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” AC Milan vs Tottenham “Form and fitness are both key issues for Tottenham ahead of tonight’s Champions League trip to AC Milan.
AC Milan vs Tottenham The first leg of this last-16 tie pits ex-Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte against his old rivals as the Italian continues on what is essentially still his first European journey as Spurs coach.
Milan ended a run of seven games without a win by narrowly beating Torino on the weekend and sit fifth in Serie A, the same position Tottenham occupy in the Premier League.
Date, kick-off time and venue
AC Milan vs Tottenham match facts
- Date: Tuesday, February 14
- Kickoff Time: 3 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. GMT / 7 a.m. AEDT (Wed, Feb. 15)
- Location: San Siro (Milan, Italy)
- Official: Sandro Schaerer (Switzerland)
The match will take place at the Stadio San Siro.
Where to watch AC Milan vs Tottenham
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on BT Sport 1 and Ultimate, with coverage starting at 7pm.
Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the BT Sport app and website.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog, with expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick at the ground.
AC Milan vs Tottenham team news
The Rossoneri have suffered something of an injury crisis of late, losing Fikayo Tomori, Ismael Bennacer, Alessandro Florenzi, Sergino Dest and Mike Maignan.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned to fitness to make the bench against Torino but is not registered for the Champions League.
Rodrigo Bentancur will miss the game for Spurs after suffering a serious knee injury at Leicester on the weekend, while Hugo Lloris and Yves Bissouma are out long-term. Ryan Sessegnon also misses out with a hamstring issue.
Oliver Skipp and Pape Matar Sarr are expected to start in midfield with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg suspended.
AC Milan vs Tottenham prediction
Neither teams are in particularly good form but Spurs have more quality and experience, which should see them build a narrow first-leg lead.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Spurs have never lost this fixture, which they have only ever been drawn to play in the 1972 UEFA Cup and 2011 Champions League.
AC Milan wins: 0
Tottenham wins: 2
AC Milan vs Tottenham match odds
AC Milan: 31/20
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).
AC Milan possible starting lineup:
Tatarusanu; Kalulu, Kjaer, Tomori; Calabria, Krunic, Tonali, Hernandez; Diaz, Leao; Giroud
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Forster; Romero, Dier, Davies; Emerson, Sarr, Skipp, Perisic; Kulusevski, Son; Kane
AC Milan vs Tottenham key stats
AC Milan have never beaten Tottenham in their four all-time meetings, all coming in UEFA continental competition. They matched up twice in the 1971/72 UEFA Cup, and again in the 2010/11 Champions League. On both occasions, Tottenham won the first leg by a single goal, and the two sides drew the second leg.
Antonio Conte has only lost once to AC Milan in his managerial career across 14 all-time matches, coming in a 2-1 Milan derby defeat in October 2020. He has collected 10 wins and three draws against the Italian club.
Both clubs sit fifth in their respective domestic league, with an automatic Champions League berth next season in peril. Prior to the World Cup break both teams were in Champions League positions. AC Milan sat second in the Serie A table at the break in November, while Tottenham stood in fourth in the Premier League.
After collecting 10 goal involvements (5 goals, 5 assists) through the first 11 Serie A matches of the season, Rafael Leao has just four goal involvements (3 goals, 1 assist) in his last 11 league games. He has not scored or assisted a goal in his last five matches across all competitions.
AC Milan vs Tottenham prediction
- Moneyline lean: Draw (+240)
- Against the spread lean: Tottenham +0.5 (-210)
- Score prediction: AC Milan 2-2 Tottenham
Plainly put, this is an extremely difficult match to parse, as both clubs have shown flashes of brilliance along with plenty of mistakes since the World Cup break concluded. Both sides have shipped goals on multiple occasions, then gone out and earned a clean sheet, only to be blasted again, all within the span of a few days or weeks.
The key to this match will be the play of Milan midfielder Sandro Tonali, who has been utterly putrid over his last five games after starring through the first half of the campaign. If he can take control of the midfield, with Spurs missing key players in the central area, Milan should hold on at home. If, however, Tonali has a performance like he did against, say, Sassuolo in late January, where he coughed up the ball repeatedly, Spurs will be a force on the break.
Tonali’s play in the Friday win over Torino suggests an upward trend, but it still left a lot to be desired, and this could end up being a chaotic match with lots of last-ditch defending on both ends.
AC Milan vs Tottenham: Best bet
- Pick: Over 2.5 goals
- Odds: -115 (BetMGM)
Both teams are missing their starting goalkeepers. Tottenham are missing key midfield pieces, and the AC Milan midfielders are in horrid form. This match screams chaos.
Spurs only saw two of their six Champions League group stage matches go over the 2.5 goal total, but those came against chaotic teams Eintracht Frankfurt and Olympique Marseille. While AC Milan don’t normally profile nearly as chaotic, their matches went over the total in four of their group stage matches, and the additional factors in this game seem to suggest they could find themselves all over the place, too.
And for kicks, let’s add one more wrinkle: Each of the last four times Antonio Conte faced AC Milan (all coming with Inter), the match exceeded the 2.5 goal total. Expect sloppy, messy defending to result in goals galore.
AC Milan vs Tottenham prop bet
- Pick: Sandro Tonali to be booke
- Odds: +240 (BetMGM)
AC Milan’s recent downturn can almost directly be linked to a dip in form for their lynchpin midfielder Sandro Tonali. He has struggled mightily since returning from the World Cup break, and while he looked to turn things around somewhat against Torino last time out, it wasn’t exactly a renaissance performance for the 22-year-old.
When on, he’s one of the best young No. 6/No. 8 hybrid midfielders in the world. Yet the last few weeks that version of Tonali we saw earlier this season has been nowhere to be found. He’s loose with his passing, late with his tackling, and generally behind the play.
Tonali’s been booked in three of his last seven matches, and could be taken to task if Tottenham look to counter through the middle via Harry Kane, who can actually run a breakaway better than most strikers in the world.
AC Milan vs Tottenham prop bet
- Pick: Dejan Kulusevski to assist a goa
- Odds: +310 (BetMGM)
Tottenham playmaker Dejan Kulusevski has been the most consistent creative presence in the Spurs squad this season, if anyone on this team can claim any consistency at all. He’s delivering nearly 2.0 key passes a match, and his chances created are of very high value, registering at 0.14 xA per shot assist.
The Swedish international has a tough matchup here, going up against in-form tackler Lucas Hernandez, but the Milan wing-back plays so high at times that he could get caught out of position, which is where Kulusevski can pounce.
Kulusevski should have opportunities in this match to feed his Spurs teammates, or even get on the end of one, which happens less often. While selecting Kulusevski to score or assist feels more palatable, he’s more than twice as likely to assist as he is to score, and the odds double when picking him just to assist a goal. It’s worth the upgrade versus the risk.
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