Juventus can move one step closer to their ninth consecutive Serie A title when they travel to the San Siro to face AC Milan on Tuesday night (20:45 kick-off time).
The Bianconeri currently hold a seven-point lead over second-placed Lazio with eight games remaining, after continuing their perfect return to Serie A action by beating Torino 4-1 in the Derby della Mole. Their win coincided with Lazio losing their fourth game of the season, being beaten by Tuesday’s opponents AC Milan.
The win helped Milan tighten their grip on seventh and, as it stands, a place in next season’s Europa League second qualifying round. But Milan will have their eyes on moving further up the table with just two points separating them, Roma and Napoli who occupy the spots above them and are currently set for the Europa League group stages.
Milan may also be searching for revenge, having been knocked out of the Coppa Italia by Juventus on away goals in the semi-finals, extending their 11-game winless run against the Bianconeri, having last tasted victory in the 2016 Super Cup.
Where to watch AC Milan vs Juventus on TV:
- UK: Premier Sports 1
- US: ESPN+
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AC Milan vs Juventus live stats and line ups*:
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AC Milan & Juventus’ previous line-ups:
- AC Milan (vs Lazio): Donnarumma; Conti, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Bennacer, Kessie; Saelemaekers, Bonaventura, Calhanoglu*; Ibrahimovic.
- Juventus (vs Torino): Buffon; Cuadrado, De Ligt*, Bonucci, Danilo; Rabiot, Pjanic, Bentancur; Bernardeschi, Dybala*, Ronaldo.
AC Milan will be without key creator Hakan Calhanoglu, after the Turkish midfielder was injured in the 3-0 win over Lazio. Juventus, meanwhile, are without Matthijs de Ligt and Paulo Dybala, both of whom are suspended for an accumulation of yellow cards.
Players to watch:
- AC Milan: Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his first start since the return of Serie A in the 3-0 win over Lazio at the weekend, and marked it with a fine performance. The 38-year-old first set up Hakan Calhanoglu’s opening goal before getting on the scoresheet himself, doubling AC Milan’s lead from the penalty spot after Stefan Radu was penalised for handball. It was the second time since returning to Milan that Ibrahimovic had both scored and assisted in the same match, also doing so in the 4-2 defeat to Inter Milan in February. But Ibrahimovic may have something else on his mind on Tuesday, going up against the first Italian club he played for. The Swede spent two years at Juventus between 2004 and 2006, scoring 26 times before leaving when they were relegated to Serie B. Since his departure, Ibrahimovic hasn’t had the best record against the Bianconeri, scoring just one goal in 10 games – something he will no doubt want to change and make his mark on the 2019/20 title race.
- Juventus: In the absence of Paulo Dybala there is a chance for Gonzalo Higuain to show his worth against one of his former sides. Having been Maurizio Sarri’s preferred striker for a large part of the campaign, Higuain is yet to start since football returned, making three substitute appearances totalling 39 minutes. The initial reason for his absence was due to injury, but Sarri later revealed the Argentinian striker had been impacted by the goings on in the world. “Higuain is a very sensitive person, he’s been touched in a particular way from the events of the world and from his personal experiences,” Sarri said towards the end of June. “At the time of his return he thought it was not even right to go back to playing, while in addition he had this little injury. Now it seems to me that he is finding that desire he had at the beginning. For us, his return is important.” But can Higuain turn it on when Juventus need someone to replace the excellent Dybala, having scored just six goals in 26 Serie A appearances this season?
Scoreline prediction: AC Milan 1-2 Juventus
Serie A 2019/20 recent form:
- AC Milan: LWWDW
- Juventus: WWWWW