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

Milan head into the fourth game of the season against newly promoted Crotone on the road.

AC Milan v Bologna FC - Serie A Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

AC Milan travel to Crotone for their second game in Serie A. Milan will be looking to continue their winning streak and will need to convincingly beat the newly promoted side to announce their intentions to be a serious contender this season. Milan will have to keep it clean at the back to get through this one and will need Ante Rebic in particular to step up as the team has been leaning on Ibrahimovic and Calhaoglu exclusively thus far.

Venue: Stadio Ezio Scida

Form Guide

Crotone: W, W, L, W, L

Milan: W, W, W, W, W

H2H

Milan 1 - 0 Crotone

Crotone 0 - 3 Milan

Crotone 1 - 1 Milan

Milan 2 - 1 Crotone

Milan 3 - 1 Crotone

Players to Watch

Ante Rebic

Rebic will have a big task to rediscover his form from the end of the previous season and to get off the mark. Ibrahimovic was off to a flying start with 3 goals in 2 games but is now unfortunately unavailable for a bit of a stretch due to the coronavirus. Rebic will need to take over as the focal point of the attack as the striker in Serie A whilst Colombo covers the Europa League. Watch out for him to get off the mark tonight.

Zanellato-Cigarini

Former Milan Primavera midfielder Nicollo Zanellato has been at Crotone where he helped the side secure promotion to Serie. Zanellato and Cigarini form a dynamic midfield partnership who do very well to disrupt play and push teams to make errors and slow down the build up play. Kessie and Tonali will have the task to maintain the flow of Milan’s game. Calhanoglu will also be important to get in behind the duo to tear open the Crotone defence.

Gabbia vs Nwankwo

This game will be another big test for Matteo Gabbia and the face off against Simeon Nwankwo will be key as the Nigeria international will look to overpower the youngster. Nwankwo is lethal in the air and demonstrated this with 20 goals in Serie B last season and Milan need to be cautious so as not to get caught out early on as with the last game.

Prediction

Crotone 0 - 3 Milan