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Match Preview: Juventus vs AC Milan

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Juventus will welcome a struggling AC Milan side to the Allianz Stadium this evening, starting at 20:45 (CET).

The clash between the two most decorated Italian football clubs will see Juventus host AC Milan on Sunday evening.

However, if we put the history aside, the Bianconeri are the ones that have ruled the Calcio over the past eight years. Their quest for a ninth consecutive Scudetto continues this evening, on the back of three successive wins across all competitions.

A last-gasp Douglas Costa winner against Lokomotiv Moscow on Wednesday evening saw Juventus book their place in the Champions League knockout stages and extend their streak to 15 games without a defeat under Maurizio Sarri.

AC Milan had a rest in midweek, as they do not represent their country in any European competition this season.

In their most recent outing, back on Sunday, the Rossoneri suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Lazio, after previously beating SPAL in Stefano Pioli’s first win since his appointment in charge at San Siro.

Team news

Sarri has a number of injury issues to contend with, although Cristiano Ronaldo looks ready to face AC Milan on Sunday evening.

The Derby della Mole hero – Matthijs de Ligt is a huge doubt though, while club captain Giorgio Chiellini will not play another game in 2019.

New Milan boss Stefano Pioli will welcome Suso back in the squad, with the Spaniard having missed Sunday’s defeat to Lazio with a muscular problem.

However, central defenders Mateo Musacchio and Mattia Caldara are both expected to remain on the sidelines, along with Spanish winger Samu Castillejo, who shouldn’t return until early December.

Stats

AC Milan have not fared well against Juventus in the recent past, having lost in each of their last eight meetings, as well as on their last eight trips to Turin.

For their most recent away win in Serie A against the Bianconeri we have to go back to March 2011. Gennaro Gattuso scored the winning goal in the 68th minute, while the Rossoneri won their 18th and still last league title in that season.

Juventus have won all seven games they’ve hosted at the Allianz Stadium across all competitions this term.

The Bianconeri have won 12 and drawn three in their 15 games under Maurizio Sarri. Ten of those wins came with a one-goal margin, while seven finished with the same scoreline, 2-1.

AC Milan have collected only seven points from their last eight Serie A outings, noting two wins, one draw and five defeats in the process.

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