The Rossoneri travel to the Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday, where they will face Borussia Dortmund. Both sides have won their last three league games and there shouldn’t be much separating the two sides this week.
Dortmund are currently in fourth place in the Bundesliga after six games, where they have gone unbeaten, winning four and drawing twice. BVB are known for their attacking, free flowing football, especially when playing at home, however we have seen a slightly more reserved side this season. two of their three games at the Signal Iduna Park has ended 1-0, with Dortmund failing to convert their chances. Their standout player this season has been 24-year-old, Donyell Malen, who has scored three times.
Last time out in the UCL, Dortmund travelled to Paris and they suffered a 2-0 defeat to PSG. The hosts dominated the tie and after twenty minutes, it seemed only a matter of time before they broke the deadlock. Edin Terzic’s side were hard to breach In the first half, but a 49th minute penalty cost them dearly. Mbappe converted and ten minutes later, Dortmund were 2-0 down. They continued to attack but struggled to create any opportunities.
The Rossoneri are second in the Serie A after seven games, winning six and their only defeat was a 5-1 defeat in the Milan derby. What will impress Stefano Piolo the most this season, is the fact that his front three of Olivier Giroud, Rafael Leao and Christian Pulisic have all been contributing in front of goal. The Frenchman has scored 4 times, whilst registering three assists this season and he has been pivotal to the way Milan attack, displaying almost telepathic link up with the dangerous Leao. Milan have also scored an average of two goals in the road this season and you would expect them to score on Wednesday.
They hosted Newcastle in their UCL opener, however the scoreline didn’t reflect the games proceedings. Milan dominated Newcastle throughout and created numerous chances that were squandered. They tallied up 1.99 XG which just highlights how unlucky they were in front of goal. Piolo’s side were also comfortable at the back and dealt with the Newcastle attack rather easily, due to the extremely smart and physical centre back pairing of Fikayo Tomori and Malick Thiaw.
Both sides will be desperate to win this game and they both have a good chance of doing so. With the crowd behind Dortmund, you would expect them to start quickly and potentially score in the first half, but Milan also have enough quality to cause them issues at the back.
The final prediction is Borussia Dortmund 2-2 AC Milan, with a draw priced at 12/5.