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Atalanta v Milan: Preview, TV Schedule, and How to Watch Serie A Online

Milan look to avenge a home draw from earlier this season

AC Milan v Atalanta BC - Serie A Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

Match: Atalanta v AC Milan

Date: 16 February 2019

Time: 8:30 PM Rome, 2:30 PM Eastern, 7:30 PM UTC

Venue: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia, Bergamo, Italy

Previous Result: September 23rd, 2018: Milan 2-2 Atalanta

How To Watch: ESPN+ in the United States; DAZN in Canada, Japan, Austria, Italy, & Germany, SuperSport 9 in Nigeria and much of Africa; beIN Sports 1 & beIN Sports Connect in Australia; beIN Sports MAX 4 & beIN Sports Connect in France; ESPN Play Sur in Argentina & most of South America; Eleven Sports 2 in the UK & Ireland; ESPN Play Norte in Mexico and Central America; SONY TEN 2 HD in India; Strive Sport in Norway & Sweden; Many other countries use Rai Italia America or Serie A Pass

See livesoccertv for more information or if you don’t see your country listed

If the reported lineups are to be believe, Gennaro Gattuso seems to be going with the “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” philosophy of picking out lineups. And to be honest, given the successes of the past few weeks, who can blame him?

Kryzsztof Piatek has been an incredible addition since coming over from Genoa, and Lucas Paquetà has been brilliant as well, supplying the creativity and playmaking that had been lacking in the midfield since Giacomo Bonventura had been sidelined with injury. Tiémoué Bakayoko and Franck Kessie have supported each other perfectly as well, with Bakayoko practicing the dark arts of defensive midfield play while Kessie has been a willing runner in a box-to-box midfield role.

Hakan Calhanoglu hasn’t been great, but he’s getting closer to the form that saw him look irreplaceable at the end of last season. And while Suso isn’t putting up the numbers like he did in the first half of the season, that’s largely because Milan now have options and don’t have to resort to playing “Suso-ball,” where passing it to the Spaniard is the only option on offense.

The defensive rock of Alessio Romagnoli and Mateo Musacchio has been solid in front of an in-form Gigio Donnarumma, and the fullback pairing of Davide Calabria and Ricardo Rodriguez has been effective at supporting the defense and the offense, with Calabria’s offensive ability shining through particularly well.

Atalanta are challenging for the European places, and Milan will need to step up and ensure a win on the road in order to stay in pole position for fourth place. Given the meltdown at crosstown rivals Inter Milan, even third place isn’t out of the question. Winning in Bergamo will go a long way towards ensuring that Milan stay on track to hit their goals this season.