Shamrock Rovers vs AC Milan betting tips: UEFA Europa League preview, predictions & odds

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Shamrock Rovers vs AC Milan betting tips

This article covers Shamrock Rovers vs AC Milan betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Shamrock Rovers vs AC Milan betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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SALZBURG, AUSTRIA – MARCH 15: The logo of the UEFA Europa League is seen prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between FC Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund at the Red Bull Arena on March 15, 2018 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images,)

Shamrock Rovers vs AC Milan: Match details

Match: Shamrock Rovers vs AC Milan

Competition: UEFA Europa League

Date: September 17, 2020

Kick-off time: 7:00 pm, September 17, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers vs AC Milan betting prediction: Shamrock Rovers 1 – 3 AC Milan


Shamrock Rovers welcomes Milan to Tallaght Stadium in Dublin on Thursday for this UEFA Europa League match.


Rovers have the longest history of Irish sides in European Competition. Their first competitive match was in the European Cup against Manchester United back in the late 1950s.


Shamrock Rovers were eliminated from the Europa League Qualifiers at this same stage last season. After a 2-1 win at home, they were eliminated 3-4 on aggregate by Apollon Limassol after losing the second leg 1-3.


For AC Milan, it is a return to the competition after a one-year absence. Their last Europa League campaign in 2018/19 ended in the group stage where they faced F91 Dudelange, Olympiacos and Real Betis.

MILAN, ITALY – FEBRUARY 22: Fabio Borini (C) of AC Milan celebrates with his team-mates after scoring the opening goal during UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between AC Milan and Ludogorets Razgrad at the San Siro on February 22, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Shamrock Rovers vs AC Milan: What are the betting odds?

The Hoops have won nine of their last eleven matches in the Irish Premier League this season. Odds of 20/1 reflect the feeling they are unlikely to keep that winning run going here.


AC Milan drew 0-0 with Athlone Town AFC on their only previous visit to Ireland for a competitive match. They won the return leg 3-0 at the San Siro to progress past the UEFA Cup Second Round. Odds of 8/1 are available if you see Shamrock Rovers and Milan cancelling each other out on Thursday in normal time.


Milan were the strongest side in Serie A after the restart. They won nine of their twelve games and were the only side to go undefeated until the end of the season. They are huge favourites at 1/14 to take that form into Thursday’s match and beat the Rovers in ninety minutes.

Shamrock Rovers vs AC Milan – recent form and head to head statistics

Shamrock Rovers vs AC Milan form
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Shamrock Rovers vs Bohemians Dublin FC - 1:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
FC Crotone vs AC Milan - 0:2
AC Milan vs Bodo/Glimt - 3:2
AC Milan vs Bologna FC - 2:0
Shamrock Rovers vs AC Milan - 0:2
AC Milan vs Brescia Calcio - 3:1
Last 5 games for Shamrock Rovers
September 27, 2020Premier Division 2020Dundalk FC0 - 4Shamrock Rovers
September 21, 2020Premier Division 2020Shamrock Rovers6 - 1Waterford FC
September 18, 2020Premier Division 2020Shamrock Rovers0 - 0Sligo Rovers FC
September 17, 2020UEFA Europa League 20/21Shamrock Rovers0 - 2AC Milan
September 12, 2020Premier Division 2020Cork City FC0 - 3Shamrock Rovers
Last 5 games for AC Milan
September 27, 2020Serie A 20/21FC Crotone0 - 2AC Milan
September 24, 2020UEFA Europa League 20/21AC Milan3 - 2Bodo/Glimt
September 21, 2020Serie A 20/21AC Milan2 - 0Bologna FC
September 17, 2020UEFA Europa League 20/21Shamrock Rovers0 - 2AC Milan
September 12, 2020Club Friendly Games 2020AC Milan3 - 1Brescia Calcio
Shamrock Rovers vs AC Milan UEFA Europa League 20/21 form
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Shamrock Rovers vs AC Milan statistics for most recent head to head matches
Shamrock RoversAC Milan
1Home Matches0
0Away Matches1
0Total Goals2
0Average Goals Scored2
Last 5 games & match results between Shamrock Rovers and AC Milan
September 17, 2020UEFA Europa League 20/21Shamrock Rovers0 - 2AC Milan

Shamrock Rovers vs AC Milan: Recommended bets

101 Great Goals’ prediction of Shamrock Rovers 1 – 3 Milan is available at odds of 12/1.


Shamrock Rovers’ last home victory came back on 5th September by a scoreline of 1-0 against Bohemians. A repeat of this score on Thursday is available at odds of 50/1.


Milan’s last away win was 1-4 against Sampdoria in Genoa back in July. You can back them at 16/1 for the same scoreline here on Thursday.


Shamrock Rovers drew 2-2 with Ilves Tampere of Finland before winning a penalty shootout. A 2-2 draw is available for 40/1.

BERGAMO, ITALY – DECEMBER 22: Hakan Calhanoglu of AC Milan during the Italian Serie A match between Atalanta Bergamo v AC Milan at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d Italia on December 22, 2019 in Bergamo Italy (Photo by Mattia Ozbot/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Shamrock Rovers vs AC Milan: Match preview

Both teams have an established shape and system coming into this match, which looks unlikely to change.


The Rovers have been playing a 3-4-2-1 shape. They typically use wingers at the widest parts of the four in midfield, like Neil Farrugia and Ronan Finn, when they feel they can get at teams more.


They also have the option of using full-backs Danny Lafferty and Marshall there when they know they will have to defend the flanks more, turning the back-three into more of a five.


This will likely be the case on Thursday, with the Hoops aiming to weather the pressure of AC Milan’s attack with superior creative players and goalscorers. Then try to nick a goal on the counter from Aaron Greene.


For Milan, Stefano Pioli has established his 4-2-3-1 system now. Zlatan will be used as a focal-point striker and primary goalscorer. However, it is Hakan Calhanoglu (pictured above) that really makes them tick. Playing as #10, #8 or even on the left of the three attacking midfielders, he was involved in eighteen goals for Milan in Serie A last season; more than any other player.


He is also deadly from set-pieces around the box and created fourteen goalscoring opportunities from his corners last season.


Gianluigi Donnarumma is another star of this Milan side. At 21-years-old, he is skill a kid in goalkeeping years but has years of experience already as Milan and Italy’s #1.


His memorable performance against Juventus in the Coppa Italia last season (see video at end of article), in which he made twenty-six saves including from a Ronaldo penalty, seems to have cemented him in the conversation of world-class goalkeepers.


LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Shamrock Rovers fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the UEFA Europa League Group A match between Tottenham Hotspur and Shamrock Rovers at White Hart Lane on September 29, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Shamrock Rovers team news vs AC Milan

The Hoops will be without Graham Burke for this one. His loan contract with the club has now ended and he has returned to Preston North End.


Liam Scales will miss the match for Shamrock Rovers. He was sent off in the previous round against Ilves Tampere after receiving two yellow cards and therefore will serve a one-match suspension.


Sean Callan, the 20-year-old center-back, was on the bench against Ilves. He could be brought in to replace the suspended Scales.


Alternatively, Lee Grace could be brought in as third center-back.

Donnarumma unhappy at FT

during the Serie A match between Juventus FC and AC Milan at Juventus Stadium on March 10, 2017 in Turin, Italy.

AC Milan team news vs Shamrock Rovers

Milan have a number of injury concerns coming into this game.


Andrea Conti could be out for some time with a knee injury. Davide Calabria looks likely to start at right-back in his absence.


Mateo Musacchio will also miss the match after having ankle surgery. Simon Kjaer and Alessio Romagnoli will start the match at center-back.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed Milan’s last two friendlies against Vicenza and Brescia with a bruised leg. He is expected to return on Thursday night.


Rafael Leão is under quarantine and won’t be available either. Although, he likely would not have started ahead of Ibrahimovic. Ante Rebic will instead offer depth in attack from the bench.


Milan’s two loan signings this summer will be hoping to make their debuts in midfield. Sandro Tonali, a 20-year-old defensive midfielder from Brescia, and Brahim Díaz, a 21-year-old attacking midfielder from Real Madrid were both signed this summer to bolster Milan’s squad for the coming season.


Predicted Shamrock Rovers line-up vs AC Milan

Shamrock Rovers's predicted XI to face AC Milan.

Shamrock Rovers’s predicted XI to face AC Milan.

Predicted AC Milan line-up vs Shamrock Rovers

AC Milan's predicted XI to face Shamrock Rovers.

AC Milan’s predicted XI to face Shamrock Rovers.

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

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