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AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction and Betting Tips
AC Milan looking for their first Group A points
Despite a great start in Serie A, AC Milan’s first outing in the Champions League since 2013/14 wasn’t as successful. In fact, the Rossoneri lost to Liverpool in Anfield after being so close to at least grab a point. Evidently, the inexperience of the Italian team was one of the reasons for this defeat as they squandered a 2-1 halftime lead.
Moreover, Stefano Pioli’s team scored twice from their two shots on target before the break and shared the ball possession with the hosts. However, the mounting pressure by the Reds and the hostile Anfield supporters had their effect on Pioli’s side. Two wins and a draw in the Serie A since the Liverpool game will give Milan the needed confidence as they host Atletico.
Milan key stats
- Milan are undefeated in their last five home games
- The Rossoneri scored in none of their last ten matches
- Pioli’s team had six clean sheets in the last ten games
Atlético Madrid in a tough trip to San Siro
The Spanish champions’ quest for a Champions League triumph under Diego Simeone continues without success. Indeed Simeone won the Europa League twice with Atlético but still, the CL eludes him. Moreover, a shaky start to this season’s campaign saw the Colchoneros lose two points at home after a goalless draw with Porto.
In addition, a disappointing defeat in La Liga against Alaves at the weekend will be an alarming result for Simeone. Despite recruiting Griezmann alongside Suarez, Atlético are finding it hard to score goals. Notably, they scored nine goals in all eight competitive matches this season. Hence, the Argentine coach needs to find better combinations in his offensive third.
- Atlético failed to score in three of their last four matches
- Simeone’s men won three of their last four away matches this season
- Three Atlético’s last four matches saw over 2.5 goals scored
AC Milan vs Atlético Madrid Prediction
Milan have to get all three points here after their first defeat if they want to qualify for the knockout stages. Although it is still early, along with Porto the battle will be fierce for the second spot among these three teams.
Notably, the odds are quite high for the winner of this match with the bookies. Vbet is offering 3.01 for a Milan win. Despite being a very attractive value to play for, we find it too risky to play for a win here. Instead, the total goals market seems a more reasonable choice.
At the combos section at Vbet, we find the double chance and under 3.5 goals to be of great value. Also, there is another eye-catching bet in the same section with over 1.5 goals.
AC Milan vs Atlético Madrid Betting Tips
1 or X and Under 3.5 Goals 1.88 at Vbet
1 or 2 and Over 1.5 Goals 1.85 at Vbet
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