Newcastle did well to qualify for the Champions League under the guidance of Eddie Howe, but now they are up against a European giant. And a giant who arrives with fire in their belly after falling prey to a historic slapping at the hands of local rivals Inter on Saturday.
It was an epic 5-1 mauling and the Milan-players need to give a quick answer. Newcastle, on the other hand, ended a three-game losing streak by downing Brentford, thus arriving in Milan in bouyant mood.
AC Milan managed to score 11 goals, while giving away nine in their ten most recent matches in this tournament. They also kept their opponents from scoring five times.
This is the first time in 20 years “The Magpies” take on the Champions League, their latest match coming against Partizan Belgrade in 2003. The last time they faced an Italian opponent was against Juventus in 2002, whom they beat at home but lost in Turin.
AC Milan vs Newcastle United Prediction
AC Milan Form
AC Milan hope to get back to winning ways after first beating Torino by 4-1, before winning 1-2 against Roma. The streak ended in a recent 5-1 defeat against Inter. AC Milan managed a strong return of four wins from their previous six matches on home soil in the Champions League. They drew none though, while losing twice in this series. They scored nine goals and conceded five times.
Newcastle United Form
Newcastle United suffered a couple of disappointments in their last three matches as they were run over by Liverpool in a 1-2 defeat. Brighton also proved too hard to handle as they won 3-1, before Newcastle United were able to strike back in a 1-0 win against Brentford. Newcastle United managed a decent return of three wins in their last six Champions League away matches, in which they scored ten while also conceding ten times. They also experienced one draw and two defeats. Mind you, this was back in 2003.
We trust neither defence to be able to keep their opponent at bay, when AC Milan welcome Newcastle United on Tuesday. Goals should be flowing at both ends of the pitch.
AC Milan vs Newcastle United Stats
- AC Milan have won 5 of the last 7 home matches while scoring more than 2.5 goals
- AC Milan have won the last 4 matches in a row while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- AC Milan have won the last 4 matches in a row
- AC Milan have scored in 11 of the last 13 matches
- AC Milan have won 5 of the last 7 home matches and the sum of goals was over 3.5
- Newcastle have conceded in the last 16 away matches in a row
- In 11 of the last 13 away matches Newcastle played, both teams scored
- Newcastle have scored in 13 of the last 15 matches
- Newcastle have lost the last 3 matches in a row while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- Newcastle have scored in 11 of the last 13 away matches
AC Milan vs Newcastle United Team News
AC Milan could be looking at three players on the injured and absent list ahead of their upcoming match against Newcastle United. Fikayo Tomori gets a day off from the AC Milan squad, as he serves out a suspension.
Due to various ailments Pierre Kalulu and Ismael Bennacer will be absent from the squad, AC Milan are able to field against Newcastle United on Tuesday.
Before their next match against AC Milan, Newcastle United have three players on their list of injured and absent this coming Tuesday.
Javier Manquillo, Emil Krafth and Joseph Willock all face a spell on the sidelines for Newcastle United due to various injuries.
AC Milan vs Newcastle United H2H
Having never shared a season in the Champions League in recent history, this is the first time AC Milan comes up against Newcastle United in this context.
AC Milan vs Newcastle United Betting Tips
It is the beginning of a new Champions League campaign, and both AC Milan and Newcastle United will be looking for their main strikers this season. Accordingly, we have listed some of the in-form players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.
AC Milan were able to win six of their previous 10 home games across all tournaments, while drawing one of the games. They suffered defeat in three of these outings. Newcastle United won four of their last 10 games away, drew three and suffered defeat in three of them. Both teams have been quite terrible at keeping their opponents at bay in recent matches. While AC Milan managed to keep a clean sheet in two of the games at San Siro, Newcastle United kept their opponent from scoring in zero of their last 10 away games.
In the past ten matches for AC Milan across all competitions, over 2.5 goals happened in six times of them with an average of 1.8 goals goals scored by themselves. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for Newcastle United, who managed to score two times in those matches.