The matches continue to come thick and fast as in-form Milan meet Parma in midweek Serie A action. There is a real buzz around the Rossoneri again after victories over Lazio, Roma and champions Juventus and the hosts look well positioned to finish in the European places. Elsewhere, the Gialloblu have no relegation worries and a top 10 spot is attainable for Roberto D’Aversa’s troops.
Where and when: San Siro, Milan – 15 July, kick-off 18:30
Where you can see Milan vs. Parma: Premier Sports 2
Last time: Bruno Alves rescued a point in the closing stages after Samu Castillejo’s opener.
Milan vs. Parma Predictions and Preview
Stefano Pioli’s days as Milan boss appear numbered but the tactician remains the consummate professional. It is no secret the Rossoneri hierarchy have been in discussions with Ralf Rangnick to take over at the end of the season but ex-Lupi and Inter manager Pioli has won over the supporters and, more importantly, got a tune out of talented, but inconsistent players.
Hakan Çalhanoğlu is enjoying his best ever run in a Milan shirt and was at the heart of the successes over both Rome outfits. The Turkey international has played wide and at the base of midfield, but has finally made the playmaker spot his own and is 7/2 to net anytime.
Çalhanoğlu will be joined by Ante Rebic and Jack Bonaventura off Zlatan Ibrahimovic. In Rebic, Milan have the standout performer in Serie A since the league resumed and his move will almost certainly be made permanent from parent side Eintracht Frankfurt.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Bonaventura to score first||11/1||Offer|
|Draw and both teams to score||9/2||Offer|
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Rebic has four goals and an assist from five appearances and is an attractive 11/2 to open proceedings. The versatile attacker has taken some of the goalscoring burden and dependency off Ibrahimovic and it bodes well for the squad if the legendary figure does depart in August.
The Swede is at odds with the board and did not speak in flattering terms of Rangnick. Nevertheless, Ibrahimovic does have a special affinity to the Rossoneri and will do his upmost to ensure they end the campaign on a high note. The 38-year-old is 9/2 to break the deadlock and Milan are 4/9 to emerge triumphant.
Travelling party Parma are an impressive unit going forward. D’Aversa will go with Gervinho, Andreas Cornelius and Dejan Kulusevski. The Juventus owned winger has 14 goal contributions to his name and is blessed with both exceptional pace and technical ability. Kulusevski is 3/1 to bag anytime and the Gialloblu are 11/2 to claim the spoils. The draw is 7/2.
One to watch for Milan: Rafael Leao contributed within seven minutes of his introduction in the duel with Juventus and will play a similar role from the bench in midweek. The youngster is 8/1 to hit the final effort.
One to watch for Parma: Cornelius leads the way with 11 for the Gialloblu and will battle it out with compatriot Simon Kjaer. The burly hitman is 5/1 to bag first.
Long shot: Everything is clicking for Milan and they will get opportunities against a Parma backline that struggles to keep clean sheets. The Rossoneri will threaten through the obvious names but also have Theo Hernandez bombing on from left-back and a number of options from the bench. A 3-0 result in favour of the Rossoneri is 9/1.