AC Milan’s Summer Signings Help Get Them Off to the Perfect Start
AC Milan overhauled their squad this summer with several eye-catching signings including Andre Silva and Leonardo Bonucci and they got off to the perfect start. They’ve also added Fiorentina frontman Nikola Kalinic to their squad and a tilt at the title looks a real possibility for the Rossoneri.
They beat Crotone 3-0 on the opening weekend, although a third-minute dismissal for Federico Ceccherini made it a very straightforward 90 minutes for Vincenzo Montella’s men.
There was also joy for AC’s Milan rivals Inter, who dispatched Fiorentina easily with two goals from Mauro Icardi. Juventus beat Cagliari 3-0 on Saturday, August 19 but rode their luck at times with the Sardinian side missing a penalty in the first half which was awarded following a video replay. There was disappointment for Lazio, who struggled to break down Serie A newcomers Spal.
AC Milan face Cagliari in their first home game of the season on Sunday, August 27 and they’ll be expected to claim three points. Kalinic could make his debut at the San Siro, with many other new faces hoping to make an instant impression in front of the passionate home crowd. Juventus travel to face Genoa and will be fancied by many punters. They are priced at 4/9 with bet365 for success on the road.
Arguably the pick of the weekend’s games comes from Stadio Olimpico as Roma take on Inter with Luciano Spalletti returning to his former club just a week into the new campaign. Napoli, who won easily against newly promoted Verona, face a much sterner test against Atalanta, whilst Lazio will be hoping for better luck in front of goal when they travel to face Chievo.
Finally, Fiorentina will be hoping to bounce back from opening day disappointment when they host Sampdoria in Florence. The Viola are odds-on to pick up their first points of the season.