Counting for the 23rd day of Serie A, this clash between AC Milan and Juventus of Turin has a particular stake. Juve absolutely wants to grab the Champions League at the end of the season and must come back at all costs, while Milan is still in the race for the title, but must not waste time.
By losing to Spieza, Milan missed the great opportunity to put pressure on Inter from a distance. After 22 disputed days, the Rossoneri rank 2nd in the championship, with two points ahead of the 3rd step of the podium, and two points behind the top of Serie A. This defeat suffered with a score of 2-1 at the start of the week echoes that suffered earlier against Naples, again in a decisive match in its own way. In the face of difficulties in the formations against which the stake is great, Stefano Pioli’s side have to raise their heads lest they get sucked in by Juve, who are in better shape.
If the Turinese are now 5th in the championship with a comfortable lead over Fiorentina, this situation has not always been so this season. Going through much more difficult times in terms of results, Massimiliano Allegri’s side are now in good shape and have not lost for eight league games. Since November 27, and this misstep conceded against Atalanta (1-0 defeat), the Bianconeri have chained, until obtaining a recent dynamic made up of three victories and a draw in the last five meetings. The draw was conceded against Napoli, balance in big games remains between the two opponents of the weekend.
The opinion of the editorial staff: 1-1
In Milan, the two teams find themselves in comparable situations. Both in active search of victories, the draw could however take shape at the end of this meeting, like their recent ability to neutralize themselves against as strong as them.
The probable compositions
Milano : Maignan – Florenzi, Kalulu, Romagnoli, Hernandez – Tonali, Krunic – Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz, Leao – Ibrahimovic
Juventus : Szczesny – Cuadrado, De Ligt, Rugani, Pellegrini – Kulusevski, Locatelli, Bentancur, McKennie – Dyabala, Morata
The match chain
The meeting will follow Sunday January 23 at 8:45 p.m. on Bein Sports 1