Getting to know the AC Milan team ahead of the 2024-25 season

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are one of Italy’s biggest football clubs. The club has a rich history of both domestic and international trophies, and are famously known as the Rossoneri (Red and Blacks), owing to the  famous jersey that’s been donned by some of the greatest players and exciting new talents.

We’ll be looking at the key factors, statistics, and other insights from the just concluded season and their prospects moving into the 2024/2025 Serie A season.

Historical and recent performances

The Italian giants were founded in Lombardy, Milan, back in 1899. They are among the wealthiest and most prestigious clubs in the world, with a glittering history and a trophy cabinet to match. With 19 league titles, five Coppa Italia cups, and 7 UEFA Champions League trophies, they are the most successful Italian top-flight and club football team worldwide.

The Lombardy-based club has had its fair share of turmoil throughout its history but it appears the hard times are past them. They won the 2020-2021 Serie A league title under then-manager Stefano Pioli and reached the semi-finals of the UCL the year after.

Pioli also guided the Milan club to a second-place finish behind city rivals Inter in the just-concluded season.

Team news, key players, and statistics

The latest developments in the squad include the departure of former coach Stefano Pioli and ex-France international Oliver Giroud from the club. The new manager Paulo Fonseca is a portuguese ace known for his dynamic system and solid defense, as shown in his time at Lille in the French top flight.

Milan will be retaining the services of several key players, such as the highly sought-after Rafael Leao, the France national team number one Mike Maignan, Christian Pulisic, and the ever-influential Theo Hernandez.

Clearly, this is a team that has a perfect blend of youth, experience, and squad depth. They also boast of players who are technically gifted and physically in tune to cope with any style, be it long or short passing, high tempo, or a more conservative and defensive approach.

It will be quite interesting to see how well the new coach can bring the best out in these players and how quickly the team absorbs his philosophy and managerial style.

Projections for 2024-25 and useful betting tips

As the 2024-25 season approaches, AC Milan is a major title contender, alongside other big hitters in the Serie A. They barely missed out on winning the trophy this past season, which means they’ll be looking to redeem themselves in the next.

The Rossoneri are also among the favourites to win the Coppa Italia and potential dark horses in the Champions League. With their rich history and achievements, it’s no wonder that they tend to be favorites with the bookmakers.

However, as a bettor, you should bear in mind that historical dominance only sometimes yields positive results. It’s more crucial to consider the present form if you’re looking to make the best predictions. SportsTrader’s expert picks can serve as a guide to making the most informed choices.

Not many teams have the quality and capability to dominate in the coming season, but AC Milan is one of the few that do. That said, their success depends on the new coach’s ability to hit the ground running, keep key players fit and available, and execute tactics and strategies that optimize the team’s strengths.

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