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

Milan face a tough opponent who we are yet to beat ever. To make it worse, Inzaghi is in charge of Benevento and will likely look to hit us where it hurts.

AC Milan v ACF Fiorentina - Serie A Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

AC Milan travel to face Benevento as they look to kick off the year with a win to keep their top spot ahead of their game against reigning champions Juventus in three days. Filippo Inzaghi is managing an exciting Benevento side who have always troubled Milan and will look to do so again as the Rossoneri have significant absences. Benevento have definitely been punching above their weight as they sit in 10th place despite being newly promoted, they are similar to last season's Hellas Verona but what makes them good is their wealth of Serie A experience. They host Lapadula (formerly Milan), Glik (fr. Torino), Falque (fr. Torino), Dabo (fr. Fiorentina), Ionita (fr. Cagliari), Sau (fr. Cagliari), Hetemaj (fr. Chievo Verona) and Caprari (fr. Sampdoria).


Milan 0 - 1 Benevento

Benevento 2 - 2 Milan

Form Guide (all competitions)

Benevento: D, L, D, W, W

Milan: W, D, D, W, W

Players to Watch

Kamil Glik

Glik will be the player to watch as the experienced centre back will likely look to stifle the approaches of Rebic and Leao all game. The former Torino and Monaco man is strong in the air and is very good at forcing mistakes out of attackers. Milan’s attack will need to show maturity and creativity to beat him and get sufficient chances on goal.

Alessio Romagnoli

Romagnoli will be pivotal to Milan’s performance as a clean sheet is vital to a win. Benevento are good at scoring then sitting back. Romagnoli will need to be commanding especially if Kjaer starts in his first game back from injury. Lapadula and Caprari are strikers who score odd goals especially off mistakes hence Romagnoli will need to tidy up at the back.

Bryan Dabo

Dabo has hurt Milan in the past when he was at Fiorentina and can do the same tonight. Milan have always struggled in games against where midfielders impose on us such as Renato Sanches in the Lille loss. Dabo needs to be kept quiet and removed from the game by Kessie and Tonali or it could spell problems. The midfielder also has a wicked shot which needs to be watched.

Prediction: Benevento 0 - 2 Milan