AC Milan vs Rijeka – Europa League: AC Milan is a much stronger team this year…
They have invested a lot on reinforcements with the objective of recovering their former glory.
The team from Milan has some good options on their roster and the team has been playing well at home.
Sometimes, we have witnessed some rotation between their matches in the Serie A and the Europa League.
One of the main questions has been the utilization of André Silva who has been “on fire” in the Europa League but has hadn’t a lot of opportunities in the Serie A, not even playing sometimes.
Milan already has 2 losses on the league, both of them were away from home, and the last one was precisely this past weekend.
However, they have been strong at home and they have won every single match. On this Europa League’s group, they started off with a 5-1 win over Austria Wien away from home,
with André Silva scoring a hat-trick and being the man of the match. He should now get back to the starting XI here.
Rijeka are the Croatian champions and they have fought to be on this Champions League, but they were inferior to Olympiakos on the play-off and ended up being knocked out into this Europa League.
In the league, they are in 2nd place, 4 points behind Dinamo Zagreb. They aren’t as strong as they were last season, where they were able to be more consistent, not very exciting but very pragmatic and efficient.
In this group, they started off with a loss at home, 1-2 against AEK Athens and that has compromised their aspirations to advance,
especially because they have AC Milan on the group, which is the best team by far. This is a tricky situation for Rijeka.
AC Milan vs Rijeka – Betting Tip and Prediction:
AC Milan has reinforced heavily this season, with a lot of expectations regarding their title chances,
but what is certain is that things haven’t gone very well for them, and they weren’t able to pass the tests against Lazio and, more recently, Sampdoria.
It is expected that this team reacts again on this European encounter, much like they did after their loss to Lazio, where they battered Austria Wien just 4 days after the Serie A match.
Therefore, I expect a strong AC Milan here, going in with everything they have and reaching the advantage before half-time.
Their fans are starting to demand more this season, according to the investment they mad, so the players must be up to the task and I expect a positive reply here, with Milan winning at half-time.
|AC Milan to win the 1st half||