AC Milan are back to their best in the Italian Serie A but have struggled recently against Juventus. I don’t see Milan losing anytime soon with a draw the tip in Milan.
After consecutive 2-2 draws with Parma and Genoa respectively, AC Milan returned to the winners list with victories against Sassuolo (2-1) and Lazio (3-2). AC Milan won 2-0 at Benevento on Sunday. Frank Kessie opened the scoring from the penalty spot before Sandro Tonali was sent off in the 33rd minute. Rafael Leao’s second half strike extended the lead and Gianluigi Donnarumma saved a crucial penalty in the 59th minute. Milan hit the woodwork twice in the closing stages in a win that will provide plenty of confidence. The Rossoneri will welcome back left-back Theo Hernandez from suspension but will be without midfielder Tonali who got sent off against Benevento. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still no closer to a return after recently suffering a setback with his quad injury.
Juventus put a shock 3-0 loss to Fiorentina behind them to ease past Udinese in a 4-1 drubbing at home. The Old Lady are now unbeaten in 13 of their last 14 matches in all competitions. Cristiano Ronaldo fired a bullet from close range to give his side the lead in the 31st minute. Federico Chiesa doubled the lead before Ronaldo completed his brace, Paulo Dybala adding some icing to the cake in the 93rd minute after Udinese pulled one back. Giorgio Chiellini made his much anticipated return albeit from the bench in the win against Udinese. Andrea Pirlo may look to start the 36-year-old for squad rotational purposes given the short turnaround. Cuadrado will again miss due to suspension, meaning Danilo will start at right-back. Left back Alex Sandro is set for a spell on the sidelines after testing positive for covid 19.
These two sides have met 193 times overall. Juventus hold a 76-50 record with 67 draws played. It was AC Milan who got the better of Juventus the last time they met in a six-goal thriller. The Rossoneri came out 4-2 winners at the San Siro after coming back from two goals down. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Frank Kessie, Rafael Leo and Ante Rebic all scored in an emphatic Milan win. AC Milan and Juventus recorded big wins on the weekend. I am tipping a draw at the San Siro.
PREDICTION : DRAW 2-2
ACCUMULATOR TIP : BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE