Milan vs. Salernitana Tips, Preview and Predictions

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AC Milan will be glad of the chance to get back to winning ways when basement boys pitch up to San Siro on Saturday. The Rossoneri are facing the first big test of their title credentials and need to get back on a run. 

Where and when: San Siro – 4 December, kick-off 14:00

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Last time: Milan beat Salernitana home and away the last time the Granata were in Serie A, which was back in the 1998-99 season. 

Milan v Salernitana Predictions and Preview

Salernitana are showing all the signs of being strong candidates for immediate relegation back to Serie B at the end of the campaign. As such, they could do without a trip to the wounded animal that is AC Milan right now. 

The Rossoneri lost their unbeaten record through their opening 12 games of the season in losing 4-3 away to Fiorentina the weekend before last. They then promptly followed that up with another defeat, going down 3-1 at home to Sassuolo. 

It’s a huge test of character for Stefano Pioli’s side, which isn’t having a great time of it on the injury front. Captain Alessio Romagnoli returns from suspension this weekend and first-choice goalkeeper Mike Maignan is fit again, but Olivier Giroud, Ante Rebic, Davide Calabria and Samu Castillejo could all miss out through injury. 

Despite that, Milan should have all the quality required to see off their visitors this weekend. Il Diavolo have been superb through the early months of the season, winning 10 of their first 12 matches, and this is a great fixture for them to follow up Wednesday’s trip to Genoa with. 

Salernitana went into the midweek round of fixtures rooted to the bottom of the Serie A table. The Granata only won two of their opening 14 games on their return to the top flight, drawing two and losing the other 10. 

It promises to be a long season for Stefano Colantuono’s side, but the visitors in this Milan v Salernitana preview may be able to welcome back Matteo Ruggeri and Antonio Russo for this game. Franck Ribery and Cedric Gondo have been ruled out those, with the Granata the 12/1 underdogs for the win on Saturday. 

Milan are the overwhelming favourites in the betting at 3/10, while you can back the draw at 23/4. Surely though, given their superior quality and previous great form, the Rossoneri will easily dispatch their visitors this weekend. 

One to watch for Milan: Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to defy age and the Rossoneri’s top scorer will look to add to his tally in these Milan v Salernitana predictions. He is 21/10 to do so by netting the opener. 

One to watch for Salernitana: Federico Bonazzoli scored three goals in his first 13 Serie A appearances of the season, including a huge last-minute equaliser away to Cagliari last time out. He is 14/1 to net last again here, or 4/1 in the anytime market. 

Long shot: Pioli’s title hopefuls should comfortably dispatch their visitors on Saturday. A 3-0 home win is 15/2 in these Milan v Salernitana tips, rising to 23/1 with Ibrahimovic scoring first. 

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