Austria Wien vs AC Milan
UEFA Europe League Group-stage – Season 2017/2018
Date: 14th September 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
In the opening game of UEL group stage, Austria Wien is hosting AC Milan at Ernst-Happel-Stadion.
Due to the two goals that they scored away in the play-offs round against Osijek, Austria Wien entered the group stage of the Europe League. Last year, they failed to go through the group stage. They were in a group together with Roma, Astra, and Viktoria Plzen.
After 7 weeks, they are the fourth-ranked in Austrian Bundesliga. They are coming from a 2 – 2 draw at home.
AC Milan entered the group stage by defeating Shkendija in the play-offs round with a combined score of 7 – 0. They haven’t been a part of UEFA competitions for four years. Last time they participated in the Europe League was in the season 2008/2009. They were eliminated in the 16th finals by Werder Bremen.
Their line-up has been almost completely renewed. Most recent reinforcement they brought is Kalanic from Fiorentina. They appear to be in a great shape. In Italian Serie A, they started with two wins, but are now coming from a loss away against Lazio.
Austria Wien vs AC Milan: Head to head
This is going to be their first head to head encounter ever.
Austria Wien vs AC Milan: Prediction
The visitors are highly regarded as favourites for finishing the group stage as the first ranked. Even though they will not be on their turf in the opening match, they are expected to earn three points without much difficulties. Also, based on their respective prior matches, there should be three or more goals in total.
Austria Wien vs AC Milan: Bets
AC Milan to win @ 1.50 – Pinnacle
AC Milan to win and 3 or more goals in the match @ 2.15 – William Hill