AC Milan face Crotone at home as first take on last in a tricky fixture. Milan should be able to put the game to bed early on but we must always count on some unpredictability in these seemingly straightforward games. Milan need the win to keep their top spot and need key players to get into form ahead of the derby later this month.
Crotone 0 - 2 Milan
Milan 1 - 0 Crotone
Crotone 0 - 3 Milan
Milan 1 - 1 Crotone
Form Guide (all competitions)
Milan: W, W, L, L, W
Crotone: L, L, W, L, L
Players to Watch
Having scored only his second goal of the season last week, Rebic will be looking to build some momentum to get on a scoring streak. The winger will need to be in top form as we have Inter Milan this month in a title deciding game hence Milan will need more goal threats than just Ibrahimovic. Rebic has two golden opportunities against Crotone and Spezia to stat pad and build up his confidence.
As with most of the games Milan has played against teams in the lower half of the table, our biggest challenger tends to be the goalkeeper. If Cordaz manages to frustrate Milan striker force, we become more susceptible to falling behind on a silly goal with the likes of Di Carmine and Nwankwo providing a serious threat to Donnarumma. Cordaz is quite good in one on one situations and has amazing reflexes, we need to score early and not underestimate them.
Ibrahimovic will be searching for his 500th career club goal and this is the perfect opportunity to hit that milestone. The striker will also want to bounce back from his below par display against Bologna where he missed a penalty and looked rather isolated in attack. The striker will be excited to get back to scoring and should have a solid attacking support with Leao and Rebic set to start behind him.
Prediction: Milan 3 - 0 Crotone