Thursday 27 Jul

CS U. Craiova vs. Milan Match Preview

26 Jul 2017 Keith M. INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Europa League, Qualification
INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Europa League, Qualification

FC Universitatea Craiova

  • L
  • D
  • L
  • L
  • L

vs

Kick-off
18:00 GMT
27 July 2017

AC Milan

  • L
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W

Kick-off
18:00 GMT 27 July 2017

The Craiova vs. Milan match will be played on Thursday, July 27, at the Municipal Stadium, Drobeta Turnu Severin. This is the first leg of the third Europa League qualifying round. Both teams start the competition from this phase of qualifying cycle.

STATS

  • Craiova recorded only one victory and three defeats in summer friendly matches. However, they are undefeated in the first two games of Romanian Liga 1 in 2017/18 season - they beat Iasi by 2:0 and they recorded a draw against Concordia, the result was 1:1.
  • Milan played three friendly matches during the summer and recorded two victories and one defeat. Their win against Bayern Munich by 4:0 is especially impressive.

HEAD TO HEAD

This will be the first meeting between these two clubs.

CRAIOVA NEWS

Craiova finished the previous season in the fifth place, and it was one of the most successful seasons in their club history. They will try to stay in the race for the top five this season as well, but it is easier said than done. Craiova will be motivated to show everything they got against Milan, but we have to be realistic - the Italian giants are absolute favorites in the upcoming game.

Latest matches: FC Universitatea Craiova

23.06.2016 Club FC Universitatea Craiova KS Teuta Durres 1:2 L
01.07.2015 Club Ludogorets Razgrad FC Universitatea Craiova 1:0 L
13.03.2011 Liga ACS Poli Timisoara FC Universitatea Craiova 4:0 L
15.08.2010 Liga FC Universitatea Craiova ACS Poli Timisoara 1:1 D
03.04.2010 Liga FC Universitatea Craiova ACS Poli Timisoara 1:2 L

MILAN NEWS

Milan changed ownership this summer, and the effects are already visible - Milan completely outclassed mighty Bayern Munich in a friendly match! The result was 4:0 and they are waiting for the game against Craiova with massive self-confidence. Also, they spent over 100 million euro on reinforcements and it's not over yet - they are still searching for an attacker! We believe that the Italian team will try to secure their advancement in Romania.

Latest matches: AC Milan

22.07.2017 Club Bayern Munich AC Milan 0:4 W
22.07.2017 Inte Bayern Munich AC Milan 0:4 W
18.07.2017 Inte AC Milan Borussia Dortmund 1:3 L
11.07.2017 Club FC Lugano AC Milan 0:4 W
28.05.2017 Seri Cagliari Calcio AC Milan 2:1 L

SUMMING UP!

Craiova is facing an almost impossible task - they have to try defeat Milan. On the other hand, Milan is in a fantastic form, and we don't believe they will have any problems against Craiova.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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