Stadium: Renato Dall'Ara (Bologna)
Referee: Luca Pairetto
Milan took only the fourth place in the last championship and in the new season for sure expects to return to the medals. The Rossoneri will play their first match in Bologna, where they haven't lost since 2003. Will the Milanese score again this time?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
The team almost did not lose last season's second half and eventually took ninth place in Serie A. The only progress in the new championship will be to qualify for the European Cup. Are the Red Blues capable of making another step up? Judging by the transfer campaign in the off-season, we should not count on it. Bologna gave away Schouten, Arnautovic, and Soriano, while only defender Sam Beukema from Alkmaar and attacking midfielder Dan Ndoye from Basel stand out among the notable acquisitions.
In the season's first game, Bologna confidently coped with Cesena (2:0) and reached the next round of the Italian Cup. Carazza and Zirkzee scored for the Red Blues.
Rossoneri reached the semifinals of the Champions League last season, but spending energy on two fronts failed and got into the top-4 of Serie A only thanks to the sanctions against Juventus. It is impossible to allow the same weak performance in the championship in the new season, and Milan has strengthened the squad quite well. Only Sandro Tonnali left Milan, while Loftus-Cheek and Pulisic from Chelsea, Chukwese from Villarreal, Okafor from Saltzburg, Musah from Valencia, and Reynders from Alkmaar were signed.
In friendlies before the start of the season, they lost to all the strong teams - Real Madrid, Juventus, and Barcelona.
Expert Betting Tips
Last season, when Marko Arnautovic was injured, it was obvious that Bologna needed a scoring striker. Now Arnautovic is with Inter, and the Red-Blues have not taken anyone in return. Starting the championship with Zirkzee as the main forward is not very attractive. Most likely, Bologna's personnel difficulties in the offense will become apparent again in the match with Milan, and the Red-Blue will not score more than one goal. At the same time, Milan is unlikely to have a feast of goals, given that Bologna is a very organized and well-trained team. We bet here on Milan to extend their successful series in Bologna.