Rossonerri is on the mission to get back to the top this midweek. They are still three points behind Inter on the top. Ideally, the next match should be easy as Ibrahimovic and Co will be hosting Udinese. Luca Gatti’s men are still sitting on the 12th of table but have been in their positive trend in the past seven games.
The teams’ previous matches
Milan managed to snatch a 2-1 win over Roma in Olimpico. They took the lead through Frank Kessie’s penalty but Giallorossi equalised by Jordan Veretrout’s long range shot. The winning goal finally came on the 58th minute through Ante Rebic.
Udinese also was able to defeat Fiorentina 1-0. A single winning goal was scored by Illya Nestorovski’s header. It was their seventh victory of the season for Rodrigo de Paul and Co.
Stefano Pioli is still in favour of 4-2-3-1 formation. Zlatan Ibrahimovic will still be leading the attack supported by Ante Rebic, Hakan Calhanoglu and Samuel Castillejo. In the midfield, Frank Kessie is accompanied by Sandro Tonali. Only three names are already on their injury table, Daniel Maldini, Ismael Bennacer and their new signing, Mario Madzukic.
Luca Gatti is always opting for 3-5-2 formation. Stefano Okaka and Ilja Nestorovski are featuring on the front. In the midfield, the Argentine international Rodrigo de Paul will be the anchorman for their attack. Unfortunately, some key figures are ruled out for this fixture such as Mateo Jajalo, M Palumbo, Gerard Deulofeu, Fernando Forestieri and Ignacio Pussetto.
Players to watch
Apart from the Swedish veteran, Milan’s vital figures these seasons are the second top scorer Frank Kessie with eight goals and two assists, the versatile wingback Davie Calabria and the Croatian forward, Ante Rebic who added his tally to five in the last outing
Udinese has been counting on a number of former Watford men. They are Roberto Peyrera, Ignacio Pusseto, Stefano Okaka and Gerard Deulofeu. Another top performer of the team is the skipper Rodrigo de Paul who has contributed five goals and three assists.
Milan vs Udinese Prediction
Stefano Pioli’s men should have no difficulty in securing maximum points here. Playing at home and having barely any injured key players could be enough to motivate them to seal a win. The only thing Milan needs to be careful is the in-form Rodrigo de Paul and the North Macedonian international, Illya Nestorovski. A narrow win for the home side is still very likely.