Rio Ave vs AC Milan
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 1 October 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio do Rio Ave.
Not only are Vilacondenses from the Portuguese top flight (a league much inferior compared to that of the Italian Serie A), but they are not even the best team in their domestic competition.
Meanwhile, Stefano Pioli’s men could be considered one of the best teams in Italy at the moment, and they have been one of the most successful clubs in the whole of Europe over the last several decades.
On top of that, Mario Silva’s men pale in comparison to the Rossoneri in terms of recent form as well.
By all means, expect Milan to be the victor this Thursday, and that too comprehensively.
Rio Ave vs AC Milan: Head-to-head (h2h)
- This is the first h2h encounter between the two teams.
Rio Ave vs AC Milan: Prediction
Pioli’s men are on a ten-match winning run, and are in terrifying form. They had scored a total of 32 goals from these ten games, and they are also on a 21-match unbeaten run.
They had also scored two or more goals in 19 of their former 20 overall fixtures, and did the same in their past eight road trips on the trot.
Going on, they have also lost just once away from home in the whole of 2020 so far, and it was against arch-rivals Inter.
Meanwhile, their counterparts were winless in seven of their last ten overall games, and were winless at home in eight of their preceding ten appearances at home.
In fact, they have won just thrice at home in 2020, and they had also failed to score in their latest two fixtures here.
Finally, Rossoneri are from the prestigious Serie A – considered to be the third-best league in Europe, and are miles ahead in terms of quality compared to the Primeira Liga.
As such, expect a Milan win this match-day.
Rio Ave vs AC Milan: Betting Tips
Milan to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Milan @ 2.00 (1/1).