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Match Preview: Hellas Verona vs AC Milan H2H, Form, Players To Watch and Prediction

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Milan are without their impactful players and are in desperate need for three points.

Gianluigi Donnarumma of Ac Milan during warm up before the... Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images

AC Milan will face Hellas Verona on the road this afternoon as the club goes through a huge injury crisis. Milan will be missing more starters than ever before this season and this is happening at a critical juncture of the season when the gap for the UEFA Champions League spots is closing. Milan need to dig deep and pull off a miracle to win today.

H2H

Milan 2 - 2 Hellas Verona

Milan 1 - 1 Hellas Verona

Hellas Verona 0 - 1 Milan

Milan 4 - 1 Hellas Verona

Hellas Verona 3 - 0 Milan

Form Guide (all competitions)

Verona: L, W, D, D, W

Milan: D, L, D, W, D

Players to Watch

Rafael Leao

Leao will be all alone today. He is the only striker in the squad and the weight of that responsibility will hopefully spur him to a good performance and one that helps us win this game. Milan will struggle creatively again similar to the Udinese game hence Leao will have to play between the lines and to open up some space to create opportunities.

Matteo Zaccagni

Zaccagni will be the player to stop this afternoon. The partnership between him and Barak is what Milan have to limit as they have been keeping Verona in the games and creating havoc especially late in games. Kessie will have a lot on his plate hence Meite will need to show his worth defensively by keeping Zaccagni locked up.

Gianluigi Donnarumma

This is type of game where the performance of Donnarumma is going to be critical to us coming away with anything. He will have to go above and beyond to ensure he is not beaten as Lasagna and Co will be looking to stun Milan on the counter as soon as they can. Donnarumma needs to be a fortress.

Prediction: Verona 0 - 1 Milan