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Sassuolo will arrive at Stadio San Siro on Sunday for the Serie A game with home team AC Milan.
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AC Milan will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 4-0 Serie A loss in their previous game against Lazio.
In that match, AC Milan managed 50% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 on target. At the other end, Lazio had 10 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Sergej Milinković-Savić (4'), Mattia Zaccagni (38'), Luis Alberto (67') and Felipe Anderson (75') scored for Lazio.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where AC Milan have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that AC Milan have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 13 goals in the process. Regardless, we must now wait to see if that pattern might be replicated here in this game.
Leading up to this clash, AC Milan:
- have not lost a league tie with Sassuolo in their previous 2 games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 5 league matches at home.
In the game prior to this, Sassuolo drew 1-1 in the Serie A tie with Monza.
In that game, Sassuolo had 38% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Sassuolo was Gian Marco Ferrari (13'). For their opponents, Monza had 14 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Gianluca Caprari (60') was the scorer for Monza.
The forward players for Sassuolo have had real problems scoring goals over their previous 6 encounters, recording the unsatisfactory return of just 4. In those fixtures, Sassuolo have also seen the collective goal tally of their opponents equal 11.
A look at their previous results shows us that Sassuolo:
- haven't been beaten by AC Milan when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- have not won away from home in their last 6 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 21/07/2020 tells us that AC Milan have won 3 of these & Sassuolo 2, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
16 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 9 for i Rossoneri and 7 created by Sassuolo. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
Team News: AC Milan
Fikayo Tomori (Hip Injury), Fodé Ballo-Touré (Acromioclavicular Separation), Mike Maignan (Disrupted Calf Muscle), Zlatan Ibrahimović (Knee Surgery) and Alessandro Florenzi (Hamstring Injury) aren’t available for AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli. Ismaël Bennacer cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Sassuolo
Sassuolo boss Alessio Dionisi has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Andrea Pinamonti (Muscular problems) and Andrea Consigli (Knee Problems) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We feel that AC Milan have it within them to convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
At the same time, Sassuolo may well struggle to score but we can see them hitting back at some stage, too.
Accordingly, we see a pretty comfortable 3-1 margin for AC Milan at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio San Siro (80,018)
Captain: Davide Calabria
Chairman: Paolo Scaroni
Manager: Stefano Pioli
Competitions: Serie A position 2, Supercoppa (Final), Champions League (Last 16)
⭐ Key Player: Olivier Giroud
Customarily taking up the Striker position, Olivier Giroud was born in Chambery, France. After making a first senior appearance for Grenoble in the 2005 - 2006 season, the accomplished Forward has managed to score 5 league goals in this Serie A 2022 - 2023 season to date in a total of 17 appearances.