AC Milan - Bologna Betting Preview: Back Ballardini's boys to find the net at the San Siro

The pair played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in the reverse fixture back in September, and Al Hain-Cole expects the Rossublu's attacking tactics to ensure another high-scoring game
Clarence Seedorf will be hoping to bounce back from his first Serie A defeat as AC Milan manager when Bologna visit the San Siro on Friday night.

Last weekend’s 3-1 defeat away to Napoli means i Rossoneri have collected just one point from their last available six, but they are clear 4/11 (1.36) favourites with Paddy Power to get back to winning ways in this one.

Meanwhile, the visitors picked up just their second win in 14 fixtures at Torino last time out and are available at 17/2 (9.50) to pull off another shock victory here.

Davide Ballardini’s men conceded two goals in the last two minutes to draw 3-3 in the reverse fixture back in September, and you can get odds of 7/2 (4.50) on them coming away with a point once again this time out.

Having overseen an upturn in performances since taking over from Stefano Pioli at the beginning of January, Ballardini suffered what seemed like a major setback when inspirational club captain Alessandro Diamanti left for Chinese club Guanghzou Evergrande just before the transfer window closed.

However, the former Genoa coach’s reaction was defiant, claiming that the leader without Diamanti is ‘the team itself’ and replacing the departed attacking midfielder with Jonathan Cristaldo alongside fellow out-and-out striker Rolando Bianchi in attack against Torino.

After seeing his side score more than once for just the fifth time in 25 games this campaign in that 2-1 victory, the Rossoblu manager is likely to adopt a similar line-up in attack when they take on a defence without a clean sheet in their last four matches.

Considering Milan have hit the back of the net in every domestic fixture on home soil this season, odds of 10/11 (1.91) seem like solid value on both teams to score, as they have in each of their last five consecutive encounters.

Both teams to score for a 2pt stake at 10/11 (1.91) with Paddy Power

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