Atalanta vs. AC Milan: Serie A Round 38 – Team news, stats and prediction

The final round of the season is upon us and for Milan, an extremely important encounter with Atalanta awaits at Gewiss Stadium. After getting just one point against Cagliari last time out, the Rossoneri most likely need to win in order to secure Champions League qualification for next season. 

It’s a task that won’t be easy for Stefano Pioli and his men but they are more than capable of getting the job done, as evidenced by the 3-0 win at Juventus. Atalanta have already secured their spot in the top four but will be playing for prize money, as there is about a €5m difference between finishing second and fourth.  Continue reading

Milan’s path to Champions League gets tricky as win vs. Atalanta is most likely needed

Milan failed to take advantage of what was a big opportunity at San Siro last night, held to a 0-0 draw by Cagliari. With a win, they would have secured their spot in next season’s Champions League, but now it’s all up in the air. Most likely, a win is needed against Atalanta in the final round. 

The Rossoneri struggled to break down what was a defensive Cagliari side, while some of the tactical choices by Stefano Pioli were questionable. In short, it wasn’t a good night for Milan who once again failed to deliver on their home turf, which has been really disappointing to see throughout the season.  Continue reading

AC Milan vs. Cagliari: Serie A Round 37 – Team news, stats and prediction

Milan could secure their spot in next season’s Champions League tomorrow evening, taking on Cagliari at San Siro. It would save them some trouble as Atalanta are the opponents in the final round, which is a game that is far from a certain win for the Rossoneri. In other words, tomorrow’s clash is crucial. 

As Atalanta won against Genoa earlier today, Milan only need three more points to secure their return to the Champions League. And considering the form they are in, it must be said that Cagliari are a side they should beat. Either way, Stefano Pioli’s men have everything in their own hands.  Continue reading

Torino 0-7 AC Milan: Top three performers as Rossoneri edge closer to UCL with big win

Milan continued their good run of form this evening as they scored seven (!) goals against Torino, beating yet another Turin-based side convincingly. It was indeed a one-sided encounter and the Rossoneri are now one step closer to the Champions League, as they could secure their spot on Sunday. 

Stefano Pioli’s men surprised many with their 3-0 win against Juventus and not many thought they would be able to top that this evening. They more or less did, although Torino are in poor form, as scoring seven goals is never that easy. Either way, the good form continues and that is a very good sign.  Continue reading

Torino vs. AC Milan: Serie A Round 36 – Team news, stats and prediction

Thanks to the crucial win against Juventus, Milan are now one step closer to a Champions League return. There are just three games left of the season and they will take on Torino, Cagliari and Atalanta. The former clash is scheduled for Wednesday evening and the Rossoneri need a good result. 

The 3-0 win at Allianz Stadium surprised many as Milan secured their first win at the stadium, having failed to register a single point there in a decade. It seems the incredible support shown by the fans on the morning of gameday paid off as Stefano Pioli’s side was a level above Andrea Pirlo’s.  Continue reading

AC Milan’s path to Champions League following huge win against Juventus

After a decade of failing to register a single point away at Juventus, Milan sent a strong signal to their rivals last night as they beat the Bianconeri 3-0. It was truly well-deserved and the Rossoneri are now one step closer to the Champions League, which would be huge for the club in many aspects. 

Stefano Pioli really outdid himself last night as the decision to start Brahim Diaz behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic was one of the winning factors. The Spaniard, who’s on loan from Real Madrid, scored the first goal with a beautifully curled effort and also won the penalty that Franck Kessie, unfortunately, failed to convert.  Continue reading

Juventus vs. AC Milan: Serie A Round 35 – Team news, stats and prediction

Later this evening, Juventus and Milan will take on each other in the 35th round of Serie A. Both are fighting for a top-four finish and tonight’s clash will be very important for the following three games, seeing as the team winning would get a nice boost confidence-wise and with regards to the standings. 

The Rossoneri managed to beat Benevento last time out by a scoreline of two goals to nil, despite missing several clear-cut chances. The important thing was getting back to winning ways, though, after the disappointing performances against Sassuolo and Lazio which saw them drop out of the top four.  Continue reading

AC Milan vs. Benevento: Serie A Round 34 – Team news, stats and prediction

Milan suffered a heavy defeat away at Lazio on Monday evening and are now desperately scrambling for points to make the top four. Taking their schedule into consideration, as well as their rivals’, it won’t be an easy fight for the Rossoneri with just five games to go. 

Stefano Pioli isn’t the most popular man right now as the down-fall in 2021 has been horrendous, even for a team with that many injury struggles. Not only are Milan failing to collect the points necessary, but they are also lacking ideas on the pitch and we have seen this recently, failing even with a strong team. Continue reading

Lazio vs. AC Milan: Serie A Round 33 – Team news, stats and prediction

Despite the defeat to Sassuolo, Milan got a bit lucky last round as Atalanta were held to a draw against Roma at Stadio Olimpico. Nevertheless, the Champions League race is extremely tight and the Rossoneri need to claim all three points against Lazio this evening. 

Milan are currently in third place with 66 points, two points behind Atalanta who won their game against Bologna yesterday. On a positive note, though, Juventus got just one point from their away trip to Fiorentina. With a win tonight, the Rossoneri could thus redeem themselves a bit from the fiasco against Sassuolo. Continue reading

AC Milan 1-2 Sassuolo: Champions League at risk as wasteful Rossoneri squander lead

Milan were hoping to add another three points to their tally this evening after the win against Genoa at the weekend. They certainly had a promising start to the game, but it was turned on its head in the second half after two goals from the away side, who came away with the three points. 

As the European Super League was scrapped in just a matter of 48 hours, Stefano Pioli’s men were once again on the pitch to fight for a spot in the Champions League. And although they are closer than ever before, it could all come crashing down as the race is extremely tight for a top-four finish.  Continue reading