AC Milan host Juventus as reigning Serie A champions on Saturday afternoon for the primary time in 11 years.
Stefano Pioli’s aspect go into the weekend trailing the division’s early pace-setters, Napoli and Atalanta, in fifth however with 4 extra factors than their upcoming guests.
Massimiliano Allegri was within the residence dugout the final time the Rossoneri welcomed Juve to San Siro as Scudetto holders. Some had been starting to recommend Allegri’s ways have scarcely developed within the subsequent decade however back-to-back victories with three targets in every outing has quelled the disaster speak in Turin – for now.
Here is every part you should know concerning the upcoming assembly between two of Italy’s greatest golf equipment.
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Milan vs Juventus H2H Outcomes (Final 5 Video games)
Milan: 2 Wins
Juventus: 1 Win
Present Type (Final 4 Video games)
Milan staff information
The absence of goalkeeper Mike Maignan and Theo Hernandez was sorely felt throughout Milan’s limp defeat in opposition to Chelsea in midweek. Experiences recommend that Hernandez will make his return in opposition to Juve however the Rossoneri misplaced Alexis Saelemaekers (knee), Davide Calabria and Simon Kjaer (each hamstring) to damage in opposition to Empoli final weekend.
Junior Messias is not anticipated again from a calf downside till the top of the month whereas Alessandro Florenzi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are unlikely to function earlier than the World Cup.
Milan Beginning 11 (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu; Dest, Kalulu, Tomori, Ballo-Toure; Bennacer, Tonali; De Ketelaere, Diaz, Leao; Giroud.
Bench: Mirante, Krunic, Rebic, Origi, Pobega, Gabbia, Gala, Coubis, Jungdal.
Juventus staff information
Angel Di Maria marked his return from damage within the Champions League with a hat-trick of assists however the Argentine playmaker is suspended in Serie A following his crimson card in opposition to Monza.
Mattia De Sciglio tore his quadriceps in opposition to Maccabi Haifa, seeing him be a part of long-term absentees Kaio Jorge and Marley Ake within the remedy room. Paul Pogba and Federico Chiesa are anticipated to be accessible for the journey to Benfica on the finish of October, which – *checks calendar* – guidelines them out for Saturday’s showdown.
Juventus Beginning 11 (4-4-2): Szczesny; Danilo, Bremer, Bonucci, Sandro; McKennie, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic; Milik, Vlahovic.
Bench: Perin, Cuadrado, Kean, Miretti, Rugani, Soule, Paredes, Gatti, Fagioli.
Pioli defiantly insisted that Milan “have the chance to show what sort of a staff we’re on Saturday”. Simply as one defeat – nevertheless uninspiring – would not outline Milan, a pair of wins for Juve in opposition to Bologna and Maccabi Haifa is not fairly the rebirth Italy’s sports activities dailies are screaming about.
The reintroduction of Hernandez would forestall Milan’s assault from slipping right into a one-dimensional enterprise led solely by Rafael Leao. The Rossoneri could also be lacking essential personnel elsewhere on the pitch however the reigning champions are favourites to puncture Juve‘s resurgence in its infancy.
Prediction: Milan 1-0 Juventus