Juventus vs AC Milan
Supercoppa Italiana 2016
Date: Friday, 23rd December, 2016.
Kick-Off at 16:30 am UK
Venue: Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha (Qatar).
Juventus will be eying for the fifth consecutive Supercoppa Italiana title when they take on AC Milan at Doha on Friday evening.
The Old Lady enter the one-off traditional finals as the defending Champions of Serie A and AC Milan through the 2016 Coppa Italia Final. Juventus have the most number of Supercoppa Italiana titles in their bag after winning this 7 times, while AC Milan are just behind them with 6 final wins.
The two teams last met in the competition final during the 2003 edition held in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It was an absolute thriller which went into the shootout after the scores were levelled at 1-1, with both goals coming in the added extra time. Juve prevailed on that occasion by winning the shootout 5-3.
Juventus vs AC Milan: Head-to-head Stats
The latest meeting between the two sides was won by AC Milan by a solitary goal in the Serie A fixture on October this year. This is Milan’s first win after Juve winning in the previous 5 straight games.
Juventus had dominated AC Milan in recent seasons and they had won in 10 of the last 15 ties between the two and were beaten just five times.
Juventus vs AC Milan: Prediction
Juventus are once again cruising in Serie A and look set to win the title unchallenged. AC Milan on the other hand, might only have the prospects of fighting for a Champions League spot. The Old Lady are almost unbeatable on their day, but AC Milan still remain as one of the most inconsistent team in the league.
Despite the differences in form, the cup matches between these two sides are always tricky. We saw the 2016 Copa Italia final between them going to penalties after scores tied at 0-0. The same happened when the teams met in the Supercoppa on 2003. The two teams in action have no major injury concerns, so expect a very competitive match on Friday evening.
Therefore, it is certain that the goals will be at premium and out main pick for this match is under 2.5 goals at the odds of 1.80. We will also go for a draw at half-time since the last two cup finals between the sides have seen the same.
Juventus vs AC Milan: Bet Tips
First-Half – Draw at 6/5 (2.20)
Under 2.5 Match Goals at 4/5 (1.80).