AC Milan 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur – UCL Betting Review



Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 betting firstly, where the Italians won as the favourites. They began well and although suffered at times in the 2nd period, Milan won deservedly @ 2.55.

Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. The draw no bet  (DNB) was offered as a cushion. This bet was kept ‘live’ for Spurs fans as they hit the bar and had chances to pull level when behind, but since the early goal the Milan 0@ 1.78 backers would have felt very comfortable of getting at least their stake back, as the English never looked capable of winning once behind. In the end Milan backers got the full win.

Looking at the Under/Over betting last of all. My belief was that it would be a low scoring game, there was 2 or 3 other big chances but in the end, it tightened up a lot. The early goal would have made Over 2.5 a 1.45 shot or so, but the dynamic of the match became tighter once the home side had their lead.



Match Summary

AC Milan started off with real ambition and scored when playing their best. Spurs grew into the game and despite their weakened side, put in a competitive and respectable showing, in the end missing the couple of chances they had to level.

AC Milan sat on their lead but also had the odd opportunity to make it 2-0. All things considered; the narrow home win is fair. The match however possibly merited a goal or two more, fair scores 2-1 and 1-0

The Italians edged it 1-0 thanks to Brahim Díaz’s early goal which guided the Rossoneri to their first-ever competitive victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Their 1-0 win over Torino ended a miserable seven-game winless run and the home side showed good confidence and attitude from the start in this match.

It was Milan’s first appearance in the UCL knockout rounds in nine years and they gave a strong account of themselves, especially early on.

It was 1-0 inside seven minutes despite Fraser Forster’s excellent double save. The Tottenham goalkeeper denied Theo Hernandez and nearly pulled off a miraculous save to thwart Díaz, but the Real Madrid loanee reacted quickest to get the ball over the line on the rebound.

Spurs were off the boil in Saturday’s 4-1 defeat in Leicester, and they continued to look lack lustre early at the San Siro.

From nothing however, it should have been 1-1.  Son Heung-min forced a save and Harry Kane promptly followed up to thump the ball against the crossbar.

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli had set the team up to defend well and that they did, stifling Tottenham’s attacking efforts thereafter.

The game became nervy with both sides not wishing to risk much, and this set the theme for the rest of the match.

Rossoneri sub Charles De Ketelaere wasted a golden opportunity to grab a second, heading wide from close-range.

Just moments later, Malick Thiaw failed to keep his header on target from man of the match Rafael Leão’s fine cross.

The game and tie are and was on a knife-edge from the start of this even match. Neither side will feel confident and both have genuine hopes of progressing from this point.