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AC Milan vs Atalanta: Key Battles and Predictions

Who will decide the coming Serie A Round 19 game?

AC Milan v Atalanta: Serie A Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

AC Milan face Atalanta in the Serie A this evening. In the latest Serie A battle, who are the main players and key battles to watch out for? Below we take a look at the most likely head to heads that will decide the game in the San Siro between two of the best attacking teams in the league.

H2H Key Areas

Center Midfield vs Attacking Midfield

Frank Kessie vs Josip Ilicic

6 assists in 12 league games are why Milan’s destroyer will need to keep his eye on the Atalanta creator. Ilicic will likely stay behind Kessie and in front of the defense, but there could be key moments to win back the ball.

Striker vs Goalkeeper

Duvan Zapata vs Gianluigi Donnarumma

7 goals and 5 assists for the powerful forward in 18 games this campaign, makes him one of the best scorers in the league. Donnaruma will need to be at his best to keep a clean sheet and fully in command of his area when the ball is in the air.

Striker vs Center Back

Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs Rafael Toloi

Ibrahimovic has been in outstanding form, scoring braces in 5 games and contributing 12 goals overall. Tonight he will face a 3 man defense and will likely face off against all 3 defenders at some stage. With Calabria performing, crosses from the right could be a great out let, and would put Ibra 1v1 with Tolei.

H2H Prediction

Kessie Winner

Donnarumma Winner

Ibrahimovic Winner