The Champions League semi-finals conclude this week, with AC Milan aiming to come from two goals behind against their city rivals Inter Milan at San Siro Stadium on Tuesday.
The Rossoneri were stunned by two quickfire goals from Edin Dzeko and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in last Wednesday’s first leg, with Inter gaining a strong foothold in the tie after only 11 minutes.
AC Milan, who Premier Bet are proud to represent as the club’s Official African Betting Partner, therefore have it all to do to advance to the final for the first time since lifting the European Cup for the seventh time in 2007.
However, several teams have overturned larger deficits throughout the history of the Champions League knockout stages, making Premier Bet’s exclusively boosted odds of 13.0 for AC Milan to reach the final a fantastic offer!
Inter are likely to name the same side that prevailed against their fiercest rivals last time out in this competition, with Dzeko partnering Lautaro Martinez in attack.
With the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Marcelo Brozovic and Joaquin Correa to call upon from the bench, there is little doubt that the Nerazurri possess fearsome strength in depth.
AC Milan, on the other hand, were noticeably missing their star man Rafael Leao during last week’s defeat, with the 23-year-old remaining a minor doubt due to a thigh injury.
However, Leao’s manager Stefano Pioli has hinted that the Portugal forward will return to his starting XI, but Ismael Bennacer will miss the rest of the season after injuring his knee.
After successfully backing Under 2.5 Goals in our preview last week, the market is opposing goals once again for Tuesday’s second leg, with this goal line priced at odds of 1.73 at the time of writing.
With AC Milan having to chase the tie from the outset, I’m not convinced the value is there in the same way this time around. Providing Leao is fit to start, I expect the visitors to score, with Olivier Giroud likely to enjoy a much more fruitful evening with the potential support of his partner in crime.
However, Inter have scored in 14 of the last 15 editions of Derby de Milano, and it is difficult to imagine them failing to continue that excellent goalscoring streak against their rivals given the gaps they may be presented to exploit with their opponents pushing on for a way back into the tie.
As such, Both Teams To Score looks decent value at odds of 1.79.
If you are looking to back a player in the Anytime Goalscorer market, I would lean towards Martinez at odds of 2.55. The World Cup winner was the denied the opportunity to score last week after Inter had a penalty decision overturned against them, but he’s unlikely to be as quiet once again with 23 goals and counting to his name already this season.