AC Milan get ready to host Sassuolo for the first time out of three in 2015. The two sides were also pitted in Coppa Italia and Inzaghi relishes the chance to test the waters especially given the fact that he will have to be without Bonera, Abate, De Sciglio and Mexes. Sassuolo have seen Serie A action for the first time last year, and managed to avoid relegation to find themselves on the 12th place now, five points behind AC Milan.
The hosts have an unbeaten run of three matches and after the goalless draw against AS Roma, they went on for a big win against Real Madrid in a high profile friendly. Sassuolo on the other hand is unable to win in three matches, sporting two draws against Roma and Cesena and a defeat against Palermo. Ricardo Montolivo stated in a recent interview: “The objective is to get back into the Champions League, let’s hope we can go on a great run of results to get back into Europe.”
Alessio Cerci completed his first training session with AC Milan after coming from Atletico Madrid and should be available for selection. Sassuolo barely avoided the defeat against Cesena when Ze Eduardo scored the equalizer during stoppage time. While they don’t have any new injury worries, they will look to Berardi for a chance to surprise Diego Lopez while finding a way to stop Jeremy Menez in a great new “false nine” position at Mian.
Last season the teams split the wins, Milan won in San Siro, while Sassuolo won when playing at home. They also scored five goals each which could point you towards the over 2.5 betting market with 1.84 odds from 888sport. The bookmaker also favors the hosts to win and give them 1.60 for the three points, 6.50 for Sassuolo and 3.75 for a draw. Over 10.5 corners has 2.00 odds, El Shaarawy and Pazzini both have 2.25 odds to score while Menez has 2.65. We are going to bet 7 units on AC Milan to score in both halves with 2.45 odds from 888sport.