Empoli vs AC Milan | Italian Serie A | Date: Thursday, 27 September 2018 | Kick-Off: 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET | Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani (Empoli)
AC Milan is preparing to face Empoli on Thursday and the Rossoneri will be desperate for their poor results in their last two games. After beating Rome, Milan has slowed down again and hopes to avoid another embarrassing result against a newly promoted team.
Empoli managed to beat Milan the last time they met the two sides, which was the case two years ago. And last season, Milan was the first team to score points against Benevento in a 2-2 draw against the beginners. They also lost against Hellas Verona. So far, they have only accumulated four points in their first five games and are outside the launch zone. In fact, on all three sides promoted, only Parma has managed to do so solidly so far.
The locals lost against Sassuolo, while Milan scored two draws against Cagliari and Atalanta in their last two games. The Diavolo also impressed in the action in the Europa League and was defeated by the beginners of Dudelange thanks to a goal from Gonzalo Higuain. They will certainly count on him once again to rescue them, as he has scored in his last three games in all of Diavolo’s competitions.
Empoli vs AC Milan: One on one statistics
- Milan are undefeated in the last 8 away matches against Empoli in all competitions
- Empoli has never beaten Milan at home in the high flight (D6 L6)
- Both teams scored in the last seven games between Empoli and Milan
Empoli vs AC Milan: Prediction
Neither Milan nor Empoli have the strongest defenses, so expecting both teams to score here is a safe bet. The BTTS has been played in the last five Milan matches on the way to Serie A, so the hosts should be able to get a goal.
However, Empoli did not beat Milan at home, in their history, against Diavolo on the heights and with Higuain in their ranks could be the deciding factor for visitors.
Empoli vs AC Milan: Tips for betting
- Milan – Win at 10/11 (1.91)
- BTTS – YES to 8/11 (1.73)
- More than 2.5 goals to 4/5 (1.80)