Relegation threatened Frosinone seek only a second Serie A win of the campaign when they face Milan. The hosts, who are the lowest scorers in the division, are five points adrift of safety while the Rossoneri recently slipped out of the top four after yet another disappointing performance.
Where and when: San Siro, Milan – 26 December, kick-off 11:30
Where you can see Frosinone vs. Milan: Eleven Sports 1
Last time: The clubs shared six goals during the 2015-16 campaign in one of the exceptional games of the year. The Canarini raced in to a two-goal lead before Jeremy Menez dramatically salvaged a point for the Rossoneri in added time.
|Patrick Cutrone to score two or more||10/1||Offer|
|Milan to win 2-0||13/2||Offer|
Frosinone vs. Milan Predictions and Preview
Frosinone had to wait until the end of October to secure their first win of the term, beating SPAL 3-0. The Canarini may be in 19th place but have cause for optimism, admirably claiming three battling draws from their last six fixtures and will be deserved favourites in the six-pointer coming up with Chievo. Marco Baroni’s men go to San Siro with nothing to lose, with all the pressure on Milan who continue to flatter to deceive and the home team can be found at 17/4 to bag a memorable triumph or 11/4 to earn a draw.
The travelling Rossoneri have only toppled Parma in December and have seen their cushion to the chasing pack reduced to just two points in the race for European football next year. Milan boss and legendary figure Gennaro Gattuso initially weathered the storm after two last minute winners against Genoa and Udinese but the Italy World Cup winner’s position is now uncertain. Gattuso reportedly has two games to save his job with new chief Ivan Gazidis keen on appointing former colleague Arsene Wenger in the Milan dugout.
On paper, this is a clash the Diavolo should comfortably win but with Gonzalo Higuain desperately out of sorts and fellow forward Suso also struggling to reach his own very high standard of performance, it could be a restless 90 minutes for Gattuso. Despite their troubles, Milan are strongly backed at 7/10 to come out on top while Higuain is 7/2 to end his barren run and strike first.
One to watch for Frosinone: Top scorer Camillo Ciano will be the Canarini’s chief attacking threat and will fancy his chances of finding pockets of space against a depleted Milan midfield. Ciano is 3/1 in the anytime betting.
One to watch for Milan: Hakan Çalhanoğlu is 2/1 in the same market and has also come under scrutiny for some below par outings. The Turkey playmaker is as good as anyone in Europe at set pieces.
Long shot: As the winter break approaches, Milan have still yet to produce a real standout performance. A 4-0 thrashing of lowly Frosinone is 28/1 and would boost morale ahead of a second-half of the season Champions League battle.