Zlatan Ibrahimović is back, and AC Milan look stronger than ever, but Atalanta haven’t lost in their last nine Italian Serie A games.
Let’s take a look at the latest team and player news, stats, injury reports and online sports betting odds for AC Milan vs Atalanta while making some predictions.
Game: AC Milan vs Atalanta
Location: San Siro
Time: Saturday, January 23, 12:00pm ET
Television: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
|AC Milan||Pk +120||+190||3||1 ½|
|Atalanta||Pk -140||+125||3||1 ½|
Head to Head
- Competitive Matches: 125
- AC Milan Victories: 55 (203 goals)
- Atalanta Victories: 26 (127 goals)
- Draws: 44
Last season, AC Milan couldn’t beat Atalanta.
First, they lost 5-0 at Gewiss Stadium. Alejandro Gomez, Mario Pasalic, Josip Ilicic (2) and Luis Muriel scored for Atalanta; Zlatan Ibrahimović didn’t play in that game.
Later, they drew 1-1 at San Siro with goals from Hakan Calhanoglu for AC Milan and Duvan Zapata for Atalanta.
AC Milan’s last victory against Atalanta was in the 2018-19 season (3-1). That’s their only victory against Atalanta in their last 10 matchups.
Moneyline: AC Milan +190 | Atalanta +125
Why bet on AC Milan?
AC Milan have lost just one game (against Juventus). They are in first place with 43 points (three more than Inter Milan) thanks to a 13-4-1 record, and they have won four of their last five Italian Serie A games (they also advanced to the Italian Cup Round of 8).
They already beat other title contenders such as Lazio (3-2), Napoli (3-1) and Inter Milan (2-1).
AC Milan have scored 39 goals (fourth best in the league) and allowed 19 goals (also fourth best in the league). They haven’t allowed any goals in their last three games (all competitions).
Zlatan Ibrahimović has been sensational. Despite missing several games due to injury, the 39-year old veteran is the team’s top scorer with 12 goals (second best in the league alongside Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan and Ciro Immobile from Lazio).
He’s followed by Franck Kessie and Rafael Leao with six and five goals respectively. Hakan Calhanoglu has been Ibrahimović’s wingman; he leads the team’s assists chart with six (second best in the league).
AC Milan have a 5-3-1 record at home; they also have a 5-4 record against the spread and a 5-3-1 record regarding the total (over/under), both at San Siro.
Why Bet on Atalanta?
Atalanta haven’t lost in their last nine Italian Serie A games, but they are 10 points away from the top. Right now, they have 33 points (9-6-3), good enough for sixth place; they have won three of their last five games.
Atalanta have a very good record against other title contenders (2-2-1). They already beat Lazio (4-1) and AS Roma (4-1); drew against Inter Milan (1-1) and Juventus (1-1), and their only loss was against Napoli (4-1).
Atalanta have scored 41 goals (two more than AC Milan and third best in the league) and allowed 23 goals (four more than AC Milan and fifth best in the league).
They have a very good offensive unit, but Luis Muriel is having a great season. He’s the team’s top scorer with 12 goals, and he’s followed by Duvan Zapata (seven goals) and Robin Gosens (five goals).
So far, Atalanta have a 4-4-1 record on the road; their only loss was against Napoli. They also have a 4-4-1 record against the spread and a 5-4 record over/under when playing away from home.
Keep in mind that Atalanta also advanced to the Champions League Round of 16; they’ll face Real Madrid. During the Group Stage they beat incredible teams such as Liverpool and Ajax.
Discarded Players and Projected Line-ups
Alexis Saelemaekers won’t be able to play after getting ejected last Monday during the game between AC Milan and Torino.
AC Milan’s expected lineup is Gianluigi Donnarumma, Davide Calabria, Simon Kjaer, Alessio Romagnoli, Diogo Dalot, Sandro Tonali, Franck Kessie, Brahim Diaz, Hakan Calhanoglu, Samu Castillejo and Zlatan Ibrahimović.
Alejandro Gomez hasn’t been playing lately. Rumor has it that he’s being transferred to Inter Milan or out of the Italian Serie A.
Atalanta’s expected lineup is Pierluigi Gollini, Jose Luis Palomino, Cristian Romero, Rafael Toloi, Hans Hateboer, Matteo Pessina, Marten de Roon, Robin Gosens, Duvan Zapata, Josip Ilicic and Luis Muriel.
Pick: AC Milan to win
Over/Under: 3 goals AC Milan (13-4-1) | Atalanta (9-6-3)
Three of the last four matches between AC Milan and Atalanta went over 3 goals. AC Milan average 2.1 goals per game, while Atalanta average 2.2 goals per game.
Zlatan Ibrahimović scored both goals against Torino, while Luis Muriel also scored against Udinese (both teams last game). They are among the Italian Serie A top scorers, and Muriel has scored in five of Atalanta’s last six games.
Pick: Over 3 goals
Final Score Prediction: AC Milan 3 – Atalanta 2
AC Milan vs Atalanta Props Predictions
At BetUS, you can also predict the correct score and the half time-full time winners. Our 3-2 prediction favoring AC Milan offers a +200 value, while 2-1 also favoring AC Milan offers a +900 value.
An Atalanta 2-1 victory is offering a +700 value, while a draw (1-1) offers a +600 value.
Here’s a quick rundown of AC Milan vs Atalanta latest results (Italian Serie A):
- AC Milan 1 – Atalanta 1 (1-1 at halftime)
- Atalanta 5 – AC Milan 0 (1-0 at half time)
- Atalanta 1 – AC Milan 3 (1-1 at half time)
- AC Milan 2 – Atalanta 2 (1-0 at half time)
- Atalanta 1 – AC Milan 1 (0-0 at half time)
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