This game is perhaps the Old Lady’s last chance to re-enter the title challenge when the tilt at San Siro takes place on Wednesday. An intriguing match awaits, so make sure you read our AC Milan vs Juventus Preview.
AC Milan Recent Form & Team News
AC Milan collected 37 points in the first15 rounds of this Serie A campaign for the first time since 1994/95. A 2-0 victory over Benevento was the Rossoneri’s third halftime/full-time win in a row. Additionally, Milan won a league-high ten games when leading at the break, even though only three of those came at San Siro.
Inter are right behind them in the standings, so the title-chasing Milan will be motivated to stay atop of SA and maintain their undefeated home record (W4, D3). However, while four of their last five SA matches at home saw them allow 2+ goals, that shouldn’t trouble Milan too much. Namely, they’ve scored 2+ goals in 12 of their previous 13 Serie A home games – including a 4-2 victory in the most recent H2H duel!
Player to watch: Four of Franck Kessie‘s five SA goals this term have been the first in the game. Three came from the penalty spot – including Milan’s opening goal against Benevento.
Stefano Pioli cannot count on Ismael Bennacer (thigh), Matteo Gabbia (knee), and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (convalescence). Alexis Saelemaekers (thigh) and Sandro Tonali (suspension) are also unavailable.
Juventus Recent Form & Team News
Three second-half goals helped Juventus to a 4-1 victory over Udinese in the latest round. Now, their previous three Serie A games have produced a 3+ goal difference (W2, L1). All three matches provided the same halftime/full-time result, yet Juventus’ poor SA campaign has seen them record only four halftime/full-time wins so far. That is even six less than Milan!
The visiting side remain one of just three teams still undefeated away from home in this SA campaign (W3, D4), scoring 3+ goals in every victory. Expect some late action here, though, as three of the Old Lady‘s previous four road games in the league witnessed a goal in the final five minutes.
Player to watch: As usual, all eyes will be on legendary Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a brace in six league games in 2020/21. That’s a joint-record alongside Robert Lewandowski in Europe’s top five leagues at the moment.
Hot stat: Six of the last eight H2H encounters produced a goalless first half, including the previous four.
Andrea Pirlo will be without Alex Sandro (illness) and Juan Cuadrado (illness). Alvaro Morata (muscle) is questionable to feature.
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