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AC Milan vs Newcastle Prediction: Champions League Match on 19.09.2023

AC Milan vs Newcastle Prediction: Champions League Match on 19.09.2023

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The San Siro will welcome Champions League football for AC Milan again this season as they look to get off to a winning start in Group F when they entertain the new kids on the block, Newcastle, on Tuesday at 16:45 GMT.

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Key Highlights

AC Milan’s Good Start to Their Serie A Campaign

Stefan Pioli will look to extend their encouraging start to their Serie A campaign, winning their opening three fixtures, into the Champions League clash against Newcastle.

Milan have played three times, won three of them, scored eight goals, conceded twice, and kept one clean sheet.

Olivier Giroud picked up from where he left off last season, opening the scoring for Milan in their Serie A opener away to Bologna in the 11th minute. New signing from Chelsea, Christian Pulisic, doubled their lead and sealed the win in the 21st minute.

A commanding 4-1 win at the San Siro for Milan in matchday two saw Olivier Giroud and Christian Pulisic on the scoresheet, with the USMNT star opening the scoring in the 33rd minute. Frenchman Giroud dispatched two penalties either side of Theo Hernandez’s foal to seal a 4-1 win.

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A 1-2 win away to rivals Roma in matchday three, even with the sending off of Fikayo Tomori in the 61st minute, confirmed Milan’s Fine start to the season.

Stefan Pioli will hope to extend this form to their Champions League opener at the San Siro against Newcastle on Tuesday.

Newcastle’s Return to the Champions League

Eddie Howe and his men will be experiencing Champions League football after they finished inside the top four last season.

The Magpies will be looking for an assured start to their Group F assignment as they look to make an impact in this season’s competition.

Newcastle’s recent form has not been stellar. After opening the season with a commanding and statement-making 5-1 home win against a good Aston Villa side, they have lost their subsequent three consecutive matches in the Premier League.

The three losses against Manchester City away (1-0), Liverpool at home (1-2), and Brighton away (3-1), saw the Magpies score twice and concede six times. 

Eddie Howe will look to improve his side’s tactical maturity and dynamism when they face AC Milan on Tuesday. The focus will be on tactical maturity, cutting out unnecessary mistakes, and displaying a pragmatic and fluid performance to get the three points.

Injury Report

AC Milan

Stefan Pioli will be without defensive midfielder Ismael Bennacer (knee surgery) and center-back Pierre Kalulu for the visit of Newcastle on Tuesday. 

Newcastle

Eddie Howe will have doubts, heading into the Milan clash, about calling on Sven Botman (ankle), J. Manqullo (groin), Emil Krafth (unknown), and Joe Willock (hamstring). 

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Possible Lineups

AC Milan

M. Maignan; T. Hernandez, F. Tomori, M. Thiaw, D. Calabria; R. Krunic, R. Loftus-Cheek, R. Leao, T. Reijnders, C. Pulisic; O. Giroud

Newcastle

N. Pope; M. Targett, D. Burn, F. Schar, K. Trippier; Joelinton, B. Guimaraes, S. Tonali; A. Gordon, A. Isak, M. Almiron

Prediction

AC Milan will look to be their imposing selves when they play Newcastle on Tuesday. However, Stefan Pioli will tweak the team’s positioning and tactical approach to give them solidity and pragmatism to their approach to the Champions League opener.

Pioli will know the danger Newcastle pose on the break and the pace of their forward line. Milan will employ a medium press to minimize transitions.

Newcastle will be compact and solid in their approach. They will look to leverage the counter-attack to pose a goal threat, using their pace and fluidity in the attacking third.

AC Milan and Newcastle will fight to a draw and share the points.

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