AC Milan vs Empoli Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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AC Milan vs Empoli Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

AC Milan will look to extend their unbeaten run in the Serie A to five games when they welcome Empoli at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Sunday afternoon. AC Milan fought back from two goals down to secure a 2-2 away draw at their city rivals Inter last weekend thanks to goals from Alessandro Romagnoli and Cristian Zapata. On the other hand, Empoli managed an unexpected 1-2 away victory at Fiorentina thanks to goals from Omar El Kaddouri and Manuel Pasqual. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

AC Milan have looked impeccable on home soil over the past two months, having won all of their last four home fixtures in the Serie A. On the flip side, Empoli were on a nine-game winless streak on the road prior to their 1-2 victory at Fiorentina last time out. I’m backing AC Milan to pick up all three points here, but for better value I’m expecting them to keep a clean sheet as Empoli have only scored eight goals in their last 15 league trips.

Both teams to score - No at 19/20

AC Milan to win to Nil at 11/8

AC Milan Preview

AC Milan managed a hard-fought 2-2 away draw at Inter last time out to extend their unbeaten streak in the Serie A to four games. Overall, the Rossoneri have only lost once in their last ten league outings. This leaves AC Milan in a respectable 6th position in the Serie A table, just two points off the European places. AC Milan’s secret for their good performances throughout this Serie A campaign has been their solid defence, as they hold one of the best defensive records in the division with just 35 goals conceded in 32 league games. Their home form has also been impressive, as AC Milan have only lost two of their last 15 home fixtures across all competitions and are currently on a four-game winning streak. Actually, the Rossoneri are the 4th best home team in the Serie A, having collected 35 points from their 16 home league games. In addition, AC Milan have only lost once in their last six home meetings with Empoli in the Serie A while winning four in this term. Head-to-head, AC Milan are undefeated in their last six meetings with Empoli in the Serie A, registering three wins and three draws in the process. Carlos Bacca has been AC Milan’s most dangerous player in front of goal so far this season, as the 30-year-old striker is currently leading the club’s goalscoring charts with 13 goals in his 27 league appearances.

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Empoli Preview

On the contrary, Empoli have finally returned to winning ways in the Serie A last time out thanks to a hard-fought 1-2 victory on the road at Fiorentina last time out, with Manuel Pasqual scoring the winner from the spot in the stoppage time. Prior to this win, Empoli were on a ten-game winless streak in the Serie A, losing eight and drawing twice in the process. This means that Empoli still sit in 17th spot in the standings, five points clear of the bottom three. Empoli looked poor at both ends of the field throughout this Serie A campaign, but their biggest problems have been in attack. They have only scored 20 goals in 32 league outings, which is definitely the worst attacking record in the division. Their top scorer is Levan Mchedlidze with just five goals under his belt, while their veteran striker Massimo Maccarone has helped the team with just four goals and one assist in his 22 league appearances. Away from home, Empoli were on a nine-game winless streak in the Serie A prior to their 1-2 victory at Fiorentina in their most recent league trip. In addition, Empoli have only picked up two victories in their eight visits to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

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AC Milan Team News

Andrea Bertolacci is out through a thigh injury, but Giacomo Bonaventura, Ignazio Abate and Riccardo Montolivo are all back in training.

Empoli Team News

Daniele Croce and Vincent Laurini are both doubts, but Uros Cosic is missing through a knee injury. Furthermore, Rade Krunic is out through suspension.

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

AC Milan saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Empoli

Empoli saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Empoli saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against AC Milan

AVG Goals

1.6

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)

Empoli Form Guide

Empoli Team Logo

Empoli

Won

6

Draw

4

Lost

0
W A

02-04-2018

Serie B

Foggia Team Logo Foggia

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

07-04-2018

Serie B

Spezia Team Logo Spezia

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Serie B

Pro Vercelli Team Logo Pro Vercelli

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

17-04-2018

Serie B

Cesena Team Logo Cesena

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

23-04-2018

Serie B

Frosinone Team Logo Frosinone

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

28-04-2018

Serie B

Novara Team Logo Novara

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

01-05-2018

Serie B

Carpi Team Logo Carpi

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

07-05-2018

Serie B

Cremonese Team Logo Cremonese

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-05-2018

Serie B

Brescia Team Logo Brescia

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

18-05-2018

Serie B

Perugia Team Logo Perugia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

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

Empoli Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2

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 Empoli Sidelined Players

AC Milan
91 Andrea Bertolacci Injured
20 Ignazio Abate Injured
5 Giacomo Bonaventura Injured
Empoli
24 Uros Cosic Injured
33 Rade Krunic Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
99 GK Gianluigi Donnarumma 196 90
2 RB Mattia De Sciglio 183 74
29 CD Gabriel Paletta 190 80
96 LB Davide Calabria 176 70
17 CD Cristian Zapata 187 82
14 CM Matias Fernandez 178 75
23 CM Jose Sosa 179 79
80 CM Mario Pasalic 186 76
9 CF Gianluca Lapadula 178 70
7 RF Gerard Deulofeu 171 68
8 LF Suso 176 70
No. Pos Player M kg
28 GK Lukasz Skorupski 187 84
21 RB Manuel Pasqual 178 71
6 CD Giuseppe Bellusci 185 75
19 CD Federico Barba 188 85
2 LB Vincent Laurini 173 72
8 CDM Assane Diousse 183 77
5 CDM Jose Mauri 169 69
10 CM Omar El Kaddouri 187 74
11 CDM Daniele Croce 175 68
27 CF Mame Baba Thiam 185 -
9 CF Levan Mchedlidze 192 84