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Monza vs AC Milan Serie A Predictions, Tips and Odds: Loftus-Cheek to continue Italian resurgence?

Monza vs AC Milan Predictions, Tips and Odds: Ruben Loftus-Cheek to continue Italian resurgence?

Milan will look to keep their faint Serie A title hopes alive when they travel to Monza on Sunday. 

Monza vs AC Milan predictions

Monza vs AC Milan: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? No 11/10 with BetVictor
Correct Score Monza 0-2 AC Milan 17/2 with William Hill
First Goalscorer Ruben Loftus-Cheek 14/1 with Unibet

The stats behind our Monza vs AC Milan predictions:

  • AC Milan have kept a clean sheet in their last two matches (all comps).
  • Monza, meanwhile, have scored just one goal in their last four Serie A matches.
  • AC Milan have won their last two league meetings with Monza without conceding a goal.
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek has scored six goals in his last eight appearances (all comps), with four of them Milan’s the first of the match.

Ruben Loftus Cheek making a surprise England bid?

Ruben Loftus-Cheek hasn’t played for England since his 20-minute cameo in a 3-0 friendly win over the United States in November 2018. That absence has been largely thanks to a combination of injury problems and struggling to properly settle at club level.

That all appears to be changing now. Loftus-Cheek made a surprise switch to Italian giants AC Milan last summer and has quite simply never looked back.

Loftus-Cheek has seven goals to his name in 27 appearances across all competitions since joining Stefano Pioli’s men, but it’s his recent form that has really caught the eye. Six of the 27-year-old’s seven goals have come in his last eight appearances and, as mentioned, four of them have been Milan’s opening goal of the match. Even in one of the games in that run where he didn’t score — a 1-0 win over champions Napoli — Loftus-Cheek created two chances and had five touches in the opposition box, continuing to exude a massive influence over the Milan attack.

Former England international midfielder Owen Hargreaves sang the praises of Loftus-Cheek following his two-goal showing in Milan’s 3-0 Europa League win over Rennes on Thursday. Hargreaves, of course, knows all about the benefits of playing outside of England given he enjoyed his best years in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.

“Just looking at it, I can’t believe Ruben Loftus-Cheek is 28 already,” Hargreaves told TNT Sports. “I know he’s always been a star as a young man but he probably should have made this move (abroad) a little bit sooner.

“He’s such a talented guy. Probably played a little bit deeper at times. This is where he’s at his absolute best, arriving in the box with his size. He’s a good header of the ball. He’s got goals in him.

“It shows he’s in a really good place, in a team that plays to his strengths. And he’s scoring goals. That one (the second goal), he’s a little bit fortunate, it arrives to him.

“I think the confidence has grown. We’ve always known that he’s such a talented player, he’s obviously not a boy anymore, 28, he should be at his absolute best.”

On playing abroad, Hargreaves added: “I just think there’s less noise around you (abroad). You know when you’ve got your friends and family around you, everyone is on you. Sometimes you just want to focus on the football, but you can’t if you’re in your home town.

“There he’ll probably be able to focus on his craft, learn a new language, learn a new culture.

“I would advise it to every player – leave your comfort zone and go play somewhere else, just even for a few years. I just think you learn so much.”

Loftus-Cheek is a play Gareth Southgate clearly likes, so he’ll certainly fancy his chances of sneaking into England’s squad for the upcoming European Championships.

Monza vs AC Milan match tip

AC Milan to score first @ 8/13 with BetGoodwin

AC Milan have scored first in 11 of their last 12 games across all competitions.

Monza vs AC Milan odds

MONZA VS AC MILAN
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Although Monza are no pushovers, AC Milan are the clear favourites thanks to their superior talent and strong current run of form.

Monza vs AC Milan team news

Monza team news

In  Out Doubtful
Gianluca Caprari, Samuel Vignato, Alejandro Gomez

Gianluca Caprari is out for the season, while Samuel Vignato is also injured and not due back until the end of the month. Alejandro Gomez is suspended.

Top Scorer: Andrea Colpani (7)

Card Magnet: Pablo Mari (6)

Assist Ace: Giorgos Kyriakopoulos (3)

AC Milan team news

In  Out Doubtful
Davide Calabria, Fikayo Tomori, Pierre Kalulu, Tommaso Pobega

Davide Calabria, Fikayo Tomori, Pierre Kalulu and Tommaso Pobega are all starting to close in on a return to fitness, but none of them will be ready to feature here.

Top Scorer: Olivier Giroud (11)

Card Magnet: Theo Hernandez (8)

Assist Ace: Olivier Giroud (8)

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How to watch Monza vs AC Milan Live

This Serie A clash will be shown live on TNT Sports 1 at 7:45pm on Sunday, 18th February.

Monza vs AC Milan head-to-head

  • 17/12/23 – AC Milan 3-0 Monza – Serie A 
  • 18/02/23 – Monza 0-1 AC Milan – Serie A 
  • 22/10/22 – AC Milan 4-1 Monza – Serie A

AC Milan have won all three previous competitive meetings between these sides by an 8-1 combined scoreline.


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