AC Milan face Juventus in Turin for the fourth round of Serie A tonight. The Rossoneri have started the season well but this could be the toughest game yet and one where Juventus come in with a chip o their shoulder having failed to win a single game yet. Milan are in the midst of an injury crisis and will need to rely on players playing out of position to deliver a victory tonight.
Milan 1 - 1 Juventus (Coppa)
Juventus 0 - 0 Milan (Coppa)
Milan 4 - 2 Juventus
Milan 1 - 3 Juventus
Juventus 0 - 3 Milan
Form Guide (all competitions)
Juventus: W, D, L, L, W
Milan: W, W, W, W, L
Players to Watch
Milan will rely on the Portugal U21 international for a victory in this game as he is showing himself to be a central figure in Milan’s attack. He provided an assist and a key pass for the goals against Liverpool in the midweek. Last weekend, he turned up against Lazio and made the breakthrough. If he can do the same tonight, he will be the match winner.
None other than Dybala will be the key player for Juventus and what’s more, he loves scoring against Milan. He will need to be kept far enough from goal that he cannot attempt any curlers but also cannot be given the tie and space to dribble between the players and to find a direct route at goal.
Once again we miss out on the two experienced strikers in the squad and the pressure builds up on the young no. 10 to deliver the creativity to support the makeshift attack. Diaz scored a banger in the last game against Juventus and will no doubt want to replicate this. He will need to show that he can handle the physical pressure of the big Juventus defence and the rough midfielders in McKennie, Rabiot and Locatelli because it will be a long night.
Prediction: Juventus 1 - 2 Milan