AC Milan vs Verona
Italian Serie A.
Date: Saturday, 5 May 2018
Kick-Off: 17:00 UK,
Venue: Stadio San Siro (Milan).
Milan will be desperate to pick up a win at home to keep their European ambitions alive as they welcome relegation candidates Verona on Saturday.
The last time the Rossoneri played at home, they were embarrassed to lose to Benevento, making them the first side to fail to beat Le Streghe on home turf. Gennaro Gattuso’s side, however, come into this game having beaten Bologna 2-1 in order to keep themselves in the top seven.
Milan have just a handful of games remaining in order to secure a Europa League berth. Next up for them are clashes with Atalanta and Fiorentina, who are also hoping to nick a European spot for themselves. They are also facing Juventus in the Coppa Italia midweek, which presents a good chance at clinching some silverware and the first for Gattuso as manager.
Verona, for their part, have struggled all season and are looking set for a swift return to Serie B. Despite their win here, Benevento were relegated and Verona have lost 12 of their last 17 away games, whilst failing to score against any team competing for a European football berth.
AC Milan vs Verona: Head-to-head statistics
- Verona have lost their last 6 away matches
- Milan are undefeated in their last 7 home matches against Verona in all competitions
- However, Milan lost 0-3 in the reverse fixture earlier this season
- Still, Verona have never beaten the Rossoneri twice in a single campaign
- And the Gialloblu have never won a Serie A game at San Siro against the Rossoneri, losing 15 and drawing 11
AC Milan vs Verona: Prediction
Milan should be able to cruise to victory here, despite losing the reverse fixture earlier this season. The Gialloblu have never won at the Stadio San and it’s hard to see them ending that awful run on Saturday. Still, the Diavolo don’t seem like the type of side to crush them either as they haven’t been the highest scoring side this season, so don’t expect them to blitz them as they pick up all three points.
AC Milan vs Verona: Betting tips
- Under 3.5 goals at 1.80
- Milan – leading at HT at 1.45
- BTTS – NO at 1.72.