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AC Milan vs Empoli Predictions, Tips and Odds: Rossoneri look to build new winning streak

AC Milan vs Empoli Predictions, Tips and Odds: Rossoneri look to build new winning streak

AC Milan will be looking to build their momentum when they host Empoli in Serie A this weekend.

AC Milan vs Empoli predictions

AC Milan vs Empoli: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? No 10/11 with Paddy Power
Correct Score AC Milan 2-0 Empoli 6/1 with Midnite
First Goalscorer Ruben Loftus-Cheek 21/2 with Unibet

The stats behind our AC Milan vs Empoli predictions:

  • Milan have kept a clean sheet in four of their last six meetings with Empoli, including the last two.
  • Empoli are without a clean sheet in any of their last four away games.
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek has scored Milan’s first goal of a match on four different occasions (all comps) this season, including against Empoli in January.

Can Milan rebuild momentum for a European push?

Milan’s inconsistent form this season means they’re well and truly out of the title race, trailing runaway leader Inter by 16 points. However, there’s still plenty to play for as the Rossoneri look to consolidate their place in the top four — leading Bologna in fourth by five points and Roma in fifth by nine — and also mount a challenge for the Europa League.

Stefano Pioli’s men beat Slavia Prague rather unconvincingly 4-2 in their round-of-16 first-leg clash at the San Siro on Thursday. However, that did prove to be Milan’s second consecutive win after beating Lazio 1-0 away in Serie A last week and third straight game without defeat, with the run starting on a 1-1 draw with Atalanta.

Milan are among the favourites to win the Europa League this season alongside the likes of Liverpool and Bayer Leverkusen and there’s no doubting lifting a first European trophy since 2007 is a huge incentive for this club, steeped in continental history.

If they’re to stand any chance of toppling the Europa League big guns, however, they have to start putting a consistent run together and building confidence. A win against Empoli this weekend should give them the mental fortitude to at least finish the job in Prague next week.

AC Milan vs Empoli match tip

Olivier Giroud to score a header @ 11/2 (boosted from 9/2) with Sky Bet

Olivier Giroud has scored more headers (5) than any other player in Serie A so far this season.

AC Milan vs Empoli odds

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With home advantage and a 31-point gap in the standings, it’s no surprise to see AC Milan the massive favourites here. Empoli have, however, won their last two away games and draw at Juventus recently, so the Rossoneri will be on their guard.

AC Milan vs Empoli team news

AC Milan team news

In  Out Doubtful
Rafael Leao, Alessandro Florenzi, Tommaso Pobega  –

Rafael Leao and Alessandro Florenzi are both suspended for the hosts, who remain without the injured Tommaso Pobega, though he should finally return to action at the end of this month.

Top Scorer: Olivier Giroud (12)

Card Magnet: Theo Hernandez (9)

Assist Ace: Olivier Giroud (8)

Empoli team news

In  Out Doubtful
Francesco Caputo Alberto Grassi

Francesco Caputo is out for another week or two, while Alberto Grassi is a doubt with a muscle injury.

Top Scorer: Szymon Zurkowski (4)

Card Magnet: Youssef Maleh (9)

Assist Ace: Razvan Marin (2)

How to watch AC Milan vs Empoli Live

AC Milan vs Empoli takes place on Sunday at 2pm (UK time) and will be shown live in the UK on TNTN Sports 1.

AC Milan vs Empoli head-to-head

  • 07/01/24 – Empoli 0-3 AC Milan – Serie A
  • 07/04/23 – AC Milan 0-0 Empoli – Serie A
  • 01/10/22 – Empoli 1-3 AC Milan – Serie A
  • 12/03/22 – AC Milan 1-0 Empoli – Serie A
  • 22/12/21 – Empoli 2-4 AC Milan – Serie A

AC Milan are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with Empoli, winning five of them.


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