On Saturday evening, AC Milan host Napoli at the San Siro in Serie A, as both teams look to get their season’s back on track.
AC Milan (Odds of 9/4 for victory)
The home side are enduring a difficult campaign in Serie A and are closer to the bottom of the table than the top. In fact, the Rossoneri are 14th place in the table and four points clear of the relegation one in the Italian top-flight.
A 1-0 defeat at reigning champions Juventus means that Milan have lost three of their previous four games in Serie A. The men from Milan have also won just twice in their last nine league matches.
Their recent outings in Serie A have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in six of their last eight league matches.
The Rossoneri were once formidable opponents at the San Siro. However, they have struggled for positive results on home soil in the Italian top-flight, winning just once in their previous five league games. The fact that Milan have conceded at least twice in four of their previous five home outings in Serie A. The home side has a poor recent record against Napoli, winning just one of their last ten meetings with AC Milan.
Napoli (Odds of 11/10 for victory)
Like the home side, Napoli are not quite living up to expectations this season. Carlo Ancelotti’s team are currently seventh place in the Italian top-flight, 13 points behind league leaders and reigning champions Juventus. They are also five points outside the Champions League spots in Serie A.
I Ciucciarelli have failed to win in their previous four games in the Italian top-flight, although three of those winless league games have finished in draws. Last time out, the team from Naples were held by Genoa to a goalless draw.
Napoli’s recent Serie A games have been unusually low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in five of their previous eight league matches.
The visitors league position has not been helped by poor recent away form, as they have won just once in their last five games on their travels in the Italian top-flight.
Despite that recent away record, Napoli have been relatively prolific away from home in the Serie A, scoring at least twice in seven of their last ten matches on their travels. The visitors attacking performances have contributed to six of their last eight away games producing over 2.5 goals.
Both teams head into this clash on the back of poor runs of form. However, Napoli have more quality and we are backing Ancelotti’s team to record a victory in a victory at odds of 11/10. Milan usually score at home, while the visitors have been prolific away from home, so we are backing the over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 10/11.
Verdict: Back the away win at odds of 11/10 and/or the over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 10/11. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[reviewTableLarge ids=”620,639,642″ title=”Best betting sites to place bet on this game are:”]
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