AC Milan host runaway league leaders Juventus at the San Siro on Tuesday night as they look to build up on a recent resurgence that has put them back into the European qualification places matrix.
Milan are sixth in the table, just two points behind fifth-placed Roma, following an impressive run of form since the league’s restart last month, beating Lecce, Roma and Lazio and drawing with SPAL in the four matches they have played.
They finished fifth in Serie A last season and that’s probably the best they can hope for this season as the gap to fourth-placed high flying Atalanta is currently 14 points, which is a bridge too far.
Juventus, incidentally, were the biggest beneficiaries of Milan’s win over Lazio as they went 7 points clear at the top having whooped Torino 4-1 earlier.
The Old Lady haven’t just sat back and watched as their challengers crumbled under the pressure. They’ve done what they had to do, winning their last seven straight Serie A games to move clear of the chasing pack.
This match will be huge in the title race. A win for Juve here will be significant in the grand scheme of things as this is literally the toughest away fixture on their remaining schedule.
As mentioned before, this match has suddenly taken up a massive significance in the context of the title race and for Milan, qualification for Europa places. We still have 8 matches to go, which is still lot, but with Juventus at the summit of the table, seven points clear, it is difficult to see them dropping the ball at this stage and blowing the title race open again. They have been in such positions so many times in their history and as their title count shows, they have always come through when needed. We fancy them to continue this great legacy and we are going for Juventus Draw No Bet @ 1.53 with Bet9ja as our initial betting tip here.
Given the stakes at play, we expect a relatively cagey start to the game with both sides keen not to expose their cards too early. That pace and intensity will nevertheless pick up as the game progresses. These are two teams whose rivalry goes way back. They’ve both been in fine scoring form in their recent outings and the game will open up as legs get weary. Bet9ja betting app have Most Goals Second Half, priced @ 2.07 and we feel that is great value for this game. Both of these teams have been particularly scorching in the second halves of their recent games.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a beautiful free-kick against Torino for his 25th goal in 26 Serie A appearances this season, including four in the team’s four matches since the resumption last month. With strike partner Dybala suspended, we are backing him to step up to the plate as he has done all through his career. For our last betting tip, we are going with Cristiano to score anytime @ 1.75.
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