Juventus Vs Milan Matchday 31 – Serie A Odds & Picks
There isn’t a more consistent team in the world than Juventus and right now there isn’t a more confusing team than AC Milan and the two go head-to-head in Serie A play on Tuesday at San Siro. The rivalry between the two Northwest Italian teams is the oldest clash still played in the country dating back to 1901 with 232 competitive matches. Juventus have the better of the rivalry lately with nine wins and two draws since the last Milan win on December 23, 2016. Let’s take a closer look at this rivalry so you can make your bets against their Serie A odds.
Juventus Vs Milan Betting Preview
The teams met November 10 at Juventus Stadium and the hosts won 1-0 with a 77th minute goal from Paulo Dybala while Wojciech Szczesny made seven saves to prevent Milan from scoring. They also went head-to-head twice in the Coppa Italia semifinals with a pair of draws. Juventus advanced to the final thanks to an away goal from Cristiano Ronaldo in the 90th minute of the 1-1 draw on February 13 before a 0-0 draw July 13 in Torino.
Juventus FC Outlook: The Path to Nine
I Bianconeri are closing in on their ninth straight Scudetto after a record-breaking 4-1 Saturday win over Torino saw them go seven points ahead of Lazio. Ronaldo scored his first Juventus free-kick goal, his 25th league goal of the season which is the most goals by a Juventus played since 1960-61. Meanwhile Gianluigi Buffon made his 648th appearance in Serie A, breaking the record of AC Milan great Paolo Maldini set in 2009.
Ronaldo leads the team with 29 goals in all competitions and Dybala has 17 total goals including one in five straight league games. Szczesny is the usual starter in goal with 21 wins and 12 clean sheets in all competitions this year.
AC Milan Outlook: Gain Some Momentum
I Rossoneri are a frustrating team to figure out as they can bounce from a 2-2 draw against relegation-bound SPAL to a 3-0 trouncing of second-place Lazio in a three-day span. That 3-0 road win on Saturday prevented Lazio from staying four points behind Juve while it moved Milan back into sixth for the time being, one point ahead of Napoli who have a game in hand. Hakan Calhanoglu scored in the third minute, Zlatan Ibrahimovic making his first start since March 8 scored in the 34th minute and Ante Rebic finished the scoring in the 59th minute.
Milan have just a +2 goal differential on the season with 39 scored and 37 allowed and are actually worse at home with 20 points from 14 games than they are on the road in league play. Rebic leads the way with 10 total goals while Gianluigi Donnadumma, Buffon’s national team successor, has 12 cleans sheets and 13 wins in 31 starts this year.
Juventus FC Vs AC Milan Betting Lines
- Money Lines: Juventus +112 to win / AC Milan +235 to win / Draw +231
- Over/Under: 2.5 goals (O -112, U -117)
These teams have combined for 53 Serie A titles and Juventus are well on their way to their 36th with eight games remaining. While AC Milan have been inconsistent, La Vecchia Signora last lost in Serie A play on February 8. Given their track record in the series the last four years look for Juve to win again in a low-scoring affair.
MYBOOKIE FREE PICK: Juventus to win 1-0 (+112)