|Last updated 27/02/2024
Newcastle United hosts AC Milan at St James’ Park in Group F of the Champions League, with both sides needing a win if they are to stand any chance of qualifying for the Round of 16.
The Both Teams to Score market has landed in three of Newcastle’s last five matches, while both sides have scored in four of AC Milan’s last five fixtures.
Kieran Trippier has seemingly struggled of late and has been shown five yellow cards in 16 Premier League appearances. The former Spurs right-back will be up against a tricky opponent in the shape of Rafael Leao in tonight’s clash.
Fikayo Tomori has been booked twice in five Champions League matches this season, while Rossoneri right-back Davide Calabria averages 1.6 fouls per game and has been show one yellow card in four Champions League starts (5 appearances).
PSG travels to Signal Iduna Park where they’ll face Borussia Dortmund in a match that could either see the Parisians finish as winners of Group F or eliminated from the competition as a whole, while Newcastle and AC Milan are battling it out to try and take advantage of any slip-up from PSG in a bid to steal second-place.
Kylian Mbappe has scored three goals in five Champions League appearances this season while also firing in 15 goals and creating two assists in 14 Ligue 1 matches.
Olivier Giroud is having a good domestic campaign for AC Milan, having scored eight goals and created three assists in 12 Serie A fixtures.
In terms of fouls and cards, Salih Ozcan has received two yellow cards in just six Bundesliga starts and averages 1.6 fouls per game in that competition.
Joelinton averages 2 fouls per game in the Champions League and has been given one yellow card in three appearances during this season’s competition.
Tonight’s fouls boost comes from Group F, with Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Lucas Hernandez (PSG), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle) and Davide Calabria (AC Milan) all involved.
Hummels has shown signs of struggle in the Bundesliga, having received four yellow cards and one red card in 13 matches. The 34-year-old could have his work cut-out against the likes of Kylian Mbappe.
Hernandez has received two yellow cards in five Champions League appearances and currently averages 1.6 fouls per game in Europe.
Trippier has been out of form of late in the Premier League and has been shown five bookings in 16 matches. The 33-year-old committed two fouls last time out in Newcastle’s heavy 4-1 defeat at Tottenham.
Calabria averages 1.6 fouls per game in four Champions League starts (5 appearances) and has received one booking across these matches.
Tuesday night’s 8 pm Champions League fixtures had a total of 13 goals and 55 corners taken.
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