Saturday evening will offer us another attractive battle in Italian Serie A, Atalanta vs AC Milan. The home team has been struggling lately and AC is still fighting on two fronts. The match will be played on Saturday, December 9th at 18:00.
- Atalanta are out of form
- AC Milan are within touching distance of the leading pair
- The match odds are even, with Atalanta at 2.57, AC Milan at 3.24 and AC Milan at 2.89
Atalanta waits a month to win
The days when Atalanta played at the very top of the Italian Serie A seem to be over. Moreover, the traditional Italian team is currently in a very bad state of mind. Their last competitive win came exactly one month ago in the Europa League against Sturm Graz (1: 0).
The home team has only managed to pick up one point from their last 4 matches in the Italian league after a draw with Udinese. In the aforementioned matches, they even have a record of 2:8 and nobody has collected fewer points than the team from Bergamo.
AC Milan are still struggling with a major illness
The Milan team is in the 3rd place of the competition with 4 points behind the 2nd. Juventus and even already 6 points behind their city rival, Inter. The Rossoneri, apart from their fluctuating form, which is often based on Rafael Leao‘ s performances, are also struggling with a big injury bug.
The aforementioned Portuguese, who has been struggling with a muscle injury, is still at risk for the game against Atalanta. The same is the case with Simon Kjær and second goalkeeper Marco Sportiello. However, Pierre Kalulu, Noah Okafor, Marco Pellegrino, Mallic Thiaw and Mattia Caldara will not start the game in any case. None of those named are in the squad for the numbers, they are players who are at least on the fringes of the starting lineup.
Atalanta vs AC Milan odds
Betting tip – AC Milan to lose
Although Atalanta is the slight favourite according to the odds, I think that AC Milan will not lose on their soil. The fact that the team from Bergamo has won only 10 points out of 18 possible at home, while AC is the 4th best team in the competition at away stadiums, plays into their hands.
Another pick that looks tempting is AC Milan with Over 1.5. AC have only conceded 2 goals in one of their last 5 matches and are expected to make up that number this time as well. Atalanta is an offensive team, which could suit the opponent’s fast wingers who will exploit the windows in the defense, so the Milanese side is likely to get Over 1.5 corners in the 1st half.
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