AC Milan vs JuventusSerie A, KO: 19:45 Oct 22, 2023, San Siro
The Serie A returns after the international break with a blockbuster clash at San Siro as AC Milan host Juventus on Sunday. With Milan looking confident at the moment and setting the pace, they should have the edge over Juventus, who have been a bit erratic so far.
It has been a solid start to the season for AC Milan, who have suffered just one defeat in eight matches so far. They have won the other seven fixtures and are currently two points clear at the top of the standings.
AC Milan went into the international break off the back of a 1-0 victory over Genoa last time out in Serie A. Christian Pulisic’s late effort proved to be the difference, although there were some heroics from Olivier Giroud, who had to go in goal in the final minutes following a red card to Mike Maignan.
While the likes of Pulisic, Giroud and Rafael Leao have caught the eye this season, AC Milan’s good form appears to be built on a sturdy defence. Stefano Pioli’s men have kept clean sheets in five of their last six matches across all competitions.
While not as smooth as AC Milan, Juventus have reasons to be pleased with their campaign so far and seem to be gearing up to have a say in the title race. They have lost just once this season and are third on the standings, just four points off the pace.
Juventus picked up a 2-0 victory over local rivals Torino in their Serie A fixture prior to the international break. Second half efforts from Federico Gatti and Arkadiusz Milik were enough to earn them all three points at the Allianz Stadium.
A slight blemish for Juventus is that they have been a bit unconvincing on their recent travels having failed to win in their last two away matches. Massimiliano Allegri’s men were beaten 4-2 by Sassuolo before battling to a 0-0 draw at Atalanta in their previous fixture on the road.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Juventus have a 36-21 advantage with 18 draws from 75 previous matches against AC Milan. However, Milan are unbeaten in the last five meetings and did the double over the Turin club last season, claiming a 2-0 victory at San Siro before picking up a 1-0 win in the reverse fixture.
Players to watch
Christian Pulisic has settled quickly in Milan and is often involved in most of their attacking moves. The forward has four Serie A goals so far and is priced at 4/1 by bet365 to get on the score sheet on Sunday.
An underrated aspect of AC Milan’s fine start to the season is their defence which has kept five clean sheets in the last six matches across all competitions. Fikayo Tomori and Malick Thiaw have a solid partnership at the back and can lead the Rossoneri to another clean sheet at 13/8 by BoyleSports.
Anything else catch the eye?
The last four matches between AC Milan and Juventus have produced under 2.5 goals and a repeat could be considered at 8/11 with Unibet. Milan have won to nil in the last two meetings and could be set for a similar outcome at 11/4 with BetVictor.
AC Milan have been level at the break in their last three matches across all competitions and could be set for another halftime draw at 23/20 with Unibet.
This Serie A match between AC Milan and Juventus will be played on Oct 22, 2023 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best AC Milan vs Juventus prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.