Today’s free SPAL vs AC Milan preview analyses a contest between one of Serie A’s new boys and one of the competition’s most famous names. It’s no surprise to see the hosts languishing near the foot of the table, though to their credit, they are putting up a real fight in their bid for survival. The Rossoneri have been making gradual improvements under new boss Gino Gattuso and they will be confident of taking the points next week.
The home side have won just once in twelve ahead of today’s SPAL vs AC Milan betting tips, though they have avoided defeat in their most recent two outings. The Spallini secured a credible point away at Udinese before holding Milan’s city rivals Inter to a draw at the Stadio Paolo Mazza. SPAL have now lost just two of their last six matches on home turf, though the other four of those fixtures ended level.
AC Milan have really pulled together under Gattuso, winning four of their last five matches. Their good run was ignited by their 1-0 Coppa Italia victory over Inter and though 100% of their wins have been secured by one goal margins, the momentum seems to be building. Securing a Europa League qualification spot is still very much on the agenda for the Rossoneri, who are just three points behind Sampdoria in 6th position. Make sure to check out our free Italian football tips today.
There is a new spirit about the Rossoneri under Gattuso and their improved determination and self-belief push them out as favourites to win in this week’s SPAL vs AC Milan bets. Next week they travel to the Stadio Paolo Mazza to face a team that has won just one of their last eleven home matches.
The Spallini have won just three Serie A fixtures all season – only bottom side Benevento have won fewer matches in 2017/18. The Rossoneri are unbeaten thus far since the turn of the year and having negotiated some tough fixtures in the New Year, a clash against one of the division’s worst sides represents a fantastic chance to extend their unbeaten run.
The home side’s only win in any competition in their last twelve outings came away at last placed Benevento – they haven’t been able to beat anyone else. The Milanese giants won the reverse fixture against SPAL earlier in the season, running out 2-0 winners at the San Siro. A similar scoreline next week is not out of the question. Betway Sports’ Serie A football odds were the best we found to match our opening expert pick, so we recommend you take advantage of their great prices.
As we hinted at earlier, Gattuso’s men have been just ‘bout eking out wins during their five-match unbeaten run. All four victories during that period were secured by extremely narrow one goal margins. They beat Inter 1-0, Crotone 1-0, Cagliari 2-1, and Lazio 2-1. Their lack of goal getting power had a discernible impact on today’s SPAL vs AC Milan predictions.
Interestingly, the Rossoneri have been a little toothless all season, scoring just twenty-nine goals in their twenty-two Serie A games since the summer. That works out at a very low average of 1.3 goals per ninety minutes. In fact, they are comfortably the lowest scorers in the league’s current top ten.
The Spallini have scored just six less than their more famous visitors and have averaged 1.04 goals per game in 2017/18. When the teams did battle back in late September of last year, the contest finished 2-0 to Milan. If that score is replicated next week, it will come in just under our predicted number of goals. Sunbets’ odds for our forecast are well worth checking out. The value they offer gets you a far better deal than at any other bookmakers.