AC Milan vs Slavia Prague Predictions and line-up

AC Milan will take on Slavia Prague in the first leg of the Europa League knock-out round of 16, as Rossoneri look to continue the momentum after the victory against Lazio in the Serie A 2023/24 MD27.

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Match Preview

Milan advanced to the 1/8 finals of the competition by securing a 5-3 aggregate victory against Rennes in the initial encounter. The clash on French soil ended in a goal-fest for the visitors as the Rossoneri achieved a significant 3-0 triumph.

Luka Jovic scored against Rennes in the Europa League play-off
Luka Jovic scored against Rennes in the Europa League play-off

Despite Rennes defeating Stefano Pioli’s side in the second leg, Milan ultimately emerged victorious, securing their progression to the next tournament stage.

Slavia Prague’s previous Europa League campaign ended in the 2021/22 season with their elimination from the play-offs. However, this time, the team has a sense of increased determination to achieve a superior outcome. 

AC Milan vs Slavia Prague – Current forms

Milan have been inconsistent in all competitions, having won only two games, including the one-sided first leg against Rennes.

Meanwhile, the Czech side enjoyed three wins, including the last group-stage game of the Europa League against FC Sheriff.

AC Milan & Slavia Prague's current forms
AC Milan & Slavia Prague’s current forms

Milan’s last five games

  • Lazio 0-1 Milan (W)
  •  AC Milan 1-1 Atalanta (D)
  •  Rennes 3-2 AC Milan (L)
  •  Monza 4-2 AC Milan (L)
  •  AC Milan 3-0 Rennes (W)
Lazio 0-1 AC Milan
Lazio 0-1 AC Milan

Slavia Prague’s last five games

  • Sparta Prague 0-0 Slavia Prague (D)
  •  Slavia Prague 2-3 Sparta Prague (L)
  •  Banik 2-3 Slavia Prague (W)
  •  Slavia Prague 4-0 Servette (W)
  •  FC Sheriff 2-3 Slavia Prague (W)

Notable stats

  • AC Milan have conceded in five of their last six European games.
  •  Slavia Prague have never won an away game in Italy (one draw, seven defeats).
  •  Rafael Leao has scored three goals in his last four major European appearances for AC Milan.

AC Milan vs Slavia Prague head-to-head

This will be the first-ever competitive meeting between these two sides.

Prediction: AC Milan 2 – 1 Slavia Praha

Milan may have a slight edge, but the match’s outcome remains uncertain. We predict that AC Milan will narrowly overcome their opponents in the first leg of the clash of the Europa League Round of 16.