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

Milan are looking to continue their resurgence post the Juventus loss and face a reeling Cagliari side.

AC Milan v Torino FC - Coppa Italia Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

AC Milan travel to face Cagliari as they sit in first place tied on points with Inter Milan with a game in hand. The Rossoneri are in the midst of an injury/illness crisis but will welcome back Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alexis Saelemaekers after months out. The side will need to finish off strong with two games until the midpoint of the season.

H2H

Milan 3 - 0 Cagliari

Cagliari 0 - 2 Milan

Milan 3 - 0 Cagliari

Cagliari 1 - 1 Milan

Cagliari 1 - 2 Milan

Form Guide (all competitions)

Cagliari: L, L, L, L, L

Milan: W, W, L, W, W

Players to Watch

Brahim Diaz

Once again, Diaz is thrown into the deep end again as Calhanoglu is out with the coronavirus. The youngster will need to step up and deliver a solid performance to help Ibrahimovic to get scoring again. The attacking midfielder will have to deal with an extremely physical side that will look to rough him up but will need to show strength.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The return of Zlatan is critical to Milan as we have four starters missing out for various reasons. The veteran striker will be raring at the opportunity to score after months out and will want to take back the lead in the race for the Capocanonniere title. He did well against Cagliari last season and will likely do the same today.

Nahitan Nandez

Nandez has been a staple for Cagliari and has been one of the only consistent performers for the side. He has scored once and assisted once this season but contributes more in ensuring the flow of Cagliari’s play. He will look to disturb Kessie and Tonali to open spaces for the likes of Pavoletti and possibly Simeone off the bench.

Prediction: Cagliari 0 - 2 Milan