Liverpool vs AC Milan
UEFA Champions League,
Date: Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Kick-off 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Liverpool and Milan are set to locks horns in the European classic in the opening round of the new UEFA Champions League season on Wednesday evening at the Anfield.
Liverpool and Milan will come across each other in the Champions League for the first time since their legendary finals in 2005 and 2007.
The first one was won by Liverpool after an incredible second-half comeback, while Milan got their revenge two years later beating the English outfit 2-1 in the most important game of the season.
The Rossoneri have not been in the elite continental competition since the 2013/14 season. They finally managed to earn a Champions League ticket after winning the second place at the end of the last season in the Serie A.
Although they are still miles away from the old glory, Milan did get off to a wonderful kick off to the new season in the domestic league.
Stefano Pioli’s men won all three opening games with a respectable goal difference of 7-1 in the process.
Their latest victims were Lazio on Sunday afternoon. Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrated the return on the pitch with a goal, while Ante Rebic delivered two assists in a comfortable 2-0 victory for I Rossoneri.
Liverpool were also quite impressive themselves at the weekend putting three unanswered goals past ten-man Leeds United away at the Elland Road.
Liverpool vs AC Milan Head-to-head
- This will be the fifth head to head encounter between these two outfits in modern era.
- Liverpool won the 2005 Champions League final on penalties (3-3 in regular time and extra time), while Milan got their revenge claiming a 2-1 victory in another Champions League final two years later.
- The other two games happened at the International Champions Cup (pre-season tournament with a character of friendly games).
- Liverpool claimed two separate 2-0 victories there.
Liverpool vs AC Milan Prediction
Liverpool have been much more successful than Milan in the recent years and we can hardly predict any other scenario but the home victory here.
Jurgen Klopp will be without injured Roberto Firmino, meaning that Diogo Jota will get the nod up front. The value is with the Portuguese player to score anytime at the odds of 2.20.