MIL vs CEL Fantasy Preview:
AC Milan has so far savoured a winless streak in the last four games that saw them besting a numerically depleted Napoli and Fiorentina while eking out stalemates against Lille and Verona.
Celtic, on the contrary, has been in woeful form until now as their last victory came in the beginning of November against Motherwell post which they have been thumped by Sparta Prague and Ross County while managing to share the spoils of war with Hibernian.
This contest more or less seems dead rubber to Celtic, considering the fact that they are dangling in the competition by a slender thread and anything except a victory will axe them out of the tournament.
A victory though will not really be enough to push them through to the next round as they will have to look up to the upshots of the other outings. Sitting in the second spot, a victory for Milan in this game will ensure a knock-out berth and Stefano Pioli will be going all guns blazing. These are our fantasy picks for today’s high-octane encounter.
AC Milan vs Celtic
MIL vs CEL: Head to head
AC Milan and Celtic have so far played nine fixtures against each other out of which five have been won by the Rossoneri while Celtic managed to upset Milan in two fixtures. The last time these two sides clashed, the Italian stalwarts rode roughshod over their counterparts, thanks to strikes from Rade Krunic, Brahim Diaz and Jens Petter Hauge.
MIL vs CEL Probable Teams:
AC Milan: Gianluigi Donnarumma; Theo Hernandez, Alessio Romagnoli, Simon Kjaer, Davide Calabria; Franck Kessie, Sandro Tonali; Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz, Rade Krunic; Ante Rebic
Celtic: Scott Bain; Diego Laxalt, Kristoffer Ajer, Christopher Jullien, Hatem Abd Elhamed; Callum McGregor, Scott Brown; Mohamed Elyounoussi, Olivier Ntcham, Ryan Christie; Odsonne Edouard
Picks to consider:
Rade Krunic’s incisive predatory instincts set him apart from the others and his ubiquity in the attacking third helps him to sniff goals more frequently than others. He will be a major man to watch out for in the battle for European contention.
Odsonne Edouard is a decent striker and the conversion rate of dead-ball situations from him makes him an extremely famished attacker that can upset any opposition on any given day. His prowess in taking those menacing long rangers makes him one of the players to watch out for.
1. Ante Rebic
2. Ryan Christie
Match Prediction: Who will win today?
Ideally, Milan holds sway over Celtic in this upcoming fixture, however, an upset may always be on the cards, considering the fact that Milan’s main marksman, Zlatan Ibrahimovich may be doubtful for this battle.