AC Milan vs Napoli
Coppa Italia, Italy
Date: Tuesday, 29th January 2019
Kick off at 19.30 GMT
Venue: San Siro/Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy
After showcasing an entertaining match in Serie A this past weekend, AC Milan and Napoli are set to battle it out again this time in the quarter finals of Coppa Italia. Both teams will be gunning for a victory, since there will only be one winner at the end of that match.
AC Milan v Napoli Probable Lineups
Here are the probable lineups for both teams as they are set to play in another exciting encounter at San Siro stadium next Tuesday. Let’s take a further look at the two sides potential lineups and formation setup that they’re preparing for the clash.
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Donnarumma(gk); Calabria, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Rodriguez(def); Kessie, Bakayoko, Paqueta(mid); Suso, Piatek, Calhanoglu(att).
Expected Formation: 4-4-2
Probable Lineups: Meret(g);Malcuit, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Ghoulam(def); Callejon, Allan, Diawara, Ruiz(mid);Insigne, Mertens(att).
Since the start of 2019, both teams have been playing several domestic matches, including their recent battle in the league. Let’s take a further look at the two teams’ last fixtures to have more details about the kind of form they are having.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWLWD
Ahead of their mid-week rematch against Carlo Ancelotti’s boys, Milan have been picking up relatively good results, including their recent goalless draw against Napoli on Saturday.
Rossoneri’s previous Coppa Italia result was a hard fought extra time victory over Sampdoria. That type of result might be something they will be needing this midweek against the Partenopei.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : LWWWD
Drawing their latest league fixture against the Rossoneri was Ancelotti’s men first in their last five matches. After losing against Inter back in December, Napoli won their next three fixtures.
Partenopei’s previous Coppa Italia fixture was a home win over Sassuolo, a result they would hope to repeat on Tuesday. However, after such tight encounter on their Serie A matchup, they might need to prepare for extra time or even penalties.
Rossoneri might not be making too many changes for their Coppa match and set up similar lineups like they did against Napoli in the two teams’ previous Serie A fixture.
New signing, Krzysztof Piatek will likely get the nod to start after coming of the bench last Saturday. Gattuso might also consider whether to play Andrea Conti or not, since there’s report of the right back having a slight muscle issues this past weekend.
Unlike their opponent, Partenopei could be making a bit more changes, since they do have more option in doing so. Although Marek Hamsik’s condition remain questionable, but Allan should be back on the team after being left out on Saturday.
Fabian Ruiz will get another start this midweek, since he won’t be available for Napoli’s upcoming Serie A fixture following his sending off in Saturday match.
Head to Head Records:
Rossoneri’s draw against Napoli last weekend extend their difficulty to beat the Southern based Italian outfit in their recent meetings, as Gattuso’s men last home win was in 2014.
With the 0-0 result on Saturday, both sides have gone goalless in their last two meetings at San Siro since the same scoreline occurred on April 15, 2018.
Although they are still struggling to get a win against Napoli, Milan will have a bit more confidence heading into Tuesday’s re-match in Coppa Italia. Rossoneri can feel that they have what it takes to compete with Ancelotti’s boys and get that precious win.
The visitor certainly believe that they also have what it takes in taking down their opponent this time around. This match could very well turn into another tight affair and can only be decided by small mistakes.
Final Score Prediction: 1-0