Get ready for a thrilling encounter as AC Milan faces off against Newcastle United in the UEFA Champions League. The match kicks off at 1:30 AM IST on December 14, marking the decisive Group F finale at St. James Park.
This group, famously dubbed the “group of death,” witnesses its concluding clash – the sixth of six matches. Newcastle, based at St. James Park, aims to outshine AC Milan and seize the chance to progress further in this esteemed tournament. Group F, featuring Newcastle, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, and Dortmund, sees PSG trailing Dortmund at the moment, while Newcastle and AC Milan hold the third and fourth positions, respectively.
While Dortmund and PSG eye a spot in the round of 16, Newcastle eyes an opportunity to advance by defeating AC Milan in this crucial game. The top bookmakers in India have amazing football odds with them.
Newcastle have scored five goals in as many matches in the UCL 2023-24 season.
The betting tip is...
Newcastle United to score 1.5+ goals
Newcastle United has been playing at its best recently, especially since Saudi Arabia took over and Eddie Howe was named manager. With the recent additions of Bruno Guimaraes, Aleksander Isak, and Harvey Barnes, the team now has a strong posture.
But injuries are making them uncomfortable. They currently have ten injuries, including Sven Botman and other important players. But that doesn't change them in any way. The team's newest member, Sandro Tonali, has been suspended due to suspected betting.
Their top scorers are Anthony Gordon (six goals, three assists) and Alexander Isak (nine goals and zero assists). Miguel Almiron has the highest number of shots on target, followed by Keiran Trippier and Dan Burn.
We expect no changes in the lineup
Predicted Lineup: Nick Pope, Fabian Schar, Jamal Lascelles, Lewis Hall, Keiran Trippier, Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton, Lewis Miley, Anthony Gordon, Miguel Almiron, Aleksander Isak
AC Milan has had a rich history with players like Paolo Maldini, Gennaro Gattuso, and Cafu. They are the team with the second most UCL Titles.
As far as this season is concerned, AC Milan is having quite a good season in Serie A. They are at the 3rd spot in the table, but in UCL, they have not performed up to the mark. They have won only one match in the competition.
Their top scorer is the French veteran Olivier Giroud, with eight goals and three assists, followed by another Ex Chelsea man, Christian Pulisic, with five goals and two assists. Their keeper, Mike Maignana, has had 38 saves and conceded 20 with a ratio of 1.9 saves/goal.
We expect Milan to come up with the strongest playing XI.
Predicted Lineup: Mike Maignan, Dominic Calabria, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernandez, Allessandro Florenzi, Ruben Loftu Cheek, Tijjani Reijnnders, Ismael Bennacer, Christian Pulisic, Luka Jovic, Olivier Giroud
Newcastle has a fantastic team led by a fantastic manager, even with all of the injuries in the squad. They are giving it everything they have in an attempt to win the match and move on to the next round.
To compete in European competitions this season, AC Milan is also facing a do-or-die situation. They haven't played each other very often, but their most recent meeting ended in a draw, indicating that they will fight hard in their final group stage match.