The Rossoneri have had a difficult start to the season thanks largely to a porous back-line, and Al Hain-Cole expects plenty of goals when they take on Francesco Guidolin's menAC Milan will be desperate to record a morale-boosting win when they welcome Udinese to the San Siro on Saturday night.
The Rossoneri currently sit 12th in the table with just two wins from their opening seven Serie A games, but are favourites at 4/6 (1.67) with bet365 to lift the spirits with victory in this match.
The visitors are yet to pick up a single point on the road this season and are available at 17/4 (5.25) to collect their first away win at the fourth attempt.
Francesco Guidolin’s men have only drawn one of their last 15 away league fixtures but there are odds of 13/5 (3.60) on offer on them grabbing a share of the spoils in Milan.
The sombre atmosphere surrounding Massimiliano Allegri’s side was summed up by the coach’s decision to keep the squad at the Milanello training camp overnight following an embarrassing 1-0 defeat to the youth team, having also lost 3-0 to modest French second division side Caen in a friendly on Sunday.
The reasons behind the poor start to the season are not difficult to pinpoint, with only the bottom two clubs conceding more goals than Allegri’s men in the league this season, while the decision to bring in Valencia centre back Adil Rami on loan in January only serves to highlight these defensive shortcomings.
With 13 goals conceded and 13 scored, the hosts have almost guaranteed high-scoring games this season, and this game therefore looks likely to follow the pattern of previous encounters with the Zebrette.
Over 2.5 goals have been scored in 10 of the last 12 clashes between these sides at the San Siro and considering that figure has also been exceeded in seven of the hosts’ last eight league games, odds of 17/20 (1.85) are simply too good to miss on at least three going in on Friday.
|Over 2.5 goals for a 1pt stake at 17/20 (1.85) with bet365
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