Winning has been a distant memory for FC Empoli, which hasn’t tasted victory since a second round win against Hellas Verona in the second round of the Coppa Italia on December 15. The downtrodden club hopes to reverse its fortunes on Saturday when it visits AC Milan, which rose back to the lead spot in the Italian Serie A table following a win against Napoli in its last match. Milan got two goals from attacking midfielder Franck Kessie in their last meeting, when the Rossoneri marched to a 4-2 win. You can see what happens in the rematch when you stream the match on Paramount+.
Kick-off is set for 2:45 p.m. ET from San Siro in Milan. Caesars Sportsbook has AC Milan as the -290 favorite (risk $290 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line, while Empoli is a +850 underdog in the latest AC Milan vs. Empoli odds. A draw is priced at +400 and the over-under is 2.5 goals. Saturday’s match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Bayer AC Milan vs. Empoli
- AC Milan vs. Empoli date: Saturday March 12
- AC Milan vs. Empoli time: 2:45 p.m. ET
- AC Milan vs. Empoli streaming: Paramount+
Italian Serie A picks for Empoli vs. AC Milan
Before you tune in to Saturday’s match, you need to see the AC Milan vs. Empoli picks from soccer insider Jon Eimer. He is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. The Indiana-based handicapper compiled a winning record of 260-133-1 with over 90 units of profit for his community on various platforms over a recent two-month stretch.
For AC Milan vs. Empoli, he is picking the match to go over 2.5 goals at -160 odds. On its face, the pick seems ambitious, as Milan has scored more than once in a match just one time in its last five outings. Meanwhile, Empoli has been held scoreless in two of its last three fixtures and has only seen one of its last five games go over the same total. However, eight of the last 10 meetings between the two sides have resulted in three or more goals scored going back to 2008.
In the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Olivier Giroud has been the primary man at the top of the formation for Milan and has scored six goals in eight matches since the start of February across all competitions. Ibrahimovic subbed onto the pitch for four minutes at the end of Milan’s last game against Napoli, but it was an important step for a player who has been out for over a month with Achilles issues. Should he get more time on the field this Saturday, Milan’s attack has the clear potential to overwhelm Empoli’s back line.
“Empoli unfortunately fields the second worst defense in all of Serie A. They have conceded a massive 53 goals over 28 matches,” Eimer told SportsLine. “So far in the new year, we’ve seen them concede three times to Lazio, Juventus and Inter, and four times to Roma, so it seems we have a pattern here of better teams using them as a bit of a punching bag.”
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