AC Milan vs. Newcastle United An overview
Newcastle United has been patchy thus far this season and is now sitting in seventh position in the Premier League rankings. The Magpies will need to recover this week after suffering a 4-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in their previous match.
Conversely, AC Milan, who currently hold third position in the Serie A standings, have had a respectable season. The Rossoneri have much to prove in this match after suffering a crushing 3-2 loss to Atalanta over the weekend.
AC Milan vs. Newcastle United Key and Head-to-Head Figures
The lone encounter between Newcastle United and AC Milan in the European arena occurred in September of this year and resulted in a scoreless draw.Since Inter Milan defeated Newcastle United 4-1 at St. James Park in the UEFA Champions League in 2002, this is the first time an Italian team has visited the stadium.Over the course of the last 21 European tournament away games against English teams, AC Milan has only triumphed once, and that success came in a 1-0 victory over Manchester United in 2005.
In their most recent UEFA Champions League home match, Newcastle United lost 1-0; they had never lost home games in the competition in a row.There have only been two previous UEFA Champions League finishes by AC Milan at the bottom of their group.
AC Milan vs. Newcastle United Forecast
Under Eddie Howe, Newcastle United has improved, but for the last month, they have struggled with consistency. For the Magpies, players like Anthony Gordon and Alexander Isak have displayed flashes of brilliance; they will need to step up this week.
This season, AC Milan has also had difficulty making an impression in Europe; hence, they will have to perform well in this match. This week, Newcastle United has the home advantage and will have a little advantage on Wednesday.
Newcastle United 2-1 AC Milan is the prediction.