Date: 9 December 2018
Time: 8:30 PM Milan, 2:30 PM Eastern, 7:30 PM UTC
Venue: Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, Bologna, Italy.
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There have been quite a number of predicted lineups out there, and most agree on a vast majority of the starting lineups, with only a few differences.
Some have Suso continuing on the bench, with Samu Castillejo again getting the start, while others think that Ignazio Abate will once again partner up with Cristian Zapata instead of Mateo Musacchio making a return to the lineup.
Reading between the lines a little bit on the Suso “injury” that kept him out of the Olympiacos match, it really seemed as if he was just being rested, and I fully expect him to be back in the lineup. As for central defense, again, I think that Musacchio will make a return to the lineup, with perhaps another match or two before Alessio Romagnoli will return.
Bologna are having a rough season in Serie A this year, as they currently sit in the relegation zone in the Serie A table, with 11 points from 15 games and are in 18th place. A win would see Pippo Inzaghi’s men go to 17th in the table, leapfrogging Udinese, while a win for Milan would put more distance between the Rossoneri and Lazio, who lost to Atalanta yesterday. Milan have a game in hand and a one point lead over Lazio in the race for the final Champions League spot, so hopefully Milan can get a win on the road and bounce back from an ugly loss in the Europa League.