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AC Milan vs. Sassuolo - 3/2/19 Serie A Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Sassuolo at AC Milan
Date & Time Saturday March 2, 2019, 12:00 PM (EST)
San Siro
Milano, Italy
The Line
Over: 3.5 (+175) / Under: 3.5 (-235)
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AC Milan is welcoming Sassuolo in round 26 of Italian Serie A.

AC Milan is finally looking like a team that can be a decent competition to Juventus in Serie A. Genaro Gattuso is Milan legend and coach of this team and is finally showing that he knows how to do this job and with that results are better. Milan is holding 4thplace in the standings which is last spot that leads into Champions League next season and are only 2 points behind their biggest rival Inter. Piatek leads Milan with 5 goals in 5 matches and has been great addition to this team while Suso added 8 assists. Caldara and Bonaventura are injured and will not play in this game. Milan’s home record is 8 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses and are on a 3 home game winning streak. In their last Seria A match against Empoli, Milan has dominated throughout the game with 58% ball possession, 7 shots on goal and impressive 90% of correct passes and have won this game 3:0. AC Milan is playing really nice and offensive soccer and to keep their Champions League chances alive they need to keep going.

Sassuolo is not a bad team and are safely holding 11thspot in the standing but this is their maximum this season. Sassuolo simply doesn’t have enough quality to compete with the big boys like Juventus, Napoli, Inter and Milan and even teams like Fiorentina and Atalanta are out of their reach. Sassuolo has shown some signs of life this season but they lack consistency and focus on the defensive end and because of that they conceded 40 goals in 25 matches.  Sassuolo’s away record is 3 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses and haven’t won any of their last 5 away matches. Babacar leads Sassuolo with 6 goals in 21 matches. Sernicola, Marlon and Duncan will not play due to the injury. Sassuolo doesn’t play with ball possession, don’t have offensive quality to create a lot of chances, instead they are trying to play defensive soccer but don’t have a lot of success in that as well. Sassuolo have managed to preserve their Serie A status and are safe in the middle of the table and I’m sure they will scoop few more victories but not here.

Milan hasn’t lost any of their last 5 games against Sassuolo and have lost only 1 against 6 home games against same opponent back in 2016 but because they are fighting for Champions League I see them winning this game.

Over: 2.5 and AC Milan to win

Being from Croatia I was raised with soccer all around me and I loved to watch and play soccer ever since i was little kid, especially after Croatia won third place in 1998 World Cup in France. I watch and follow soccer on a daily basis and to get the oppurtunity to write about it is amazing. 

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