Udinese just sold Coda to Parma having welcomed Benatia back from the AFCON.
The defender trained separately and may have to sit on the bench in Milan, so Heurtaux will have another chance in the starting XI.
Muriel should be the first choice to start up front and partner Di Natale.
Milan are moving back towards the top of the table, with the team in high spirits and with a top signing like Mario Balotelli secured. Allegri has to ensure the team's enthusiasm remains at an acceptable level though, to prevent Udinese from surprising his team.
Udinese have had a similar season to Milan's having started slowly and then climbed back from the bottom half of the table. Now Roma, Catania and Fiorentina are very close, and Guidolin can no longer hide behind the 'target' of survival.
The hosts will probably have good support from the crowd, as the fans will be keen to see Balotelli's potential debut. Therefore, Milan should try to push from the start and get an early lead. Udinese will probably play on the counter-attack as they have a lot this season. Milan will have to focus on Muriel and Di Natale, who have proved to be deadly in recent weeks.
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