This week in the Serie A sets to host the oldest rivalry between two sides in different places on the table. Unbeaten AC Milan welcome Scudetto-holders Juventus on Wednesday at San Siro with kickoff at 10:45 pm.
On one of the most important nights of the cultural calendar, the defending champions take a trip against an in-form AC Milan side that ended their unbeaten streak earlier in the season. Their Milanese counterparts are currently at the top of Serie A standings.
After picking another win on Sunday, league leaders Milan continued their dominance on top of the table with a total of 37 points accrued at this stage. The visitors arrive in uncharted territories currently fifth while being ten points behind. The only bright light for Andrea Pirlo is their game in hand.
The Rossoneri showed a spirited performance following their win over the newly-promoted side Benevento. Sandro Tonali saw the red card in the first half, with Franck Kessie’s penalty distinguishing the two sides. Rafael Leao’s sublime finish ensured Stefan Pioli picked all three points while continuing their impressive run of form.
Cristiano Ronaldo continued his impressive scoring form with a brace that ensured their 4-1 win over Udinese. There is an over-reliance on Ronaldo for goals, with the Old Lady boasting of the sixth-best scoring record in Serie A this season, with Ronaldo scoring half of them.
AC Milan vs. Juventus Head to Head
Both sides have 37 games against each other, with AC Milan taking home eight wins while Juventus with 23 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Benevento 0-2 Milan
Milan 3-2 Lazio
Sassuolo 1-2 Milan
Geno 2-2 Milan
Milan 2-2 Parma
Juventus 4-1 Udinese
Juventus 0-3 Fiorentina
Parma 0-4 Juventus
Juventus 1-1 Atalanta
Genoa 1-3 Juventus
AC Milan Team News
Pioli is the worst hit with unavailable players for the clash with Zlatan Ibramohivic, Ismael Bennacer, Matteo Gabbia, and Alexis Saelemaekers. With Tonali continuing with his match ban, it means Rade Krunic might partner with Kessie at the heart of the defense.
Juventus Team News
Alvaro Morata is unavailable with a muscle injury, while Alex Sandro recently tested positive for coronavirus and remains in self-isolation. Danilo will have to cover the left-back position with Dybala continuing up top. Jun Cuadrado and Adrien Rabiot are back from suspension and are in line to make a start.
Prediction and Odds
Juventus will be looking to keep their hopes of retaining their title but face a confident Milan side.
Correct Score: 1-1
Goals Under 2.5