AC Milan vs Udinese
2017/18 Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 17 September 2017
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK,
Venue: Stadio San Siro (Milan).
Fresh off a morale-boosting win in the Europa League, Milan resume domestic action as they take on Udinese at the Stadio San Siro on Sunday afternoon.
The Rossoneri were dealt a setback as they were thrashed 4-1 by Lazio last weekend. However, they didn’t allow that to knock them down too much, as they traveled to Austria and cruised to a comfortable 5-1 win in Europa League action. It was exactly the reaction that Vincenzo Montella wanted to see from his side and Andre Silva made a bit of history by becoming the first player since Kaka to score a hat-trick for Milan in European competition.
Milan are viewed as some to go far in the Europa League, and having spent big this summer, they should be viewed as such. Of course, with Italy getting four spots for the Champions League, their goal is to finish at least in the top four as well, and whilst the loss to Lazio was a minor wobble, the season is still quite young. That represented the first true challenge for the team and the fact that they were able to shake it off and do well in their Europa League match is certainly encouraging.
Next up is Udinese. The Zebrette have struggled to put some points on the board and finally ended their losing streak by earning their first win over Genoa last weekend. Last season, Udinese completed a double over Milan, which marked the first time they’ve achieved this, but the overwhelming feeling is that they will struggle to replicate this feat this time around.
Milan vs Udinese: Head-to-head statistics
Udinese have lost their last 5 away matches.
However, Udinese beat Milan both home and away last season.
Milan haven’t beaten Udinese since September 22, 2015 (3-2).
Milan vs Udinese: Prediction
Milan have a pretty congested run-in of fixtures coming up, so man-management will be essential for Vincenzo Montella. However, the team’s ability to bounce back from a heavy defeat to Lazio is quite impressive and they’re back on home turf. They should be able to see off an Udinese side who have yet to fully get up and running.
Milan vs Udinese: Betting tips
- Milan – WIN at 2/5 (1.40).
- BTTS – YES at 19/20 (1.95).
- Over 2.5 goals at 8/11 (1.73).