On Monday, starting with 19:45, the AC Milan – Bologna match will be played, within the inaugural stage of Serie A.
The “Rossoneri” come after the victory in the Europa League with Shamrock Rovers. This season’s claims of the Milan team are related to an end of the season in the top 4 and, implicitly, to the qualification in the next edition of the Champions League. In this sense, any other result besides the victory in the duel with Bologna would be a real disappointment. Compared to the team used against the Irish in the second inter-club competition in Europe, the Italian press reports that Stefano Pioli will make only one change in the first 11. In this case, Ante Rebic, who is serving a 3-match suspension in the Europa League, it will be used from the first minute on the left flank in the duel on “San Siro”.
On the other hand, we must emphasize an extremely interesting aspect regarding Bologna. This is “zero” in this market period, in the sense that they did not spend a single euro on the players brought and, at the same time, did not collect any euro on the transferred players! In this sense, we cannot say about Bologna that it can make claims to a position in the first half of the ranking in this sense and, certainly, their hopes are linked to the duels with the second rank teams, not with AC Milan. However, we must note that this legitimized Lorenzo De Silvesti, a player with great experience in Italian football.
AC Milan (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma – Calabria, Kjaer, Gabbia, Hernandez – Bennacer, Kessie – Castillejo, Calhanoglu, Rebic – Ibrahimovic;
Bologna (4-2-3-1): Skorupski – Dijks, Tomiyasu, Danilor, De Silvestri – Dominguez, Poli – Barrow, Soriano, Orsolini – Palacio.
-AC Milan have won the last 3 direct matches;
-Bologna finished 12th in the last edition of the championship;
-The last victory of the guests on “San Siro” dates from 2016, score 1-0.
PREDICTION: AC Milan to win @ 1,57