Prediction and odds for the game: Milan (1/2) vs Salzburg (5/1)
We are backing the draw at odds of 10/3
When: Wednesday, 02nd November 2022, Kick-off 20:00
Where: The Giuseppe Meazza
On Wednesday night, Milan hosts Salzburg at the Giuseppe Meazza in gameweek six in a vital game in Group E of the Champions League.
The Rossoneri heads into this clash on the back of a surprise 2-1 defeat at Torino. The loss ended a three-game winning run for the men from Milan in all competitions.
The reigning Italian champions have certainly experienced mixed fortunes in this season’s Champions League, as they have won just two of their five group games. Last time out in the competition, Stefano Pioli’s team recorded a 4-0 win at Dinamo Zagreb. The win came on the back of two defeats by Chelsea.
Despite their inconsistent form in the group, a draw would be enough for Milan to book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Milan has a poor recent home record in the Champions League, as they have won just one of their previous eight matches on home soil. To make matters worse, they have also suffered defeat in four of their last six games at San Siro in European football’s elite competition.
The Italian giants were always renowned for their solid defences. However, the current iteration has kept just one clean sheet in their last eight home games in the Champions League.
The Austrian team needs to win this game if they are to qualify for the last 16 of the competition. However, with fourth-place Dinamo Zagreb just two points behind the visitors, not even a place in the Europa League is yet guaranteed.
Salzburg have been a hard team to beat and have suffered just one defeat in their last 19 matches in all competitions. That one defeat came in a 21 reverse at home to Chelsea in this competition. The visitors have drawn three of their games in Group E, displaying those hard-to-beat characteristics.
However, an away win would go against the formbook when it comes to Salzburg on their travels, as the Austrian team has failed to win any of their last seven away games in the Champions League.
Milan are favourites to win, but Salzburg have shown themselves to be tough opposition in the group. We are backing the draw in this clash, as we believe that the visitors have enough quality to hold the home side. The other bet we are backing is under 2.5 goals, as we think it will be a cagey affair due to the importance of the game.
Our Tips: We are backing the draw at odds of 10/3 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 6/5. (All odds are taken from Bet365)[geosnippet id=3620]
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