Dudelange vs Milan
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 20 September 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Josy Barthel (Luxembourg).
Dudelange will enjoy the occasion of hosting Italian giants Milan in their historical appearance in the group phase of any UEFA competition. Football in Luxembourg saw a massive expansion in the last couple of years and the country showed a huge progress at the international level too. There are no doubts the stands at Stade Josy Barthel will be packed on Thursday.
Such atmosphere should by no means affect Milan, though. The visitors are enormous favourites to get off to a victorious start here following the huge difference in quality between the two teams.
Milan failed to make it to the Champions League football last year and the domestic top-four finish remains the main goal this season. Gennaro Gattuso will no doubt make some rotations to his starting line-up for this trip to Luxembourg, but Milan’s victory should really not come under question.
Dudelange vs Milan: Head-to-head
Dudelande have the honour of hosting Milan for the first time ever on Thursday.
Dudelange vs Milan: Prediction
Dino Toppmoller’s troops took huge scalps dispatching the likes of Legia Warsaw and Cluj en route to the Europa League group stage. They bagged an impressive five-goal tally in two play-offs ties with Romanian Cluj and we’d even not be shocked to see them on the scoreline here against Milan.
The visitors were just incapable of holding things tight at the back in any of three opening Serie A fixtures. They started off with a 3-2 defeat to Napoli after dropping a two-goal cushion at San Paolo. Rossoneri then bounced back beating Roma 2-1 at home with a stoppage-time winner from youngster Patrick Cutrone. Finally, they drew 1-1 away at Cagliari on Sunday as this summer’s acquisition Gonzalo Higuain scored his first goal in Milan’s shirt.
Milan were quite vulnerable at the back in recent outings. Since Dudelange bagged five goals in two play-offs matches with Cluj, we have to shoot for the away win & BTTS at the odds of 2.90 as the main betting option here. The bet you’ll hardly make a mistake with is Over 2.5 goals FT at the 1.50 odds.
Dudelange vs Milan: Bet Tips
• Milan to win @ 2.90 (19/10)
• Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.50 (1/2).