Juventus vs. Milan 6/12/20 Coppa Italia Semifinals Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
6/12/20 3:45 pm
Over 2.5 (-118), Under 2.5 (-106)
Juventus is welcoming Milan to Allianz Arena in the second leg of semifinals of the Coppa Italia.
Juventus has been dominant in Serie A for years now, and this season as well, Juventus is in first place with 63 points, 1 point ahead of Lazio. Juventus has lost only 1 of their last 5 games, and that was in the Champions League against Lyon on the road. In the first leg of the semifinals in Coppa Italia, Milan and Juventus tied the game at 1-1. In their last Serie A game against Inter at home, Juventus was the better team with 53% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and high 91% of the correct passes. With two goals in the second half, Juventus has won this match 2-0. Ronaldo and Dybala are Juventus’ top goal scorers in Coppa Italia with 2 goals each. Demiral is the only injured player for Juventus and he will skip this game. Juventus is in good shape and they are playing solid soccer this season, not as dominant as before, but that is just coach Sarri’s style. Heading into this match, Juventus has the advantage because they scored an away goal, but I don’t think Milan will just roll over, and after a three-month break, anything is possible. As far as Serie a go, Juventus is at the top for now, but Lazio is right behind them and they are getting ready to pounce.
Milan has had some good results this season, but they have been struggling a lot, on both ends. Some things started to change after Ibrahimovic was signed, but then there was an earthquake in Milan’s management, and everything went downhill again. Milan has won only 1 game in their last 6 games while conceding at least one goal in 5 of those 6 games. In Serie A, Milan is in 7th place with 36 points, only 28 scored goals, and 34 conceded goals, 3 points away from the Europa League spot, but far away from the Champions League. In their last match in Serie A against Genoa at home, Milan was the better team with 62% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, and 84% of accurate passes. A solid match for Milan, but their defense was a disaster once again and Milan has lost this match 1-2. Calhanoglu is the leading goal scorer for Milan in Coppa Italia with 2 goals. Duarte and Ibrahimovic are injured and their return date is unknown, while Castillejo and Hernandez are suspended because of yellow cards. Milan must attack from the start in this game because they are behind, but I’m just not sure if Milan is capable of that, especially against a team like Juventus.
When playing at home, Juventus has not lost to Milan in their last 10 games, while Juventus is on an 8-game winning streak at home overall. Milan is far from their old days of glory, and they are missing some key players because of injuries and suspensions. I think Juventus will get a nice win here and will advance to the Coppa Italia finals.