AC Milan will face Hellas Verona this evening and with 16k away fans expected at Stadio Bentegodi, the Rossoneri are hoping to take yet another big step towards the Scudetto.
Stefano Pioli’s men have the Scudetto race in their own hands with three games to go and tonight is another important test for them. A draw would suffice to retake the lead in the standings but getting the win is the goal. You can read our preview here, while below are the best pre-match stats…
➤ This will be the 60th match in Serie A between Hellas Verona and Milan: 10 wins for the Gialloblu (the last one was back on 17th December 2017, 3-0), 21 draws and 28 Rossoneri wins, including four in the last six matches (D2).
➤ In the three points for a win era, only in 2001/02 have Milan won both Serie A matches in a single season against Hellas Verona (both 2-1).
➤ Milan have won their last two away games against Verona in Serie A and in their history have never achieved three wins in a row on the road against the Gialloblu in the top-flight.
➤ Verona could win two Serie A games in a row for the first time since January; they have never repeated the same result twice in a row in their last 13 league games.
➤ Only Liverpool have a longer unbeaten run than Milan in the ‘top five; European leagues: 13 games without losing for the Rossoneri in Serie A, with eight wins and five draws.
➤ The last time Milan picked up at least 77 points after 35 Serie A matches was back in 2010-11, the season of their last Scudetto (under Massimiliano Allegri); in the last 15 seasons, the Rossoneri have never gained 80 points after 36 games played in the competition.
➤ Since March 2022, Milan have conceded the fewest goals in the ‘top five’ European leagues (only one in eight games) – in this period the Rossoneri have kept seven clean sheets, a joint-record alongside Liverpool.
➤ Gianluca Caprari (seven assists) is close to the record for the assists for a Hellas Verona player in a single Serie A season since 2004-05 (nine for Hallfredsson in 2014-15); adding the 12 goals scored, he could become the second Italian in the last 17 years to be involved in at least 20 goals in a single Serie A campaign for the club (the other was Luca Toni).
➤ Junior Messias has scored in both his Serie A matches against Hellas Verona: both goals have been netted in the previous league season with Crotone.
➤ Rafael Leão is the player with the fourth-most dribbles completed (93) in the ‘top five’ European leagues this season, after Allan Saint-Maximin, Adama Traoré and Kylian Mbappé (but among them he is the youngest).
➤ Leao’s last goal in an away league match arrived in October 2021 against Bologna. His last last six goals have been netted in home games.