Nearing Scudetto, AC Milan Face Test vs Atalanta
Two wins away from their first Serie A title since 2011, AC Milan faces their toughest remaining test with Atalanta coming to town. The Rossoneri have given up the fewest goals in Serie A this season but a dangerous Atalanta side threatens to change that on Sunday. AC Milan vs Atalanta betting odds list hosts Milan as the favorites to stay on top of the Serie A table with just two games remaining.
AC Milan vs Atalanta Game Info:
- Location: Stadio San Siro, Milan, Italy
- Date & Time: Sunday May 15th, 12:00 p.m. ET
- TV: CBS Sports Network, Paramount+, FuboTV
Last Five Serie A Meetings:
- Oct 2021: Atalanta 2-3 Milan
- May 2021: Atalanta 0-2 Milan
- Jan 2021: Milan 0-3 Atalanta
- Jul 2020: Milan 1-1 Atalanta
- Dec 2019: Atalanta 5-0 Milan
AC Milan won the reverse fixture over Atalanta, in a 3-2 goal fest. Despite the close-seeming scoreline, the result was never in doubt for Milan as they led 3-0 in the 78th minute. Duvan Zapata got a goal back for Atalanta and Mario Pasalic made the scoreline respectable just before the final whistle. Milan’s last win over Atalanta at San Siro 2014
Despite winning the last two meetings, AC Milan’s last win over Atalanta at the San Siro was back in 2014. AC Milan vs Atalanta betting odds are pricing the Rossoneri at -130 to win, so don’t be surprised if that changes come Sunday. The last ten meetings are exactly even, with three wins apiece and four draws.
AC Milan in the Home Stretch
- Form (All Competitions): W,W,W,L,W
- Injuries and Suspensions: D Simon Kjaer (ACL)
The Rossoneri got their fourth Serie A win in a row, as they defeated Verona 3-1 last Sunday. Midfielder Sandro Tonali has made a habit of scoring big goals lately and he scored a brace, while Alessandro Florenzi added a third.
Two points ahead of rivals Inter Milan, AC Milan just need wins over Atalanta and Sassuolo to seal the Scudetto. The Rossoneri have dealt with injury problems for most of the season but will only be missing defender Simon Kjaer as they make their final title push.
The under for opponents has been one of the best recent AC Milan betting tips. They haven’t conceded more than a goal in a Serie A match since February and have kept clean sheets in seven of their last nine Serie A matches. Keeping Atalanta’s attack at bay will be a huge focus for Stefano Pioli’s men.
Atalanta at Risk of Missing Out on European Competition
- Form (All Competitions): W,D,D,W,L
- Injuries and Suspensions: D Rafael Toloi (Muscle), D Giuseppe Pezzella (Muscle), D Giorgio Scalvini (Thigh)
Atalanta have been up and down this season and are currently at risk of missing out on European competition altogether next season. In eighth place, Gian Piero Gasperini’s side has a lot to play for in their last couple of matches as they could move as high as fifth with two wins.
AC Milan vs Atalanta betting odds have Atalanta listed as sizable underdogs at +335 but this is a team that can compete with anyone. It’s just difficult to know which version we’ll get on Sunday. La Dea left things until late on in their most recent match at Spezia, scoring two late goals to seal a 3-1 win.
The win was just Atalanta’s second in their last seven Serie A matches and followed draws to both Torino and Salernitana. La Dea has dealt with injuries to their top strikers, Luis Muriel and Duvan Zapata, at various points in the season but they’re both available on Sunday.
What to Watch For
This is a big match for both teams, even if it doesn’t necessarily seem like it for Atalanta. After a rough decade, AC Milan is incredibly close to the mountaintop once again and the consequences of missing out on Europe next season for Atalanta could be disastrous. With how competitive this matchup has been in recent years, expect another excellent match.
Italy Serie A betting odds list AC Milan as -200 favorites to win Serie A, which comes as no surprise given they hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over Inter. A Rossoneri win and an Inter loss/draw would clinch the title on Sunday. Inter, will be playing after AC Milan, so there won’t be a celebration at the San Siro but the stadium will be electric either way.
Milan are unbeaten in their last 14 Serie A matches and have only conceded six goals since. It is a little curious that Milan have struggled so much vs Atalanta at home. The Rossoneri are winless in the last seven meetings at the San Siro but this would be the perfect time to break the streak.Follow us on Twitter