AC Milan vs. Atalanta 7/24/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
Atalanta (22-8-5) at AC Milan (17-6-10)
Serie A Soccer: Friday July 24, 2020 at 3:45 PM (San Siro)
The Line: AC Milan +200 / Draw +320 / Atalanta +115 -- O/U: 3.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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AC Milan plays host to Atalanta in Serie A soccer action from the San Siro on Friday afternoon.
AC Milan comes into this match in 6th place on 59 points with a record of 17 wins, 6 draws and 10 losses following a 2-1 win over Sassuolo in their last match. In the win over Sassuolo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic opened the scoring in the 19th minute and the lead held until Sassuolo tied the game from the penalty spot in the 42nd minute. Ibrahimovic would restore Milan’s lead by completing his brace in first-half stoppage time, and Milan would be given an advantage in the second half when Sassuolo were reduced to ten men. AC Milan kept the pressure on in the second half with 4 shots on goal and 64% possession, not allowing Sassuolo to get back on level terms and holding on for the win and the points. Ante Rebic leads AC Milan in scoring with 11 goals while Ibrahimovic and Hakan Calhanoglu each have 7 goals with Calhanoglu adding a team-high 8 assists this season. Gianluigi Donnarumma is AC Milan’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.17 goals per 90 minutes with 11 clean sheets in 33 league appearances this season.
Atalanta on the other hand, enter this game in 2nd place on 74 points with a record of 22 wins, 8 draws and 5 losses following a 1-0 win over Bologna in their last game. In the win over Bologna, The first half saw no scoring and multiple bookings, including a sending off of Gian Piero Gasparini, who wasn’t even on the pitch. Luis Muriel came on as a half-time substitute and made an impact seven minutes later by giving Atalanta the lead. Atalanta kept the pressure on the rest of the half with five shots on goal while Bologna had none, locking down Bologna up to the full-time whistle and taking the win and the three points. Muriel leads Atalanta in scoring with 18 goals while Duvan Zapata has 17 goals with 6 assists and Josip Ilicic has 15 goals with 5 assists. Alejandro Gomez has a team-high 16 assists this season. Pierluigi Gollini leads Atalanta in goal, conceding 1.13 goals per 90 minutes with 8 clean sheets in 30 league appearances this season.
Both of these teams have been on fire since the restart, and Atalanta has been the highest-scoring team in Serie A this season by a wide margin, including a 5-0 win over AC Milan in the reverse fixture back in December. However, AC Milan are as playing as well as they have all year and have won all four home games since the resumption of play. Atalanta’s struggled to put lesser teams away as of late, drawing with Verona before sneaking by Bologna, Cagliari and Sampdoria as well. Atalanta’s also clinched top-4 and Champions League while Milan are in a dogfight for Europa League for next year and just need this game way more than Atalanta do. I’ll take a shot with AC Milan and the decent plus money on the money line as well as putting a little something on Milan to win and both teams to score.