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Milan vs. Sassuolo Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
12 December 2019
Sunday 15 December
San Siro – Serie A
Milan are dreaming again under Stefano Pioli, but Sassuolo have upset some big sides along their way this season. Both sides are on good form going into this weekend’s matches, even if the Neroverdi haven’t really gotten the points they deserve from their last two League games.
Milan will be confident heading into this weekend’s match, as Sassuolo have only won once over the Rossoneri at the Giuseppe Meazza, in January 2015. The last two meetings have ended in a win for the former European giants and they are currently on good form. Last year’s fixture at the San Siro ended in a 1-0 win, thanks to an unfortunate own goal by Pol Lirola. Sassuolo have only scored twice in the last five games against the Rossoneri, but they will be confident after drawing against top teams like Juventus and Cagliari in their last two rounds.
Stefano Pioli’s men have really found their feet in Serie A after the last international break and have recovered more or less all their key members. Only Leo Duarte is out, but he will also be a long-term absentee because of an ankle surgery and will be expected back in March next year. Both Lucas Paqueta and Theo Hernandez are one yellow card away from suspension in Serie A.
Sassuolo are hoping to have Andrea Consigli back from a muscular injury, whilst Gregorie Defrel seems to be still out with an ankle injury. Vlad Chiriches has now missed nine games and doesn’t seem to recover before new year.
Milan vs. Sassuolo Preview and Predictions
Milan are back on track, Krzysztof Piatek even scored last match, and will be looking to extend their run to three wins in a row. After beating both Parma and Bologna away from home, they are back at San Siro, where they drew 1-1 against Napoli right after the international break. Another win might see them climb even further in the table, as they are now 10th in the League and eight points away from top six.
The Rossoneri can be backed at 1.58 to win the match against the Neroveri, who are performing a bit better lately, trying to climb away from the danger zone. The away side have only picked up 15 points from 14 games so far this season and their inconsistent form sees them on a 1-2-2 in their last five games – including an exit from the Coppa Italia against Serie B side Perugia.
But the two draws against Juventus and Cagliari were rather unfortunate, as they looked like bringing the three points home from the Allianz Stadium. Do you think Sassuolo can get finally get the three points in Milan this weekend, they can be backed at 5.45. Cristiano Ronaldo equalised with a late penalty, whilst substitute Daniele Ragatzu scored a late goal to level the score last weekend and Sassuolo had to take a 2-2 result in two consecutive league games where they had been in the lead. Another draw can be played at 4.35.
Domenico Berardi has scored eight goals in 11 games for Sassuolo this season and can brag of a better record than any of the Milan players, who have been lifted by a return to form from Giacomo Bonaventura. He is playing for a new contract at San Siro and if he continues to lead the team towards more success, he will have done himself justice.
Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi has seen Jeremie Boga play magnificently well lately and the former Chelsea man has been linked to top clubs in January. If he were to leave, the away side would love to squeeze the last bit of performances from him when he continues to impress for a big move this winter.
It could be a great game with a lot of goals and with bot Berardi and Francesco Caputo on form in front of goals, the away side might grab another two or three at San Siro.
The match to end in a draw and both teams to score at 4.75
Sassuolo have been looking dangerously close to three-points lately and another draw might be on the cards when they face a Milan in the middle of an upturn in form. With 2-2 in both of their last league games and with both teams scoring in their seven last games, Milan might give them their third 2-2 in seven fixtures.
Total goals First Half Over 1.5 at 2.55
There’s been four consecutive Sassuolo games with two goals during the first half and this is supported by the fact that Milan were leading 2-1 at half time against Bologna last weekend (the game ended in a 3-2 win). Expect an open game with many opportunities also during the first 45 minutes.