The reigning Serie A champions got their pre-season underway on Wednesday against Bergamo-based Lemine Almenno at the Milanello. They won 3-0, with Junior Messias, Ante Rebic and Matteo Gabbia getting on the scoresheet.
Koln, meanwhole, have been active in pre-season since the start of the month and are undefeated in three friendlies so far. They started with a 12-1 win against Mondorf and in their latest friendly were held to a 1-1 draw by Grasshoppers.
Milan will play three more friendlies before their first game of the 2022-23 Serie A campaign against Udinese next month. Koln, meanwhile, have two more friendlies to play before they take on Jahn Regensberg in the DFB Pokal later this month.
Koln vs AC Milan Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
This will be the first meeting between the two teams across competitions.
- Milan have faced German opponents 40 times, winning 18 and losing 13, while 11 games have been drawn.
- Koln have crossed paths against Italian opposition 19 times, winning six and losing nine, while four games have ended in draws.
- Koln have scored 17 goals in their three friendies this month, conceding twice.
Koln vs AC Milan Prediction
Koln have enjoyed a decent run in the pre-season, but Milan will be their toughest opponents in the campaign yet. Home advantage should come in handy for the Bundesliga side, but Milan bring too much quality to the table and should be able to secure a comfortable win.
Prediction: Koln 1-3 AC Milan.
Koln vs AC Milan Betting Tips
Tip 1: Result - Milan.
Tip 2: Goals - Over/under 2.5 goals - Over 2.5.
Tip 3: At least a goal to be scored in the first half - Yes.
Tip 4: Milan to score first - Yes.