Milan will travel to the Sardegna Arena to face Cagliari in Serie A on Saturday.
Milan Match Form
In their recent league games, Milan has been very poor. They have not won in the last three attempts. In that time Milan has failed to score a single goal, but they have conceded five times at the other end. All those five goals came in a 5-0 loss against Atalanta in December. It was a bad result for Milan, and they will need to bounce back. The other two games ended in goalless draws but the Atalanta loss was severely damaging.
Milan are currently 12th in the table, which is not where they want to be. Stefano Pioli has not impressed in his first season in charge so far. He signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the transfer window as the Swede returned to the San Siro. His appearance did not change much in their last game. Ibrahimovic came off the bench in the 0-0 draw with Sampdoria, but he failed to provide a spark. Milan had 69% possession in the game, and they took 19 shots compared to just six from Sampdoria. But the likes of Krzysztof Piatek failed to find the back of the net.
Piatek has not impressed this season, and there are rumors surrounding his departure this month. Milan has scored just 16 league goals, which is less than a rate of a goal a game. Pioli needs to spruce up his attacking unit, and Ibrahimovic is the first step towards that.
Cagliari Match Form
Cagliari will hope to get back to winning ways after their recent slump. Despite losing three league games in a row, they are in sixth place. Roma in fourth place are six points adrift, which is the last Champions League berth. Finishing in sixth place will be enough for a Europa League place, but that is by no means a guarantee. The likes of Parma and Napoli are hot on their tails, and Cagliari needs to start picking up points again.
After beating Sampdoria 4-3 in early December, Cagliari have failed to pick up a league win. They drew 2-2 with Sassuolo and then lost three league games in succession. The most recent of those losses came against Juventus. The defending champions claimed a 4-0 home win as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick. Cagliari kept it goalless in the first half, but they fell apart after the break.
Milan have enjoyed playing against Cagliari in recent years. They are unbeaten in the last four league meetings with Cagliari, winning three of them. Cagliari’s last win in this fixture was a 2-1 result in 2017. Milan claimed a comprehensive 3-0 win in the last meeting in February.
Cagliari vs AC Milan Betting Tips
However, Cagliari are favorites to turn the tide this time. They are high up in the table compared to Milan this time. Despite their poor form, they should return to winning ways against Milan. It will be a close game, and the total goals should be Under 2.5 in the match.