AC Milan will try to return to winning ways after a poor display against city rivals Inter Milan when they host Verona on Sept. 23. BetUs offers the best soccer odds in the Italian top-flight league, and we’re going with a 1st-half moneyline bet for this match.
AC Milan Not Great in Final Third
Disappointed AC Milan fans will be demanding a response from their side after a bad week which has seen their perfect season start come to a dramatic end. The team suffered a disappointing 5-1 defeat at the hands of bitter rivals Inter in their last Serie A fixture.
On top of that, they failed to beat Newcastle in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night, missing a catalog of chances against the Premier League side. Manager Stefano Pioli admits he feels regret at failing to bounce back, but they now have the chance to do that against one of their favorite opponents, Verona. We trust this and will include them in our soccer best bets for Saturday.
Among the top Serie A clubs, AC Milan has been by far the most active in the summer transfer window. The team brought in about eight new signings, partially funded by Sandro Tonali’s $75M transfer to Newcastle United.
New Milan director Geoffrey Moncada and company hit the ground running, signing the likes of Christian Pulisic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Tijjani Reijnders, Samuel Chukwueze and Yunus Musah. The club also maintained the services of the key trio, Mike Maignan, Theo Hernandez and Rafael Leao.
In what could be year-zero for AC Milan, the club might be unable to genuinely compete for the Scudetto title with a host of players still adjusting to their new surroundings. Yet, securing a top-four finish could be a reasonable objective and a step in the right direction.
Verona Conceding Many Goals
Last season, Verona pulled off a miraculous save from the abyss. The club spent the vast majority of the campaign in the bottom three. Eventually, they found the right recipe at the most crucial part of the season and managed to collect just enough points to force a relegation playoff against Spezia.
Verona’s online betting fans don’t have too many expectations from this clash, especially as Verona is without a win in two outings thanks to a defeat to Sassuolo and a draw with Bologna.
The latter of those results, a goalless draw, was the first time in nine competitive fixtures that Marco Baroni’s side had failed to find the back of the net. That’s one of the reasons why we can find them at +725 with our latest Serie A Odds to win this clash.
The club’s transfer campaign hardly inspires confidence. Top signing Federico Bonazzoli remains a mercurial talent, but he’s coming off a forgettable campaign. The management hired Marco Baroni, who oversaw Lecce’s escape last season in what can only be deemed a wise call. Though, it may not be enough to salvage the 1985 Scudetto winners.
AC Milan Has Dominated Matchup
The defeat against city rival Inter was AC Milan’s only Serie A defeat of the season, with their total of nine points from their opening four league matches a tally they’ve bettered in just two of the last 17 campaigns.
Verona failed to beat their opponents in over two decades, losing 21 in 37 games. The hosts scored at least two goals in each of their previous six meetings with Verona. We’ve seen at least three goals in 14 of the last 19 encounters between the two sides.
AC Milan vs Verona Match Information
- Match: AC Milan (3-0-1) vs Verona (2-1-1)
- Location: Stadio San Siro, Milan, Italy
- Day/Time: Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m. ET
- AC Milan vs Verona Live Stream: fubo. tv
AC Milan vs Verona Betting Lines
Our AC Milan vs Verona Soccer Betting Pick
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites, priced at -275 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.
This is the perfect opportunity for AC Milan to return to winning ways and add three more points to their season tally. AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud has netted four goals in his opening four league appearances of a campaign, and we expect him to find the back of the net again. Milan should have enough to extend their great record against Verona.