Crotone vs AC Milan Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Crotone vs AC Milan Match Prediction

By Phill Barrs

Relegation threatened Crotone last year, but they managed to hang on by the skin of their teeth. They will start this season at home to a revamped AC Milan side that will be keen on erasing all memories of their sixth place finish last season on Sunday in what is expected to be the beginning of Milan's resurgence. Milan have missed out on the Champions League the last three seasons, and they have not won the title since 2010/11 in what has been a sharp nose dive for them. Milan faced Shkendija in the Europa League playoff round on Thursday, and they won 6-0 at home to take the a commanding lead ahead of the second leg. Two goals came from each of Andre Silva and Riccardo Montolivo, while Fabio Borini and Luca Antonelli also found the back of the net as they ran rampant. Cagliari won their most recent match, a Coppa Italia fixture at home to Piacenza 2-1 on Saturday. Ante Budimir scored the first goal before their visitors leveled, but Marcello Trotta would win it seven minutes from time. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Milan and Crotone have played just three times before, and all of those meetings have taken place since 2015. It took Milan extra time to beat them the first time around, in the Coppa Italia that year, but they did so by a score of 3-1 in the end. Last season, Milan won 2-1 at home before slipping up in a 1-1 draw in this fixture in April. With Milan having practically a brand new squad now, much is to be expected of them. They've been run close by Crotone in the past, although it is a very small record. Due to the potential of Milan, they should win handsomely in the end here. Milan have not won by much typically against this side, but they should win by at least two and keep a clean sheet now that Bonucci is in the lineup. If Milan win by two, you can get 6/4 odds. Meanwhile, a clean sheet and a victory for the visitors gets you 7/4 odds.

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

Crotone saw over 1.5 goals in 4 out of their last 5 games played against AC Milan

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

AC Milan have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 5 games against Crotone

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Crotone Form Guide

Crotone Team Logo

Crotone

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

08-04-2018

Serie A

Bologna Team Logo Bologna

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

14-04-2018

Serie A

Genoa Team Logo Genoa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

18-04-2018

Serie A

Juventus Team Logo Juventus

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

22-04-2018

Serie A

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

29-04-2018

Serie A

Sassuolo Team Logo Sassuolo

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

L A

06-05-2018

Serie A

Chievo Verona Team Logo Chievo Verona

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

13-05-2018

Serie A

Lazio Team Logo Lazio

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

20-05-2018

Serie A

SSC Napoli Team Logo SSC Napoli

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

05-08-2018

Coppa Italia

Giana Erminio Team Logo Giana Erminio

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

12-08-2018

Coppa Italia

Livorno Team Logo Livorno

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

AC Milan Form Guide

AC Milan Team Logo

AC Milan

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
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)

W H

20-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Novara Team Logo Novara

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

26-07-2018

Champions Cup

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 9 - 10

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

01-08-2018

Champions Cup

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

05-08-2018

Champions Cup

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

Crotone Preview

Milan and Crotone have played just three times before, and all of those meetings have taken place since 2015. It took Milan extra time to beat them the first time around, in the Coppa Italia that year, but they did so by a score of 3-1 in the end. Last season, Milan won 2-1 at home before slipping up in a 1-1 draw in this fixture in April. With Milan having practically a brand new squad now, much is to be expected of them. They've been run close by Crotone in the past, although it is a very small record. Due to the potential of Milan, they should win handsomely in the end here. Milan have not won by much typically against this side, but they should win by at least two and keep a clean sheet now that Bonucci is in the lineup. If Milan win by two, you can get 6/4 odds. Meanwhile, a clean sheet and a victory for the visitors gets you 7/4 odds.

Crotone Team News

There are no injuries or suspensions for Davide Nicola and his staff to deal with for this match.

AC Milan Preview

AC Milan have been all change this summer, bringing in a wide raft of players to play for Vincenzo Montella. The former Roma player has brought in center back Leonardo Bonucci, midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, striker Andre Silva, and midfield dynamo Franck Kessie among others. And there are still rumors swirling that they could be set to do even more now with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being linked to them and even stating his desire to move. With all of these transfers, Milan are expected to be serious contenders for the Champions League places, and they should be pushing over the likes of Crotone easily as well.

AC Milan Team News

Milan will start the new season without center back Alessio Romagnoli and defensive midfielder Lucas Biglia due to injuries.

Crotone Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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

Crotone vs AC Milan Sidelined Players

Crotone
21 Giuseppe Cuomo Injured
AC Milan
21 Lucas Biglia Injured
5 Giacomo Bonaventura Injured
29 Gabriel Paletta Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Alex Cordaz 188 83
37 LB Marco Davide Faraoni 180 71
87 RB Bruno Martella 183 78
44 CD Leandro Cabrera 187 81
7 CD Federico Ceccherini 186 72
6 LM Marcus Rohden 185 75
38 CM Rolando Mandragora 183 76
10 CM Andrea Barberis 177 72
5 RM Adrian Stoian 178 69
29 CF Marcello Trotta 187 75
17 CF Ante Budimir 190 75
No. Pos Player M kg
99 GK Gianluigi Donnarumma 196 90
12 LB Andrea Conti 176 74
19 CD Leonardo Bonucci 190 86
22 CD Mateo Pablo Musacchio 180 73
68 RB Ricardo Rodriguez 180 79
79 CM Franck Yannick Kessie 180 77
73 CM Manuel Locatelli 186 75
10 CM Hakan Calhanoglu 176 76
8 LF Suso 176 70
63 CF Patrick Cutrone 184 78
11 RF Fabio Borini 180 73