Ajax trails Milan by one point in Group H, and a win could see the Dutch leapfrog the Italians for the coveted spot in the next round. But expect Milan to come out strong.Bet on the Champions League now and take advantage of a sweet deal from William Hill, where you can land a $100 betting bonus simply by opening a free account!
Ajax seemed all but dead after matchday three, having only generated a solitary point from its opening three matches in Champions League play. However, the Dutch are still very well within reach of advancing to the knockout stage, with a win today at the San Siro putting them through.
Ajax is in third position on the table, and drew Milan 1-1 in their prior outing at the Philips Arena back in October. The visitors are offered at a chunky 5.50 to cause the upset. They are riding a two-game winning streak and beat Barcelona in their last match despite being a man down for half the game. Keep in mind they also beat Milan in their last appearance at the San Siro, as well.
The draw result is at 3.50, which more than a few bettors will take as a result of Milan's continuous Serie A woes combined with Ajax's recent rise. The double draw result is at an even 6.00 and is all that Milan requires to advance.
The hosts won their last Champions League match courtesy of a 3-0 beating away to Celtic, but their domestic troubles have been well documented. The team has only one win in its last eight games in Serie A and hasn't won in four straight at home. But with a healthy roster and Kaka feeding the always-dangerous Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy up front, Milan should get the monkey off its back today.
The home win can be had at 1.70 over at William Hill.
I like the Balotelli goal at any point in the game, which pays out 1.91, while Kaka can score his 100th goal for the club and is offered at 2.25 to hit that mark.
The last pick of the day is for the under 2.5 total goals to crack at 2.00. Milan has struggled mightily to score at home as of late, with only six goals produced in its last seven while conceding an average of one per Champions League game.