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Match Preview: AC Milan vs Celtic FC H2H, Form and Players To Watch

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Milan could qualify for the next round if they win and so do Lille.

AC Milan v ACF Fiorentina - Serie A Photo by Sportinfoto/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

AC Milan face Celtic FC in the Europa League tonight. The game is a must win as the difference in points between 1st and 3rd in the group is just 2. Milan will need to dig deep and pull out some attacking miracle as Ibrahimovic and Leao remain sidelined. Stefano Pioli is expected to rotate the squad and hence fringe players such as Krunic, Dalot, Hauge and Castillejo will need to step up.

Venue: San Siro

Form Guide:

Milan: L, D, W, D, W

Celtic: L, W, D, L, L

UEL Form

Sparta Prague 4 - 1 Celtic

Celtic 1 - 4 Sparta Prague

LOSC Lille 2 - 2 Celtic FC

AC Milan 0 - 3 LOSC Lille

H2H

Celtic 1 - 3 Milan

Celtic 0 - 3 Milan (2013)

Milan 3 - 0 Celtic (2013)

Players to Watch

Rebic

It’s overdue for Rebic to score and I will go out on a limb to proclaim a first goal of the season from the Croatia international tonight. The striker has had golden opportunities in the past two or three games but his touch has let him down as he lacks his usual sharpness from last season. This game is an ideal chance to get off the mark especially since the pressure is on.

Elyounoussi

Elyounoussi has easily been one of the few bright spots for Celtic this season as the winger has gone against his side’s poor form to put in good performances week on week. The Norway international has 10 goals and 5 assists in all competitions and is very threatening with his long shots and his good dribbling ability. Milan will ned to muzzle him to keep Celtic’s attack quiet.

Hauge

Milan’s top youth prospect for the season is getting another start and will need to deliver more consistently to jump from being a prospect to a real option. The youngster has moments of magic in him but needs to ensure he doesn’t end up as Leao did last season, a few beautiful glimpses but overall on the fringes. Hauge needs to bear some responsibility and attack with intent.

Prediction: Milan 3 - 1 Celtic