This Thursday, AC Milan receives Juventus in the first semifinals of the Italian Cup. Both teams hope to keep all of their chances of qualifying before the return match.
AC Milan vs Juventus Soccer Betting Prediction
In order to climb into the last four of the Italian Cup, AC Milan first easily got the upper hand over SPAL (3-0) before having to work to dominate, in front of their tifosi, the Torino (4-2 after extra time). The Lombard squad is currently 10th in Serie A but only concedes 2 units behind on 6th place, qualifying for the next Europa League. Struggling during the first part of the season, the Rossoneri appear much more convincing in recent weeks, attest to the 2 unique losses conceded during the last 11 days. Last weekend, they put an end to a series of 5 games without backhand (3 wins and 2 draws) by losing to the tifosi of Inter (4-2).
Juventus upheld the hierarchy in this Italian Cup by winning at home against Udinese (4-0) and Roma (3-1) in the previous rounds. Eight-time Italian champion, the Old Lady, who ranks 2nd in Serie A with the same number of points as the leader, is struggling to win a new Scudetto this year. Less consistent, the Bianconeri have conceded 2 losses in the last 3 days. They won at home against Fiorentina (3-0) and fell on the lawns of Naples (2-1) and Hellas Verona last weekend (2-1).
The staff for AC Milan vs Juventus
For this semi-final leg of the Italian Cup, AC Milan is deprived of the usual substitutes Duarte and Krunic, stranded in the infirmary, but also of the Argentinian international environment Biglia which has seriously relapsed. In addition, the Conti holder right side is suspended. This Thursday, coach Stefano Pioli should line up his best possible team. Thus, the attackers Ibrahimovic and Rebic (4 goals in the last 4 days) could be tenured.
5 elements are missing from the Juventus side this week: the defender manager Chiellini, potential titulars Demiral and Bernardeschi, the manager Douglas Costa and the long-time absent Khedira, all injured. In addition, the right side Danilo is uncertain. In great form, Cristiano Ronaldo has found the net 21 times in his last 16 games in all competitions. As usual in the Italian Cup, it is Buffon who should keep the bianconeri cages.
The compositions for AC Milan vs Juventus
The likely composition of AC Milan:
Donnarumma – Calabria, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Hernandez – Castillejo, Kessie, Bennacer, Calhanoglu – Rebic, Ibrahimovic.
Absent: Duarte, Krunic; Biglia (injured), Conti (suspended).
The planned tactical arrangement (4-4-2):
Calabria – Kjaer – Romagnoli – Hernandez
Castillejo – Kessie – Bennacer – Calhanoglu
Rebic – Ibrahimovic
The likely composition of Juventus:
Buffon – De Sciglio, Bonucci, Rugani, Alex Sandro – Betancur, Pjanic, Matuidi – Ramsey – Dybala, Ronaldo.
Absent: Chiellini, Demiral, Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa, Khedira (injured).
The planned tactical arrangement (4-3-1-2):
De Sciglio – Bonucci – Rugani – Alex Sandro
Betancur – Pjanic – Matuidi
Dybala – Ronaldo
The history of confrontations AC Milan vs Juventus
In the last 10 confrontations, Juventus have won 9 times, for a draw.
This season, Juventus took the upper hand, in front of their tifosi, on AC Milan on November 10 in the league (1-0).
Key points for the match for AC Milan vs Juventus
– Juventus have won their last 9 games against AC Milan in all competitions.
– Juventus lost in their last 2 trips.
– AC Milan have 24 hours less recovery than Juventus following the championship match last weekend.
Soccer Betting Prediction AC Milan vs Juventus
After having misrepresented last weekend in the league, Juventus will be keen to react this week to the Italian Cup.
Prediction Today: Draw or Juventus & over 1.5 goals