AC Milan vs Juventus Turin Preview
Two of Italy’s most historic clubs are set to go up against each other on Thursday night as seven-time European Cup winners AC Milan face the defending Serie A champions Juventus in the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg clash at San Siro.
After both sides suffered defeats in the league last time out, AC Milan and Juventus will be aiming to secure a first-leg advantage at the San Siro and bounce back from disappointing Serie A results at the weekend.
AC Milan News
The Rossoneri dropped a two-goal advantage in the cruel 4-2 loss to bitter rivals Inter in the Derby Della Madonnina on Sunday. Zlatan Ibrahimovic found the net and provided an assist for Ante Rebic in the Milan derby, but the hosts turned the game around as Marcelo Brozovic, Matias Vecino, Stefan De Vrij and Romelu Lukaku helped Inter rally from a 2-0 half-time deficit to stun AC Milan.
AC Milan currently sit 10th in the table. However, Pioli's side have managed to win three of their last five league games since the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in January.
Juventus Turin News
The Bianconeri head into the match on the back of a shock 2-1 defeat to Hellas Verona. Ivan Jurić’s side claimed a memorable victory thanks to goals from Fabio Borini and Giampaolo Pazzini, even though Juventus opened the scoring through Cristiano Ronaldo.
Maurizio Sarri’s side second defeat in three league games has seen Juve drop the top spot in the Serie A standings to Antonio Conte’s Internazionale. However, both sides sit level on 54 points after 23 games. Sarri tries to lead the Turin-based club towards their ninth consecutive Scudetto.
The Old Lady have lost two of their last three games and will be desperate to return to winning ways on Thursday night.
AC Milan vs Juventus Turin Stats
• Juventus have lifted the Coppa Italia trophy 13 times, while AC Milan have won the competition 5 times.
• These two Italian giants are coming off a defeat in their latest Serie A fixtures.
• Both Milan and Juventus have won 4 of their last 6 matches in all competitions.
• Juventus have won their last nine consecutive matches against their opponents in this semi-final.
• Three of their last six encounters have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
• Both teams have scored in three of their previous eight meetings.
AC Milan vs Juventus Turin H2H
AC Milan and Juventus have faced each other 230 times. The Bianconeri have 91 wins over Milan's 66. Stefano Pioli's men have failed to defeat Juventus since 2016 when they claimed a 1-0 Serie A victory at the San Siro.
Their last league match witnessed Juventus pick up a 1-0 victory earlier this season as Paulo Dybala scored the winner. Their last Coppa Italia clash ended in a 4-0 victory for Juventus in the 2018 final.
AC Milan vs Juventus Turin Predictions
Having already beaten AC Milan this season, Juventus are the obvious favourites to claim the victory on Thursday. Although, we expect both sides to find the net in this semi-final first leg.
Ronaldo vs Zlatan will definitely be a fun battle to watch!
AC Milan haven't won any of their last 9 games against Juventus Turin.
AC Milan haven't lost in any of their last 7 home matches.
The most common result of matches between AC Milan and Juventus Turin when AC Milan is playing at home is 1-1. 8 matches have ended with this result.
The most common result of matches between AC Milan and Juventus Turin is 1-1. 11 matches have ended with this result.
AC Milan wins 1st half in 27% of their matches, Juventus Turin in 36% of their matches.
AC Milan wins 27% of halftimes, Juventus Turin wins 36%.
Both teams lost their last match.
AC Milan's performance of the last 5 matches is better than Juventus Turin's.
In Coppa Italia, AC Milan has better performance than Juventus Turin.
Juventus Turin have lost just 1 of their last 5 Coppa Italia games against AC Milan.
AC Milan have won just 1 of their last 5 Coppa Italia games against Juventus Turin.
Juventus Turin have lost just 0 of their last 5 games against AC Milan (in all competitions).
In the last 5 meetings AC Milan won 0, Juventus Turin won 5, 0 draws.
The winner of their last meeting was Juventus Turin.
On their last meeting Juventus Turin won by 1 goals.
AC Milan scores 0.2 goals in a match against Juventus Turin and Juventus Turin scores 2 goals against AC Milan (on average).
AC Milan scores 1.36 goals when playing at home and Juventus Turin scores 1.22 goals when playing away (on average).
Average number of goals in meetings between AC Milan and Juventus Turin is 2.2.
When AC Milan leads 1-0 at home, they win in 81% of their matches.
When Juventus Turin leads 0-1 away, they win in 64% of their matches.
When AC Milan is down 0-1 home, they win 11% of their matches.
When Juventus Turin is down 1-0 away, they win 22% of their matches.
Average number of goals in the first half in meetings between AC Milan and Juventus Turin is 0.4.
Juventus Turin have scored at least one goal for 29 consecutive matches.
AC Milan have scored at least one goal for 7 consecutive matches.
During the last 33 meetings with AC Milan playing at home, AC Milan have won 11 times, there have been 11 draws while Juventus Turin have won 11 times. The goal difference is 42-41 in favour of Juventus Turin.
During the last 68 meetings, AC Milan have won 17 times, there have been 20 draws while Juventus Turin have won 31 times. The goal difference is 93-70 in favour of Juventus Turin.