AC Milan vs Sassuolo Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

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AC Milan vs Sassuolo 
Italian Serie A, Italy
Date: Saturday, 2nd February 2019
Kick off at: 17.00 GMT
Venue: San Siro, Milan, Italy

AC Milan are looking to continue their positive run in Serie A as they welcome Sassuolo at San Siro. Gennaro Gatusso’s men won’t be having an easy ride as Neroverdi will give their all to come away with a good result.

AC Milan vs Sassuolo  Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear themselves up for this exciting weekend Serie A battle. Let’s take a much closer look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them achieving their target.

AC Milan

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Donnarumma(g)Calabria, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Rodriguez(def);Kessie, Bakayoko, Paqueta(mid);Suso, Piatek, Calhanoglu(att).

Watford

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Consigli(g)Lirola, Peluso, Ferrari, Rogerio(def);Locatelli, Sensi, Bourabia(mid);Berardi, Babacar, Djuricic(att)

Recent Form

Heading into this Saturday Serie A fixture, both teams have already been involved in several matches. Let’s check out what type of results that the two sides have been getting recently to have a clear idea about their current form.

AC Milan

Recent form in all competition (last five matches):DWWWD

Rossoneri have continue to do well in 2019 as their last five games resulted in three wins and two draws. Their latest result was just a goalless draw over Lazio in Coppa Italia, but it still showed their resilient defense.

Milan have won their three straight Serie A matches, scoring three goals in all of them. Battling Sassuolo on Saturday, Gatusso’s men will he aiming for similar kind of results.

Sassuolo

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WDLLD

After their win on January 26 against Cagliari, Roberto De Zerbi’s side have been struggling quite a bit. They failed to win any of their latest four fixtures, drawing two and also losing two.

Neroverdi’s last fixture was a slightly disappointing 1-1 home draw against SPAL. Sassuolo will try their best to stop Milan from taking another three points at San Siro.

Team News

AC Milan

Rossoneri still without long term absentees, Giacomo Bonaventura along with Cristian Zapata. Mattia Caldara has continue his training program and won’t be forced to participate early on Saturday.

Frack Kessie picked up a knock against Lazio, but he is apparently fine and is available for selection. Krzysztof Piatek will be looking to get his name on the score sheet again this weekend.

Sassuolo

Nevoverdi also doesn’t have too many injury issues aside from Marlon and Leonardo Sernicola. However, Alfred Duncan won’t be available this weekend due to suspension

Milan loanee, Manuel Locatelli, will be hoping for a positive and welcoming atmosphere at San Siro. Meanwhile, Domenico Berardi is hoping to rediscover his scoring touch against the Rossoneri.

Head to Head Records:

Both teams recent five meetings have gone mostly in favor of Rossoneri as they won four out of five matches.

Last season at San Siro were quite positive  for Sassuolo as they were able  to hold Milan 1-1.

Match Prediction

Their goalless draw against Lazio in Coppa Italia won’t hinder Milan’s spirited mood ahead of Saturday clash. Rossoneri players acknowledge the Serie A remain their main target this season an extra focus will be given.

Neroverdi are hoping that last season’s success in stealing a point at San Siro can arrive one more time. Milan are the favorite to win, but if they are not careful, De Zerbi’s side can pull off a surprise.

Final Score: 3-0

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