Milan have already guaranteed their place in the Europa League Round of 32 and conclude the group proceedings away at Sparta Prague. The Rossoneri would ideally like to top the table but are reliant on a crisis hit Celtic to take something from Lille which is doubtful based on current form.
Where and when: San Siro, Milan – 10 December, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Sparta Prague vs. Milan: BT Sport Digital Exclusive
Last time: Rafael Leao and loanees Brahim Díaz and Diogo Dalot were all on the scoresheet in the reverse fixture.
Sparta Prague v Milan Predictions and Preview
The hosts have been involving in some thrilling matches but their European adventure will end on Thursday. Václav Kotal will go with his usual 3-5-2 formation with Lukáš Juliš and Adam Hložek in attack.
The Czech marksmen have contributed 14 strikes between them in all competitions this term and Hložek has been tipped for the very top. The teenager has already turned down Bayern Munich and Arsenal and is a special talent. Hložek is 10/1 to break the deadlock, while Juliš can be found at 12/1. Sparta are 19/4 to bow out with a victory and a draw is 16/5.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Franck Kessie to score anytime||12/5||Offer|
|Milan to win and both teams to score||15/4||Offer|
|Over 3.5 goals||11/8||Offer|
Opponents Milan are flying high in Serie A. The Rossoneri are five clear of closest challengers Inter and have not been phased by the absence of talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swede is recovering from a hamstring injury sustained in the clash with Napoli a fortnight ago and is still a week ago from returning to the matchday squad.
Ante Rebic has deputised for the veteran down the middle and is 15/4 to register first. The versatile forward will be ably supported by Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Díaz and Jens Petter Hauge and the trio are all in the goals.
Çalhanoğlu has yet to sign a new contact but the latest reports suggest the playmaker will finally put pen to paper in the coming weeks. Manchester United and Juventus are admirers of the Rossoneri number 10 who is 13/8 to net anytime.
Meanwhile, Hauge, who has shone since arriving from Bodo/Glimt, is 11/2 to open the scoring and is pushing Alexis Saelemaekers for a more regular role in the eleven.
Stefano Pioli will be thrilled with the depth at his disposal and Leao, Sandro Tonali and Matteo Gabbia have all impressed when called upon. Milan are 11/20 to come away with the spoils.
One to watch for Sparta Prague: Ladislav Krejčí spent four years of his career in Italy with Bologna before rejoining his boyhood club last summer. The midfield ace is 11/2 to notch anytime.
One to watch for Milan: Dalot is playing second fiddle to Davide Calabria in the league but features more prominently in Europe. The marauding full-back is 19/2 to bag the final effort.
Long shot: Sparta carry a good goal threat but are also vulnerable defensively. Czech Republic’s most successful outfit have shipped 16 in the league, a further 11 on the continent, and will afford Milan plenty of chances. A 4-1 triumph in favour of the away dressing room is 22/1.