Traditional rivals AC Milan and defending champions Juventus will lock horns at the San Siro this Wednesday as the battle for the Scudetto continues to heat up this season.
We delve into the betting tips for this crucial game.
With nearly half the season done and dusted, AC Milan are top of the Serie A log on 37 points, just a point clear of their crosstown rivals Inter, but a massive ten points ahead of 5th placed Juventus, albeit with the visitors having a game in hand.
They have shown a strong will to overcome the loss to injury of their leading striker, the evergreen Zlatan Ibrahimovic to maintain their unbeaten start to this season, 15 matches in. This will was typified at the weekend as the Rossoneri took all three points at promoted side Benevento, with a clinical 2-0 win despite midfielder Sandro Tonali getting his marching orders in the first half of the game.
Stefano Pioli’s charges have shown remarkable resilience stretching back to last season with a scintillating attack tempered by a sturdy defence. This game will be a true test of their credentials for this season.
Defending champions Juventus have been uncharacteristically inconsistent in the defence of their title, dropping points against inferior opposition, with the worst being an inexplicable 3-0 loss at home to Fiorentina before Christmas.
Andrea Pirlo’s side did respond in style to that defeat though as a Cristiano Ronaldo brace saw them running out a comfortable 4-1 winners over Udinese at the weekend.
Unlike their hosts who have coped well without their superstar, Juventus have struggled in games that Ronaldo has not played. They will need to bring their A-game here if they are to sustain any hopes of closing the gap on the Milan outfits in the race for the Scudetto.
This will be more than a run off the mill midweek Serie A fixture. This is possibly the biggest game of the season thus far with massive ramifications for both clubs. Milan who have been starved of success for years are making one of their best assaults on the title in years. Juve, despite stumbling all over the place to start the season, will be keen to reassert their stranglehold in this league. They have shown flashes of what their brilliance particularly when at full strength as they did in Barcelona in the Champions League. The Rossoneri have been tough to beat but they have shown signs of slowing down with their mounting injury crisis. We fancy Juventus to smell blood here and go for the throttle and we are backing them to score the first goal @ 1.83 as our first tip.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the man for the big occasion and there is no bigger game than this for their young season. He leads the league with 14 goals and has literally put the Old Lady of Turin on his back. If Juve have any hopes of capturing a historic 10th title on the trot, they will have to go through him again. We fancy him to get on the score sheet yet again @ 2.00 with Bet9ja betting app for our final tip from this clash.
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