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

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Milan are looking for a big win that would define the season and the future of the club but Atalanta want to spoil the party.

Hakan Calhanoglu of AC Milan in action during the Serie A... Photo by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images

AC Milan travel to Bergamo to face Atalanta to secure a place in the UEFA Champions League. Milan will have to face one of their toughest opponents in recent years and will look to pull off a coup. Milan are missing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and possibly Ante Rebic. The Rossoneri will rely on youth in this game as well as the leadership of the midfield.

H2H

Milan 0 - 3 Atalanta

Milan 1 - 1 Atalanta

Atalanta 5 - 0 Milan

Atalanta 1 - 3 Milan

Milan 2 - 2 Atalanta

Form Guide (all competitions)

Atalanta: D, W, W, W, L

Milan: L, W, W, W, D

Players to Watch

Hakan Calhanoglu

Calhanoglu needs to have the game of his season. He is the most experienced attacker on the pitch today and will need to set the tone for Milan. He can alter the course of any game on a good day and often can create the magic that drives Milan forward. This is the game to win over the fans and he needs to turn up.

Ruslan Malinovskyi

Malinovskiy has been occupying an attacking midfield role this season and has excelled because his pace and strength allow him to break through the lines and his long shots have been surprisingly potent. He has scored or given an assist in each of the previous ten games in Serie A hence is on a wicked hot streak. Kessie and Bennacer’s task will be to shut him down.

Alexis Saelemaekers

Saelemaekers was withdrawn too soon in the previous game despite looking quite good and even stinging the keeper with a long shot. Once again, I believe he will step up and make an impact in this game. He has grown so much over the course of the season and is just missing that one game changing performance. His work rate will be vital against the high pressing and quick passing Atalanta hence watch him to make a difference.

Prediction: Atalanta 1 - 3 Milan