Probable Lineups

4-3-3
4-1-4-1
  • Radu
  • 7.17826086956522
  • Dias
  • 7.12481481481481
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(64) 35 Goals 27 (48)
(8) 2 Assists 8 (12)
(6.9) 7.2 Average Ratings 7 (6.7)
27.3 Average Age 30.2
184.3 Average Height (cm) 180.5
(1.2) 1.8 Shots pg 1 (1.1)
(53%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 54% (54%)
(1.1) 0.9 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.8)
(2) 1.8 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Daniele Bonera Out 7.00538461538462
Nigel de Jong Out 6.92083333333333
Philippe Mexes Out 7.3492
Player Reason Status Rating
Abdoulay Konko Out 7.2612
Miroslav Klose Out 7.21034482758621
Stefano Mauri Out 6.71884615384615
Cristian Brocchi Out 6.215
Marius Stankevicius Out 6.28666666666667
Mauro Zárate Out 6.25

Team News

  • Mexes is suspended and Yepes should take his place in defence, unless Zaccardo is finally ready for his debut.
  • Boateng will play in the midfield trio, with Niang moving to the right side of the attack and allowing Flamini to have some rest.
  • Balotelli is set to be the main striker, with Pazzini being a possible solution during the second half.
  • Konko is likely to still be out after going off early against Pescara so Pereirinha will get his first start at right-back.
  • Mauri and Brocchi are also unavailable, so the midfield will be unchanged from the last match.
  • Floccari will be the lone striker, as Petkovic will probably avoid fielding two forwards from the start.

Prediction

  • Milan have had to catch their breath after chasing the third spot following a poor start to the season, and failed to beat Inter despite creating a lot of goalscoring chances last week. The calendar is now favourable for the Rossoneri as they have had time to rest this week and will be able to play this crucial match at home.
  • Lazio went through in the Europa League and also picked up two points on both Milan and Inter last week. This small margin could allow Petkovic's team to travel to San Siro hoping for a draw and to keep fighting in both competitions, but a win here would be superb.
  • The visitors struggled in the league before beating Pescara last week, and may be using up all of their strength to cope with some absences. Milan have finally had an entire week to rest and prepare for this match, and the depth of their squad could make the difference in the end. Petkovic will try to control the match to avoid too much energy being drained from his players, but Milan may try to press hard from the start and hope Balotelli will have a better night than the derby.
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Comments (10)

 
  • Did I saw wrong or did El Shaarawy get a yellow somewhere around the 80th minute?

  • By the way, a great victory and I'm very proud of the team, especially Pazzini who had a brilliant game.

  • It's okay, I understand.

  • SignorEskola, we would love to be able to wait more to write previews and give you the most recente news here on Whoscored.com, but unfortunately there are some deadlines to be respected (Friday afternoon) for the previews to be published. That would be the only reason for us to miss such a major piece of news like Balotelli's unavailability.

  • balotelli had an knee injury

  • Don't rush with these match previews, you should take a look at the match squads before doing a preview so you can know which players are available and which are not.

  • Constant will not play!!!

  • Balotelli will not play!!!

  • balotelli is out

  • Milan easy win

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