AC Milan vs AEK Athens Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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AC Milan vs AEK Athens Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

The top two teams of the Europa League group D table will square off on Thursday night, as AC Milan welcome AEK Athens at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. AC Milan recorded a dramatic 3-2 home win over Rijeka last time out. They had a two-goal lead following goals from Andre Silva and Matteo Musacchio, but the visitors levelled the game with two goals in the last six minutes of the game. However, in-form youngster Patrick Cutrone grabbed all three points for AC Milan thanks to a 94th-minute goal. On the other hand, AEK Athens fought back from one-goal down to secure a 2-2 home draw against Austria Vienna, with Marko Livaja scoring a brace. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news, match stats and odds all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

AC Milan are hot favourites to win here, but AEK Athens have been a strong side across all competitions over the past few months. In addition, AEK have only lost once in their last seven away games across all competitions. AC Milan looked terrible at the back recently, so I’m fancying AEK Athens to score at least one goal in this one.

Both teams to score - Yes at odds 19/20

Over 2.5 goals at odds 3/4

AC Milan saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

AC Milan have conceeded only 1 goals in their last 4 games against AEK Athens

AEK Athens have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 10 games

AEK Athens have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 4 games against AC Milan

AVG Goals

2.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

AC Milan Form Guide

AC Milan Team Logo

AC Milan

Won

3

Draw

5

Lost

2
D H

04-04-2018

Serie A

Inter Team Logo Inter

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

08-04-2018

Serie A

Sassuolo Team Logo Sassuolo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

15-04-2018

Serie A

SSC Napoli Team Logo SSC Napoli

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

18-04-2018

Serie A

Torino Team Logo Torino

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

21-04-2018

Serie A

Benevento Team Logo Benevento

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

29-04-2018

Serie A

Bologna Team Logo Bologna

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

05-05-2018

Serie A

Hellas Verona Team Logo Hellas Verona

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

09-05-2018

Coppa Italia

Juventus Team Logo Juventus

FT 4 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

13-05-2018

Serie A

Atalanta Team Logo Atalanta

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

20-05-2018

Serie A

Fiorentina Team Logo Fiorentina

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

AEK Athens Form Guide

AEK Athens Team Logo

AEK Athens

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
L A

01-03-2018

Cup Final Stage

AE Larissa Team Logo AE Larissa

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

04-03-2018

Super League

Panionios Team Logo Panionios

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

11-03-2018

Super League

PAOK Thessaloniki FC Team Logo PAOK Thessaloniki FC

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-04-2018

Super League

Panathinaikos Team Logo Panathinaikos

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

15-04-2018

Super League

Platanias Team Logo Platanias

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

18-04-2018

Cup Final Stage

AE Larissa Team Logo AE Larissa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-04-2018

Super League

Levadiakos Team Logo Levadiakos

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

29-04-2018

Super League

AOK Kerkyra Team Logo AOK Kerkyra

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

05-05-2018

Super League

Apollon Smirnis Team Logo Apollon Smirnis

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

12-05-2018

Cup Final Stage

PAOK Thessaloniki FC Team Logo PAOK Thessaloniki FC

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

AC Milan Preview

AC Milan have had an up and down competitive season so far, winning ten and losing five of their last 15 games across all competitions. Their recent run of form has been terrible as they have lost three of their last four competitive fixtures. Actually, their sole victory in this term was their 3-2 home triumph over Rijeka last time out in the Europa League. The Rossoneri started their Europa League campaign brightly, registering back-to-back wins over https://www.sbat.com/football/team/3075Austria Vienna and Rijeka, scoring eight goals in the process. Milan have struggled to keep the ball out of their own net recently, conceding at least two goals in three of their last four games across all competitions. The good thing is that AC Milan can count on their Europa League home record over the past few years as they are undefeated in 13 games, scoring at least two goals in eleven of these. In addition, Milan’s recent home form across all competitions has seen them win five of their last six outings. Furthermore, AC Milan have won their both home meetings with AEK Athens in Europe, scoring five goals and conceding just once in the process. Andre Silva is a player to watch for AC Milan, as the Portuguese International has already scored six goals in his six European appearances so far this season.

AC Milan Team News

Luca Antonelli is a doubt, but Andrea Conti is still out through a knee injury. The good news is that Nikola Kalinic is back in training.

AEK Athens Preview

AEK Athens were knocked out from the Champions League third qualifying round by CSKA Moscow back in August, but they have enjoyed a great run of form since then. The Greeks have only lost once in their last 13 games across all competitions and enter the fray on the back of a two-game unbeaten run. Their Europa League group stage campaign has seen them win 1-2 on the road at Rijeka on the opening round and drawing 2-2 at home against Austria Vienna on matchday two. This leaves them in second spot in the group D table with four points to their name after two games, two points behind the group leaders and their Thursday’s opponents AC Milan and three points clear of the third-placed Austria Vienna. AEK can count on their recent away form in the Europa League as they are unbeaten in the last four games, conceding just two goals in this term. AEK had a strong start domestically as well, as they currently sit in second in the Greek Super League table with 14 points after seven rounds, just one point behind the current leaders PAOK. Marko Livaja is now the team’s topscorer in this Europa League campaign after netting a brace against Austria Vienna last time out.

AEK Athens Team News

Arnor Ingvi Traustason is a doubt, while Vasilios Barkas is missing through injury. The good news is that Uros Cosic, Georgios Giakoumakis and Dmytro Chygrynskiy are all back in training.

AC Milan Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

AEK Athens Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

AC Milan vs AEK Athens Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
99 GK Gianluigi Donnarumma 196 90
68 CD Ricardo Rodriguez 180 79
19 CD Leonardo Bonucci 190 86
22 CD Mateo Pablo Musacchio 180 73
73 RM Manuel Locatelli 186 75
10 CM Hakan Calhanoglu 176 76
8 CM Suso 176 70
5 CM Giacomo Bonaventura 178 69
2 LM Davide Calabria 176 70
9 CF Andre Silva 184 78
63 CF Patrick Cutrone 184 78
No. Pos Player M kg
22 GK Giannis Anestis 198 90
4 CD Ognjen Vranjes 188 77
55 CD Adam Tzanetopoulos 193 85
2 CD Michalis Bakakis 182 -
20 AM Petros Mantalos 176 76
12 RM Rodrigo Galo 176 66
18 CM Jakob Johansson 187 85
3 LM Helder Lopes 179 66
8 CM Andre Simoes 177 70
10 CF Marko Livaja 182 87
7 CF Lazaros Christodoulopoulos 183 77