MIL vs NAP Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
AC Milan vs Napoli Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: January 27, 2019, 01:00 AM, IST
Where: San Siro
MIL vs NAP Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Genaro Gattuso faces his former manager as AC Milan welcome title-challenger Napoli in Serie A at San Siro, in Milan, on Saturday night (IST).
Both Carlo Ancelotti and Gennaro Gattuso achieved everything together at San Siro. Those were the days when AC Milan were the king of both Italy and Europe, winning Scudetto and Champions League on many occasions.
But the current situation is that Milan are striving to become what they were once under Gattuso’s guidance, while Ancelotti is playing his trade with Napoli, aiming to take them to the very high perch.
Now the once Guru and the Protege are against each other, masterminding to strike a hammer blow to each club’s aspirations. Though, in the case of Milan, it’s about achieving a top-4 finish, which won’t end even if they lose this game.
But the same can’t be said about Napoli whose aspirations are much higher. They missed out on the top prize in Italy by little margins last season. So they were always going to be the main challenger to rival Juventus for the Serie A.
However, Juve’s near-perfect start has left Ancelotti’s team with no or little room to make erros. As things stand, Naples are 2nd but nine points separate them and the Old Lady at the top.
So anything less than all three points would effectively end their title hopes.
Recent form (Last six matches)
AC Milan – L D W W L W
Napoli – W W L W W W
MIL vs NAP Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
AC Milan vs Napoli Team News:
Injured – The injury list is easing on AC Milan but few players are still in the treatment room. Christain Zapata has been offered a new deal recently but he 32-year-old defender is still out with an injury and won’t be playing here.
While Mattia Caldara, Lucas Biglia and Giacomo Bonaventura have all been ruled out.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Gonzalo Higuain is now a Chelsea player, while AC Milan signed Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa in a $30m deal as his replacement. Gattuso was asked whether he will start the match but he didn’t delve and told. “You will know tomorrow.”
Piatek is expected to start from the bench only, meaning, Patrick Cutrone will be leading the attack from the off. Also, Andrea Conti has provided two assists from the bench since his comeback and could start here.
And there is good news as well. Centre-back Romagnoli and midfielder Kessie both missed the last game against Geno due to a suspendion but are ready again to start against Napoli.
Key Players – Cutrone, Suso
Injured – Versatile player Vlad Chiriches, who can play anywhere from centre-back to midfield, is the only player out with an injury.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – No other player is expected to miss the match for Naples with an injury.
Note: Manager Carlo Ancelotti told the media that midfielder Allan won’t be involved in this match. The former PSG and AC Milan boss said that the midfielder has had a complicated week and didn’t train a lot in the buildup to this match. The Brazil-born player is rumoured to be on PSG’s radar.
In addition, both Lorenzo Insigne and Kalidou Koulibaly missed the last game with a suspension and are available for this match.
Key Players – Mertens, Ruiz
MIL vs NAP Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
AC Milan– Donnarumma (GK), Calabria, Romagnoli, Musacchio, Rodriguez; Paqueta, Bakayoko, Kessie; Calhanoglu, Piatek, Suso
Napoli– Meret (GK), Malcuit, Koulibaly, Albiol, Rui; Insigne, Hamsik, Zielinski, Ruiz; Milik, Mertens
MIL vs NAP Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
AC Milan FANTASY PREDICTION:
It’s a battle between the former mentor and protégé with neither of them will be going easy on each other. It’s a game which could prove crucial for both the teams as they aim to achieve their respective targets.
A negative result for the Naples could end the title challenge while Rossoneri, could find themselves out of the Champions League places if they fail to win the AS Roma win their match.
Based on the form, nothing separates them but the quality is certainly in Napoli’s camp and that’s what decides the big match.
Still, it’s San Siro and we back AC Milan to get something out of this match.
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