AC Milan hosts Atalanta on Friday, June 24, 2020, in a big Serie A showdown.

Entering Wednesday’s matches, AC Milan is in fifth place with a record of 17-8-10 for a total of 59 points earned this season. They currently occupy the final Europa League position and are one point up on sixth place Roma and three points off seventh place Napoli.

Atalanta is second in the current Italian table with a record of 22-8-5 and a total of 74 points earned. They are still trying to push for the Scudetto but Juventus has a six-point edge right now. Atalanta is also two points up on third-place Inter Milan and a five-point lead over Lazio who both a game on hand.

Game time is at 3:45 EST and the game will be shown live via ESPN+.

Soccer AC Milan

After a poor spell at Inter Milan, Stefano Pioli brought mixed reactions when he arrived at AC Milan. But after his team has picked up 23 points from a possible 27 since the resumption of league action, club officials were left with no choice but to extend his stay. The 54-year old Pilo has posted a record of 16-10-6 in 32 matches as in charge and if AC Milan continues to win in their last three matches, they might qualify for the Europa League without going through the preliminary rounds.

AC Milan struggled a man up in the second half of their last assignment on the road against Sassuolo. Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted twice in the first half and Milan went one man up deep in the first half. AC Milan now has a total of seven wins and three draws since the Serie A returned to action.

Ante Rebic leads the team with a total of 11 goals scored on the season. Hakan Calhanoglu and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have netted seven times apiece this year. Calhanoglu leads the team with a total of eight assists on the season while Ibrahimovic has four assists as well. Theo Hernandez has three assists while also scoring six goals for AC Milan.

AC Milan is tied for 7th in scoring with a total of 55 goals scored on the season. They are also tied for 5th in defense with a total of 44 goals allowed this term. Milan is the 9th best passing team in the league with a total of 32 assists on the year. They are 6th in goal difference with a total of 11 on the current term.

AC Milan Possible Starting Lineup:

Donnarumma; Calabria, Kessie, Gabbia, Laxalt; Biglia, Bonaventura; Saelemaekers, Calhanoglu, Rebic; Ibrahimovic

What are the Moneyline Odds?

AC Milan






Odds from BetOnline as of 07/23/2020

Soccer Atalanta

Atalanta continues to pursue the title despite the fact they are unlikely to catch Juventus at the top of the table. Gian Piero Gasperini’s side has not lost since January 20 and they will be looking to keep that hot form against Milan. The last time Atalanta lost was against now-bottom team SPAL at home and since that setback, they have not been defeated in 17 consecutive matches. Atalanta is the league’s top-scoring team and they are five away from scoring 100 goals this term.

In their last assignment, Atalanta came away with a 1-0 win over Bologna. The home team lost their coach to two yellow cards in the first half of action but Luis Manuel netted his 18th goal of the season to give Atalanta the victory and all three points. The team now has eight wins and two draws since the restart of action.

Luis Muriel leads Atalanta with a total of 18 goals scored on the season. Duvan Zapata has found the back of the net 17 times this year while Josip Ilicic has slotted 15 times this term. Alejandro Gomez leads the team in passing with a total of 16 assists while also scoring six goals. Robin Gosens has eight assists and nine goals while Rafael Toloi has contributed six assists and two goals this season.

Atalanta is the top-scoring team in Italy with a total of 95 goals scored this year. They are tied for 5th in defense with a total of 44 goals allowed this term. Atalanta is also the best passing team in the Serie A with a total of 69 assists this season. Their goal difference of +51 goals is also tops in the league.

Atalanta Possible Starting Lineup:

Gollini; Toloi, Palomino, Djimsiti; Castagne, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Pasalic; Malinovskiy, Muriel

Soccer Who Wins?

As with their last match, AC Milan could be without four defenders in this contest. Alessio Romagnoli is dealing with a muscle problem while Simon Kjaer and Andrea Conti also suffered injuries in their match against Sassuolo. With Theo Hernandez also suspended, AC Milan could form a makeshift backline with Davide Calabria, Frank Kessie, Matteo Gabbia, and Diego Laxalt. Ismael Bennacer is also serving a ban and that should put Lucas Biglia and Giacomo Bonaventura in line to start in the middle.

Atalanta may recall Ruslan Malinovsky and Luis Muriel who may line up with Mario Pasalic in the attack. Meanwhile, the rest of the Atalanta lineup should be the same unless something comes up between now and Friday.

AC Milan is the 6th best club in Italy with a record of 8-5-4 and a total of 29 points earned from their home matches. On the other hand, Atalanta is the second-best road team in the Serie A with a record of 10-6-1 for a total of 36 points from their away matches.

These two clubs have met in a total of 124 head to head meetings. AC Milan holds a commanding 55-43-26 advantage. Atalanta won their reverse fixture last December 2019 via a score of 5-0.

This should be one of the most interesting matches since the resumption of action. Atalanta needs a win so expect the visitors to go all out for the three points. But Milan is in good form right now and they should come out firing as well. Atalanta may be tiring out and I won’t blame you if you back Milan here. But I think this one will end in a draw.

Prediction: Draw

Alternate Bet

What are the Total Odds?

Over 3


Unde 3


Odds from BetOnline as of 07/23/2020

These two teams have combined to score a total of 26 goals in their last 10 meetings. They have combined for 13 in their last three head to head meetings. The over is also 7-5-4 in the 16 away games played by Atalanta this season. I like these teams to hit the over in this match.

Prediction: Over 2.5 goals at (-275). Odds from Bet365 as of 07/23/2020

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