All you need to know: AC Milan vs Juventus
Find out everything you need to know about the clash between AC Milan vs Juventus.
AC Milan vs Juventus: Line-ups
Weakened Milan May Settle for Draw
Under Stefano Pioli, Milan have never lost successive home games in Serie A, so will look to quickly shake off their European setback and take down one of their main rivals for Calcio supremacy. Trailing Juventus by 15 Scudetti in the all-time records, the Rossoneri drew both of their matches against the Turin club last season, on their way to a 19th Italian title – and the first for over a decade.
In a sign of changing times, Milan have now avoided defeat in four of their last five league meetings with Juve, having lost 13 of the previous 14. Pioli now aims to continue that trend, as his side seek to pull seven points clear of their visitors.
A scorer on Sunday, Dusan Vlahovic returned another goal in midweek, as Juve were inspired by the returning Angel Di Maria – who recorded a hat-trick of assists and would have had two more but for Vlahovic’s wayward finishing – to beat a spirited Maccabi Haifa side in the Champions League.
After a slow start in continental competition, Allegri’s men still trail Group H’s leading pair – Paris Saint-Germain and Benfica – by four points, so have plenty of work to do yet if they are to reach the knockout stages. Ahead of their return to domestic duty, Juventus may have won six of their last nine meetings with Milan at San Siro, but they have clearly slipped behind their Rossoneri rivals in the pecking order of late.
Among several reasons for their continued decline since Allegri’s return has been below-par away form. Indeed, his side have picked up only two points from three Serie A away matches this season; only once in the last 40 years have Juve failed to win any of their first four on the road.
Milan and Juventus are two of the three teams to have lost the fewest Serie A matches in 2022 – and they could not be split in either of their meetings last term. Only twice before have they drawn three times in a row, but such a result could be on the cards as the champions are still weakened by numerous injuries.