Arsenal v AC Milan Betting Preview | 15th March

Arsenal v AC Milan Betting Preview 15th March

In our Arsenal v AC Milan betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for this Europa League last 16 tie.

Arsenal v AC Milan Betting Preview

Date: 15/03/2018

Time: 20:05

Venue: Emirates Stadium

Channel: BT Sport 2

Arsenal take a 2-0 advantage into their Europa League last 16 second leg tie against AC Milan, knowing its their turn to play hosts this time round.

With two away goals, Arsenal know that AC Milan must score three goals to qualify within normal time, having not conceded a single goal for over 225 minutes.

The Gunners kept Watford’s attack at bay in a 3-0 rout, again at the Emirates which finally gave the Arsenal faithful something to cheer.

Four games Arsenal went without a win before the reverse of this fixture, including a second leg 2-1 defeat in their last 32 second leg against Ostersund, while their opponents were enduring a different streak.

Six consecutive victories for Milan came to a halt only at the hands of Arsenal, but they were quick to restore normality back in Italy.

A 1-0 victory over Genoa made it seven clean-sheets out of eight fixtures meaning only Arsenal have beaten their defence during that time.

Team News

Arsenal’s unavailable players are forward Alexandre Lacazette and midfielder Santi Cazorla due to injury, while Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is ineligible in Europe.

Three defenders, Shkodran Mustafi, Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal, all trained for the hosts ahead of Thursday.

Defender Ignazio Abate misses out for the visitors through injury.

Potential Arsenal Starting XI: Ospina, Kolasinac, Koscielny, Mustafi, Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Ozil, Welbeck

Potential AC Milan Starting XI: Donnarumma, Zapata, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Rodriguez, Bonaventura, Biglia, Kessie, Kalinic, Silva, Suso

Head To Head

  • These two sides have met on just six occasions.
  • Arsenal have won three times with two draws.

Stats & Facts

  • The hosts have conceded two or more goals in four of their last six matches, but none in their last two.
  • AC Milan need to score three times to qualify within 90 minutes.
  • The visitors had won their previous six matches before their first leg defeat to Arsenal.
  • Milan have only conceded twice in eight matches, keeping seven clean-sheets.

Betting Odds

  • Arsenal 21/20
  • Draw 27/10
  • AC Milan 27/10

Popular Bets

  • BTTS (Yes) 8/13
  • Over 2.5 8/11

Ben’s Picks

  • Full time result/BTTS – Arsenal & Yes 11/4