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

The Rossoneri have some depth in attack but will be fielding a makeshift defence yet again.

Paris Saint-Germain v AC Milan: Group F - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

AC Milan play Atalanta this evening in Bergamo as Stefano Pioli looks to take advantage of the poor form of Gian Piero Gasperini’s side. The Rossoneri need to take all points to keep pace with Juventus and Inter Milan who are not easing up at all. The big news will be Olivier Giroud returning after his two-game suspension.

H2H

Atalanta 0-2 Milan

Atalanta 2-3 Milan

Milan 2-0 Atalanta

Atalanta 1-1 Milan

Milan 2-0 Atalanta

Form Guide (all competitions)

Atalanta: W, D, L, D, L

Milan: W, D, W, L, W

Players to Watch

Theo Hernandez

The Frenchman will play as a centre back yet again as he takes on responsibility in this emergency. The issue is Frosinone did not test him much so it is hard to asses how he will perform against a stronger attack. Ademola Lookman is quick and clinical, Luis Muriel is experienced and tricky. This will be a big challenge for him and it is unlikely he will get that chance to roam further forward as he did in the last game. This will be the main vulnerability for Pioli to address in this game and not conceding will determine the outcome.

Charles de Ketelaere

The Belgian youngster has spent some time out with injury but already has had a better return under Gasperini than he did in his debut season under Pioli at Milan. He is not expected to start but he often comes off the bench and would probably want to make an impression again Milan especially a goal with our decimated defence. CDK has 2 goals and 2 assists in all competitions but has had no goal contributions since September. He will definitely feature given the injury to Gianluca Scamacca and Milan need to be careful not to underestimate him.

Samuel Chukwueze

The Nigerian winger has one final chance on this side of the year to make an impression to challenge for the starting spot as Rafael Leao will likely return from the next fixture which means Christian Pulisic on the right going forward. He had his best performance in the Champions League loss to Borussia Dortmunf where he scored and won a penalty but followed this up with a lacklustre display against Frosinone. He seems to be doing too much when he needs to keep it simple with quick passes and accurate crosses from the wing.

Prediction: Atalanta 0-2 Milan