Tottenham Hotspur vs AC Milan Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Tottenham Hotspur vs AC Milan predictions for Tuesday night’s International Champions Cup clash in Minneapolis. Tottenham Hotspur meet up with AC Milan on Tuesday night as they play their final ICC fixture. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Reason For Tottenham Hotspur vs AC Milan Betting Tips
Tottenham Hotspur fans are a bit worried about their prospects for the coming season, but it’s not down to any lack of quality within their squad. They have managed to keep hold of all their star players, but a huge segment of their squad of regulars were called up for action in the World Cup, leaving them potentially very tired at the beginning of a long season.
Many of them made it to the latter stages of the competition too. Hugo Lloris was in the France squad that won the most coveted prize in football, whilst the Belgian contingent of Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, and Mousa Dembele were all in the semi finals. Add that to Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, and Harry Kane from England and it is a potential concern.
However, their heavily weakened travelling squad for this International Champions Cup have somewhat eased their fears. They thrashed AS Roma 4-1 in their first outing last week, and followed it up at the weekend with an impressive fightback against Barcelona to end the game 2-2. Eventually they were beaten on penalties, but it was undoubtedly a decent performance.
AC Milan don’t have as much to worry about in the selection department, although they are still travelling without Ivan Strinic, Carlos Bacca, and Ricardo Montolivo. Their list of available players is much longer though, and includes names such as Gianluigi Donnarumma, Leonardo Bonucci, Hakan Calhanoglu, Suso, Fabio Borini, Andre Silva, and Nikola Kalinic.
This didn’t help them much against a heavily weakened Manchester United side though. They were held to a 1-1 draw by the Premier League runners up, and lost the game on penalties after a marathon shootout which ended 9-8.
In all honesty, Tottenham have looked a far better side than their Italian opponents so far this summer, and Milan’s record in the International Champions Cup doesn’t bode well for them either. They have won just two of their last 11 games in it, drawing three times and losing the remaining six. We think a Tottenham Win here looks excellent value for money, so that’s what we’re backing along with a 2-1 correct score predictions.
Head to Head
Tottenham have won two and drawn one of their three meetings with AC Milan, with the most recent being a 2-0 friendly win in 2015. Their last competitive meeting was in the 2010/10 Champions League, with Spurs winning that fixture 1-0 on aggregate.
Tottenham Hotspur Team News
Victor Wanyama has left the Tottenham squad after picking up an injury, and Moussa Sissoko's hamstring problem against Barcelona added to Mauricio Pocchettino's woes. Those injuries add to ones to Erik Lamela and Tasham Oakley-Boothe, while the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier, and Hugo Lloris are all still on holiday after the World Cup.
AC Milan Team News
Gennaro Gattuso is without Ivan Strinic, Carlos Bacca, and Ricardo Montolivo on this tour of the United States, but they can call upon the services of Nikola Kalinic, Andre Silva, Hakan Calhanoglu, and Fabio Borini. Alen Halilovic will be hoping to make his first appearance for his new club.
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Tottenham Hotspur vs AC Milan Stats
- AC Milan have won just two of their last eleven International Champions Cup matches, losing six times.
- Tottenham have won ten of their last 15 non competitive matches.
- Tottenham have averaged 1.86 goals per game in the ICC since their debut in 2016.
Published: July 30, 2018
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