The Serie A actions continues on Sunday as Udinese vs AC Milan takes place at the Dacia Arena. The two teams will look to start the new campaign in the best of ways. Udinese is looking to improve on a 12th place finish, while AC Milan’s ambitions will be to return to the Champions League next season. Where will the two teams end up? Let’s take a closer look as Udinese face AC Milan in Matchday 1 of the 2019/20 Serie A season.
Udinese vs AC Milan Prediction & Match Preview
Sunday, August 25 – 12:00 EST – Dacia Arena
Udinese start off the new season in front of their home crowd, where they will hope to get a result against AC Milan. They held the 13th best home record last season, winning only 8 matches. They will need to improve on that if they want to gain access to the top half of the table this season. Their summer transfer window included the arrivals of Sema, Walace, and Nestorovski to name a few. Furthermore, Udinese face an even tougher task this season as many teams across the league strengthened themselves with worthy acquisitions. They last recorded a win against AC Milan in 2017 when they won 2-1 at the Dacia Arena.
On the other hand, AC Milan’s main priority this season will be to return to the Champions League. Marco Giampaolo was announced as their new manager during the summer and he will be looking to make the best out of his tactics to achieve AC Milan’s goal. Furthermore, AC Milan decided to settle with UEFA for their financial fair play situation, and therefore will not be playing in any European cups this season. Many Rossoneri fans believe that this was the right thing to do for the team. It will allow them to solely focus on the Serie A and hope to finish in the top 4 at the end of season. Moreover, they had a busy summer with the arrivals of Bennacer, Duarte, Leao, and Theo Hernandez to name a few. Will the Rossoneri have what it takes to re-enter Europe’s prestigious competition?
We are expecting an interesting match at the Dacia Arena on Sunday. This fixture always promises an open match-up, where any team could win. We believe that the Rossoneri will have the upper hand, but Udinese will not want to disappoint in front of their home crowd.
OUR PICK: DRAW OR AC MILAN DOUBLE CHANCE + OVER 1.5 GOALS @ 1.66 ON BET 365