AC Milan and Lille are the top two sides in Group H of the Europa League, and both sides will be looking to rubber stamp their authority on this group with a win as the two sides meet at the San Siro this coming week.
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AC Milan have been one of the standout teams in Europe so far this season, and they will be looking to build on that excellent start with another win in the Europa League. Milan are already the pace setters in the Serie A title race, but a piece of silverware would certainly present an excellent return for the club this season. The Europa League could be the competition that they target, and that have already won both of their games in the group stage this season.
They have scored six goals and conceded once. The only goal that they have conceded came in their first group game against Celtic, but they were still able to get the 3-1 win. Rade Krunic, Brahim Diaz and Jens Petter Hauge scored the goals at Celtic Park. Milan followed that win with another against Sparta Prague at the San Siro. Diaz scored his second goal in two European games, while Rafael Leao and Diogo Dalot also found the net.
Lille have started the Europa League with a win and a draw so far. The French side got off to the best possible start by beating Sparta Prague 4-1, with Yusuf Yazci scoring a hat-trick in that comprehensive win. However, their battle for the second spot may go down to the wire, as they were held by Celtic in their second group game. Mehmet Zeki Celik and Nanitamo Ikone scored second half goals to salvage a 2-2 draw for the Ligue 1 side on that occasion.
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Milan have no long-term injury problems, but Mateo Musacchio and Samu Castillejo will both be missing for this fixture. Former Southampton defender Jose Fonte will be the only player missing for the Ligue 1 side for this huge Europa League fixture.
AC Milan vs Lille Prediction
AC Milan have been in excellent form so far this season, and for that reason it would be hard to bet against them winning this fixture. Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be a great bet for first goal scorer as Milan take a huge stranglehold on this group.
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