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Verona vs. Milan Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

03 March 2021

Sunday 7 March

Serie A – Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi

Milan midfielder Franck Kessie Source: (IPA/Shutterstock)

Milan continue their hunt to reclaim the Serie A top spot as they travel to face Verona on Sunday. Ivan Juric’s side have recovered from a poor spell of form and go into the weekend fixture unbeaten in their last four games.

Past Meetings

It took an extra-time goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to earn a point for Milan when the sides last met, after Antonin Barak scored the opener and both teams saw own goals from Davide Calabria and Giangiacomo Magnani.

Team News

Ivan Juric is not expected to make many changes from the side that drew with Juventus with Nikola Kalinic, Ebrima Colley and Federico Ceccherini all out injured. Federico Di Marco started last week although will be under pressure from Darko Lazovic who impressed off the bench last weekend.

Fikayo Tomori started over club captain Alessio Romagnoli last weekend and Stefano Pioli will have a dilemma on his hands whether to drop the talented youngster. Ismael Bennacer and Mario Mandzukic both remain sidelined through injury and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also expected to be absent.

Verona vs. Milan Preview and Predictions

Verona host Milan at the Bentegodi this weekend having played themselves back into a decent run of form. The visitors will hope to have similarly bounced back after a run of four games without a win came to an end with victory over Roma on Sunday.

Two consecutive defeats in Serie A, including one in the Derby della Madonnina saw the Rossoneri lose their lead in the table with bitter rivals Inter now establishing their own four point cushion. However, a tricky trip to Atalanta for the new league leaders means that Sunday’s game would be a prime opportunity for Milan to regain some ground.

Stefano Pioli’s side are 1.95 to win with Spin Sports online football betting viewing them as heavy favourites, but Verona will not simply roll over on Sunday. Juric’s side have become notoriously hard to beat this season and have been particularly succesful against the top six, holding Juventus to a draw in both meetings. Another draw here is priced at 3.45, while Verona are 4.30 for the win.

With a physical, compact back four and the creative talents of Matteo Zaccagni and Antonin Barak up front the Gialloblu have been extremely effective on the counter-attack and will prove a real test for Milan. This is exactly the type of test that Stefano Pioli’s side will have to overcome if they want to win the Scudetto, with Inter already proving their credentials with a win at the Bentegodi.

With so much on the line, and Verona not yet out of the running for the top six, Sunday’s game could well be season defining for either side.

Recommended Bets

A draw at full time at 3.45

Verona have proven themselves as draw masters, and would be happy with a point come Sunday. Milan need a win to maintain the race with Inter but they’ve been too fragile since the turn of the year.

Under 3.5 goals scored at 1.9

Milan may be favourites but will have a tough time scoring past an impressive Verona defence, particularly if Zlatan Ibrahimovic is missing.