MIL vs BOG Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
AC Milan will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Torino when they host Bologna in Serie A.
With just one win in the last seven league games, AC Milan lost the momentum at the worst possible time in the season. Before this torrid run of form, the Rossoneri were sitting inside the top-four and very much in the driving seat to secure the Champions League football for the next season.
But Milan are seeing their hopes of finishing in the top-four fading away, slipping out of their hands is their destiny to get back amongst the very best in Europe. They are 7th on the table with a huge six points separating them from Atalanta in fourth.
That said, Gennaro Gattuso’s team could still break into the top-four. For that to happen, Milan must win all their games and hope other results go their way.
Bologna meanwhile should be safe after scripting a run of three wins in the last four games. The return of 10 points from the 12 available has pulled the club 5 points clear of the bottom three.
However, the danger still looms, for 18th placed Empoli are just five points behind them. A win here and there in the remaining four games should be enough a secure a top-flight status.
The Serie A match will be played between AC Milan and Bologna at San Siro, in Milan. The ground has a capacity of 80,018.
The game will start at 12:00 AM (IST), on Tuesday, April 7.
Sony Sports Network has the exclusive rights to broadcast Serie A games in India. Premier members can also enjoy the live action on the official SonyLiv App.
Recent form (Last six matches)
AC Milan – D L W D L L
Bologna – W L W D W W
Injured – Davide Calabria, and Giacomo Bonaventura.
Suspended – Alessio Romagnoli.
Doubtful – Manager Gattuso provided an update on right-back Andrea Conti that he took part in the first training session. The 25-year-old Italian will be assessed before the match.
Note: Gennaro Gattuso will have to make some decisions regarding his backline. Davide Calabria is definitely out, and if Andrea Conti fails to shake off the knock, Ignazio Abate could be shoehorned at right-back.
While Cristian Zapata and Mateo Musacchio are expected to partner at the center.
Probable XI: G. Donnarumma (GK), Abate, Musacchio, Zapata, Rodriguez, Kessie, Bakayoko, Paqueta, Suso, Calhanoglu, Piatek
Injured – Federico Mattiello is out for the hosts due to an injury.
Suspended – Roberto Soriano and Ibrahim Mbaye will be serving suspension due to the accumulation of yellow cards.
Doubtful – None.
Note: Filip Helander or Arturo Calabresi could be slotted into the midfield.
Probable XI: Skorupski (GK), Paz, Danilo, Lyanco, Dijks, Pulgar, Dzemaili, Orsolini, Poli, Palacio, Sansone
Potential Game Changers: Top fantasy picks and the points earned in the recent games
Suso (7 goals and 9 assists this season) – 1.5, 3.5, 3
Krzysztof Piątek (31 goals in all competition, 21 alone in Serie A) – 1, 2, 11.5, 11.5
Erick Pulgar (6 goals and 2 assist this season) – 31, 2
Riccardo Orsolini (8 goals and 4 assists)– 3.5
Tiemoue Bakayoko (his impact goes beyond goals and assists. He is expected to pull the strings in the midfield) – 3, 5, 9
Franck Kessie (5 goals and 1 assist. More like Bakayoko) – 2, 15.5, 3
Stats and facts:
AC Milan are undefeated in the last six league games against Bologna.
Bologna are not known for traveling. In fact, they have won just twice in the last 27 away games in Serie A.
In terms of head to head record, Milan have lost just once in the last 18 meetings against Bologna.
Other options for captain and vice-captain: Ricardo Rodriguez, Lucas Paqueta, Nicola Sansone.
Defenders: Rodriguez, E Pulgar (VC), M Dijks
Midfielders: Bakayoko, Kessie, A Poli, R Orsolini
Forwards: Calhanoglu (VC), Suso, Piatek
MIL vs BOG Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
MIL vs BOG Dream11 potential winner:
Bologna are in good form and should be confident to get at least a draw at San Siro.
But we back the hosts to come out on top in this crucial match.