milan have no major injury concerns, except the injury for Andrea Conti.
Arsenal will not have Alexandre Lacazette (injured) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ineligible) for this encounter.
AC Milan vs Arsenal Probable Line-ups
AC Milan: Donnarumma (GK), Calabria, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Rodriguez, Kessie, Biglia, Bonaventura, Suso, Cutrone, Calhanoglu.
Arsenal: Ospina (GK), Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Xhaka, Wilshere, Mkhitaryan, Welbeck, Ozil.
AC Milan vs Arsenal Prediction
Arsenal come into the game in the worst of form and it will take a huge effort from them to even compete. Add to this the fact that their two best strikers are out of contention – for different reasons – make it ‘mission impossible’ for the Gunners. The only solace for them is that the second leg is at home and they could be looking to limit their damage in this leg. However, we feel this Milan side of late has been too good and it will be a formality for them to brush the visitors in this leg. We are backing Milan to win and Suso to find the back of the net.