Probable Lineups

4-3-3
4-3-3
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(48) 35 Goals 28 (64)
(10) 8 Assists 6 (8)
(6.7) 7 Average Ratings 7 (6.9)
29.1 Average Age 28
181.5 Average Height (cm) 182.1
(0.8) 1.1 Shots pg 1.2 (1.2)
(48%) 50% Aerial Duel Success 53% (53%)
(0.6) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.9 (0.8)
(2.1) 1.8 Tackles pg 1.8 (1.9)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Mariano Izco Out 6.89
Fabio Sciacca Out 6.26
Adrián Ricchiuti Out 6.08
Ciro Capuano Out 6.5
Marco Biagianti Out 6.69
Nicolás Spolli Out 7.38
Alejandro Gomez Out 7.08
Player Reason Status Rating
Dídac Vilá Out N/A
Djamel Mesbah Out 6.22
Luca Antonini Out 6.72
Sulley Ali Muntari Out 6.86
Ignazio Abate Out 7.14
Daniele Bonera Out 7.01
Alexandre Pato Out 6.34
Bakaye Traoré Out 6.15
Mario Yepes Out 7.2

Team News

  • Last week's derby has had a knock on effect for Catania, with Spolli and Gomez both now suspended.
  • Rolin will play at centre-back, while Castro will be included in the attacking trio, together with the now recovered Bergessio.
  • Both Biagianti and Izco will be unavailable, so Salifu is likely to play alongside Lodi and Almiron in the midfield.
  • As Yepes is suspended and Bonera injured, Acerbi and Zapata compete for one spot in the back line.
  • Allegri tried the Italian defender together with Mexes during training, so he's likely to be in the starting XI.
  • Robinho could start up front, with Bojan on the bench once again.

Prediction

  • Catania's a 4-match unbeaten run ended in Palermo, where they lost the derby to the Rosanero. But the hosts have picked up 4 victories in their last 5 home matches, and with no real pressure on getting points from this one, they may provide a tough test for Milan.
  • Milan finally climbed into the top half of the table, but they are still some way off the European places, and the Catania match has to be the final proof that Allegri's side is capable of joining the big clubs up there.
  • Both teams will use a 4-3-3 formation, so the dominance in the midfield will be a key element. Boateng may even start as a false nine and press Lodi from an advanced position as he did with Pirlo against Juventus. In that case, Robinho may even be replaced by Bojan or Emanuelson as right winger. Catania will be missing a bunch of key players and their morale may have been influenced by the Palermo loss. With their progress already sealed in the Champions League, expect Milan to put in maximum effort here to bring home three points.
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Comments (2)

 
  • El Shaarawy is the biggest surprise of this season, what a boy!

  • Abbiati is still injured, Amelia should start for the second time in row. Hopefully he can keep up with the level he played against Juve. FORZA MILAN!!!

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