After eight games, no Serie A team remains undefeated. However, no team has won more games than AC Milan, which is why the Rossoneri are atop the standings. The thing is that there are four points between first and fourth place and the team in third place, Juventus, will visit San Siro this Sunday. Stop looking, this is the best Serie A game on October 22.
AC Milan Balancing Things Out
Besides being atop the standings, AC Milan averages two goals per game. On the other hand, the Rossoneri are conceding one goal per game. If that trend continues, they’ll have no trouble reclaiming the throne.
The Rossoneri are on a four-game winning streak. Most recently, they defeated Genoa 1-0 on the road. Christian Pulisic, who’s having a great first half of the season, scored the winner in the 87th minute. The bad news is that goalkeeper Mike Maignan got a red card in stoppage time and won’t be available to face Juventus.
The Rossoneri remain undefeated when playing at home. Besides winning all three matches, they finished with a clean sheet twice. Most recently, they defeated Lazio 2-0, a similar team to Juventus.
Curiously enough, no player from AC Milan is among the league’s top scorers. However, veteran Olivier Giroud is having a great start to the season with four goals and three assists. There’s also Rafael Leao, who has three and three. Make sure to include one of the two as anytime goal-scorer in your Serie A picks today.
Juventus with a Great Defense
Having conceded six goals in eight matches is one of the main reasons for Juventus to be sitting in third place. The Bianconeri finished with a clean sheet in each of their last three matches. Overall, only Inter Milan has conceded fewer goals with five.
Prior to the international break, they defeated Torino 2-0 with Federico Gatti and Arkadiusz Milik as the scorers. Besides finishing with a clean sheet, the defense conceded one shot on goal. The crazy part is that Juventus is playing with a 3-5-2 formation.
Another crazy thing is that they’ve only scored 14 goals. No other team in the top five have scored less. The good news is that Dusan Vlahovic, the team’s top scorer with four goals, is expected to return after missing the last two matches and the international break due to injury. He looked happy on his way to training.
We missed you too! 😅 pic.twitter.com/Q5dbKlQFFT
— JuventusFC 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@juventusfcen) October 19, 2023
The Bianconeri are 2-1-1 on the road. Once again, kudos to the defense, because they finished with a clean sheet in three of those matches. Needless to say, you won’t find a more tempting Serie A betting underdog than Juventus!
No Trouble for the Rossoneri
Last season, AC Milan defeated Juventus 2-0 at San Siro. Later, the Bianconeri failed to take revenge in Turin as the Rossoneri won again, 1-0. Lately, the Bianconeri haven’t been a problem for the Rossoneri, who haven’t lost in their last five meetings.
As for the total, it has gone under 2½ goals in four of their last five encounters. I don’t expect that trend to continue, and the best part is that the over for Sunday’s clash is offering a great price in the sportsbook. Take it!
AC Milan vs Juventus Match Information
- Date: Sunday, Oct 22
- Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
- Location: San Siro, Milan
- AC Milan vs Juventus Live Stream: Fubo.tv
AC Milan vs Juventus Betting Odds
AC Milan vs Juventus Betting Predictions
AC Milan’s last two victories over Juventus were by two and three goals. Forget it, I expect a much closer contest. In fact, I expect both teams to score, which is why my recommendation for the final score is AC Milan, 2-1.
The Rossoneri is offering a great price to win straight up, but they’re offering a better price to score more than 1½ goals. Go ahead and include the home team total going over in your betting online ticket.
Questions of the Day
Who are the top goalscorers for Milan and Juventus this season?
Olivier Giroud and Dusan Vlahovic with four goals each.
Which team has the better series record?
Juventus leads the series 77-69-53