Champions League Preview: AC Milan vs Newcastle Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Sep 19)
- AC Milan reached the semi-final stage of the Champions League last season
- Newcastle competing in the Champions League for the first time in 20 years
The night that all Newcastle fans have been dreaming of finally arrives on Tuesday, as the Magpies open their Champions League campaign against AC Milan. A solid start for both sides will be important, as fixtures against Borussia Dortmund and PSG loom.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 3:00 p.m ET
- Where: San Siro, Milan, Italy
- How To Watch: CBS
AC Milan enjoyed an excellent run to the last four of the Champions League last season, and there will be optimism that they can make another charge in the competition this season. The Italian giants have made an excellent start to the domestic season, as they have won each of their opening three matches to sit second in the league standings.
However, Milan scraped through their group last season, as they were easily beaten at home and away by Chelsea. Despite that, they still boast an excellent home record in the competition against English opposition, and that could count for a lot when it comes to this opening showdown against Newcastle on Tuesday.
Newcastle United have come a long way in a short space of time under Eddie Howe, but the main aim following the Saudi takeover was to make it back into the Champions League. That aim was achieved last term, as they finished in the qualifying spots for the first time in 20 years.
However, the Magpies will need to put a slightly disappointing opening to the season behind them this week, as they have lost three of their Premier League fixtures this term. Fans will be hoping for a more progressive performance, as they were largely passive in fixtures against Brighton, Man City, and Liverpool.
AC Milan vs Newcastle Prediction
Newcastle’s defense has let them down already this term, and it will be put to the test at the San Siro on Tuesday. However, we don’t see the Magpies enjoying an excellent start to their campaign, as AC Milan looks excellent value in the betting to gain maximum points.