These two giants of the Italian game are set to renew their rivalry in around ten days. AC Milan have endured a miserable time of late, struggling to string together a series of wins. They failed to qualify for any European competition last season, which is a rarity for such a prestigious club. They will be hoping the 2014/2015 season brings a turnaround in their fortunes.
Meanwhile, Juventus are looking to continue the success from the past three Scudetto winning seasons. However, they have a new manager at the helm. Massimiliano Allegri was previously manager of AC Milan, where he was sacked after a few unimpressive seasons. He will be looking to improve on the impressive work of Antonio Conte, who has gone to manage the Italian National Team.
Allegri was boosted when Juventus rejected major offers from other clubs to buy their star players: Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba. The two are instrumental to Juvetnus having a great season, with their passing, tackling and goalscoring ability giving the Bianconeri an edge over their Italian rivals.
The bookies are expecting a Juventus win in this game, despite the fixture taking place at Milan’s San Siro stadium. Juve are priced at 5/4 to get the result, with Milan at 52/21 to get a win at home. The draw is priced at 12/5.
This is an intriguing fixture to bet on. The common verdict is a Juventus win, but fixtures between top Italian sides are often very tight. One goal can be enough to decide the game, which means Milan will have a chance if they play to the best of their ability. The draw looks like the best bet. It is an early season game, Juventus are still getting used to their new manager, and Milan will have a point to prove under club legend and new coach Filippo Inzaghi.
If you want to bet on a Juventus bid, the correct score market presents more appealing odds. Juventus to win 1-0 is priced at 7/1, while a 2-1 Bianconeri win is available at 17/2.
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