AC Milan vs Red Star Belgrade Betting Tips
AC Milan vs Red Star Belgrade
Feb 25th 14:00
- AC Milan v Red Star Belgrade (Both Teams To Score - Yes)
- AC Milan v Red Star Belgrade (Over/Under - Over 2.5)
- AC Milan v Red Star Belgrade (Anytime Goalscorer - Hernandez, T)
There is a belief that AC Milan have recently regressed to the team they were expected to be this season. Stefano Pioli’s team have lost back-to-back Serie A games and are now four points back of first-placed Inter Milan. They are on a three-game winless streak in all competitions with one of those fixtures being a 2-2 draw versus Red Star Belgrade last week in the Europa League last 32 first leg. The Rossoneri may have the away goal advantage, but a Red Star Belgrade goal at the San Siro changes the tie completely on Thursday night.
Red Star Belgrade are unbeaten in 17 straight matches in all competitions. They are coming off of a 2-1 come from behind victory against Spartak Subotica in the Serbian Super Liga. Red Star Belgrade manager Dejan Stankovic is a former Inter Milan star and will want nothing more than to defeat the Nerazzurri’s derby rival AC Milan.
The first leg of the Europa League last 32 tie between these teams ended 2-2 with Red Star Belgrade coming from behind to get the draw. AC Milan scored in the 42nd minute thanks to an own goal from Radovan Pankov. Red Star Belgrade levelled 10 minutes later from the penalty spot courtesy of Guelor Kanga.
AC Milan scored a penalty of their own thanks to Theo Hernandez. Just as the Rossoneri were on their way to victory, Red Star Belgrade’s Milan Pavkov scored a stoppage-time equaliser.
AC Milan vs Red Star Belgrade Betting Odds
Despite giving up two goals to Red Star Belgrade away, AC Milan are favourite to win the match according to leading sportsbooks. The Rossoneri are at odds of 2/5 to win at full-time and move onto the Europa League last 16. The problem is that Pioli’s time are out of form at the wrong time of the season. On paper, this isn’t the strongest team and arguments can be made that AC Milan have overachieved all season long.
AC Milan have conceded seven goals in their last three games. After conceding two goals to Spezia without replay, the Rossoneri drew 2-2 with Red Star Belgrade. At the weekend, AC Milan were thrashed 3-0 by Inter Milan in a top of the table clash. The Rossoneri need to be at their best to get past the Serbians. If they fail to get past Red Star Belgrade, the Rossoneri’s season could really fall apart.
Red Star Belgrade are heavy underdogs. They go into the game at odds of 71/10. A goal from the Serbian club completely changes the tie and gives them the upper hand. The Serbians are atop the Super Liga table and sit six points above rival Partizan. They are in form heading into the second leg.
AC Milan vs Red Star Belgrade Team News
Pioli has two players on his injury list going into the match on Thursday night at the San Siro. Ismael Bennacer is suffering from a hamstring strain and ruled out until March. January signing Mario Mandzukic is unlikely to play a part in the fixture due to a muscle injury.
Following AC Milan’s derby loss to Inter Milan, midfielder Hakan Çalhano?lu was heavily criticised for his performance. The former Bayer Leverkusen player is out of contract at the end of the season and currently on the wishlist for several Premier League teams.
Stankovic has two injured players and one suspended for the second leg. Veljko Nikolic is suffering from an ankle injury and may miss out on the fixture. The manager could also be without Aleksandar Katai, who has a thigh muscle injury. Katai is also possible to return to the game. Milan Rodic is suspended for the match after receiving two yellow cards in the first leg.
Six yellow cards and one red card were given out in the first leg match. It was a fiery affair at times that even saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic racially abused. The second leg could see just as many, if not more, cards.
AC Milan vs Red Star Belgrade Prediction
Both teams to score: YES @ 13/14 - BET NOW
The first leg of the tie saw both teams score goals and there is every chance that the second fixture will too. AC Milan are conceded goals at the moment as their form has dipped immensely. The Rossoneri have conceded seven goals in their last three games, allowing opponents to score at least 2.0 goals in each of those matches. The Rossoneri are regressing currently.
Theo Hernandez to score anytime @ 6/1 - BET NOW
Theo Hernandez scored the Rossoneri’s second goal against Red Star Belgrade in the first leg. The full-back scored from the penalty spot and could get on the scoresheet again if the team receive a penalty. Hernandez has scored five goals and assisted six in 30 matches in all competitions. He will start the game on the left side of the AC Milan defence. He has been AC Milan’s best player not named Ibrahimovic this term.
Over 2.5 goals scored @ 4/6 - BET NOW
The first leg saw four goals shared two apiece when this teams met a week ago. AC Milan are conceding goals currently. They allowed a minimum of 2.0 goals per game in their last three matches in all competitions. Pioli has watched his team go winless in those three fixtures falling to Spezia 2-0 and Inter Milan 3-0 while drawing 2-2 with Red Star Belgrade in between those two losses.
Nineteen of Red Star Belgrade’s 33 games in all competitions ended with over 2.5 goals scored. Yes, they play in a weaker league than AC Milan, but will be up for this game. Not only does Red Star Belgrade have a manager that starred for Inter Milan for years, but AC Milan are in very poor form currently.
Twenty-three of AC Milan’s 35 games in all competitions finished with over 2.5 goals tallied. They conceded twice to Red Star Belgrade with the equaliser coming in second half stoppage-time. This should be a close, fiery game between the two Europa League rivals in the second leg.
AC Milan vs Red Star Belgrade Tips
Here are our AC Milan vs Red Star Belgrade tips for Thursday's Europa League match at the San Siro.
1. Both teams to score: YES @ 13/14
2. Theo Hernandez to score anytime @ 6/1
3. Over 2.5 goals scored @ 4/6
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