Milan vs Parma predictions and betting : AC Milan are set to lock horns against the lower ranked Parma on Sunday night in their own backyard. The match is set to take place in the San Siro stadium at 8.45pm local time.
Milan are coming off an important win against Sampdoria where Franck Kessie and Castillejo scored goals for the side whereas Gervinho pitched in with a double brace which helped them to keep the relegation zone at bay.
On Sunday, the Milan will continue their unbeaten streak or the visitors will be looking to pull off a big upset paving way for an interesting clash.
Milan vs Parma predictions and betting : Recent form
AC Milan started off their Italian campaign with a 2-0 win against Bologna and followed it up with victories against Crotone, Spezia and Inter Milan.
They drew against Roma but won their next contest against Udinese. They then drew against Verona but have won the next three games against Napoli, Florentina and Sampdoria. They are currently on an unbeaten streak in Italy and would like to continue this trend in the coming games.
They are comfortably sitting in the top spot of the table with a 5-point margin to Inter Milan after 8 wins in 10 matches.
On the other hand, Parma’s future in the Italy’s highest football league is looking bleak after some dismal performances so far. They lost the first two games against Napoli and Bologna convincingly but managed to win against Verona.
They posed a good fight against Spezia and Inter Milan, achieving their 2nd win against Genoa last week with a 2-1 margin. Those 3 important points meant that they are in 16th spot in the points table with 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses.
It is important for them not to slide down to 18th or below and the only way to do that is to play quality football.
Milan vs Parma predictions and betting : H2H
Matches: 34 : Milan: 22 Parma: 6 Draw: 6
Last 5 games: Milan – 4, Parma – 0, Draw – 1.
Recent Meeting: Milan defeated Parma by a 3-1 margin in a Serie A fixture.
Milan vs Parma predictions and betting : Offensive and defensive stats
The AC Milan consists of Leao, Diaz and Saelemaekers to score on the frontline. The youngster Rafael Leao is a bundle of talent and has scored 4 goals and 3 assists in 10 appearances with a rating of 6.92. He is strong in aerial duels winning 1.1 per game and has given 1.6 shots on target per match in the recent game.
Alexis Saelemaekers will be a key player in the forward who is a strong dribbler and finisher who has 1 goal and a rating of 6.78 in 13 outings.
Brahim Diaz has scored 5 times for the team along with 82.6% pass accuracy and a rating of 6.84 in this season.
The Parma attack has the likes of Karamoh, Cornelius and Gervinho who have to put up a stronger fight to take down AC Milan’s defense.
Yann Karamoh has 3 goals and an assist in 11 outings with a rating of 6.49 whereas Andreas Cornelius’ strengths include aerial duels and a magnificent finishing touch with a rating of 6.76 so far.
Gervinho is an experienced candidate who has netted on 5 occasions along with 1.6 shots and 80.4% pass accuracy.
The AC Milan midfield has Kessie and Tonali who are not only the ones who create chances but also the one who scores frequently.
Franck Kessie who has 8 goals and 2 assists in 22 appearances has a rating of 7.04 that has also elated him to be one of the best midfielders this season.
Sandro Tonali has been exceptional in taking set-pieces and giving key passes with an overall rating of 6.72 as a defensive midfielder.
The Parma’s midfield consists of Hernani, Scozzarella and Kurtic to create plenty of opportunities for their strikers.
Hernani who has 1.1 shots created per game has a rating of 6.81 with Italian player Matteo Scozzarella having an equal rating of 6.82 so far in this edition.
Jasmin Kurtic has 2 goals and a pass success of 85% along with 1.2 aerial duels won per game in 16 outings.
AC Milan’s backline has the services of Gabbia, Hernandez and Calabria who withstood the attack of Sampdoria last weekend.
Matteo Gabbia is up to the task with his strong points being passing and blocking the opponent’s attack. In addition to 88% pass success, he enjoys 1.1 blocks and 1.7 tackles on average in the last 12 games.
Theo Hernandez is a versatile player who not only defends but has a goal and 4 assists in 18 games. He also has 81.6% pass accuracy along with 2.1 aerials and 2.3 tackles won per game that has given him a rating of 7.36.
The Parma’s defense needs to pull above their weight to resist the Milan’s attack.
Yordan Osoriohas a 91.5% pass accuracy, 2.8 clears and a rating of 6.75 in this Serie A season.
Bruno Alves has been their regular defender who has a decent rating of 6.61 whereas Simone Iacoponi who has 2.9 clears, 1.1 tackles and 87% pass success.
Milan vs Parma predictions and betting : Predicted line-up
According to the Rotowire, the predicted line up for this game is:
Milan Starting XI: Donnarumma, Calabria, Theo Hernandez, Gabbia, Romagnoli, Saelemaekers, Tonali, Kessie, Calhanoglu, Ante Rebic, Brahim Diaz.
Parma Starting XI: Luigi Sepe, Bruno Alves, Gagliolo, Maxime Busi, Osorio, Hernani, Kurtic, Scozzarella, Yann Karamoh, Gervinho and Cornelius.
Milan vs Parma predictions and betting : Predicted Winner
The betting websites and prediction platforms are rooting heavily in favor of Milan with very little for Parma. As far as the odds are concerned,
SofaScore are expecting the hosts to triumph on Sunday whereas Parma have large odds of 9.00 stacked against Parma.
According to BettingExpert, Milan have been given of the best odds of 1.33 while their opponents have odds of 9.50 with the chance for a stalemate is at 5.75.
Another platform FiveThirtyEight have been heavily biased towards Milan to earn a victory with 78% chance whereas the lower ranked away team has a meek 7% chance in this match.