Another exciting Champions League clash awaits us on Wednesday, March 8, when the home team hopes to overcome a 1:0 deficit from the first leg of this Round of 16 tie. The match will be played in London, UK, so make sure you read the best Tottenham Hotspur vs. AC Milan betting pick.
Tottenham Hotspur – AC Milan Betting Tip, Prediction & Odds (8.3.2023)
Milan are traveling to London with one thing in mind – to leave UK unbeaten. Tottenham, on the other hand, know they must score a minimum of one goal and to keep their net intact in return, and considering their recent results at home, Spurs believe they can achieve that.
Tottenham Hotspur vs. AC Milan: Initial Situation
Tottenham are still occupying 4th place in the Premier League with 45 points and a goal difference of 46:36, but surging Liverpool are just three points behind with a game in hand. Securing the Champions League football for the next season is a priority for Antonio Conte’s men, but for now, they will switch focus to this duel against Milan. The Rossoneri will not defend their Serie A title as they are currently 18 points behind the league leaders Napoli, Milan are not even in the top 4 at the moment; they are in 5th position with 47 points and a goal difference of 42:32.
Tottenham Hotspur Stats & Form
Tottenham lost four of the previous six games (W2), and it’s interesting that Spurs didn’t play a single draw in 2023 (W7, L7). A draw here is not going to work for them, so expect another W or L for Tottenham. Tottenham managed to respond to a 1:0 loss in Italy in the opening leg of this Champions League matchup as they beat West Ham and Chelsea without conceding a goal and scoring four on the other end. Still, they couldn’t find the back of the next in the next two matches against Sheffield United (FA Cup) and Wolves (PL), losing both by a 1:0 scoreline.
Talismanic striker Harry Kane is Tottenham’s top scorer with 20 goals in all competitions. He is the only player with double figures so far. Following a fantastic season a year ago, Heung-min Son failed to impress this time around. The South Korean superstar has just nine goals and three assists to his name in 34 games. Ivan Perisic, who used to fight against AC Milan in the Derby della Madonnina while he played for Inter, is Tottenham’s top assist producer with nine. Antonio Conte will be back on the bench after a medical absence. He will be without Hugo Lloris (knee), Rodrigo Bentancur (knee), Yves Bissouma (ankle), Eric Dier (suspension), and Ryan Sessegnon (thigh).
AC Milan Stats & Form
Milan was in a horrible form of seven matches without a win (D2, L5), and lost four in a row over that stretch, but bounced back with four consecutive victories and zero goals conceded in the process (5:0 GD). Still, the Rossoneri returned to losing ways with a 2:1 road defeat to Fiorentina in the latest Serie A match.
Just like Tottenham, Milan also have only one player in double digits when it comes to goals this season. Olivier Giroud leads the side with 11 goals, while Rafael Leao follows him with nine, but he is also the club’s best assist-maker with ten dishes. Head coach Stefano Pioli cannot count on injured Brahim Diaz (knee).
Tottenham Hotspur – AC Milan: Head-to-Head
Since 1972 and their first meeting in the UEFA Cup, these teams have met five times. Tottenham have two wins, Milan recorded one, while two matches ended without a winner. In London, Spurs have a W1, D1 record against the Rossoneri.
Tottenham Hotspur – AC Milan Odds
Tottenham are closer to getting a victory here, according to the bookies, so you can bet on Spurs to get one at 2.00 odds (10bet). If you believe Milan can get another win, you can back the visitors at 4.00 (Unibet), while a draw is 3.60 (bet365). When it comes to goals, Over 2.5 goals is 2.00 with BetVictor, and Under 2.5 goals can be played at 1.82 with Unibet.
Tottenham beat Manchester City and Chelsea in two of their previous three home matches, and given how Milan play on the road lately, I am giving an advantage to Spurs. Milan have just two wins in the last eight away games (D2, L4), and lost three of the previous four (W1). Tottenham deserved to score in the first leg in Italy but failed, so I am backing them to get at least one this time around. Tottenham’s home defense is very good recently as they kept a clean sheet in four of the previous five matches and in each of the past three. I believe Conte’s side can progress to the quarter-finals and that’s why I am backing them to qualify at 2.40 odds (Unibet).
Betting tip and prediction: Tottenham Hotspur – AC Milan (8.3.2023)
Tottenham beat Manchester City and Chelsea in two of their previous three home matches, and given how Milan play on the road lately, I am giving an advantage to Spurs. Milan have just two wins in the last eight away games (D2, L4), and lost three of the previous four (W1). Tottenham deserved to score in the first leg in Italy but failed, so I am backing them to get at least one this time around.
Tottenham’s home defense is very good recently as they kept a clean sheet in four of the previous five matches and in each of the past three. I believe Conte’s side can progress to the quarter-finals and that’s why I am backing them to qualify at 2.40 odds (Unibet).