On this match, we will have the Romanian side of CS Craiova facing the Italians of AC Milan, on this tie that is expected to be,
in theory, one of the more unbalanced encounters of this 3rd qualifying round for the Europa League’s group stage.
The team from Craiova has already played 2 official matches on their domestic league, against Poli Iasi (2-0 victory) and against Concordia (1-1 draw).
However, on their pre-season friendlies they were quite poor, losing all of their 4 matches. From the “Rossoneri” side, they have played 3 friendlies already, beating Lugano (4-0) and Bayern (4-0) and losing to Borrusia Dortmund (3-1).
As i said, this tie is really unbalanced and if logic prevails over this two legged affair (something that, as we all know, doesn’t always happen in football) I would be extremely surprised if the “Rossoneri” aren’t able to go through against this weak Romanian side.
The italian side has finally returned to the European competitions after a long drought, after an interesting performance last season, with a lot of merit for Vicenzo Montella and his players.
They have made strong moves in the transfer market in order to return to their title contention spot and fighting for European glory, and snatched players like André Silva, Bonucci and Haka Çalhanoglu, amongst some others.
Craiova vs AC Milan Pick:
No matter how strong this Craiova side might look, and even considering the fact that their official season is already under way.
II think it will not be enough to contest this much stronger AC Milan side, which seems to be finally determined to end their prolonged slump.
This way, I think the “Rossoneri”, even if they face some small issues at first, against the Romanian side, should secure a win away from home (since the odds were very low, I had to go for the HT/FT market here)