AC Milan vs Benevento
Italian Serie A.
Date: Saturday, 21 April 2018
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio San Siro (Milan).
After yet another disappointing result, Milan will look to rebound in front of their home fans as they take on bottom-placed Benevento on Saturday evening.
The Rossoneri have failed to win their last four games, with draws in four of them, which equals eight dropped points. This has seen them fall well behind cross-town rivals Inter as well as Lazio in their bid to earn a top four berth, and if they’re not careful, they could be even overtaken by Fiorentina and Atalanta, as well as Sampdoria in the battle for a Europa League berth.
Gennaro Gattuso’s side, however, won’t want to underestimate Benevento. After all, they conceded a last minute goal against Le Streghe, which gifted them their first ever point in Serie A. That being said, Benevento have yet to win an away game this season and seem to have resigned themselves to making a swift return back down to Serie B. Still, that doesn’t mean they won’t try to cause some problems, especially as Milan’s form has tailed off as of late.
Milan come into this game having failed to win their last five games. They have followed up their 3-1 loss to Juventus with four consecutive stalemates. Whilst that includes an impressive draw with Napoli, this also includes a not-impressive with a Sassuolo side who have been far from strong this season, and they ended up dropping more points against Torino midweek.
AC Milan vs Benevento: Head-to-head statistics
- There have been under 2.5 goals scored in AC Milan’s last 4 games
- Benevento have lost 27 of their last 33 matches
- Milan have drawn their last 4 matches
- Benevento have conceded at least 2 goals in 12 of their last 14 matches
AC Milan vs Benevento: Predictions
Milan appear to have run out of steam, but they can’t afford to slip below seventh if they wish to feature in Europe again next year. There’s still the possibility of silverware for Gattuso’s side, as they’re in the Coppa Italia final against Juventus next month but first they will want to get back to winning ways here.