AC Milan vs VeronaSerie A, KO: 19:45 Oct 16, 2021, San Siro
AC Milan are set to crank up the pressure on Serie A leaders Napoli as they welcome Verona to the San Siro. Milan are still unbeaten this season and with their home form particularly impressive, they should have too much for an inconsistent Verona side.
AC Milan earned a 3-2 victory away at Atalanta in their previous Serie A fixture. They raced to a three-goal lead through Davide Calabria, Sandro Tonali and Rafael Leao before conceding twice late in the second half.
The Rossoneri are still unbeaten this season, proving that last year’s resurgence was no fluke. Even without injured striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Stefano Pioli's men have claimed six wins from their seven matches and are just two points behind leaders Napoli.
AC Milan have been imperious at home winning all three of their matches at the San Siro this season. They have also looked solid at the back, keeping clean sheets in their last two home matches.
Verona were in rampant mood last time out in Serie A and claimed a 4-0 victory over Spezia. They took a three-goal lead into the break through Giovanni Simeone, Davide Faraoni and Gianluca Caprari before Daniel Bessa added the fourth in the second half.
After beginning the season with two defeats in their opening three matches, Verona appear to be slowly turning their fortunes around. They are unbeaten in their last four matches and have now moved to within one point of the top 10.
Despite their recent resurgence, Verona continue to struggle on the road this season. They are winless in four away matches this term and suffered a pair of 1-0 defeats to Sampdoria and Bologna.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
AC Milan have a 10-4 advantage with seven draws from 21 previous matches against Verona. The Rossoneri earned a 2-0 victory in the last meeting between both teams.
Players to watch
Forward Rafael Leao has scored in his last two matches for AC Milan and is priced at 9/5 with Paddy Power to score anytime. Brahim Diaz has also been among the goals lately and could be worth a punt in the same market at 12/5 with bet365.
Giovanni Simeone and Gianluca Caprari have scored two goals each this season and both men were on target against Spezia. Simeone is priced at 18/5 by Betfred to score anytime while betfiar has Caprari at 4/1 in the same market.
Anything else catch the eye?
Having kept clean sheets in their last two home matches, AC Milan could be set for a similar outcome at 11/8 with Skybet. The Rossoneri could also be backed to earn their third straight home win to nil at 7/4 with BetVictor.
AC Milan could also be tipped in the -1 handicap market at 11/8 with Skybet and are also likely to score in both halves at 5/4 with bet365.
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