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

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Milan in search of a season defining victory as Pioli relies on pseudo-strikers yet again.

Juventus v AC Milan - Serie A Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

AC Milan face Cagliari in their final home game of a spectacular season and the game is high stakes. Milan will be playing the game as a crunch tie for Champions league qualification as a win practically confirms a top four finish. Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be missing whilst Alessio Romagnoli will be on the bench. Milan will also debut their new home shirt.

H2H

Cagliari 0 - 2 Milan

Milan 3 - 0 Cagliari

Cagliari 0 - 2 Milan

Milan 3 - 0 Cagliari

Cagliari 1 - 1 Milan

Form Guide (all competitions)

Milan: L, L, W, W, W

Cagliari: W, W, D, W, D

Players to Watch

Ismael Bennacer

This game is key for Bennacer to show his can brush of the average performances and get past his injury mentally. He has not been the same since returning but is extremely talented. Cagliari is a game where the midfield battle dictates the results hence Bennacer’s passing and interceptions will be vital.

Joao Pedro

The Serie A veteran is having the season of his life with 16 goals and 3 assists for Cagliari this season and he will be looking to punish Milan and spoil the party tonight. The free flowing role where he can float as a CAM and push forward as a ST really works in his favour. He has a wicked shot but also likes to score scrappy goals where Milan have struggled.

Alexis Saelemaekers

This is a strange shout but I do believe Saelemaekers will want to make a statement before the summer transfer window with all the talk of a new right winger. The training videos from this week show him scoring with some rockets from pretty far out hence I expect him to make a decent attempt or two during the game. It will be nice to see him get an attacking output.

Prediction: Milan 2 - 0 Cagliari