Chievo vs AC Milan
Italian Serie A, Italy
Date: Saturday, 9th February 2019
Kick off at: 19.30 GMT
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, Verona, Italy
AC Milan will be looking to solidify their third place set in Serie A Standings as they face Chievo this weekend. Rossoneri are targeting another three points to keep their target of finishing in Champions League spot materialize.
Chievo vs AC Milan Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for this intriguing Italian Serie A fixture. Let’s take a much closer look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help getting the result they’re looking for.
Expected Formation: 4-3-1-2
Probable Lineups: Sorrentino(g)Depaoli, Bani, Barba, Jarosznski(def);Leris, Kiyine, Hetemaj(mid);Giaccherini(att mid);Meggiorini, Stepinski(att).
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Donnarumma(g)Calabria, Musacchio, Romagnoli(def);Kessie, Biglia, Paqueta(mid);Suso, Piatek, Castillejo(att).
Before heading into this weekend Serie A clash, both teams have already been playing in several matches. Let’s check out the results that they have been getting during those previous matches to have an idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): DLLDL
The Flying Donkey have been struggling all season long and their recent results haven’t shown any improvements. Chievo failed to get any single win on their latest five fixtures which ended in three deafeats and two draws.
Their latest Serie A game was a disappointing 3-0 away defeat against Torino in Turin. Domenico Di Carlo side are hoping to at least steal a point on Saturday at home.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WWWDW
Rossoneri have been in a very good form this year and their recent five matches continue to show it. Rossoneri managed to pick up four victories and one draw in those stretch of fixtures.
Milan’s only draw happened in Coppa Italia encounter against Lazio at Olimpico Stadium. Their latest league result was a slender 1-0 home victory over Sassuolo.
Di Carlo will have to face some absentees this weekend as Sergio Pellissier and Andre Seculin are out injured. Midfielder Nicola Rigoni is also confirmed to be out due to suspension.
This means that Chievo set to rely on Riccardo Meggiorini’s hard fought attacking play up front. In goal, Stefano Sorrentino will hope to be in his best form to stop Rossoneri’s attacks.
Milan are still without Jack Bonaventura who is out until the remaining of this season. Cristian Zapata and Mattia Caldara could be considered as options on the bench.
Riccardo Rodriguez is also unavailable for Milan due to yellow card accumulation. The visitor could also start Lucas Biglia in midfield, giving a bit of rest for Tiemoue Bakayoko.
Head to Head Records:
Both teams’ recent meetings have gone in favor of the Rossoneri as they won all of their last five encounters against Chievo.
Their last match at Marc’Antonio Bentegodi stadium happened on October 26, 2018 which ended in Milan’s 4-1 victory.
Having just reached the third place seat, Milan won’t be keen on letting it go so quickly. Rossoneri must push for another victory, while try to remain calm and not getting unnecessary pressure.
Chievo remain hopeful of their survival mission, but they must work hard to stop their opponent on Saturday. This tie could be tricky for the Rossoneri if they are unable to handle their nerve and pressure.
Final Score: 0-3