Shkendija – Milan: Preview & Prediction
Milan on Thursday, August 24, their last step to ensure the return to European competitions. At Gradski Stadion Tetovo, in Tetovo, Macedonia, he faces Shkendija at 3:45 p.m. (Brasília time). The match is worth the return round of the playoffs that will decide to qualify for the group stage of the Europa League 2017/2018 edition.
In the first game in Milan, the Italians won by 6-0. Thus, the return duel is nothing more than a protocol compliance table. After all, the red-black can lose by up to five goals difference, which will still advance to the next stage. If you score a goal, the advantage increases allowing you to stand at a disadvantage of up to six goals on the scoreboard.
For the Macedonian team, the honor of hosting a top-flight team is the only positive thing that can be drawn from the game. The hope of a historical turnaround simply does not exist.
Even because Shkendija is lacking the minimum technical quality to dream of this possibility. On Monday, August 21, the team gave a little response to their fans after the run-in suffered in Milan. For the Prva League, the First Division of the Macedonian Championship, thrashed, away from home, the Shkupi, by 3 to 0.
With that, he took the lead of the tournament, which only had its second round completed. He has won his two matches, as well as Sileks, who loses at the time of the tie for having lower goal balance.
It is in this aim that the Shenkdija should focus from now on. Look for the national title, something that has not won since the 2010/2011 season, and hope for the next season to have a more favorable draw that allows you at least dream of reaching the continental competition.
For the Milanese, who have undergone a complete overhaul of their team since last year when the club had its shareholding control taken over by a group of Chinese investors, the game opens up the possibility for coach Vicenzo Montella to take his place on the roster.
This would not only allow a break from major players, as it would open up the opportunity to check out the form of bookings that may be useful throughout the season. The expectation of a high level performance and even a title fight has increased with the quiet victory obtained in the debut match in season 2017/2018 of the Italian Championship. As a visitor, Milan beat Crotone 3-0.
For Thursday’s game, regardless of whether or not to save players, Montellla probably will not be able to rely on defender Gabriel Paletta and Lucas Biglia and Giacomo Bonaventura. They are in the medical department in the process of recovery from injury and even if they show improvement they will hardly undergo a trip to merely protocol play.
Shkendija – Milan: Betting Tips
2/2 HT/FT – Odds: 1.85
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 1.50