Sassuolo vs AC Milan
Italy – Serie A
Date: Tuesday, 21 July 2020
Kick-off at 20:45 UK/ 21:45 CET
Venue: Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore.
I Rossoneri have been tearing it apart since the lockdown was lifted, and as of now, they have set their sights on the Europa League spots. Currently, the direct-entry tickets to the competition are in possession of Napoli and Roma.
However, Stefano Pioli’s men are level on points with Napoli, and are just two points below Roma. And with four games still to go, I Rossoneri could improve their league standing with some good performances.
They are pitted against I Neroverdi this Tuesday – who have been quite in form lately. It won’t be an easier match-up for Piloi’s men.
Still, considering how the Rossoneri have dominated this opponent over the years, along with their intense determination to get back to their earlier heights, expect AC Milan to deliver the better performance. Moreover, Roberto De Zerbi’s men have little chance of making Europe as well.
Sassuolo vs AC Milan: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Pioli’s men had won five of the preceding seven clashes.
- They had kept clean sheets in four of the former six encounters.
- It’s been four years since they have lost against this rival in the Serie A.
- The latest clash at this stadium ended in a 1-4 win for the guests.
- They are also on a three-match winning run at this venue.
Sassuolo vs AC Milan: Prediction
Neroverdi were held to a 1-1 draw on the road the past game week, by Sassuolo. Meanwhile, the Rossoneri recorded a massive 5-1 win at their home over Bologna.
By the looks of things, Pioli’s men have the upper hand. They had won five of the past seven h2h encounters, and are on a three-game winning run at this venue against this rival. They are also unbeaten against them since 2016, and have kept clean sheets in four of the previous six such games.
Moreover, they have been one of the best teams in the country for a very long time, and the resurgent team is chasing their past glories. At present, they are on the verge of qualifying for Europe, and will at no cost let go of that.
On the other hand, their opposite number have practically no chance of making the Europa, and could face a lack of motivation. As such, expect AC Milan to be the better team on the pitch.
However, understand that Zerbi’s men are unbeaten in their last eight match-ups, and they are on a scoring streak of ten fixtures. Moreover, they had also scored two or more goals in seven of their preceding eight overall games, and scored thrice or more in their last four appearances at this venue.
Considering these stats, expect goals from both teams this Tuesday.
Sassuolo vs AC Milan: Betting Tips
AC Milan to Win Either Half @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.44 (4/9).