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AC Milan vs Cagliari – Match preivew

AC Milan vs. Cagliari – Match preivew
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In-form AC Milan welcome out-of-sorts Cagliari to the San Siro in the Serie A season finale, looking to replicate the same performance that brought them a 2-0 win in the reverse fixture.

Resurgent Milan are living the fairytale, having won eight of 11 Serie A matches since the restart (D3).

Having put four past Sampdoria at the midweek, the ‘Rossoneri‘ now boast an intimidating average of 2.9 goals scored per post-restart league fixture.

In fact, Stefano Pioli’s men have netted 32 Serie A goals since the resumption of football, which eclipses their haul of 28 goals scored across 26 league matches before the coronavirus pandemic.

Moreover, free-scoring Milan have averaged 3 goals per Serie A home game post restart, notching over 1.5 second-half goals on four of those occasions.

But, three clean sheets in ten top-flight home outings this calendar year could give the home fans a reason for concern, as well as the fact the Milanese giants have conceded in the first half in three of their last such games.

Walter Zenga, who took charge of the team since the resumption of football in June, has failed to turn Cagliari’s fortunes around.

Despite beating Juventus 2-0 at home last time out, the ‘Sardinians’ have picked up only three wins from 12 Serie A outings post restart (D4, L5).

Immense difficulties in the final third have seen the visitors fail to get on the scoresheet in five of those 12 fixtures and score precisely once in five of the other seven.

A trip to Lombardy may stir some painful memories, too, considering they’ve lost all 14 of their previous visits to the San Siro, drawing a blank of seven of those occasions.

Additionally, Cagliari have managed to win just once in ten Serie A trips this calendar year (D4, L5). A lack of ruthlessness in front of goal has seen them net under 1.5 goals nine times across those games.

Given the way these two sides have been playing lately, it’s not strange Milan are odds-on favorites (33/100) to walk away with three points per Bet365.