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A top-of-the-table clash takes place in the Italian Serie A this weekend with AC Milan on Juventus at the San Siro on Sunday. Milan lead the table following a remarkable 1-0 win over Genoa just before the international break. Juventus, meanwhile, managed a big 2-0 win over rivals Torino in the last match before the break.
Milan have dominated recent encounters against Juventus with no defeats in the last five meetings. There have been three wins for Milan during these five meetings. It raises expectations for another big performance from the table leaders.
AC Milan vs Juventus Predicted Lineups
AC Milan vs Juventus Italian Serie A Team News
AC Milan have shown tremendous grit and fighting spirit in the early weeks of the season to open up a slender two-point lead over Inter Milan at the top. Milan had to play the last few minutes of the game against Genoa with striker Olivier Giroud in goal. There have been plenty of positives for Milan so far this season – especially from the new signings.
Coach Stefano Pioli comes into the game missing a big chunk of his players due to injuries and suspension. First-choice goalkeeper Mike Maignan will be suspended for the game following his red card against Genoa. Theo Hernandez is also suspended for the game. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a big doubt for the game due to adductor issues.
AC Milan predicted lineup
Antonio Mirante, Davide Calabria, Fikayo Tomori, Malick Thiaw, Alessandro Florenzi, Yacine Adli, Yunus Musah, Tijani Reijnders, Christian Pulisic, Rafael Leao, Olivier Giroud
Juventus have seen their morale boosted immensely following the big victory in the recent Turin derby. The club are unlikely to be concerned about being a handful of points behind the two Milan clubs at the top. Juventus are just two points behind Inter Milan and a further two points behind AC Milan.
Juventus will be without Alex Sandro and Danilo because of injury concerns. Coach Massimiliano Allegri will be able to call upon Dusan Vlahovic and Federico Chiesa back to the starting line-up. Nicolo Fagioli will miss the game after being caught up in the betting scandal in Italy. Paul Pogba is also missing due to a suspension.
Juventus predicted lineup
Wojciech Szczesny, Gleison Bremer, Federico Gatti, Daniele Rugani, Weston McKennie, Manuel Locatelli, Fabio Miretti, Adrien Rabiot, Filip Kostic, Dusan Vlahovic, Arkadiusz Milik
AC Milan vs Juventus Predicted Lineup – Featured Duel: Christian Pulisic vs Adrien Rabiot
Christian Pulisic continues to hit the headlines in the Italian Serie A following his move from Chelsea in the summer. The American star is the joint top scorer – along with Olivier Giroud – for AC Milan with four goals. His intelligence and ability to spot spaces have been integral towards finding the back of the net in two of the last three games for Milan.
Pulisic also had an excellent international round of games after scoring in the matches against Germany and Ghana.
Adrien Rabiot will have to be very watchful about Christian Pulisic, who does not tend to stick to just one position. The American is likely to cut inside and slot between the two centre backs making it difficult to track him. Rabiot’s defensive awareness has been very good for Juventus this season with the 28-year-old managing 2.1 tackles and one interception per game on average.
AC Milan vs Juventus Predicted Lineup – The Final Word
AC Milan have had a wonderful run against Juventus in recent years. Milan have not suffered a defeat at the hands of Juventus in the recent five meetings. This excellent record coupled with a gutsy display against Genoa in the last league match put Milan as slender favourites for the victory.
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