While the top spot in Group E is already decided, with Chelsea set to finish first, AC Milan must avoid defeat on Wednesday in order to finish second. Find the best betting odds and Champions League props by using our sportsbook.
AC Milan: Injury Crisis
The Rossoneri can book their spot in the Round of 16 of the competition with a positive result against their Austrian opposition on Wednesday, making it one of the most important matches of their season. Reaching the Champions League knockout stages would be an important step forward for Stefano Pioli and his players, who finished bottom of their group in last year’s tournament.
AC Milan announced on Monday that coach Stefano Pioli has signed a new two-year deal, tying him to the club until 2025. His new contract has seen his salary rise by $50K, increasing it to $4.1m per season. His previous deal included a Scudetto bonus, which was activated last season, and this has been included again.
The hosts are the current champions in Italy after a decade without a trophy, but this new season has not been great for the team. Yes, they remain a contender again but they are already far behind Napoli. Pioli seems likely to deploy Ante Rebic on the right side of the attack against RB Salzburg, and there’s still a battle between Rade Krunic and Charles De Ketelaere for a place behind the striker.
Still on the injury list are fullbacks Davide Calabria and Alessandro Florenzi, plus Belgian winger Alexis Saelemaekers. Mike Maignan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic remain sidelined too. Given their injury crisis, it’s risky to include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Salzburg: Talented Squad
Salzburg has been the most dominant team in Austria for a long time now and they are already on their way to another consecutive title in the domestic league. This is a high-scoring side that has the skills to upset much bigger teams in Europe, as we already saw this year.
Almost everything is still possible on Wednesday for Salzburg– from a spot in the Champions League last 16, the Europa League and a complete exit from European competition. Their fate is completely in their own hands and we expect them to give it all in Italy. If you’re betting online, you should expect them to at least find the back of the net.
Die Roten Bullen is aiming to reach the knockout stages for the second successive season, having failed to progress past the group phase in any of their three previous campaigns. Salzburg has fielded the youngest starting XI on average in this year’s group stage. Salzburg’s concerns include last week’s goal scorer, Junior Adamu, and Oumar Solet, both of whom are struggling with thigh problems and may not be fit in time.
AC Milan vs Salzburg Head-to-Head
AC Milan has a good record against RB Salzburg and has won two of the three matches played between the two teams, with the other match ending in a draw. After losing their first two matches against AC Milan in the European competitions, RB Salzburg managed a hard-fought 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture in September this year. AC Milan has suffered defeat in only one of their last 12 matches against Austrian sides in European competitions and is unbeaten in their last eight such matches.
AC Milan vs Salzburg Match Information
- Game: AC Milan (2-1-2) vs Salzburg (1-3-1)
- Location: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro, Milan)
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 4 p.m. ET
- AC Milan vs Salzburg Live stream: fubo.tv
AC Milan vs Salzburg Betting Lines
AC Milan vs Salzburg Prediction
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -200 on the three-way money line according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at three.
The pressure is on Milan as they are the big favorites. The fact Salzburg has to win doesn’t play a significant role. They always want to attack no matter the situation. AC Milan has conceded in each of their last six home games in the Champions League. AC Milan was surprisingly poor against Torino in their previous game and has a point to prove in this fixture. There is simply no value in betting for Milan due to the low odds and we would rather back the overs.
AC Milan is listed at -200 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $200 on Marseille, you have a chance to win $100. Salzburg is +550, offering a chance to win $650 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives AC Milan a 66.67% chance to win, with Salzburg at 15.38%.
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