Serie A Match Preview: AC Milan vs. Hellas Verona

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Updated: January 16, 2014
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Match Date: 19 January 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

 

AC Milan

It was an unlikely for Milan to succumb to struggling Sassuolo, but the unexpected happened. Thrashed in a narrow 4-3 finish (among the highest scoring matches in the tournament), i Rossoneri were their opponents’ ticket to achieving their fourth Serie A success this season.

 

Although Milan had the lead 2-0 in the fixture’s first few minutes, it was Sassuolo who became so keen at winning the joist as they fired four successive goals between the 15th and 47th minutes. Riccardo Montolivo rallied an inning four minutes into full time but it was not enough to at least put his team into a deadlock with their hosts. As a result, Milan lost all the spoils and failed to add new bullets into their gun. They are currently placed in the table’s 11th spot, with total points of 22 and a goal difference of 1 (scored 31, conceded 30).

 

Hellas Verona

Verona incurred an upset in their most recent match at the Italian top-flight league. The team scored zero goals in their fixture against third placers Napoli. Dries Mertens put the visitors in the lead after 27 minutes before goals by Lorenzo Insigne and Blerim Dzemaili in four second-half minutes sealed the winner. For Verona, the defeat counts as their seventh this season. They are presently positioned at number six, thanks to the ten victories and two stalemates they achieved in their past matches.

 

While Verona may have inadequate faculties to prevent their opponents from creating chances, they are nevertheless extremely good at creating their own using through balls. In addition, they flaunt substantial skills in creating long shot opportunities, shooting from direct free kicks, and in aerial duels.

 

Sports betting tip: Both Milan and Verona were unfortunate in their respective latest matches in Serie A, but both teams are also eager to avenge themselves and win their next tourney. In this battle, expect both sides to create plenty of chances and end the scoring level.

 

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