Milan welcome Serie A strugglers Benevento who are led by Rossoneri legend Pippo Inzaghi. Much like their wounded hosts, Le Streghe had a better first-half of the campaign but have been in complete freefall since the turn of the year, losing 10 of the last 19 and have fallen in to the drop zone as a result.
Where and when: San Siro, Milan – 1 May, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Milan vs. Benevento: Premier Sports 2
Last time: Franck Kessie and Rafael Leao were on the scoresheet in Campania.
Milan v Benevento Predictions and Preview
Stefano Pioli was humbled by former club Lazio in the previous gameweek and Milan are now in a real battle to finish in the Champions League places. The Rossoneri have spent almost the entirety of the term either in first or second but have dropped down to fifth with Napoli and Atalanta in red hot form.
Failure to qualify for Europe’s elite competition will have serious repercussions for the club with Gigio Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu stalling on new contracts. The vice-captain and Italy number one is Juventus’ first choice to replace Wojciech Szczęsny and the clash between the outgoing champions and his current employers on 9 May will go a long way to determining his future. Team-mate Calhanoglu is an attractive option for Inter, the Bianconeri and a host of Premier League outfits with his current deal set to expire in June.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Benevento to score in both halves||6/1||Offer|
|Theo Hernandez to score anytime||11/2||Offer|
|Milan to win 2-0||13/2||Offer|
On the pitch, the Turkey playmaker will line up alongside Ante Rebic and Leao off the returning Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Milan talisman was expected back for the trip to Stadio Olimpico and was desperately missed. Calhanoglu is 6/4 to net anytime, while Leao can be found at 21/20.
The versatile attacker has often been overlooked for the more workmanlike Alexis Saelemaekers but the Sporting Lisbon youth graduate offers a real injection of pace and spark. Ibrahimovic is 11/5 to break the deadlock and midfield powerhouse Kessie is available at 9/2. The home dressing room are 1/3 to earn a huge victory.
Elsewhere, alarm bells are ringing for Le Streghe. Inzaghi’s troops looked relatively comfortable, and may yet survive, but need to start picking up points before Torino and Cagliari pull away. Former Rossoneri ace Gianluca Lapadula is 10/3 to register anytime and Gianluca Caprari is 4/1. Benevento are 8/1 to come away with the spoils and a draw is 17/4.
One to watch for Milan: Ante Rebic is 6/1 to open proceedings and is assured of his role down the left with Hernandez. The World Cup finalist has 12 goal contributions to his name in a season ravaged by knocks and strains.
One to watch for Benevento: Nicolas Viola is 16/1 to notch last and is finally over his injury troubles. The skipper was on the treatment table for a lengthy period and has only featured on 14 occasions.
Long shot: Benevento stunned Juventus on Matchday 28 and were full value for their 1-0 triumph. Le Streghe are 30/1 to repeat their stunning exploits and pile more misery on Pioli and his squad ahead of their own blockbuster showdown with the Bianconeri.