AC Milan welcomes Chelsea in the fourth round of the UEFA Champions League, and they seek a win over the London club. Why? The answer is easy, they lost last week at Stamford and want to take three points to avoid any complications that could happen to them in the race for the top two places. All three teams are still in the hunt for the knockout stage, and each point is worth gold. There is also a matter of pride here, and reputation and last week’s 3-0 have to be erased.
AC Milan (+190) was excellent on Saturday. The response following a loss couldn’t be better as they beat Juventus in the big derby 2-0. Rossoneri had the home-field edge here, but that won’t diminish the fact that they completely outplayed the rivals, who didn’t stand a chance to get away unbeaten.
Over the past five games, Milan has been posting subsequent wins and losses. Previously, the Serie A champions didn’t suffer a single defeat. The first was at home to Napoli, and that is the only one at San Siro in this campaign.
The current record of Rossoneri at home is five wins, and that failure, with the note, that Milan scored at least two goals in each of the wins. Four of those six clashes were with both teams scoring as well.
Graham Potter refreshed Chelsea (+130) completely, and since his arrival, the atmosphere and the mood at Stamford are different. The Blues have three wins in a row, in all netting at least twice. They didn’t dominate in the first event vs. Crystal Palace, but after that, showed all of their talents.
At first, Chelsea obliterated Milan, 3-0, before trashing the Wolves at Stamford this Saturday, 3-0 too. In these two victories, all six goals were scored by different players, which is impressive, and a good sign for Potter.
Chelsea didn’t play well on the road this year, and has three losses and two wins in five outings. Three games were with three goals, and two with one.
The same players who were out on Saturday are out for the hosts now – Ibra, Calabria, Florenzi, Kjaer, Maignan, Messias and Saelemaekers.
On the other side, the only player unavailable is Fofana due to his injury. N’golo Kante is questionable.
Head to Head Games
As said, Chelsea smashed Milan 3-0. The guests had their chances, and we need to say that the final result isn’t reflecting the situation on the pitch. Milan played very good football in the opening 45 minutes and had a few dead chances.
Both teams to score is our pick here, as it was in London. We didn’t have any luck back then, especially due to Krunic’s miss in the closing moments of the first half, which would have made our pick a winning one. There isn’t too much to explain; both teams play open and offensive football, attack, and have shaky defenses, so goals on both sides are the most logical solution.
Pick: Both teams to score -125
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