AC Milan vs SpeziaSerie A, KO: 17:30 Jan 17, 2022, San Siro
The task for AC Milan will be to keep up the pressure on Serie A leaders Inter Milan as they host Spezia on Monday night. Milan have been in fine form since the turn of the year and should have too much for the troubled visitors.
AC Milan began the year in fine style and head into Monday’s clash on a four-match winning run across all competitions. They are right on the tails of local rivals Inter Milan with just one point separating both teams.
The Rossoneri warmed up for the visit of Spezia with a 3-1 extra-time victory over Genoa in the Coppa Italia last Thursday. That was a solid follow up to the 3-0 victory over Venezia in their previous Serie A fixture.
Home form has been pivotal for AC Milan this season and they have won two of their last three matches at the San Siro. However, they have looked poor at the back lately with just one clean sheet in their last four Serie A matches.
It has been a difficult campaign for Spezia, who are struggling at the opposite end of the table. Sitting just three points above the bottom three, they will be keen to avoid getting dragged into the relegation zone.
Spezia were not in Coppa Italia action in midweek so their last outing was a 1-0 Serie A victory over fellow struggles Genoa. They struck early in the first half through Simone Bastoni and were able to hold on for the win.
That win was only the second for Thiago Motta’s men in their last 10 matches across all competitions.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
AC Milan have a 3-1 advantage from four previous matches against Spezia. The Rossoneri claimed a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture back in September.
Players to watch
After sitting out the Coppa Italia victory, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to return to the team on Monday. The striker has six goals in his last 10 Serie A matches and could be backed at 4/6 with Betfred.
Daniele Verde is the top scorer for Spezia with three goals and will be the one to watch on Monday. Paddy Power has the forward at odds of 11/2 to get on the score sheet on Monday.
Anything else catch the eye?
There have been over 3.5 goals in two of AC Milan’s last three Serie A matches and a repeat is priced at 28/17 with 10bet. Given Milan’s shaky defence, both teams could be backed to score at 19/20 with Sport Nation.
Given the minimal odds for a straight AC Milan victory, a win and over 3.5 goals should offer more value at 19/10 with Coral.
This Serie A match between AC Milan and Spezia will be played on Jan 17, 2022 and kick off at 17:30. Check below for our tipsters best AC Milan vs Spezia prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.