Milan vs. Empoli Tips, Preview and Predictions

Milan vs. Empoli, Serie A

Serie A leaders AC Milan will be desperate to hold on to their two-points lead above Inter on Saturday evening, when the Rossoneri welcome Empoli at San Siro. The Nerazzurri have a game in hand, but Milan have impressed and seem to be in pole position for the Scudetto with 10 games to go, while the visitors dropped to 13-th spot and are yet to secure their safety.

Where and when: San Siro – 12 March, kick-off 19:45

Where you can see Milan vs. Empoli: BT Sport

Last time: AC Milan earned a 4-2 win away to Empoli back in December, thanks to a brace by Frank Kessie and strikes from Alessandro Florenzi and Theo Hernandez, while Nedim Bajrami and Andrea Pinamonti were on target for the hosts.

Milan vs. Empoli Predictions and Preview

AC Milan earned a 1-0 win away to Napoli last week in what was a huge result for Stefano Pioli’s men in the title race. The Rossoneri outplayed their opponent and managed to stay at the top of the standings for at least another week, thanks to a second-half strike by Olivier Giroud.

The Rossonerri are now unbeaten in six Serie A games (W3, D3), but they won only one of their last four games at San Siro, so they cannot afford to underestimate a sneaky Empoli side..

The visitors held Genoa to a 0-0 draw at Stadio Luigi Ferraris last time and did not allow the Grifoni to narrow the gap between them in the relegation battle. However, Aurelio Andreazzoli’s men, who were even close to European places at one stage of the season, are now winless in 11 consecutive games and sit only nine points above the danger zone.

Milan vs. Empoli full time result odds

Theo Hernandez is suspended and will miss the game for the hosts, after the Frenchman picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in the 1-0 win against Napoli. Centre-back duo Simon Kjaer and Alessio Romagnoli are both injured, which leaves the Rossoneri short of options at the back, while Olivier Giroud is a serious doubt after suffering a blow to his left foot against Napoli.

The visitors, meanwhile, will be at almost full strenght, with Emmanuel Ekong, Riccardo Marchizza and Nicolas Haas being the only absentees for Aurelio Andreazzoli.

Milan vs. Empoli winning margin odds

The Rossoneri won both of their last two meetings with Empoli with a margin of two or more goals. The Tuscans haven’t found the back of the net on the road in their last three Serie A games and it will be hard for them to do the same against the very solid defence of AC Milan. Therefore, our pick is Milan to win by two goals or more at 10/11, while if you are looking for bigger odds you can choose the more risky option of three goals or more at 5/2.

Milan vs. Empoli correct score odds

Milan won only three of their last seven games at San Siro, but one of those victories was a 2-0 win over Salernitana. Empoli, meanwhile, are winless in six consecutive games on the road, failing to find the back of the net in the last three. The Tuscan’s were beaten 2-0 by Sampdoria two weeks ago and a repeat of that result against the Rossoneri this weekend is available at 11/2.

Milan vs. Empoli first goalscorer odds

Olivier Giroud received a nasty near his left ankle against Napoli, and although the French striker continued the game and eventually scored the winner, he is a serious doubt for the clash against Empoli. Therefore, Zlatan Ibrahimovic should once again return to Stefano Pioli’s starting XI and this automatically makes the Swede the main favourite to break the deadlock on Saturday evening. An Ibrahimovic opener in a 2-0 win for the Rossoneri is available at 29/1 in these Milan vs Empoli tips.

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