This season Milan are pleasantly surprised by the quality of their play. Will Stefano Pioli’s charges be able to beat Rio Ave on October 1 without any problems and get a ticket to the group stage of the Europa League? – find out in our forecast.
In the last Portuguese championship, the team finished in fifth place. This made it possible to take part in the qualification of the Europa League, where Borac Banja Luka (2: 0) and Besiktas (2: 1 pen) have already been replayed.
In the Portuguese championship, Carlos Carvalyal’s charges ended two starting rounds in a draw – with Tondela (1: 1) and Guimaraes (0: 0). Rio Ave have very good ball control and stand out for their reliable defensive play.
Recently, the Rossoneri have not seen stability in the game. With the arrival of Stefano Pioli, the situation began to change in a positive direction. Already at the end of last season, the team from Milan played more confidently. This is what made it possible to finish in sixth position.
Milan managed to win twice in Serie A this season, beating Crotone and Bologna (2: 0). In the qualification of the Europa League, they managed to break the resistance of Shamrock Rovers (2: 0) and Bude / Glimt (3: 2).
Rio Ave finished their last three matches at home arena in a draw
Milan have won all of their official games this season
Milan won ten victories in a row
There is a constant rotation as part of Milan. Surely Stefano Pioli will consider the performance in the Europa League as an opportunity to check the nearest reserve, but only when the situation allows it. To begin with, you also need to earn this right.
We think the Rossoneri are looking really cool right now. We do not think that the guests will experiment and bring things to overtime, but will win in regulation time. Still, for the team, performance in the Europa League is a priority. “Riu Ave” will not be able to offer worthy resistance to more skilled guests.
Our prediction is Milan’s victory. In the bookmaker Vinline, you can play such an outcome with a coefficient of 1.77.