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

It’s do or die!

AC Milan Training Session & Press Conference Photo by Claudio Villa/AC Milan via Getty Images

AC Milan take on FC Porto in their fourth match of the UEFA Champions League group stage as Stefano Pioli looks to salvage something from Europe. The game is a must win or the Rossoneri are guaranteed to finish last in the Group of Death.

H2H

Milan 3 - 0 Porto (1993)

Porto 0 - 0 Milan (1993)

Milan 2 - 3 Porto (1996)

Porto 1 - 1 Milan (1996)

Porto 1 - 0 Milan

Form Guide (all competitions)

Milan: W, L, W, W, W

Porto: W, W, W, L, W

Players to Watch

Theo Hernandez

The Frenchman made a silly mistake in the last game against Roma and needs to pay for it. He missed the first game against Porto and his speed will be an asset against a very quick team. He needs to supplement the attack as this was non-existent in the first encounter but will need to be careful on the defensive end as Porto are scary down the wings.

Ciprian Tatarusanu

The keeper was need to be a wall in this game. He is growing in confidence and this will surely be one of the bigger challenges as the match is a must win. The keeper pulled off a number of key saves against Roma but will need to manage Taremi in this game. If we keep a clean sheet, it will go a long way to empower out attackers to grab a winner without the pressure of working from behind.

Luis Diaz

The left midfielder was a menace in the first game and will likely be the one to cause us issues against. His pace is ridiculous and his shots are always threatening. He will be pressing down against Calabria and Tomori on that right side but often switched wings which could cause a mess for our defenders. The two midfielders will need to do more to press him high up the pitch and keep him as far away from the box as possible.

Prediction: Milan 2 - 1 Porto