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Tuesday’s Champions League fixture list features AC Milan up against Newcastle United.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for AC Milan v Newcastle United can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
AC Milan will be looking for an improved result here after a 5-1 Serie A loss in their previous game against Inter Milan.
In that game, AC Milan managed 60% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for AC Milan was Rafael Leão (57'). On the other side, Inter Milan had 14 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (5', 69'), Marcus Thuram (38'), Hakan Çalhanoğlu (79') and Davide Frattesi (93') scored for Inter Milan.
Over their past 6 fixtures, Stefano Pioli's AC Milan have scored a combined total of 12 times resulting in an average number of goals per match equal to 2.
Newcastle United come into this meeting following a 1-0 Premier League win to defeat Brentford in their last outing.
In that match, Newcastle United had 57% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Newcastle United was Callum Wilson (64'). Brentford had 11 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Looking at their form, and Newcastle United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 8 goals in all. At the back, Newcastle United have clearly had some problems. Such a trend might not follow through into this next game, though.
Team News: AC Milan
Pierre Kalulu (Muscle Injury), Mattia Caldara (Ankle Surgery) and Ismaël Bennacer (Knee Surgery) are not available for AC Milan gaffer Stefano Pioli.
It looks as if i Rossoneri will possibly use the 4-3-3 system for this one, handing starts to Mike Maignan, Davide Calabria, Malick Thiaw, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernandez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Rade Krunic, Tijani Reijnders, Christian Pulisic, Olivier Giroud and Rafael Leao.
Team News: Newcastle United
Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe has to choose a team with limited availability. Joelinton (Knee Injury) and Joe Willock (Hamstring Injury) are not ready for selection.
There’s a good chance that The Magpies might begin the game with a 4-3-3 system, settling for Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schaer, Sven Botman, Daniel Burn, Sandro Tonali, Bruno Guimaraes, Sean Longstaff, Miguel Almiron, Alexander Isak and Anthony Gordon.
When taking all factors into account, Newcastle United and AC Milan won’t have much between them here, and goals could be hard to come by.
There should be little in it, and a draw looks quite a realistic result. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very competitive game with a 0-0 scoreline when the full-time whistle blows.
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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 2, Champions League (Group F)
🔑 Star Man: Olivier Giroud
Mostly played in the Striker position, Olivier Giroud was born in Chambery, France. After having played his first senior match for Grenoble in the 2005 - 2006 season, the dangerous Forward has got 4 league goals in this Serie A 2023 - 2024 season so far in 3 appearances.