AC Milan face Atalanta at San Siro this evening knowing the need a maximum of four points from their last two games to win the Scudetto.
The Rossoneri face a tough opponent though and one who are still fighting for the European spots, while Milan have not beaten their Lombardy rivals at San Siro since 2014. You can read our match preview here, while below are the best pre-match stats…
➤ Milan have won their last two Serie A meetings against Atalanta, after winning only once in their previous 11 (D6 L4); the last time that Rossoneri won three consecutive games against Atalanta in the top-flight under the same manager was between 1993 and 1996 under Fabio Capello.
➤ Atalanta are unbeaten in their last seven away Serie A games against AC Milan (W3 D4), keeping a clean sheet five times. AC Milan’s last home win against Atalanta was back in January 2014, a 3-0 victory under Massimiliano Allegri.
➤ Milan vs Atalanta is the most-played fixture after MD36 in last 10 Serie A seasons (seven times), Milan have won three, Atalanta have won once and there’s been three draws.
➤ Milan could finish a Serie A season with more than 80 points for the first time since 2010-11, when they last won the league title.
➤ Atalanta have won 12 away Serie A games this term; their most ever in a single top-flight season, while only AC Milan have more this season (13). However, Atalanta have lost each of their last three away league games when facing a side starting the matchday in the top half of the table (vs Fiorentina, Roma and Sassuolo).
➤ Milan have faced the fewest shots in Serie A in 2022 (154), while in this calendar year, only Liverpool (8) have conceded fewer goals than the Rossoneri (9) in the big five European leagues.
➤ Atalanta have had 20 different scorers in Serie A this season, more than any other side; in Serie A history, only Fiorentina in 2014-15 have had more different players with at least one goal in a single season (21).
➤ AC Milan’s Olivier Giroud (nine goals) could become the oldest player with at least 10 goals in his first Serie A season (35y, 227d the day of the game), overtaking Cristiano Ronaldo (33y, 299d).
➤ Atalanta’s Mario Pasalic has found the net in each of his last four appearances in the top-flight – no other Atalanta player, excluding strikers, has ever done better in the three points for a win era in Serie A (since 1994-95).
➤ Atalanta’s Luis Muriel has netted 49 Serie A goal with Atalanta; with his next goal he could equal Papu Gomez and Jørgen Leschly Sørensen as sixth top scorer with Atalanta in the top-flight (all 50 goals).