MIL vs JUV Dream11: AC Milan will take on Juventus at the San Siro in the Serie A. This fixture will seem like a role reversal of sorts as Juventus will look to enter the top 4 as AC Milan are the ones who will be playing to extend their lead on top of the table. The Rossoneri are currently first with just a point’s lead over their fierce rivals, Inter. Milan is still unbeaten in Serie A, a run extending 15 games this season and currently find themselves on a 3-game winning streak. Life has not been as rosy for perennial champions, Juventus, under new manager – Andrea Pirlo. Although Juve lost a Serie A game for the first time in the last week of December, 6 draws have cost them a spot atop the table. However, they will go into this game with confidence after thumping Udinese 4-1 which will be vital against a side like AC Milan.
AC Milan – DDWWW
Juventus – WDWLW
Head-to-head (last five meetings):
AC Milan – 1
Draws – 2
Juventus – 2
Last meeting: AC Milan 4-2 Juventus (Serie A, 7th July 2020)
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Injury Report, Unavailability: AC Milan’s run seems even more impressive given they have a number of key players on the sidelines. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Matteo Gabbia, Alexis Saelemaekers and Ismael Bennacer are all out injured. Sandro Tonali is serving his suspension after seeing red during their game against Benevento.
Doubtful: Stefano Pioli has no doubtful players for this game.
Expected changes: A few changes to the side that faced Benevento will be on the cards. Rade Krunic should replace the suspended Sandro Tonali with Diogo Dalot making way for Theo Hernandez. Brahim Diaz should be benched for this fixture with Samuel Castillejo getting the nod. AC Milan will rely on the dangerous frontline of Ante Rebic, Hakan Calhanglu and Rafael Leao to keep firing in the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK)
Injury Report, Unavailability: Juventus will be without the services of Alvaro Morata and Alex Sandro for this fixture.
Doubtful: Andrea Pirlo has no doubtful players for the MIL vs JUV Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: Juventus can be expected to keep the same lineup with just a few changed. Juan Cuadrado will come in for the injured Sandro. A change in formation is also on the cards with a 3-man defence of Leonardo Bonucci, Danilo and Matthijs de Ligt as Wojciech Szczesny will continue in goal. Federico Chiesa and Cuadrado will man the flanks as Weston McKennie, Rodrigo Bentancur and Aaron Ramsey will play a more central role. Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo will be deployed to terrorise the AC Milan defence.
Wojciech Szczesny (GK)
Matthijs de Ligt
SkyBet: AC Milan – 9/5; Juventus – 7/5
Paddy Power: AC Milan – 9/5; Juventus – 6/4
A game that will have a very profound impact on the standings, the MIL vs JUV Today Match Prediction will be one that both sides will desperately want to win. All of AC Milan’s hard work could be wasted should they lose as Inter are just one point behind them and face Sampdoria on the same game week. For the away side, a loss could signify an uphill journey in terms of defending their Scudetto. But with proven winners like Ronaldo, Dybala and Bonucci, the Old Lady will not make life easy for AC Milan as a draw seems to be the likeliest outcome.
Hakan Calhanoglu –
Chances created – 62
Successful dribbles – 15
Accurate crosses – 46
During an injury-ridden season so far for AC Milan, Calhanoglu has been excellent for the Rossoneri. The Turkish international has been a creative spark in midfield and has 3 assists and 1 goal in his last 3 games. He has created one of the most chances in Europe this season.
Cristiano Ronaldo –
Goals/Assists (starts) – 18/2 (14)
Successful dribbles – 26
Chances created – 24
Often times in games like these, a player like Cristiano Ronaldo can spell the difference between winning and losing. A very prolific player, Ronaldo has the ability to turn the game around single-handedly and Andrea Pirlo will rely on the Portuguese to guide the team to a win.
Ante Rebic –
Chances created – 21
Key passes – 17
Shot on target rate – 62%
Despite missing out on the start of the season due to injuries, Ante Rebic has fit right back into the squad. The Croatian might play left-wing or might start as the lone striker as well as he is versatile and can play comfortably in both positions. He will also look to link-up with his fellow forwards to create goal-scoring opportunities.
Theo Hernandez –
Chances created – 27
Successful dribbles – 38
Tackles success rate (Serie A) – 73%
Deployed at left-back, Theo Hernandez has been excellent in the final third, despite playing as a defender. With him being rested in the previous game, Hernandez should be fit and ready to fire on all cylinders against Juventus.
Weston McKennie –
Dribbles success rate – 90%
Chances created – 18
Interceptions – 13
The American international has joined Juve on loan for this season and he has definitely impressed so far. Playing in the heart of midfield, McKennie has done very well to link the attack and defence with his dribbling. He is also not afraid of charging up the pitch to help out with the attack or going the other way to lend a hand to the defence.
Rafael Leao –
Chances created – 15
Successful dribbles – 20
Goals/Assists (starts) – 5/3 (9)
Rafael Leao has been given the opportunity to play due to the injuries in the squad but he has done very well so far. The 21-year-old has 8 goals contributions in 9 starts in all competitions which are very good numbers for a youngster playing around some very big names.