Kick-off: 2000, 08/03/2023
Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
TV: BT Sport
Tottenham will be hoping to make home advantage count when trying to turn things around against AC Milan in the Champions League.
The Rossoneri were the better team in a 1-0 win at the San Siro but Stefano Pioli’s have been known to suffer from travel sickness.
We feel 13/10 for Spurs to qualify for the next round is worth support in our first Tottenham vs AC Milan prediction.
Spurs should have more to do
Tottenham were behind inside seven minutes in Italy, with Fraser Forster only able to parry a Theo Fernandez shot and Brahim Diaz bundling in the rebound.
Charles De Ketelaere should have doubled Milan’s advantage when heading wide and Malick Thiaw was guilty of missing another great chance in the air.
Spurs were mostly reduced to long-range efforts and Son Heung-min was offside for their best move, which ended with Harry Kane hitting the bar.
However, Antonio Conte expects a change of venue to prove pivotal, stating: “To play against 80,000 people is not easy.
“In our stadium, my expectation is to see our fans push us to try to overcome Milan.
“They will create the right atmosphere for us to have a fantastic game and go to the next round.”
Spurs must recover from also losing 1-0 away to Sheffield United in the FA Cup and at Wolves in the Premier League.
They have claimed clean-sheet victories over Manchester City, West Ham and Chelsea in their last three home games, though.
Looking at the 21/10 for another home win to nil here.
Milan do not travel well
Milan boss Pioli was pleased with how his team played in the opening encounter but admitted he is ready for a different kind of test in London.
He said: “I am definitely happy with the performance but it’s only the first leg and the next game will be surely more difficult.”
Some key stats about the Rossoneri do give cause for concern heading into this contest.
AC had previously suffered six straight defeats against English clubs in Europe’s elite club competition.
That included going down 3-0 when visiting Chelsea at Stamford Bridge during the group stage.
Milan have also lost three of their last four away games in Serie A following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Fiorentina.
Let’s add 17/4 for Spurs to oblige by any two-goal margin to our Tottenham vs AC Milan betting tips.
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