Alessandria vs Milan 01/26/2016 Coppa Italia Preview, Odds & Predictions
Milan vs Alessandria
Tuesday 26th January 2016 15:00 (ET)
The Line: Alessandria 5/1 Draw 11/4 Milan 1/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports
Talking about the magic of the cup we have the first leg o the semi final of the Copa Italia with Alessandria hosting Milan at the Stadio Olympico in Turin. Allesandria have won six rounds to get to this stage and the Lega Pro side now face Milan, the Giants of Italian football. Alessandria will look to keep it tight and hit Milan on the counter but this side have some talent and if the chances are created then Bocalan can finish them the Alessandria striker has found the net in ten of his eighteen games and will love the challenge here on Tuesday night. Boniperti and Marras will provide the creativity and support to Bocalan but I think this side believes they can cause a shock here, it would be immense but not unbelieveable considerin they have already accounted for Genoa on this terrific cup run.
Milan come into this game after a disappointing 2-2 draw at Empoli, a game which seen Milan lead twice only to be caught by Empoli in the last ten minutes. Milan have had a very up and down season. Bacca and Adriano have been working on a partnership that has yet to really produce the required results. The fit again Balotelli looks more a hindrance than a help. Niang seemed to pick up a knock at the weekend and is probably unlikely to play on Tuesday night. There is no doubt Milan have a superior squad in terms of numbers and quality but Alessandria will definitely give a good account of themselves here.
Honestly I think these two leg semi finals always suit the bigger teams and they can go away and get a draw only to win the home tie. With this in mind I'm going to take Alessandria on the handicap, I think the home side can get a result here. They may not have enough to win but a draw would be a historic result for the club and I think they probably get it on Tuesday night.