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AC Milan meet Borussia Dortmund in Tuesday’s forthcoming Champions League clash.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for AC Milan v Borussia Dortmund are shown on this page (inc. the best betting odds).
AC Milan are hoping to win again following a 1-0 Serie A triumph against Fiorentina.
In that match, AC Milan managed 42% possession and 9 shots on goal with 6 on target. The only player to score for AC Milan was Theo Hernández (45'). For their opponents, Fiorentina got 19 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that AC Milan haven’t conceded. The facts show that AC Milan have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 9 goals on the way.
Borussia Dortmund come into this meeting following on from a 4-2 Bundesliga 1 win with the defeat of Borussia Mönchengladbach in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Borussia Dortmund had 51% possession and 22 shots on goal with 12 of them on target. For Borussia Dortmund, goals were scored by Marcel Sabitzer (30'), Niklas Füllkrug (32'), Jamie Bynoe-Gittens (45') and Donyell Malen (97'). B. M'gladbach got 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Rocco Reitz (13') and Manu Koné (28') scored for Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Illustrating their penchant for action-packed matches, goals have been scored 22 times in the prior 6 games in which Borussia Dortmund have played, giving an average of 3.67 goals for each fixture. Their opponents have got 11 of these goals. We will see whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
Head to head
The previous league game featuring these clubs was Champions League match day 2 on 04/10/2023 when it finished Borussia Dortmund 0-0 AC Milan.
That day, Borussia Dortmund had 57% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
At the other end, AC Milan had 14 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
The match was refereed by Szymon Marciniak.
Team News: AC Milan
Marco Sportiello (muscular problems), Simon Kjaer (Muscle fatigue), Noah Okafor (Hamstring muscle injury), Marco Pellegrino (Ankle sprain), Ismaël Bennacer (Knee surgery), Mattia Caldara (Ankle surgery) and Pierre Kalulu (Patellar tendon problems) will not be taking part for AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli.
It seems likely that i Rossoneri should opt for a 4-3-3 system this time, beginning the first half with Mike Maignan, Davide Calabria, Malick Thiaw, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernandez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Rade Krunic, Tijani Reijnders, Samuel Chukwueze, Olivier Giroud and Christian Pulisic.
Team News: Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund boss Edin Terzić has to currently contend with reduced team options. Julien Duranville (Muscle injury), Niklas Süle (Ill) and Felix Nmecha (Hip problems) miss out here.
From our viewpoint, Dortmund might utilise a 4-2-3-1 formation, giving starts to Gregor Kobel, Julian Ryerson, Mats Hummels, Nico Schlotterbeck, Ramy Bensebaini, Emre Can, Marcel Sabitzer, Marco Reus, Julian Brandt, Donyell Malen and Niclas Fuellkrug.
In our opinion, Borussia Dortmund could well find it tough to register a score against this AC Milan team who we think should end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re therefore tipping a very even match with a 1-0 winning margin for AC Milan when the referee blows for full-time.
Should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio San Siro (80,018)
Captain: Davide Calabria
Chairman: Paolo Scaroni
Manager: Stefano Pioli
Competitions: Serie A position 3, Coppa Italia (3rd Round), Champions League (Group F)
⭐ Star Man: Christian Pulisic
Usually played in the Right Wing position, Christian Pulisic was born in Hershey, USA. Having made his senior debut playing for Borussia Dortmund in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Forward has managed 4 league goals in the Serie A 2023 - 2024 campaign to date in a total of 10 appearances.