AC Milan vs Cagliari
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 8th January 2017
Kick-Off: 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: San Siro, Milan.
Vincenzo Montella has so far managed to deliver positive results with AC Milan, From what we have seen in the first half of the season, they are a much better side than in recent seasons and could aim for a spot in the Champions League. They are currently 5th in the standings and only 5 points separate them from the second placed Roma. Consistent performances at a higher level will be the key for Rossoneri in the second half of the season. They went into the winter break on the back of a 2 match win-less run, a 1-0 loss to Roma and a 0-0 draw against an inform Atalanta.
Cagliari are 14th in the league and have a 13 point cushion over the relegation zone. The newly promoted side’s core ambition this season is to stay up in the Serie A and by so far that are meeting the expectations. Similar to many teams of their stature, 6 of their 7 wins this season have come at home while they are one of the worst teams in away games. They lost 7 of their 9 away games, managing just 1 win.
AC Milan vs Cagliari: Head-to-head stats
AC Milan haven’t lost to Cagliari since the 1-0 away defeat on 1998. This is a long streak that stretches across 25 matches until today, which includes 19 wins and 6 draws.
At San Siro, Milan are on an 11 match winning run and have scored 19 goals in the last 5 matches. Cagliari’s only positive result at this stadium was a 2-2 draw they achieved on 1999.
AC Milan vs Cagliari: Prediction
We need to pin point the fact that Cagliari have so far failed to pick points away from home so far this season. And Seven out of their nine matches on the road so far are defeats. Moreover, AC Milan have more than an excellent record in home games against Cagliari. So this match is poised to end in a comfortable win for the hosts.
The odds of 1.44 for a Milan win are not that bad, but we recommend to go for a HT/FT bet in favour of the hosts. Considering the opposition’s weaknesses in defense, brave punters can opt for an Asian handicap -1.5 for Milan to start with, which is offered at better odd of 2.25.
AC Milan vs Cagliari: Bet Tips
Asian Handicap – AC Milan -1.5 at 2.25 (5/4)
HT/FT – Milan/Milan at 2.10 (11/10).