Winless in its previous two Serie A fixtures, AC Milan is looking to consolidate a place in the top four as it travels east to face Udinese. You can live-bet on the Serie A action by using our sportsbook.
Let’s check the latest Serie A news, stats, injury reports, and Serie A lines for Udinese vs AC Milan. We’ve got plenty of Serie A picks for you to consider.
Udinese: Mid-Table Club
Andrea Sottil will undoubtedly be relying on his side’s defensive prowess to secure a victory. Only six teams have a better defensive record than Udinese this season, and it will look to keep the scoreline down this weekend.
With Udinese having drawn more than half of its games over the past five months, it’s dangerous to fade it here, so if you’re betting online, make sure you take everything into consideration. A wager on yet another draw could well provide a decent return should the hosts keep their defensive structure.
No changes are expected from Sottil, with his team enjoying a rare win against Empoli last weekend. Enzo Ebosse and Gerard Deulofeu remain the only injury absences, with Florian Thauvin still looking for only his second start of the campaign.
Udinese enters this fixture with an extraordinary recent record that has seen them draw ten of their last 17 league matches, with only one win against bottom-of-the-table Sampdoria recorded during that sequence.
AC Milan: Ups and Downs
Stefano Pioli’s side’s title defense may have fallen by the wayside, but fans will be pleased with how the Rossoneri have performed in recent months. Milan overcame Tottenham with a resolute display in the Champions League, securing a spot in the quarterfinals for the first time in over a decade.
Over the past few months, AC Milan has had to deal with injury problems to a greater extent than last season. Fortunately for Pioli, he has seen several key players return to action in recent weeks, bolstering the club’s chances. Having featured off the bench in the past two games, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is our tip to score last this weekend.
While the visitors may be favorites, Saturday’s clash is unlikely to be a walk in the park for Milan. Pioli’s side has struggled offensively since the turn of the year and has not scored more than two goals in a Serie A match since October, so we won’t include it in our soccer picks and parlays.
Junior Messias is the only injury concern for Milan, who conveniently welcomed Davide Calabria and Alessandro Florenzi back last week. With the international break coming up, Pioli should be able to field his strongest line-up for the trip to Udinese. Rafael Leao was Milan‘s worst player on the pitch, but coach Pioli defended the Portuguese striker admitting that he was going through a strange situation. He still might be benched for this clash.
Udinese vs AC Milan Head-to-Head
Udinese has a solid record against AC Milan, having secured 1-1 draws in three of their last four meetings.
AC Milan is one of the best home teams in the league, with nine wins in 13 games and 28 goals scored in the process. On the other side, Udinese has a strong away record, with just five defeats in 14 road fixtures and 16 goals allowed.
Udinese’s last defeat against AC Milan happened in 2019 on home soil, but it’s last away win happened in 2016. We’ve seen a maximum of two goals in three of the last four encounters.
Udinese vs AC Milan Match Information
- Match: Udinese (8-11-7) vs AC Milan (14-6-6)
- Day/Time: Saturday, March 18th, 3:45 p.m. ET
- Location: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
- Udinese vs AC Milan Live Stream: fubo.tv
Udinese vs AC Milan Betting Lines
Udinese vs AC Milan Picks and Prediction
The visitors enter this clash as favorites, priced at +110 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.
Udinese has managed two consecutive clean sheets in its last two games and is the king of the draws this term. However, it will find it hard to score against a rock-solid Milan defense, so we’re expecting a low-scoring affair. Of course, the visitors are by far the better side and should have enough to return home with the three points, but we can’t trust them because they struggled in their previous two games, so we’re backing the under.
The Udinese are listed at +250 in our Vegas Serie A lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Udinese, you have a chance to win $250. The AC Milan are +110, offering a chance to win $110 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Udinese a 28.57% chance to win, with AC Milan at 47.62%.