Probable Lineups

4-3-3
4-2-3-1
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(64) 43 Goals 34 (45)
(36) 22 Assists 17 (26)
(6.9) 7 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
27 Average Age 29.6
181.8 Average Height (cm) 184.6
(1.2) 1.3 Shots pg 1.1 (0.9)
(53%) 54% Aerial Duel Success 48% (49%)
(0.9) 0.9 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.6)
(1.7) 1.8 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Mario Yepes Out 7.27
Massimo Ambrosini Out 6.88
Nigel de Jong Out 6.9
Dídac Vilá Out N/A
Player Reason Status Rating
Saphir Taïder Out 6.95
Cesare Natali Out 6.69
Robert Acquafresca Out 6.21
Henry Giménez Out 6.5

Team News

  • Zapata looks favored over Acerbi to partner Mexes in the centre of the defence, while De Sciglio will play on the right side.
  • Ambrosini will be out for nearly a month, so Montolivo will be the deep lying midfielder, with Boateng starting in midfield once again.
  • Pazzini is back after his suspension and is expected to lead the attack from the off, with Bojan moved to the right flank.
  • Coach Pioli is likely to stick with the 4-2-3-1 that helped the team beat Chievo 4-0 last week.
  • Gabbiadini will start on the left flank.
  • Kone will be the link between midfield and the three attacking players up front.

Prediction

  • Milan wasted another chance to overtake Roma in the sixth position and will be hungry for more points against one of the weakest sides away from their home. The transfer talks about Kakà and Balotelli may put some pressure on the players already in the squad, and could be the boost for a good performance.
  • Bologna left the relegation zone with a 4-0 victory over Chievo, and Pioli's new lineup seemed to be working pretty well. The Rossoblu will travel to Milan aiming for one point.
  • Milan will push from the start to get the lead, but will need to be wary in defence since they have only kept clean sheets in 20 matches so far this season. Bologna will need their attacking players to help the midfield and try to counter-attack quickly. The hosts should be able to get the three points, but Bologna may have the courage to obtain a positive result. And Gilardino knows how it feels to score in San Siro.
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