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AC Milan vs Juventus Prediction: Serie A Match on 23.01.2022

AC Milan vs Juventus Prediction: Serie A Match on 23.01.2022

Second-placed AC Milan are in action in Serie A when they host Juventus on Sunday at 20:45 GMT.

Match Preview

Can Milan Keep the Pressure on Inter Milan at the Top of the Table?

Milan lost 2-1 to Spezia last time out in La Liga in a surprise and costly result that denied them the chance of leapfrogging Inter Mila to the top of Serie A. 

The match against Juventus will be a perfect opportunity to win and make a statement of intent in their title ambitions.

Can Juventus make it Three Consecutive Wins in Serie A?

Unbeaten in 5 matches, Juventus have experienced resurgence in Serie A as they chase a Champions League position. 

They will need to navigate a tough match against second-placed AC Milan if they are to retain their hopes of overhauling Atalanta for the top-four spot. 

Form Guide

AC Milan

In the last 5 Serie rounds of fixtures, AC Milan have won three and lost two. The Rossoneri have picked up 9 points while dropping 6.

In this run, Milan have dropped behind Inter Milan by two points. Their 2-1 defeat at home to Spezia was damaging, especially given Inter Milan dropped points in their draw with Atalanta. 

They go into the Juventus match with little room for a mistake if they are to keep up with Inter Milan at the top of Serie A table. 

Juventus

Juventus are 5th on the table 1 point behind fourth-placed Atalanta. They are pissing hard for the top-four berth, and they are unbeaten in 5 matches, having won 4 and drawn 1.

They will would not like to lose against AC Milan as they seek to break into a Champions League position. 

Team News

AC Milan

Central midfielder Franck Kessie and left-back Fode Ballo-Toure have been called up to the Africa Cup of Nations; they will not be available for the Juventus clash.

Central defender Fikayo Tomori (meniscal injury), centre-forward Pietro Pellegri (abductor muscle tear), and centre-back Simon Kjaer (ruptured cruciate ligament), will be missing the action for Milan.

Juventus

Juventus will be missing right winger Federico Chiesa; the 24-years-old is nursing a ruptured cruciate ligament.

He Old Lady will also be without centre-back Leonardo Bonucci as he recovers from muscular problems. 

Possible Starting Lineups

AC Milan

Maignan; A. Florenzi, P. Kalulu, M. Gabbia, T. Hernandez; R. Krunic, T. Bakayoko; A. Saelemaekers, B. Diaz, R. Leao, Z. Ibrahimovic

Juventus

Perin; M. De Sciglio, Danilo, D. Rugani, A. Sandro; J. Cuadrado, M. Locatelli, Arthur, A. Rabiot; D. Kulusevski; A. Morata

Players to Watch

Ibrahimovic

The striker has contributed 8 goals and 2 assists in 18 appearances for Milan this term. His influence at the prime age of 40 years has been immense this season

His character and experience will be crucial for Milan when they take on a resurgent Juventus on Sunday at the San Siro.

Ibrahimovic’s goals, physicality, and leadership are crucial in driving AC Milan as hey chance down Inter Milan at the top of Serie A. 

The Rossoneri will need all the experience and calmness they can get as they seek to bounce back to winning ways in Serie A, and Ibrahimovic will be crucial in this attempt to beat Juventus.

Dybala

The Argentine ace has been in inspired form this season, even as the Old Lady have flattered to deceive.

Dybala’s 10 goals and 4 assists in 20 appearances this term make him one of the most important players on Juventus’ squad. 

His creative play in forward areas has been a crucial source of goals, and he offers a forward thrust that benefits the whole team.

On Sunday, Dybala will be the leading weapon deployed by Juventus in the clash against second-placed and Scudetto-chasing AC Milan.

Prediction

AC Milan will come out forcefully against Juventus on Sunday. They are the title-chasing team with a lot to lose if they don’t win. The loss last time out n Serie A makes this match a must-win for Milan if they are to keep up with league leaders Inter Milan.

Juventus are chasing for the top four this term, and therefore the match against Milan will be important. However, they will approach the match will discipline and a solid base, and ensure they do give any easy chances away.

Juventus’ resurgent form means that they offer a robust opposition against a Milan side missing some players to the Africa Cup of Nations. A draw is the most likely result from this clash. 

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