Shamrock Rovers vs AC Milan Betting Tip Milan to win to nil – 17 September 2020

Milan should ease into next round

Limerick Greg Bolger / Shamrock Rovers ©imago images / Inpho Photography 14.09.2018

IrelandShamrock Rovers vs AC MilanItaly
17 September 1900hrs
Football – Europe – Europa League
Pick AC Milan to win to nil
Bookmaker Betvictor
Odds: 8/13 odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 16 September

It’s arguably the tie of the round as Shamrock Rovers host AC Milan on Thursday with the Irish outfit looking to cause a huge shock in their glamour tie.

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Shamrock Rovers Preview – Can Rovers rise to the occasion and achieve their biggest ever result?

Shamrock may have a huge task ahead of them to continue on their European journey but they could barely be in better form as they prepare to welcome the Serie A giants. Finishing second behind champions Dundalk in 2019, Stephen Bradley’s men have not let the break impact them negatively in this current campaign as they sit top of their domestic league. Rovers currently have a eight point lead over Bohemians in second place and look dominant.

Bradley’s men remain unbeaten after 11 games – winning nine of them – and have scored 24, conceding just six. They look well on course to a first Irish title since 2011.


Our betting prediction:
Under 2.5 goals

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 16 September)
Shamrock Rovers had to avoid a couple of scares in their first qualifying round game when requiring penalties to see off Finnish outfit Ilves. They had to come back from 1-0 and 2-1 down to take the game into extra time before prevailing in one of the most remarkable shootouts the Europa League has seen. Rovers won 12-11 to book their place then were fortunate to land this glamour tie.
Whilst it’s going to be a memorable 90 minutes for the players and staff, there will be some disappointment that they cannot play in front of their supporters or being unable to play a return leg in the San Siro.

AC Milan Preview – Will Milan’s class come to the fore as they attempt to ease into the next round?

It’s been a real barren spell for AC Milan but there are some more positive signs of late and optimism is growing that this could be a successful campaign. Much of that optimism comes from the period that Stefano Pioli has been in charge of and he has been rewarded with the job on a permanent basis. Milan ended the previous campaign in sixth spot to qualify for the Europa League and that was largely in part to a 12 match unbeaten run when football resumed. A run in which they won nine of them.

Within that run Milan got the better of Juventus, Lazio and Roma.

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With the improvement in results and performances comes increased expectation and that’s something Pioli and his players will have to meet in this coming campaign. That expectation is qualification for the Champions League and a good showing in Europe.

There have been a number of interesting additions to this Milan squad so far, not least the signing of Sandro Tonali from Brescia. He’s one of the most promising Italian talents and who was being chased by a number of clubs, including bitter rivals Inter.

Shamrock Rovers vs AC Milan Betting Advice

It’s a night that all connected with Rovers will remember regardless of the result or the current circumstances. Milan travel to Dublin as huge favourites to progress and although it may be a one-off tie, it will be a huge shock if the Serie A club are not facing either Bodo Glimt or Zalgiris Vilnius in the third round.

Rovers are likely to be happy with a competitive showing and hoping to take advantage of any rustiness with Milan having yet to play a competitive game since the 1st of August.

Key Facts – Shamrock Rovers vs AC Milan Betting Tip

  • It’s nearly a year since Shamrock Rovers suffered defeat – losing to Dundalk on the 23rd September
  • Stefano Pioli was rewarded with the head coach’s job permanently following a very strong end to the previous campaign
  • Although they are seven time winners of the Champions League, Milan have never won this competition


It’s got people’s imaginations going but Milan will prove to be too strong for their opponents over 90 minutes. Backing an away win is not an option due to the odds. Preference is instead for AC Milan to win to nil.

Best Betting Odds for Shamrock Rovers vs AC Milan

Shamrock Rovers to win: 22/1 Betway
Draw: 8/1 at Betway
AC Milan: 1/8 at Betway