AC Milan vs Udinese Preview and Prediction

AC Milan will look to get back on track when they host 16th-placed Udinese in the Serie A on Tuesday. Gennaro Gattuso’s men are experiencing a mini-dip in form, having lost back-to-back games against Sampdoria and Inter Milan.

Those losses mean fourth-placed Milan (51 points) have a long way to go before they can confirm a Champions League spot for next season. Local rivals Inter are a couple of points ahead with 53 while Lazio are three points behind, with a game in hand.

Embed from Getty Images

Furthermore, Atalanta and AS Roma are on 48 and 47 points respectively, which highlights the difficulty of finishing in the top four. Only Juventus (78 points) and Napoli (63 points) look to have confirmed their spots in Europe’s premier competition next season.

Therefore, Milan will have to step up with nine more games to go if the Rossoneri want to achieve their season’s target amid competition from Inter, Lazio, Atalanta, and Roma.

On the other hand, Udinese are involved in a relegation scrap at the bottom of the Serie A table. The 16th-placed team are currently three points clear of the drop zone and have a game in hand as well.

I Bianconeri have won three out of their last games, mirroring Milan’s form. They beat 11th-placed Genoa in the previous match, which is a real shot in the arm for Igor Tudor’s men.

AC Milan vs Udinese Preview and Prediction

Coming to team news, Gattuso will be the happier manager among the two. Milan have only Giacomo Bonaventura as the confirmed absentee leaving the former Milan legend with an almost-full squad to pick from.

Further, Franck Kessie started from the bench against Sampdoria as Gattuso punished him for his ugly spat with Lucas Biglia a couple of games ago against Inter.

Embed from Getty Images

Tudor does not enjoy the same luxury in terms of injuries as Udinese are set to miss a host of players. Sandro and Jens Stryger Larsen are suspended while Antonin Barak and Emil Hallfredsson are out injured. Further, there are question marks over the availability of club captain Valon Behrami, Marco D’Alessandro, William Troost-Ekong, and Bram Nuytinck.

Despite similar form over the last five Serie A games, Milan have the edge going into the match. Superior quality aside, home advantage and the need to bounce back after two consecutive losses should see them pick three points.

Udinese will look to spoil the party and will be happy with a point, having failed to win any of their last ten away games. Eventually, the game will come down to who wants the three points more and Milan’s ability to handle the pressure of teams below them closing in.

AC Milan AH -1 @ 1.81 at Pinnacle Sports

Related posts

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – Bangladesh vs India: Match 40 Prediction and Preview

Bet Tips

MLS 2019 – Chicago Fire vs Atalanta United Preview and Prediction

Bet Tips

Atlanta Hawks vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Betting Tips – December 4th, 2019

Bet Tips

Basketball Tips of the Day

Bet Tips

Philadelphia 76ers vs Denver Nuggets NBA Betting Tips – Dec 10th, 2019

Bet Tips

Big totals in World Cup 2019 can bring out the best in bowlers

Bet Tips

Dominic Thiem vs Sam Querrey Preview and Prediction – Wimbledon 2019

Bet Tips

Roger Federer sets eyes on final hurrah at SW19

Bet Tips

‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle is not ready to bid adieu yet; extends his retirement plan

Bet Tips