Newcastle kick-off their Champions League campaign by visiting AC Milan, semi-finalists of last season's tournament. Will the Magpies be able to start off on the right foot after being inconsistent in the Premier League so far?Check out here our AC Milan vs Newcastle predictions with bet builder tips, highest odds, probable line-ups, team news, betting offers and exclusive free bets!
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How to watch AC Milan vs NewcastleAC Milan v Newcastle will take place on Tuesday 19th September 2023. The kick off is scheduled at 5:45 pm UK-Time.
The San Siro, one of European football's great amphitheaters, will play host to the Toon's Group F opener against AC Milan.
The match will be shown live on TNT Sports 1 from 5pm. It will be streamed live on the Discovery+ app and desktop website for subscribers.
AC Milan vs Newcastle Betting Preview
AC Milan arrives at the first round of the Champions League downsized in terms of play and morale. Stefano Pioli's team was hammerded by Inter Milan in the derby played on Saturday, a 5-1 defeat that could leave consequences in the minds of the players. For the Rossoneri it was the fifth consecutive Milan derby lost in 2023. Before the derby, however, AC Milan played brilliant football and won the first three Serie A matches against Bologna (0-2), Torino (4-1 in San Siro) and Roma (1-2 at the Olimpico).
Newcastle returned to winning ways at the weekend after three consecutive defeats before the international break. The Magpies, in fact, lost at the hands of Manchester City (1-0), Liverpool (1-2 at home) and Brighton (3-1). Last Saturday, however, they narrowly beat Brentford (1-0 at the St. James' Stadium), their second success this season after a 4-1 victory over Aston Villa in their debut match. Eddie Howe's team, a real surprise last season, are currently in 10th place in the Premier League table.
Unsurprisingly, the odds are very levelled, meaning that the Magpies can overturn home advantage. the Magpies are 15/8 to win with Betfred while AC Milan are 17/10 to win in front of their own fans with LiveScore Bet. The draw is priced at 5/2 with William Hill.
AC Milan (4-3-3): Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Kjaer, Hernandez; Reijnders, Krunic, Loftus-Cheek; Chukwueze, Giroud, Leao
Stefano Pioli should keep faith inmost of his starting XI despite the heavy KO against Inter. The only two changes to the lineup should concern Fikayo Tomori (who was banned in the league) and Samuel Chukwueze (who should replace Christian Pulisic who appeared a tired). Rade Krunic should once again be confirmed in the playmaker role, with new signings Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Reijnders alongside him despite Tommaso Pobega is pushing for a start. The front trio will be completed by Rafael Leao and Olivier Giroud, with Luka Jovic and Noah Okafor the main alternatives. Pierre Kalulu, Ismael Bennacer, Luka Romero, Mattia Caldara and Marco Pellegrino are still out due to injury.
Newcastle (4-3-3): Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Longstaff, Tonali, Guimaraes; Gordon, Isak, Barnes
Former AC Milan midfielder Sandro Tonali is fully recovered. The Italian international will start in the middle of the park with Sean Longstaff and Bruno Guimaraes on his flanks, given the unavailability of Joelinton. Up front, Alexander Isak is favored over Callum Wilson for the central striker role, while Aaron Gordon and Harvey Barnes are likely to start on the wings. At the back, Sven Botman will regularly play at the heart of the defense together with Fabian Schar, while Dan Burn will still be deployed at left back. Former Arsenal Joe Willock will miss due to an injury.
AC Milan vs Newcastle Betting Tips
AC Milan we saw against Inter Milan were very vulnerable defensively. And Tomori's return probably won't be enough to resolve the defensive uncertainties.
On the other side, Newcastle didn't appear as solid in this first part of the season as they were last year. Nick Pope has non been reliable between the posts and Dan Burn is very attackable on the wing (Chukwueze will act on his side).
Therefore, we expect a hard-fought match with many scoring opportunities. The "Newcastle or draw" double chance is the bet we recommend while the 2-2 draw is our pick in the Correct Score market.
Also watch out for Both teams score and Harvey Barnes as a possible scorer, considering that the former Leicester player is an excellent counter-attacker.
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