Our prediction for this Europa League match:
There will be fireworks when Rio Ave and Milan face each other at Estadio do Rio Ave in the Europa League playoffs. Rio Ave did well to come from behind to eliminate Besiktas on penalties in the third qualifying round, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Thursday’s football match. Defender Junio (broken leg) remains in the recovery room, but there are no suspended players in the home team. The Rossoneri, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-2 win over Bodo/Glimt.
The Serie A giants have big ambitions for the 2020/21 Europa League campaign, but beating Rio Ave on the road is easier said than done. Seeing that Zlatan Ibrahimovic remains quarantined (coronavirus), we believe that punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on draw. The likes of Romagnoli, Conti, and Musacchio are likely to miss the game with injury.
Highlighted Player (Lucas Piazon):
Lucas Piazon is a Chelsea player who played for several clubs on loan during his career. After joining the Blues in 2012, the Brazilian winger signed a loan deal with Malaga in 2013. After making no more than 11 appearances for los Boquerones in the Spanish top flight, Lucas Piazon moved to Vitesse at the end of the 2012/2013 season.
Piazon impressed in the Eredivisie, scoring 11 goals in 29 appearances for the Vitas in the Dutch top flight. The Brazilian footballer played for the likes of Frankfurt, Reading, Fulham, and Chievo as well before joining Primeira Liga club Rio Ave in 2019. Lucas Piazon made his Primeira Liga debut on September 15, 2019, in a 4-2 home loss to Tondela.
His primary position is left winger, but he is used as a right winger and attacking midfielder as well. Piazon was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on January 20, 1994, and he has five caps for Brazil U23 team.
Highlighted Team (Milan):
AC Milan are regarded as one of the biggest club in Italy. The Rossoneri compete in the Italian Serie A and they have won 18 domestic trophies. Speaking of the club’s European success, Milan have clinched seven Champions League (European Cup) trophies.
Milan were on the verge of beating Liverpool in the 2005 Champions League final, but the Premier League outfit came from three goals behind and eventually won the prestigious trophy on penalties. The Rossoneri play their home games at Stadio San Siro (80,018), the stadium that was opened in 1926. It is well known that Milan’s bitterest rivals are Inter and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals face each other in the Derby della Madonnina.
Milan were founded in 1899 by a lace-maker from England named Herbert Kilpin and a businessman Alfred Edwards. Milan’s home kits are red and black and that is why the team’s nickname is Rossoneri (The Red and Blacks).
The likes of Alessandro Costacurta, Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi, Roberto Donadoni, Dejan Savicevic, Frank Rijkaard, Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit and Andrea Pirlo are the most famous footballers who have represented the San Siro outfit.