Prediction Serie A: Milan - Benevento
- Title : Prediction Serie A: Milan - Benevento
Serie A is approaching with matchday number 34. On the calendar, there is the very important San Siro match between Milan and Benevento, delicate both for the Champions League race and for the question of relegation. The Rossoneri come from two consecutive KOs against Sassuolo and Lazio which made them slide in the standings from second to fifth place. As for Benevento, the last home defeat against Udinese was heavy and brought Inzaghi's team to third from last place.
Milan occupy fifth place in the ranking with 66 points - tied with Juventus fourth and Napoli third - and with a disadvantage of only two points compared to the second place occupied by Atalanta. Pioli's team has a negative pace at home where they managed to get 26 of the 51 points available, with only two victories collected in the last nine games overall between Serie A and Europa League.
The Rossoneris offensive department, with 60 goals scored they have the worst score of the top five of the ranking, and in fact pay for the few appearances of Ibrahimovic often absent due to injuries even tho he scored as many as 15 goals. In the last phase, the defense is also going badly, in fact there are seven consecutive games in which they have conceded at least one goal; three, even, against Lazio.
Benevento is in third from last position in the Serie A standings with 31 points - tied with Cagliari and Torino - and with the serious risk of relegating back to Serie B after just one year of the top league. The goal for a safety spot was fearfully jeopardized in the last outings with only one point collected in the last four games (equal against Genoa and defeats against Sassuolo, Lazio and Udinese).
Benevento have scored 37 goals this season and have the second worst attack of the tournament, ahead of only Parma (36). In addition, Benevento also have the third worst defense having collected 66 goals and being ahead only of Crotone (83) and Parma (70). In the second round there was only one victory for Inzaghi's boys - the one against Juventus - which, however, served to restore morale in view of the final rush.
In the match against Benevento, Pioli recovers all the injured - including Ibrahimovic - except for Daniel Maldini. In goal, always Donnarumma, while in defense after the difficulties in the last outings Tomori risks the place for Romagnoli, who should be accompanied by Calabria and Hernandez in the wings and Kjaer in the middle.
In midfield, It will be the duo formed by Bennacer and Kessié who will support Saelemaekers, Calhanoglu and Rebic. As the only striker, Ibrahimovic should be there from the first minute. In case of the bench, both Leao and Mandzukic are ready.
In Benevento, It will be harder for Inzaghi who is forced to do without Sau, Foulon, Letizia, Tuia and Moncini. Between the posts, there is Montipò who should be protected by the defensive trio formed by Glik, Caldirola and Barba.
In midfield, It will be one of Viola and Schiattarella with the former slightly favorite to assist together with the two midfielders Hetemaj and Ionita and the wings, Depaoli and Improta. Forward, a heavy duo formed by Gaich and Lapadula.
Milan (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Bennacer, Kessié; Saelemaekers, Calhanoglu, Rebic; Ibrahimovic. Coach. Pioli
Benevento (3-5-2): Montipò; Glik, Caldirola, Barba; Depaoli, Hetemaj, Viola, Ionita, Improta; Lapadula, Gaich. Coach. Inzaghi
Hard times for both sides and both will play with 100 percent focus. Milan have all their injuries back to play and will be the better side today. My bet will be Milan to win and over 2.5 goals scored. This bet is found on "Bet Builder" on Unibet.
|Prediction||Milan to win and over 2.5 goals|
|Start Time||20:45 : 01-May-21|