Pescara-AC Milan Betting Preview: Rossoneri set to strengthen grip on Champions League place

Massimiliano Allegri's men are closing in on a top-three finish and Willie Duncan fancies the Rossoneri to claim a comfortable win on Wednesday
AC Milan have a golden opportunity to strengthen their grip on Italy’s final Champions League qualification place when they visit bottom-of-the-table Pescara in Serie A on Wednesday.

Massimiliano Allegri’s men go into the clash with a four-point lead over fourth-placed Fiorentina and victory here will ensure that Milan will, at least, maintain that lead with just two league fixtures remaining.

Unsurprisingly, the Rossoneri are chalked up at just 2/11 (1.18) with Coral to claim all three points from the midweek clash.

Pescara have already been relegated from Serie A, having won just six of their 35 matches in the top flight so far this term and Christian Bucchi’s men are available at a chunky 12/1 (13.0) with Coral to claim their first league victory in 17 attempts when they play host to Milan. The same firm go 6/1 (7.0) that the match ends in stalemate.

AC Milan, then, are overwhelming favourites to claim victory but, at just 2/11 (1.18) in Coral’s win-draw-win market, punters will need to dig deeper to find the value in this clash.

It is worth noting that Wednesday’s hosts have scored just 26 league goals this term, conceding a staggering 74 goals in the process and the Rossoneri’s front line will undoubtedly be licking their lips at the prospect of facing Pescara’s leaky defence.

Bucchi’s struggling side has managed just six goals in their last eleven matches and, with that in mind, the 3/4 (1.75) quote on offer from Coral for Milan to win to nil looks to offer considerable appeal here.

The same firm go 11/10 (2.10) that Milan (-2) win on Coral’s handicap market and, given that Pescara have conceded 18 goals in their last seven matches, that is a price that is sure to attract plenty of support from punters.

Those seeking bigger prices may be tempted Coral’s correct score market and the Rossoneri appeal at 6/1 (7.0) with the odds compilers to claim an emphatic 3-0 victory on Wednesday while the 17/2 (9.50) quote from the same firm for Milan to win 4-0 is also likely to prove popular with punters.

Milan to win to nil at 3/4 (1.75) with Coral Milan to win 3-0 at 6/1 (7.0) with Coral

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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