Competitive soccer returns to Italy on Friday evening, as Juventus host AC Milan in the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi-finals. It almost seems like an eternity ago since the first legs took place in February, but this tie remains in the balance, with both sides hopeful of reaching the final, which will take place on the 17th June at the Stadio Olimpico.
When: Friday 12th June 2020
Where: Allianz Stadium
How To Watch: BT Sport
Juventus vs AC Milan Odds
Coppa Italia Preview
It has been a long wait for action to resume in Italy, and Juventus will be able to pick up from where they left off by winning the Coppa Italia before returning to Serie A action on the 22nd June. The Old Lady remain in a tense fight for the league title, which means a success in this competition could give them a boost ahead of the restart. Juventus have had a comfortable passage through to this round of the competition as they have conceded just two goals. They had previously beaten Udinese and AS Roma to each this stage, but they endured a testing match against AC Milan in the first leg.
The first leg at the San Siro ended in a 1-1 draw. Juventus rode their luck to come away from the opening leg with a draw, as they needed a contentious last-minute penalty to even the scores. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the leveller, who had previously scored in ten straight Serie A games in the fixture before this encounter. Milan had taken the lead after the hour mark when Ante Rebic fired home. However, the hosts were sent down to ten men after Lucas Hernandez was sent off for a second bookable offence with 20 minutes remaining.
It has been a difficult season for Milan, as they have a fight on their hands to finish in a European place when the season restarts. However, their form in the Coppa Italia has been strong, and they reached this stage after beating SPAL and Torino in the previous rounds. There will be a blow for Milan, as they will go into this clash without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who had previously made his second debut for the club in Serie A.
Juventus vs AC Milan Previous Meetings
These two famous clubs have met on 231 competitive occasions, with Juventus holding the record having won 91 times. Meanwhile, AC Milan have recorded seven wins in the previous 36 meetings, and there have been six drawn matches between the two big rivals in that space of time. Furthermore, Milan have not beaten Juventus since 2016, which means that they have gone ten without a win.
Juventus vs AC Milan Picks
Soccer fans will be delighted to see these two huge rivals squaring off ahead of the Serie A restart. Anything can happen in cup football, but it is incredibly hard to see Milan winning, given that they haven’t won away at Juventus for nine years. Ronaldo will be the vital player, as the Old Lady books their spot in the final.
Pick: Juventus To Win At -189 With BetOnline.ag.