AC Milan saw their hopes of making Europe next season took a massive hit in their 1-1 draw with bottom side Pescara last weekend. That was a really poor result for the Rossoneri, who missed the chance to climb in to the top six. They have another straightforward looking match this weekend, as they host another one of the bottom three sides. Will they be able to get their Europa League chase back on track with a win over 18th placed Palermo?
The visitors have lost 70% of their Serie A matches so far, so it’s not hard to see them suffering another defeat to the Rossoneri. AC have won 67% of their matches at San Siro this term, suffering just three defeats. They need to continue their strong home form if they’re to finally return to Europe after a three year absence. With just eight matches to go, Vincenzo Montella needs his team to be on top form in the run in if they are to move in to the top six.
Milan should have no problem finding the net this weekend, as they average 1.53 goals per game at home this season. They’ve scored in six of their last seven games at the San Siro, while Palermo have conceded in 93% of their Serie A matches, so a goal for the hosts is widely expected. However, will AC have more troubles against one of the league’s struggling teams? Judging by their recent defensive record, we expect the Rosanero to get some joy going forward.
AC Milan have seen both teams score in 10 of their last 14 outings, while they’ve conceded in 67% of their Serie A outings. The Rossoneri have conceded in five of their last six matches at the San Siro, so Palermo certainly have a chance. On top of that, the visitors have scored 68% of their goals on the road this term, while 87% of their away trips have seen both teams score. The Rosanero have scored in 14 of their last 15 on the road.