Bayern Munich vs AC Milan:
International Champions Cup,
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Kick-off: 2:00 UK Time,
Venue: Soldier Field (Chicago).
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are set to take on Serie A side AC Milan in the 2016 International Champions Cup at the Soldier Field in Chicago.
Bayern Munich are looking forward to continue an impressive pre-season after earning one-sided wins against the likes of Landshut, Lippstadt 08 and Manchester City. While the Serie A giants AC Milan are ridding on the back of a 2-1 pre-season win against Girondins Bordeaux before moving to USA to begin the International Champions Cup.
The Bavarians are yet to be beaten in their last five games in all competitions. They have played three pre-season friendly games scoring eight goals and concedes just three goals in the process, a perfect winning streak.
AC Milan have tested themselves with just one pre-season friendly and they emerged victorious over the French outfit Girondins Bordeaux by 2-1. But the previous four domestic games from last season recorded just a win, two lost and a draw scoring seven goals and concedes eight.
Bayern Munich vs AC Milan: Head-to-Head Statistics
These two sides have met eight times in all competitions since 2002 and AC Milan have won four times and draw three against their upcoming foe, while Bayern hold one win against the former.
Bayern Munich have not won against AC Milan in any major competition between October 2002 and 2007 which are all Champions League games. Audi Cup friendly in 2015 was the first time Bayern Munich had a 3-1 victory over AC Milan since 2002.
Team News: Bayern Munich vs AC Milan
Bayern Munich will miss Ajen Robben in this game as he pick up a groin injury against Lippistadt 08 which ruled him out for six weeks while AC Milan face no injury problems prior to this game therefore a strong side is expected to be named by the two clubs.
Bayern Munich: Expected Starting Line-up (4-4-2)
Neuer – Alaba, Boateng, Humnels, Lahm – Costa, Renato Sanchez, Vidal, Ribery- Millar , Lewandowski.
AC Milan: Expected Starting Line-up (4-4-2)
Abiatti – Zapata, Alex, Romegnoli, Abate – Lapadula, Montolivo, Bertolacci, Mauri – Bacca, Niang.
Bayern Munich vs AC Milan: Prediction
Both sides stand a better chance of carrying the three points because history and previous record favours AC Milan in all competitions but AC Milan’s dominance over Bayern Munich ended in 2007 when undoubtedly were among the top dogs in Europe despite Bayern were also on top back then.
AC Milan performance in both Europe and domestic games have fallen drastically in recent times while Bayern Munich are still on top performing superbly in both Europe and domestic competitons.
Carlo Ancelotti who is currently the head coach for Bayern Munich have managed and achieve success with AC Milan before, Ancelotti might know a thing or two about AC Milan system.
If comparing player and individual qualities, Bayern Munich stand tall with quality squad and consistent performances through their various campaign.
Predicted scoreline: Bayern Munich 3-1 AC Milan.
Bayern Munich vs AC Milan: Tips
- Over 2.5 goals.
- Bayern Munich to win