Ac Milan on a run in Serie A
Watch Ac Milan vs Empoli preview as Ac milan is welcoming Empoli on a serie A fixture, in Stadio Giuseppe on today meeting.
As they both meet at Serie A premises, Ac milan stands on the 3rd position of the table, where Empoli stands on the 14th position of the table.
Ac Milan vs Empoli preview
After being running on a four winless games in all competitions, that includes the home away matches from Fiorentina and Udinese Ac Milan got backup in a old fashion way, but impressive victory against Napoli on Sunday match.
On keeping demand over Forward Rafael Leao and scored either side of the Halftime, while Brahim Diaz and Alexis, they were on side to help Stefano Pioli’s men to secure a win in serie A before the two teams Renewal in the champions league quarter finals next week.
Hopes of Milan retaining their top-flight title were quashed some time ago, with 20 points currently separating them from Napoli at the summit, and securing a place in next season’s Champions League is now the sole focus for Pioli’s side, who sit third in the table and only one point above Roma in fifth.
Three favourable-looking league fixtures against Empoli, Bologna and Lecce are up next for Milan in and around their Champions League tie with Napoli, and Pioli will be targeting maximum points from this run before ending the month with an important clash away against Roma.
The Rossoneri will be confident of success on Friday as they have won each of their last four Serie A meetings against Empoli, including a 3-1 away win in October; not since the days of former boss Carlo Ancelotti between 2003 and 2006 have Milan won five successive league matches against the Azzurri.
Team news and Injury
Milan trio Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Junior Messias (both thigh) and Pierre Kalulu (calf) all missed the win over Napoli due to injury and they will all be assessed ahead of kickoff on Friday.
Pioli may consider making a few changes, with one eye on next week’s Champions League tie, but a back four of Davide Calabria, Simon Kjaer, Fikayo Tomori and Theo Hernandez is likely to remain intact, protecting goalkeeper Mike Maignan.
Former Empoli man Rade Krunic could keep his spot in centre-midfield alongside Ismael Bennacer and Sandro Tonali, while Leao – who has not scored at San Siro since November – is expected to continue on the left flank, joining Diaz and Olivier Giroud in attack.
As for Empoli, defender Lorenzo Tonelli is suspended after being sent off from the substitutes’ bench for dissent against Lecce.
However, first-choice goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario is expected to return to the starting lineup following a spell on the sidelines with concussion.
Caputo – who has scored 18 Serie A goals across two spells with Empoli – is set to continue in attack and will draw level with Ighli Vannucchi (19) as the club’s fourth-highest scorer in the Italian top flight if he finds the net on Friday.
Ac milan vs Empoli head to head stats
AC Milan have a good recent record against Empoli and have won 12 of the last 19 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Empoli’s two victories. AC Milan have won their last four matches against Empoli in the Serie A and have never secured a run of five consecutive victories against their opponents in the competition.
Empoli have conceded a total of 27 goals in their last 12 matches against AC Milan in the Serie A, with their last clean sheet against the Rossoneri coming in 2007. Empoli have won only three of their last 29 matches against AC Milan in the Serie A, with their previous victory coming at the San Siro in 2017.
AC Milan have lost only two of their 23 Serie A matches played on a Friday – the lowest loss record of any team on this day in the competition.
Ac Milan vs Empoli prediction
AC Millan have an impressive squad at their disposal and produced one of the most stunning results of their season against Napoli last week. Rafael Leao has come into his own this year and will look to make his mark on this fixture.
Empoli have been inconsistent this season and will face a formidable test on Friday. AC Milan are the better team on paper and should be able to win this game.