A lack of cards and corners brought my recent hot-streak to an end last night but I'm aiming to get back to winning ways in the Europa League on Thursday night.
AC Milan vs Lille (Thursday, 20:00)
AC Milan will be looking to continue their well-nigh perfect start to the season when they lock horns with Lille on Thursday night.
Stefano Pioli's side are both top of Serie A and Europa League Group H and find themselves in the midst of an eye-watering 24 match unbeaten run.
The Italian giants look a different proposition under Pioli this season and I fancy in-form AC Milan to take a huge stride towards the knockout stage at the San Siro on Thursday night.
However, standing in Milan's way on matchday 3 is a Lille outfit who themselves are unbeaten in all competitions this season.
With that in mind, I'm going to steer clear of the more traditional markets, however, there is an alternative angle that has caught my eye when making use of the Bet 365 Bet Builder feature.
The 10/11 (Bet 365) combination that I like the look of is two or more AC Milan goals and Lille to receive over zero cards.
Free-scoring Milan have made the net bulge 27 times in 11 outings this term – averaging 2.45 goals per game – and they have notched up two or more strikes in all but one of those outings.
AC Milan's mini-revival has coincided with the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic who's eye-catching displays have brought some traditional swagger back to the Rossoneri's style of play, and that does not bode well for a Lille backline who are now without a clean sheet in four.
Having said that, the Serie A pacesetters have registered just one shutout across their previous five assignments and that only adds to the appeal of backing the hosts to make the net bulge at least twice during this tussle.
What's more, the above-mentioned combination has clicked in 10 of AC Milan's 11 outings this term and I'm more than happy to side with a repeat here in what should be another action-packed encounter at the San Siro.
- AC Milan Over 1 Goal & Lille Over 0 Cards – Bet Builder – 10/11 (Bet 365)