Liverpool vs AC Milan: Preview and Prediction
Liverpool vs AC Milan:
International Champions Cup.
Date: Sunday, 31-July-2016,
Kick-Off: 3:00 UK.
Venue: Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara (California).
Premier League powerhouse Liverpool are set to take on Series A giants AC Milan in the International Champions Cup friendly tournament on Sunday.
Liverpool are coming from a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Tuesday, after winning their previous four preseason friendly games on perfect sheet.
While AC Milan have won their two preseason friendlies games over Bordeaux and Bayern Munich. They would like to continue their performance against old foe Liverpool.
Liverpool have been defeated just once in all five friendly games they have played that’s 1-0 lost to Chelsea, the Reds scored ten goals in these four games with four perfect clean sheets.
Serie A side AC Milan’s first two friendly games have resulted in perfect 100% record with a 2-1 win against Bordeaux and 5-3 on penalties over Bayern Munich after thrilling 3-3 draw on Wednesday.
Emre Can and Divock Origi are still in recovery process from Euro 2016 and Mamoudu Sakho was sent back to England over a reported disrespect in camp while Marko Gruijic was hospitalised due to concussion. New recruit Georginio Wijnaldum is expected to be featured while Vincenzo Montella’s boys have no injury worries in camp.
Liverpool: Predicted Staring Eleven (4-2-3-1)
Karius – Randall, Klavan, Lovren, Moreno – Stewart, Henderson – Wijnaldum, Firmino, Coutinho – Mane.
AC Milan: Predicted Staring Eleven (4-3-3)
Donnarumma – Antonelli, Romangnoli, Paleta, Abate – Bertolacci, Montolivo, Poli – Suso, Niang, Bacca.
Liverpool vs AC Milan: Head-to-Head
Liverpool have clashed with AC Milan three times in the last decade, Liverpool winning twice while one match finished in favour of AC Milan.
The last meeting between these two sides was in the 2014 edition of International Champions Cup which Liverpool won 2-0.
There are 11 goals produced in the last three games between them, six to Liverpool and five to AC Milan.
Liverpool vs AC Milan: Prediction
This game will produce one of the sensational performances we have witnessed between these two sides for long time. There has not been any much margin in terms of stats head-to-head basis, in the past three games since a thrilling 3-3 Champions League final game in 2005.
Despite AC Milan staging a come-back in 2007 in Champions League final, the third deciding match was in 2014 when Liverpool beat AC Milan 2-0.
Jugen Klopp and Vincenzo Montella are both putting up their side together and this game is a great test for them but in a brilliant display from AC Milan against Bayern Munich gives an impression that Serie A side are aggressive and have the character as compared to Liverpool who lost 1-0 to Chelsea and lacks a bit of intensity, due to this it tells clearly that both clubs will produce a balance game.
Expected Full Time Score: Liverpool 2-2 AC Milan.
Liverpool vs AC Milan: Tips
- Over 2.5 goals.
- Both Teams To Score.