AC Milan vs. Parma 7/15/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
Parma (11-7-14) at AC Milan (14-8-10)
Serie A Soccer: Wednesday July 15, 2020 at 1:30 PM (San Siro)
The Line: AC Milan -220 / Draw +370 / Parma +600 -- O/U: 3 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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AC Milan host Parma in Serie A soccer action from the San Siro on Wednesday afternoon.
AC Milan come into this match in 7th place, two points back of Napoli in the last Europa League spot on 50 points with a record of 14 wins with 8 losses and 10 draws following a 2-2 draw with the aforementioned Napoli last time out. In the draw with Napoli, Theo Hernandez opened the scoring for Milan in the 20th minute, and the lead would hold until the 34th minute when Napoli would tie the game at one. Napoli would take the lead on the hour mark, but Milan would be quick to respond off of the boot of Franck Kessie from the penalty spot in the 73rd minute. Both sides would have chances down the stretch, but in the end, the points were shared. Ante Rebic leads AC Milan in scoring with 10 goals on the year while the aforementioned Hernandez is in 2nd with 6 goals. Hakan Calhanoglu and Zlatan Ibrahimovic share the team lead in assists with 3 helpers this year as well. Gianluigi Donnarumma is AC Milan’s #1 goalkeeper, conceding 1.18 goals per 90 minutes with 11 clean sheets in 30 league appearances this season.
Parma on the other hand, will be out to snap a five game winless run after a 2-2 draw with Bologna in their last match. In the draw with Bologna, Parma fell behind just three minutes into the game and then Parma would double their advantage in the 16th minute. The lead would hold through the halftime break and for a majority of the second half before Parma found two stoppage time goals to tie the game and steal a point from Bologna’s clutches. The first came off of the head of Jasmin Kurtic in the third minute of stoppage time and Roberto Inglese would be the hero in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Andreas Cornelius leads Parma in scoring with 11 goals on the year while Dejan Kulusevski has 7 goals and a team-high 7 assists.
I have to give Milan full marks for their play since the restart, going unbeaten in six matches with wins over Roma, Juventus and Lazio before the draw with Napoli. Parma on the other side of the coin, looks to be settling in with their presumed fate that they’ll be in Serie A for another season after looking like a team that could make a run for a Europa League spot with the restart, winning just one of seven games. The price on Milan is steep and Parma have been competitive with all four losses coming by a single goal. With all of that said, there have been two goals before the half in five of Parma’s last six away games, so I’ll take the over 1.5 first half goals as my free pick for the match, but I have a stronger play on the side as a premium pick which you can find here.