Friday, January 15, 2021

AC Milan 20/21 to beat Celtic and over 2.5 goals in Thursday’s Europa League tie

Competition: Europa League

Market: AC Milan win and over 2.5 goals

Odds: 20/21 @ 888sport

Looking to pile even more pressure onto Celtic in midweek, AC Milan will welcome the Scottish strugglers to the San Siro on Thursday evening.

Starting with the hosts, while AC Milan would have been disappointed to have had to settle for a point away at Lille last week, the Italian giants have shocked many since opening the 2020/2021 campaign. Last seen over the weekend turning their attention back to Serie A duties, Stefano Pioli’s men picked up a routine 2-0 victory against Fiorentina on home soil and suddenly find themselves holding a five-point buffer at the top of Italy’s top-flight. With many now believing that they have a real shout at mounting a shock title charge this season, I Rossoneri have remarkably lost just a single matchup across all formats since opening the new campaign. Sat in pole position to book their spot in the knockout stage of this year’s Europa League, there is no doubt that AC Milan will be looking to lay down another marker at the San Siro.

As for the visitors, while AC Milan might have shocked many since opening the New Year, Celtic find themselves in the midst of a growing crisis with a string of issues both on and off the pitch. With many around Celtic Park calling for Neil Lennon to step down from his role in the dugout, the defending Scottish champions put in what was a dreadful display on home soil over the weekend. Crashing out of the League Cup thanks to what was a stunning 2-0 defeat against Ross County in Glasgow, the Hoops have now managed to win just one of their last five matchups across all competitions. Last seen on European duties throwing away the lead and getting hit with a 4-1 drumming away at Sparta Praha last week, we’re backing another tough night for Celtic at the San Siro.

Bet: AC Milan 20/21 to beat Celtic and over 2.5 goals in Thursday’s Europa League tie @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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