Juventus predicted lineup vs AC Milan, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream, Serie A Gameweek 16

Andrea Pirlo’s Bianconeri team are looking to win their 10th straight Serie A title and standing in their way are league leaders AC Milan, and Alley Sport is here with the Juventus predicted lineup vs AC Milan. Club legend Andrea Pirlo was appointed as Juve’s manager in the start of the 2020/21 season and under him, the Old Lady have had a rocky start to this season and find themselves in 6th place in the Serie A table.

Former player Andrea Pirlo was given his first managerial job by Juventus in the summer | Image: Getty Images, Juventus predicted lineup vs AC Milan
Former player Andrea Pirlo was given his first managerial job by Juventus in the summer | Image: Getty Images, Juventus predicted lineup vs AC Milan

AC Milan vs Juventus, Match preview

Juventus were dealt a double blow in the last week of December, when they first lost at home to Fiorentina, with Martin Caceres and Dusan Vlahovic scoring on either side of an Alex Sandro own goal. Following this, the suspended match between Juventus and Napoli was rescheduled instead of being counted as a walkover, as a result of which the Bianconeri lost 3 points tentatively.

Andrea Pirlo would be facing the pressures of a managerial career for the first time, given his predecessor Maurizio Sarri was sacked even after lifting the Scudetto. Against rivals AC Milan, Pirlo will hope to relieve some of the pressure he’s under, by winning 3 points at San Siro.

AC Milan however, are in terrific form. The Rossoneri are still unbeaten in the league, and sit at the top with 34 points. Led by the experience of striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is their top scorer with 10 league goals, Milan also have a fearsome attack in Hakan Calhanoglou, Rafael Leao and Alexis Saelemaekers.

Juventus last won a league match at the San Siro in November 2018 when Cristiano Ronaldo scored off a rebound. Considering the rivalry between the two sides and the quality in their squads, Thursday’s match should be an exciting game of football for neutral fans.

AC Milan beat Juventus 4-2 the last time these two teams faced each other in Serie A| Source: Sempre Milan, Juventus predicted lineup vs AC Milan
AC Milan beat Juventus 4-2 the last time these two teams faced each other in Serie A| Source: Sempre Milan, Juventus predicted lineup vs AC Milan

AC Milan vs Juventus, Latest team news

Andrea Pirlo will have a full squad to choose from once Juan Cuadrado completes his suspension for a red card when Juventus host Udinese on Monday. Merih Demiral could also feature on the bench following his recovery from a muscle injury. The Turkish center-back last played for Juve in their Champions League group stage match against Dynamo Kyiv. Pirlo will also call on the skills of talisman Cristiano Ronaldo against Milan.

Their opponents Milan have been dealt with injuries to some important players, with leading goal-scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, midfielder Ismael Bennacer and defender Matteo Gabbia all injury doubts for the marquee clash with Juventus. Belgian winger Alexis Saelemaekers is also ruled out of the fixture.

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Cristiano Ronaldo was on the scoresheet the last time Juventus played AC Milan | Source: Korean Times, Juventus predicted lineup vs AC Milan
Cristiano Ronaldo was on the scoresheet the last time Juventus played AC Milan | Source: Korean Times, Juventus predicted lineup vs AC Milan

Juventus predicted lineup vs AC Milan

Andrea Pirlo has played around with various formations this season, but has mainly stuck with a 4-4-2 or a 3-4-1-2 in the league. We expect him to go with a 4-4-2 which offers more defensive solidarity. Cristiano Ronaldo could pair up with Spanish striker Alvaro Morata up top, while Frenchman Adrien Rabiot could feature in the 4-man midfield along with Aaron Ramsey, Rodrigo Bentancur and summer signing Federico Chiesa. De Ligt is expected to partner Bonucci in defence.

Predicted lineup:

Formation: 4-4-2

GK: Wojeich Szcesny

RB: Danilo

CB: Matthijs De Ligt

CB: Leonardo Bonucci

LB: Alex Sandro

CM: Adrien Rabiot

CM: Rodrigo Bentancur

LM: Federico Chiesa

RM: Aaron Ramsey

CF: Cristiano Ronaldo

CF: Alvaro Morata

AC Milan vs Juventus, Score prediction

Juventus will rely on Cristiano Ronaldo’s heroics to save them against an in-form AC Milan who are yet to taste defeat in the league. We predict the two rivals to share the spoils in a 2-2 draw at the San Siro.

AC Milan vs Juventus, Live Stream

Italian fans can watch the match on Sky Sports from 8:45 pm CEST. Indian football fans can catch all the action on Sony Ten 2, Sony Six or stream it live from SonyLIV app.

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