AC Milan may be languishing down in 10th in the table, but that doesn’t make their trip to Serie A leaders Juventus any less mouthwatering. Will the form book go out of the window in this clash between two historic rivals, or will the Old Lady teach their visitors yet another lesson on Sunday evening?
Where and when: Allianz Stadium – 10 November, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Juventus vs. Milan: Premier Sports, Bet365 live streaming
Last time: Milan took a first-half lead through Krzysztof Piatek when the teams last met, which was at the Allianz Stadium in April, but Juve came back to win 2-1 thanks to goals from Paulo Dybala and Moise Kean.
Juventus v Milan Predictions and Preview
Juventus have reigned supreme over their old rivals Milan in recent seasons, just like they’ve reigned supreme over the entire Italian top flight. The Old Lady have won their last eight matches against the Rossoneri in all competitions, smashing in 18 goals while conceding only four.
A clear example of both the Turin giants’ superiority and the struggles of their Milan rivals, Maurizio Sarri’s side are looking to make it nine straight wins in this fixture as they aim to maintain their lead over Milan’s San Siro cohabitants Inter at the top of the table.
The Bianconeri may have the added complication of a midweek trip to Moscow in the Champions League, which may give Milan a glimmer of hope at the weekend. However, Juve are well-versed in playing twice a week and this shouldn’t affect them too much at this early stage of the season, especially after the euphoria of Douglas Costa’s last-gasp winner against Lokomotiv on Wednesday.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Juventus to win and BTTS||21/10||Offer|
|Milan to win 1-0||25/1||Offer|
|Ronaldo to score first||29/10||Offer|
Sarri could be without two of his big centre-backs in Matthijs de Ligt and Giorgio Chiellini, with the latter definitely out with a knee ligament injury, and the former struggling with a sprained ankle. Milan meanwhile have doubts over Suso and Samuel Castillejo.
Despite no European commitments to distracts them, Stefano Pioli’s side have only won two of their last eight Serie A fixtures, losing five times. It’s been over three years since the Rossoneri managed to beat Juventus in the league, and that doesn’t look like changing here.
While Milan are already on their second manager of the season, Juve are unbeaten across their first 15 games of the new campaign in all competitions. They’ve won nine of their 11 in Serie A, including seven of the last eight, and it’s tough to see them dropping any points this weekend.
The Bianconeri have an incredible record against Milan in recent years, and are on fire at the moment. That’s reflected in the odds for this game, with the home team priced up as the odds-on 4/9 favourites. Milan meanwhile are 7/1, while the draw’s available at 39/10.
One to watch for Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo recently said he longed to save himself for the biggest games for club and country, and this weekend’s encounter certainly falls into that category. The Portuguese maestro is the 29/10 favourite to open the scoring on Sunday evening.
One to watch for Milan: Krzysztof Piatek broke the deadlock the last time these teams met, and he is 19/2 to repeat the trick here by netting his fourth goal of the season.
Long shot: Milan haven’t won away at Juventus in Serie A since a 1-0 victory over the Old Lady back in 2011. That was also the scoreline the last time the Rossoneri managed to beat Juve on home soil, and it’s priced at 25/1 in this weekend’s betting odds.