Liverpool and AC Milan have quite a history. We’ve seen them meet in the UEFA Champions League finals twice in the last two decades, including the famous Istanbul finals back in 2005. The Devils got their vengeance two years later, beating the Reds and evening the score in the title matches. Even though the situation changed drastically in the last 14 years, this match still creates a lot of hype; after all, these two sides have 13 European titles combined. So don’t you miss the matchup at Anfield on Wednesday night.
Liverpool (-200) defeated Leeds United on the road, 0-3, but that win stayed in the shadow of Harvey Elliott’s horrifying injury. We use this chance to wish Harry a speedy recovery and all the best in future rehabilitation. We hope to see him on the pith as soon as possible.
The Reds’ win might have been even more comfortable if it weren’t for selfish Sadio Mane, who is starting to annoy Liverpool’s fans even though he has a lot of credit with them. The Senegalese player has to change something in his attitude on the pitch, otherwise, the Reds won’t win any trophies.
Overall, Jurgen Klopp’s side plays solid football, with lots of chances and goals, but it appears that the defense is the difference-maker. Virgil Van Dijk’s return made everything much easier, and it is no wonder why L’Pool already has three clean sheets in four matches. Meanwhile, the attack scored at least twice in these events.
AC Milan (+550) defeated Lazio in the Serie A derby, rolling over the Eagles with 2-0. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored after just seven minutes since his introduction to the pitch, and the Swed indicated that he wouldn’t stop, despite having 39 years. We really ought to appreciate the possibility of watching him play.
Rossoneri are perfect in the domestic championship with three wins in three events, allowing just one goal, while scoring seven on the other end.
Stefano Pioli’s unit plays competitive football, which might not be exciting as Liverpool’s, but it brings results. On the other end, Milan’s roster is a bit thinner than expected, which might be problematic for Pioli as the season goes by.
As said, Elliott is out for a while. James Milner is questionable, and he will be a game-time decision, while Neco Williams and Minamino probably won’t play.
Olivier Giroud isn’t available according to the latest intel from Milan, while Rade Krunic should recover per some sources, but for now, he is questionable.
Head to Head Games
Two of the last competitive games between these teams were in the UCL finals. In 2005 Liverpool won, following the miraculous comeback from 0-3. Two years later, AC Milan lifted the crown with a 2-1 triumph.
The hosts are the biggest favorites here, and the odds are telling enough about that. There aren’t any players from those two fantastic matchups involved, but the spirit of those games is still among the Reds’ fans, so be sure that the hosts will have a huge motive for rolling over AC Milan.
Pick: Liverpool Wins -200
Here are the previews for more UEFA Champions League games:
- Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich
- Besiktas vs. Borussia Dortmund
- Club Brugge vs. PSG
- Chelsea vs. Zenit
- Manchester City vs. RB Leipzig
- Inter Milan vs. Real Madrid
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