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Preview: Sassuolo – AC Milan

Under pressure Vincenzo Montella will be looking to help his team improve their current league standing, as 8th-placed AC Milan travel to 17th-placed Sassuolo today.

 

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

Sassuolo welcome an out-of-sorts AC Milan side to the MAPEI Stadium. The visitors come into this game needing a confidence boost after registering 1 win in their last 7, and not scoring in 4 of their last 5 games in all competitions.

Both teams have not performed to their expectations this season, and both managers face serious pressure heading into the international break. A loss for either team could prove to be the final straw for either manager.

Milan head coach, Vincenzo Montella, has laughed off the pressure on his job in recent weeks. Speaking to the media following the bore draw with AEK in Europe, “I’ve been watching my own funeral for a while now”.

Leandro Bonucci will return for Milan in this game following his two match suspension. He has backed his manager’s tactics and has taken some responsibility for recent results “It is us who step onto the pitch, we are not just the managers ideas”.

There has been under 2.5 goals (total) in 5 of Sassuolo’s last 6 at home, and conversely, over 2.5 goals in each of AC Milan’s last 5 away games. The visitors have won the previous 2 head to heads with the hosts winning the 2 prior to that.

 

Missing players

Sassuolo: D. Berardi (knee injury), C. Dell’Orco (knee injury), T. Letschert (knee injury), D. Frattesi (doubtful)

AC Milan: G. Bonaventura (muscle injury), D. Calabria (head injury), A. Conti (knee injury), L. Biglia (doubtful).