Arsenal vs AC Milan Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Arsenal vs AC Milan in the UEFA Europa League.
Arsenal vs AC Milan Match Preview
It is weird how a couple of wins can improve the mood, but if you have any doubts ask Arsenal! The Gunners looked doomed before the first leg, but a stunning away win over Milan has put them in the driving seat. The stage is now set for an Arsenal vs AC Milan round of 16 second leg at the Emirates in London on Thursday, March 15, so check out our Arsenal vs AC Milan prediction and betting tips.
No one saw that coming, not even Arsenal fans, but the Gunners turned it around in style in the first leg at the San Siro by winning 2-0. Given that their Premier League season is not going according to plan, the Europa League could be Arsenal’s ticket for the next year Champions League. That means this Arsenal vs AC Milan fixture could be more crucial to Arsene Wenger’s season that it seems! One thing that works out in Arsenal’s favour is their impeccable home record this season. The only sides to beat them at home in the Premier League this season are the two Manchester clubs. They did lose to Oestersunds in their final league match in the Europa League, but that is not an indicator of the things in this fixture.
After a poor start, Milan’s season – both domestic and Europe – has picked up steam under Gennaro Gattuso. However, they still remain a fair distance away from a Champions League qualification place. This could mean that Milan will also be looking at the Europa League to be their ticket to the next year premier competition. However, they have a mountain to climb as they need to overturn a two-goal deficit in this Arsenal vs AC Milan fixture. They will need to win by at least a three-goal margin, but the visitors have only scored more than twice in only three Serie A games so far. Can they spring a surprise like Arsenal did in the first leg?
Arsenal vs AC Milan H2H
Milan have won just once in their last five encounters against Arsenal and have scored more than one goal only once.
Arsenal vs AC Milan Team News
Alexandre Lacazette is still out for Arsenal while Nacho Monreal and Hector Bellerin could return for this game after missing the last two matches with injuries.
Andrea Conti and Ignazio Abate are the only injury concerns for Milan ahead of this contest.
Arsenal vs AC Milan Probable Line-ups
Arsenal: Ospina (GK), Bellerin, Holding, Koscielny, Ramsey, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Ozil, Welbeck.
AC Milan: Donnarumma (GK), Calabria, Bonucci, Romanogli, Rodriguez, Kessie, Biglia, Bonaventura, Suso, Cutrone, Calhanoglu.
Arsenal vs AC Milan Prediction
Milan’s form is pretty good, but they may have left too much to cover in the second leg. Arsenal’s home form is near-impeccable in the season and that leaves us wondering if Arsenal have already booked their spot in the next round. The Gunners have been regulars in conceding goals, which means there should be action at both ends. Their matches have regularly produced under 2.5 goals, but this game could be an exception.