AC Milan have been rocking this year so far after their huge amount of investment in players and now they sit in 5th spot 3 points behind Inter Milan in 3rd. Milan have spent money in signing players like The 200+ Million of investment had helped them sign players like Nikola Kalinic, Andre Silva, Leonardo Bonucci, Mateo Mussachio, Lucas Biglia, Franck Kessie, Hakan Calhanoglu, Andrea Conti and Ricardo Rodriguez shows how serious the new Chinese owners are to get back Milan to the glory days. Milan have managed to grind out a few victories in recent weeks beating Udinese 2-1 and Austria Vienna 5-1 in the Europa League; showcasing how slowly the team is adjusting themselves together. Milan’s only blemish was a fantastic counter attacking display that they got hammered at the hands of Lazio by losing 4-1; but other than that they are developing into a strong team that should challenge for the 4th Europa League spot.
SPAL have just been promoted but have seen the struggles of the life of a promoted side. While they had a dream start drawing against Lazio and then beating a struggling Udinese; they then came crashing back down to earth with 2 consecutive 2-0 losses to Inter and Cagliari; which will make manager Semplici wonder if he has strengthened enough to survive a campaign in the top flight. Experienced Serie A forwards Alberto Paloschi and Marco Borriello were added to the mix but they have only found 1 goal amongst them to begin the campaign. The side is primarily Italian based and most of them who helped the side come up; so their Serie A experience is not the best especially coming up against a team that boasts a lot of talent. They will aim to keep things at bay by putting at least 10 men behind the ball to frustrate Milan which could see them draw the game or score one on the counter attack.
With Milan boasting strong attacking talent, the likes of Kalinic, Silva, and Calhanoglu will start for them; and I expect that Calhanoglu will play an important part in set-piece duties in this game. I think AC Milan ca win this game by a 2 goal margin.AH -1.5.