AC Milan will take on Benevento for just the fourth time in their history when they welcome them to San Siro for the Saturday night kick-off.
The Rossoneri suffered damaging defeats against Sassuolo and Lazio in their last two outings, with the most recent being a 3-0 hiding at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday night which saw the team drop to fifth, meaning three points tonight is an absolute necessity.
You can read our pre-match preview here, while below are the best stats ahead of the game…
➤ The head-to-head record between Milan and Benevento in Serie A is perfectly balanced, with one win for each side and one draw.
➤ Benevento won their first point in Serie A against Milan: a 2-2 draw in December 2017 thanks to goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli’s goal.
➤ Benevento’s first away win in Serie A was against Milan at the Meazza: 1-0 in April 2018 thanks to Pietro lemmello’s goal.
➤ Milan have suffered two consecutive league defeats and have not recorded three in a row in the competition since September 2019, with Giampaolo on the bench.
➤ Milan have collected 11 points at home in 2021 (W3, D2, L5), a total that puts them in 15th position in the Serie A home game standings in this calendar year.
➤ Benevento’s points-per-game ratio has halved from the first part of the season (1.2) to the second part (0.6) – in the second phase of the season they have won only one match out of 14 (1-0 against Juventus).
➤ Milan have lost the fewest points from leading situations in this Serie A (five), while in contrast Benevento have dropped 16 points from such scenarios.
➤ On the one hand, Milan have scored the joint-most goals in the first 30 minutes of matches in Serie A this season (22, like Roma), while in contrast, Benevento have conceded the most in the same period (25).
➤ With a goal against Benevento, Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic would become the first player to score against 80 different teams in the top five European leagues since 2000.
➤ Gianluca Lapadula could score a goal in three consecutive Serie A appearances for the first time since November 2019 – the Benevento forward made his Serie A debut with Milan but has never scored against them since leaving the club.