Mar 29, 2018
Mar 29, 2018

Serie A preview: Juventus vs. AC Milan

Juventus vs. AC Milan odds

Inform your Juventus vs. AC Milan prediction

Analysing the Juventus vs. AC Milan stats

Serie A preview: Juventus vs. AC Milan

Juventus play AC Milan in this weekend’s highlight Serie A match. Looking for value in the Juventus vs. AC Milan odds? Read on to inform your Juventus vs. AC Milan prediction.

A close look at the Juventus vs. AC Milan odds

Juventus are favourites to win this game with a greater than 50% chance of a home win implied by the odds.

A resurgent AC Milan side will be no pushover and this is reflected by odds of 1.714* on the Milan +1 handicap.

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Juventus vs. AC Milan stats: What you need to know

Time: Saturday March 31, 19:45 GMT kickoff

Venue: Juventus Stadium

Team news:

Juventus: Frederico Bernadeschi, Alex Sandro, Giorgio Chiellini and Sami Khedira all doubtful (injury).

AC Milan: Davide Calabria and Ignacio Abate are injury doubts.

  • Juventus’s Serie A home record: 12 wins, one draw, one loss
  • AC Milan away in Serie A: seven wins, three draws, five losses
  • Juve are undefeated in their last 16 Serie A matches (won 14, drawn two)
  • Milan have won their last five games in Serie A
  • Leonardo Bonucci has led the AC defence to four clean sheets in five games
  • Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala are both available for Juve
  • Juventus are yet to concede a league goal in 2018 (10 clean sheets)

Inform your Juventus vs. AC Milan prediction

A disappointing 0-0 draw against SPAL saw Juve drop points for the first time since early December allowing Napoli to close the gap to two points at the top of Serie A.

They welcome old rivals AC Milan to the Juventus stadium for what could be a tough fixture for Juve.

In the early season meeting Juventus coasted to a 2-0 victory, however this Milan team is much improved from that fixture. At the turn of the year AC looked to be heading towards mid-table obscurity, but a run of eight wins in nine matches has turned their season around.

Gennaro Gattuso’s men now have realistic top four ambitions. Harming their opponent’s title chances would certainly be an added bonus to boosting their Champions League qualification hopes.

Former Juve centre-back Leonardo Bonucci has led Milan to four clean sheets in five games whilst youngster Patrick Cutrone has fired five goals in six to make up for the failings of AC’s big money attacking signings.

Whilst Milan have looked stronger in recent weeks the Juventus squad has suffered a minor injury crisis. Paulo Dybala has been omitted from the Argentina squad (giving him time to recover from a recent injury) but Alex Sandro, Giorgio Chiellini and Sami Khedira all picked up injuries over the international break.

They will need to rely on the depth of their squad to overcome an in-form Milan.

Juventus vs. AC Milan: Where is the value?

Juventus need to win this game but Milan present strong opposition.

The big matches in Serie A this season have often been cautious affairs and Juventus know how to secure a low-scoring win against stubborn opponents. Expect Milan to keep the game tight whilst Juventus probe for opportunities.

A slow start to the match may be on the cards with Gennaro Gattuso likely to set his team up to defend and try to score from a counter-attack or set piece.

Bettors expecting a slow start should find value in the AC Milan +0.5 first half handicap at 1.645*.

Both teams are exceptionally strong in defence so neither side will want to be attempting to recover from going behind. The first goal could decide the game so under 2.5 match goals at 1.694* could be a shrewd bet.

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