After losing to Manchester United at their own turf, Juventus players might feel a bit down. Can AC Milan take advantage of that on Sunday when these two meet in the Serie A? Maybe the answer lies in our AC Milan vs Juventus match prediction and betting tips!
The Rossoneri might not be as mighty as they were a decade ago, but the fact is that they have some really good players in the team at the moment. One of those certainly is ex-Juventus player, Gonzalo Higuain, who will surely be motivated in this game to show his previous club that they’ve made a huge mistake letting him go. The problem is that the striker has been struggling with a back injury, so he might not be fully fit for this game. In fact, the chances are that he will start the match from the bench.
Even with Higuain in the team AC Milan are not among the biggest title favorites, but they have already shown they can be a tough nut to crack, especially when playing in front of their own crowd. In fact, AC Milan are still without a defeat at San Siro this season in Serie A with 4 wins and 1 draw.
Speaking of their home performances, they can’t be too proud of their record with Juventus, considering that they lost 4 out of 6 previous matches played at San Siro. On the bright side, their stadium is the place where they lost only 1 match in 2018 so far.
They did lost to Manchester United in the Champions League this Wednesday, but don’t let the final score fool you, they were the better team for most of the game. They had a total of 21 goal attempts, in comparison to 9 chances of Man United. But, despite trying hard, the ball just didn’t want to come in the net of the Red Devils more than once.
But, the time when it did come in was a truly memorable moment. Cristiano Ronaldo scored one of the most beautiful goals in his career. And that has probably done wonders for his confidence. Speaking of Ronaldo, he’s been their best player this season, which is really impressive considering that even without him, Juve used to be pretty tough.
And now when CR7 is playing for them Juventus look like a serious contender for the Champions League title and a sure winner of Serie A. They have 10 wins and 1 draw in the Italian league and unless something really strange happens in the next few months, they will get to keep the title in their possession. To get one step closer to achieving that goal, they need to beat AC Milan on Sunday evening.
AC Milan absentees:
- Ivan Strinic (heart problems)
- Lucas Biglia (injury)
- Mattia Caldara (injury)
- Giacomo Bonaventura (injury)
- Mateo Musacchio (doubtful)
- Davide Calabria (doubtful)
- Gonzalo Higuain (doubtful)
- Emre Can (injury)
- Federico Bernardeschi (injury)
- Douglas Costa (doubtful)
Donnarumma – Romagnoli, Zapata, Abate, Rodriguez – Kessie, Bakayoko, Bonaventura, Suso, Calhanoglu – Cutrone
Szczesny – Bonucci, Chiellini, De Sciglio, Alex Sandro – Matuidi, Pjanic, Bentancur – Cuadrado, Dybala, Ronaldo
AC Milan vs Juventus Prediction
The loss to Manchester United on Wednesday has probably left a bad taste in their mouth, but I think Juve will bounce back on their feet easily. Actually, a win over one of their biggest rivals would certainly do wonders for their self-esteem. Therefore, I expect them to attack from the very first moment. And this time, the ball will probably get in the net more than once.
AC Milan vs Juventus Betting Tips
- Juventus @1.72 (bet365)
- Juventus Over 1.5 Goals @1.85 (Coral)