AC Milan will be looking to record back-to-back wins in Serie A for the third time this calendar year when they host Udinese at San Siro tonight.
Milan will be looking to plant themselves even more strongly inside the top four places when they host mid-table side Udinese on Wednesday night. You can read our match preview here.
The Rossoneri got back to winning ways on Sunday night after two consecutive defeats in Serie A, emerging 2-1 victors over Roma at the Stadio Olimpico in what was a huge win for the team’s top four hopes.
Below are the best pre-match stats…
➤ Milan have won their last two games against Udinese in Serie A: the Rossoneri could win three consecutive matches against the Friulians in the competition for the first time since 2008.
➤ Udinese have won just one of their last 13 matches (D4, L8) at Meazza stadium against Milan in Serie A, a 1-0 win via a Stipe Perica goal in September 2016.
➤ Only Inter (15) have picked up more points than Udinese (10 – W3, D1, L1) in the last five Serie A matches. Milan have lost three of their last five home Serie A games (W2), one more defeat than in all the previous 23 home games under Stefano Pioli.
➤ Milan have picked up 50+ points for only the 6th time (52 so far) after 24 seasonal Serie A matches in the three points for a win era: in the previous five (most recently in 2011-12, 50) they ended the season in the top-two of the league.
➤ Udinese have only won one of their last seven away Serie A games (D3, L3), after having won four in their previous seven matches on the road (D1, L2).
➤ Udinese have scored the fewest goals in the first half in Serie A this season (only nine), while only Napoli (eight) have conceded fewer first half goals than Milan (nine).
➤ Among the teams he’s faced more than once in Serie A, Udinese are the team against which Milan’s Ante Rebic has the best minutes per goal ratio, netting two goals in 99 minutes played for the Croatian (one every 50 minutes).
➤ In the second half of this season (since 29th January), only Romelu Lukaku (six goals) has scored more goals than Milan striker Ante Rebic in Serie A (four goals in four appearances).
➤ Udinese’s Rodrigo de Paul has scored two goals against Milan in Serie A, though both have been in Friuli – the first of these, in January 2017, was his first ever goal in the Italian top-flight.