AC Milan vs Atalanta Prediction & Match Preview 26/2/2024

AC Milan go head-to-head against Atalanta on Sunday. Read our Predictions and Betting Tips with Match Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h) and Team Form Analysis.

This match will be played on 26/02/2024 at 03:45

AC Milan vs Atalanta

All eyes will be on Stadio San Siro when Milan and Atalanta take on each other in the Serie A derby. The Rossoneri produced an under-par performance in a 4-2 loss to their friendly club Monza and, no doubt, they are eager to return to winning ways as soon as possible. Stefano Pioli rested several first-team regulars in the last league match, but the experienced tactician is going to field the best possible side against the Orobici. Luka Jovic is banned for the match, while all Davide Calabria, Fikayo Tomori, Tommaso Pobega, and Pierre Kalulu remain in the treatment room.

The Orobici, on the other hand, are on a five-game winning run in the Italian top flight. Atalanta have been scoring goals for fun of late and given Milan’s attacking potential at home ground, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Both Ademola Lookman and Jose Luis Palomino are sidelined with injuries for the visiting team.

How the bookies view it

AC Milan have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 11/8 by QQjili casino to claim the win. A victory for Atalanta is valued at 2/1 by Jbet88 while a draw is set at odds of 13/5 by Wjpeso.

AC Milan x Atalanta

Head to head

AC Milan have a 25-12 advantage with 15 draws from 52 previous matches against Atalanta. However, the Bergamo club have beaten Milan twice this season, claiming a 3-2 victory in the reverse fixture before earning a 2-1 win in a Coppa Italia clash.

Players to watch

Olivier Giroud is the leading scorer for AC Milan with 12 goals and will be the one to watch on Sunday. The French striker was on target in the reverse fixture and is priced at 2/1 by KKjili to find the net once again.

Teun Koppmeiners has been the man in form for Atalanta in recent weeks with six goals in his last five matches. The forward also netted a brace in the Coppa Italia victory and is priced at 4/1 by KKjili casino to maintain his scoring run.

Recent Meetings

These two teams met each other just over a month ago at this same place. Atalanta celebrated a 2-1 road win in the Coppa Italia quarterfinal on the occasion.

Atalanta also came on top in the reverse game in the league, beating I Rossoneri 3.2 in December last year at Gewiss Stadium.

Both teams were on target in four of the previous six head-to-head encounters.

AC Milan vs Atalanta Prediction

This is one of the most exciting games of the weekend. It certainly has goals in it based on everything we’ve seen from these two outfits of late. AC Milan have both scored and conceded at least two goals in four of the previous five Serie A outings. Atalanta have been scoring for fun of late. They netted three or more goals in four of their previous five league affairs. We must add that La Dea revealed some defensive holes in the last weekend’s 3-0 win over Sassuolo. I Neroverdi missed several big chances in Bergamo, including even a penalty at the death of the first half. In these circumstances, we have to take the Both Teams To Score as the main betting option here at the 1.61 odds.

As for the outcome, we have to lean towards the visitors. Atalanta won both previous H2H clashes with I Rossoneri so far in the season. La Dea are also on a magnificent run of eight victories and a draw in the last nine outings across competitions. AC Milan had a tough game against Rennes on Thursday night and they shipped four goals in a horrendous defeat at Monza seven days ago. Atalanta to win or draw double chance pick is paid at the 1.57 odds.

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