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AC Milan are the guests at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on Sunday for the Serie A fixture with hosts Hellas Verona.
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Hellas Verona are hoping to win again following a 1-2 Serie A victory versus Cagliari.
In that match, Hellas Verona managed 42% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Hellas Verona, the scorers were Antonín Barák (8') and Gianluca Caprari (44'). At the other end, Cagliari had 14 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. João Pedro (57') was the scorer for Cagliari.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Hellas Verona have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Hellas Verona have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 6 goals on the way.
Their past results show that Hellas Verona:
- have left without a victory over AC Milan in their last 6 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches at home.
AC Milan will go into the encounter following on from a 1-0 Serie A win versus Fiorentina in their last match.
In that game, AC Milan managed 48% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The scorer for AC Milan was Rafael Leão (82'). At the other end, Fiorentina had 8 shots on goal with 2 on target.
A tendency of at least one team drawing a blank in games featuring AC Milan has become evident recently. Looking at their last six outings reveals that it’s happened 5 times. During these clashes, their opponents have hit a goal tally of 4 and AC Milan have scored 5. That kind of pattern might not be continued here, however.
Taking a look at their past results, AC Milan:
- are undefeated by Hellas Verona when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 10 league matches away from home. Travelling very well.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head meetings going back to 05/05/2018 reveals that these fixtures have not been fruitful for Hellas Verona. They have not managed to get any victories at all whereas AC Milan have maintained the edge over them, getting wins in 67% of those matches played.
An aggregate of 19 goals were produced between them in this period, with 6 for Verona and 13 being from i Rossoneri. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
The previous league match featuring the two was Serie A match day 8 on 16/10/2021 when it ended AC Milan 3-2 Hellas Verona.
That time, AC Milan managed 55% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The goals were scored by Olivier Giroud (59') and Franck Kessié (76').
Hellas Verona got 10 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Gianluca Caprari (7'), Antonín Barák (24') and Koray Günter (78' Own goal) scored.
The match was refereed by Alessandro Prontera.
Team News: Hellas Verona
Diego Coppola (Distortion of the ankle), Alessandro Berardi (Hand fracture) and Ivor Pandur (Shoulder Injury) won’t be available for Hellas Verona boss Igor Tudor.
It looks as if Hellas Verona could make use of the 3-4-2-1 system for this one, beginning the first half with Lorenzo Montipo, Nicolo Casale, Koray Guenter, Federico Ceccherini, Marco Davide Faraoni, Adrien Tameze, Ivan Ilic, Darko Lazovic, Antonin Barak, Gianluca Caprari and Giovanni Simeone.
Team News: AC Milan
In an otherwise available squad, there’s only the lone fitness issue for the AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli to be concerned about. Simon Kjaer (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
From our viewpoint, i Rossoneri could decide to utilise a 4-2-3-1 lineup using Mike Maignan, Davide Calabria, Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernandez, Sandro Tonali, Ismael Bennacer, Junior Messias, Franck Kessie, Rafael Leao and Olivier Giroud.
We feel that in this game, Hellas Verona are capable enough to breach the defence of this AC Milan outfit, however a single goal possibly won’t quite be as many as they’ll concede.
We’ve gone for a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 winning margin for AC Milan when the full-time whistle blows. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi (39,211)
Captain: Miguel Veloso
Chairman: Maurizio Setti
Manager: Igor Tudor
Competitions: Serie A position 9
🔑 Star Man: Gianluca Caprari
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Gianluca Caprari was born in Rome, Italy. Having made his senior debut playing for Roma in the 2010 - 2011 season, the talented Forward has scored a sum of 12 league goals in this Serie A 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 32 appearances.