AC Milan vs Celtic
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 3 December 2020
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
The Hoops are the worst team in the group, and are deservedly placed dead last in the table. They have already mathematically ensured their elimination, and have no motivation left to even complete their remaining games in the group stage.
They have scored the least number of goals of all the four teams, and have conceded the most as well. And most importantly, they have not won a single fixture all through their campaign as well.
Meanwhile, Rossoneri are the strongest team in the group, despite being placed second in the table. They will be determined to finish as group champions, and they have a huge opportunity coming up to fulfill that objective.
Toppers Lille have a comparatively tougher match-up this Thursday (and are expected to drop points), and should Stefano Pioli’s men secure the three points against the struggling Neil Lennon’s men – they would climb to the top.
By all means, count on the in-form AC Milan to defeat the out-of-form Celtic at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
AC Milan vs Celtic: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Rossoneri had recorded a 1-3 win on the road in the reverse fixture.
- They are on a four-match winning run against this opponent.
- Since 1969, they have lost just once against this rival.
- They have scored two or more goals in the past three match-ups.
AC Milan vs Celtic: Prediction
Pioli’s men were held to a 1-1 draw the last match-day on the road, by Lille. In the meantime, Lennon’s men lost 4-1 on the road against Sparta Prague the past game week.
Rossoneri were unbeaten in 32 of their preceding 33 overall matches, and they had also registered a 14-game winning run in the process. Going on, they had scored two or more goals in 29 of these 32 fixtures.
And at home they had remained unbeaten in 23 of their last 25 appearances, and had scored a total of 50 goals from their past 17 fixtures here.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in eight of their preceding ten encounters, and they had conceded two or more goals in eight of these match-ups as well. And on the road they had a total of one win from their former five trips.
Finally, the Italians also have a great h2h record against this opponent over the past several years, and they are determined to climb to the top of the table with a win.
By all means, expect AC Milan to deliver a thumping performance against the mentally exhausted and unmotivated Celtic.
AC Milan vs Celtic: Betting Tips
To Win: Milan @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 1.5 Second Half Goals @ 1.67 (2/3).