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Milan welcomes Juventus to the San Siro on Wednesday night in another great test of their Serie A title credentials.
Stefano Pioli’s side looked rejuvenated since the football restart last year and made form a real burden for what would be Milan’s first Scudetto since the 2010/11 season.
Meanwhile, Juventus face an uphill battle to retain the title they have held since 2011/12, with the team struggling to keep up with those at the top under Andrea Pirlo’s tutelage. A win is key to reducing a ten-point gap with the Rossoneri.
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When does it start? Wednesday 6th January
What time does it start? 19:45 (GMT)
Where do you play? San siro
TV channel / live broadcast? Premier Sports 1, LiveScore app (UK), fuboTV (US)
Referee? Massimiliano Irrati
Milan are left without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who continues to recover from a muscle injury. They must also do without Ismael Bennacer, Matteo Gabbia and Alexis Saelemaekers, who are also on the shelf with injuries.
Bennacer’s regular replacement Sandro Tonali was also sent off against Benevento on Sunday, adding to Milan’s midfield woes. It means that Rade Krunic is likely to step in and partner with Franck Kessie. However, Simon Kjaer’s return on defense has been a boost, and the 31-year-old is likely to start again on Wednesday.
Juventus is also struggling. Alex Sandro is the last to test positive for COVID-19 and is now isolating himself as a result, while forward Álvaro Morata will miss the opportunity to sustain an injury against Udinese.
Juan Cuadrado will also be missed by suspension, but the Old Woman is expected to receive Giorgio Chiellini and Adrien Rabiot.
Milan: Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Krunic, Kessie; Castillejo, Calhanoglu, Rebic; Leao.
Juventus: Szczesny; De Ligt, Bonucci, Danilo; Kulusevski, McKennie, Rabiot, Ramsey, Chiesa; Dybala, Ronaldo.
Benevento 0-2 Milan (3/1/21)
Milan 3-2 Lazio (12/23/20)
Sassuolo 1-2 Milan (12/20/20)
Genoa 2-2 Milan (12/16/20)
Milan 2-2 Parma (12/13/20)
Juventus 4-1 Udinese (3/1/21)
Juventus 0-3 Fiorentina (12/22/20)
Parma 0-4 Juventus (12/19/20)
Juventus 1-1 Atalanta (12/16/20)
Genoa 1-3 Juventus (12/13/20)
While Milan have shown they have the character to win even when things are down, facing Juventus with the pressure on is a different challenge, no matter how weakened Juve is this season.
Despite how good Pioli’s team has been, the Old Lady is able to find scoring prowess when she needs it and will be aware that a victory is key to moving up to Serie A.
Milan, however, look much more settled thanks to the return of Simon Kjaer at the back and have depth of attack again, even without Ibrahimovic. The Rossoneri will prevail again.
Prediction: Milan 2-1 Juventus