AC Milan-Verona Betting Preview: Goals at both ends to mark Seedorf's managerial debut

The Rossoneri legend begins life in the San Siro dugout with a game against Andrea Mandorlini’s overachievers, and Al Hain-Cole expects a suitably memorable encounter
Clarence Seedorf will be in the AC Milan dugout for the first time when Verona visit the San Siro for Sunday’s Serie A clash.

The Dutchman was in the stands for i Rossoneri’s 3-1 Coppa Italia win over Spezia on Wednesday and is available at 1/2 (1.50) with William Hill to begin his managerial career with a victory.

Andrea Mandorlini’s newly-promoted side inflicted the first of the hosts’ seven league defeats with a shock 2-1 home win on the opening day of the season but are 5/1 (6.00) outsiders to complete the double with a first ever away win over these opponents.

The hosts have drawn three of their last five league games on home soil, and you can get odds of 17/5 (4.40) on them settling for a point once again this time out.

While there is no doubt that Seedorf’s appointment represents a huge risk given his lack of previous experience, few know the club better than the man who spent over a decade playing at the heart of the midfield.

Having played alongside a number of the players before heading off to Brazil 18 months ago, the new manager will know that the dressing room is full of talented attacking players who have been unable to reach their true potential this season.

In contrast, the Gialloblu have exceeded all expectations since returning to the top flight this campaign and currently sit level on points with Inter Milan in sixth, despite conceding more goals than anyone outside the bottom four other than Milan themselves.

With just seven clean sheets between them after 19 Serie A games so far, an open game seems likely when these sides come face to face, and odds of 7/10 (1.70) are therefore not to be missed on both teams finding the net.

In fact, with at least four goals having been scored in five of the hosts’ last seven domestic matches and six of the guests’ last eight on the road, it is well worth backing the price of 13/8 (2.63) available on over 3.5 going in on Sunday.

Both teams to score for a 2pt stake at 7/10 (1.70) with William Hill
Over 3.5 goals for a 1pt stake at 13/8 (2.63) with William Hill

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Al Hain-Cole is an experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.