Milan predictions with latest odds and stats
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The golden days of Milan topping the table every season seem to have been left behind in the 2000s. Nowadays, they generally end the season hovering around 6th place. A breach of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations stopped them from going on to the Europe League in 2019/20 as well, though they will be competing this season despite last season’s 6th table position.
This pretty much sums up the expected goal for AC Milan in 2020/21. That said, they are off to a very strong start in the first few legs of Serie A. A convincing 1:2 victory against city rivals Inter indicates a very strong form, and the bookies were quick to notice. For instance, 1.8 seem to be the average odds for a Serie A Top 4 Finish – a feat Milan haven’t pulled off since 2012. Their supporters actually have well-founded hopes of a grand return to the Champions League.
Milan Key Players
Coach Pioli got the club out of hot water when he joined mid-season last year, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that he was kept on to whip the Red and Blacks into shape. Though the team’s overall records from the past season were quite satisfactory compared to the previous ones, their defence remains their best asset. The low number of conceded goals was enough to rival the Top 4 teams. The man they have to thank is Gianluigi Donnarumma, a fiendishly skilful goalie and one of the most respected players in that role in the world.
The full-backs are nothing to scoff at either. Team captain Alessio Romagnoli is the perfect man to keep the squad going under pressure, especially with Theo Hernández by his side. Sandro Tonali will be joining the defensive lineup this season on a loan from Brescia.
This just leaves the goal-getting. Ante Rebic was signed as a possible solution to Milan’s problems with getting the ball in position. However, the experienced Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still the biggest asset of this team. Despite the fact he is not getting any younger, Ibrahimovic is showing no signs of slowing down and his goal-getting could be vital in Milan’s attempts to disrupt Juventus’ dominance.
As one of the oldest and biggest Italian clubs, Milan have numerous fierce rivals. Their arch-rivals are, of course, Inter. Derby della Madonnina is one of the most followed derbies in football. However, it is in a decline in recent years, because both Milan and Inter are not among the top three teams in Italy in recent years.
On the other hand, most Milan fans consider Juventus as their biggest rival. That's completely normal, considering the fact these two clubs are the most successful Italian teams in history. Milan and Juventus are also clubs with the biggest fan base in Italy and the clubs with the greatest stock value in the country. Apart from these two, they are rivals with other top Italian clubs such as Roma and Napoli, but they still consider Genoa as a rival as well, because of the early 20th century, when these two teams fought for the title in every season.
Milan are one of the few top clubs in the world to be founded in the 19th century, 1899. Only two years later they won their first title. Until 1907, Milan fought with Genoa for the throne in the Italian league, and they won three titles, compared the Genoa’s six. Almost 50 years went by until Milan won their next title in 1955, but they quickly regained their place among the top Italian clubs.
Today, Milan have got 18 Italian championship titles to their name, and they are sharing the second place with their city rivals Inter. However, both teams from Milan failed to stop Juventus' dominance and eight consecutive titles. The club from Torino now has 35 titles and it is unlikely that Milan will be able to catch them anytime soon.