Juventus’ late winning goal against Lokomotiv Moscow means they still haven’t lost a single competitive game this season, netting at least once after the break in the last 12 of them.
The ‘Bianconeri’ always fight to the finish, with 11 of their 15 second-half goals during this run arriving inside the last 30 minutes of play.
The hosts are obvious favourites here after winning all seven competitive home fixtures this season, and opening the scoring before the break five times.
The ‘Old Lady’ have also beaten AC Milan in the last eight consecutive H2Hs, scoring at least twice in seven of them, and winning the second half ‘to nil’ in the last six.
Milan lost to Lazio last time out, making it five losses in their last eight SA matches.
Of potential importance here is the fact that the first scorer has won eight of Milan’s 11 SA matches this season. Visiting teams account for two of the three exceptions.
The ‘Rossoneri’ have won only four games so far this season, with three finishing 1-0.
Understandably, they like to keep it tight, as nine of their 11 SA games to date have been decided by a margin of less than 1.5 goals. All five of their away outings fall into that category.
Players to watch: Five of Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuaín’s seven competitive contributions this season have arrived after the break.
Theo Hernandez has scored two of Milan’s last three away goals, with both arriving after the break.