We stay in the curious group B, only from Porto we transfer to the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in Milan for the match between the badly started teams of Milan and Atletico Madrid. So today the rivals have a chance to improve, but let's see who will be able to do it.
Milan, as we mentioned in the announcement for the match Porto - Liverpool, lost dramatically with 2: 3 after taking the lead with 2: 1 at Anfield, but in view of what was shown, it was completely deserved. The "Rossoneri" were outplayed and failed to cope in defense, and today it will not be easier for them with a team that started with a draw at home and lost sensationally in their last match in La Liga. This can be used by an experienced coach such as Stefano Pioli, whose team performs well in Serie A of Italy with five wins and only one draw at the beginning of the season. Unfortunately, there are a lot of problems with injured, and very important players - Ibrahimovic, Florentzi, Bakayoko, Plitzari and Krunic, and Kjaer's participation is in question.
Atletico is quite insecure in their recent appearances and there are no visible bystanders, at least for us as unenlightened in their problems. After the first four games in La Liga, they achieved three minimal and quite difficult victories and draws - 2: 2 against Villarreal at home. But then things went downhill - zero draws with Porto in the Champions League and Athletic Bilbao at the Estadio Metropolitano, then in Getafe an extremely dramatic 2-1 victory with goals in the 78th and 90th minutes over the remaining man with less less, finally this shocking 0: 1 from a team like Alaves with five consecutive losses and 1:11 g, p. until this match! Weakness in the attack, in which Suarez and Griezmann are puzzled, and Diego Simeone, who knows best what is happening, must take urgent measures. Lemar is injured and Savic is punished.
In 2014, in the 1/8 finals of the Champions League, Atletico eliminated Milan after two successes - 1: 0 in Milan and 4: 1 in Madrid. Can the "Devils", seven-time winners of the "Cup with Ears" take a partial rematch today and in the rematch of the Metropolitan? According to the bookmakers giving a slight advantage to the guests - difficult, the tips are wide - under 2.5 goals, no goal, 1, 1X and the opposite X2 and 2, which do not help us at all. We offer you a 1X double chance based on 4 of the last 5 losses in Atletico's away games in the Champions League and the three victories at home for Milan
Milan is in good shape
Milan, after the loss to Liverpool, now put themselves in a situation to prevent defeat in this match.
However, all the sports media of Botusha noted the good game of the Rossoneri against the English.
According to them, at the moment Italy does not have a team that can oppose a club from the English Premier League.
However, this does not apply to La Liga at all.
Milan are in a very strong series of Serie A. And enter this match after a victory over La Spezia.
Stefano Pioli will not make any changes to the squad from the last match.
This is probably a double-edged sword due to possible fatigue in some of the players.
But when you win, no change is made.
In fact, now Pioli has the pleasant care to choose whether to implement some players who have returned from injuries.
Should I use Frank Casey, for example? Or to have 2 playmakers like the very well-performing Tonali and Benaser.
The good news is the return of Davide Calabria in defense.
Salemakers, Brahim Diaz and Leao will act behind Giroud.
Atletico Madrid is coming for battle
Atletico Madrid are after a loss to Alaves. And with 14 of 21 possible points in La Liga.
Diego Simeone himself was also an Inter player at the same stadium against Milan.
At the pre-match press conference after the on-duty flattery of the opponent, Simeone threatened to come and hurt Milan.
Forecast for AC Milan - Atletico
This match is difficult to predict. But from everything that was written about him, I was impressed by several summaries.
1. Milan has young players, but almost no staffing problems.
2. Pioli said that they have learned from the mistakes made against Liverpool and will now be much more careful.
3. Simeone said that Milan has the advantage of knowing their game.
But Atletico Madrid have the advantage of the necessary players with which to leave no room for the opponent.
Finally, Pioli nailed him with the opinion that this match is not decisive. Because there are 4 more to play.
Equal then is my prediction for Milan - Atletico Madrid.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- AC Milan have lost just one of their last 17 games: 11-5-1.
- Milan is in a series of 5 consecutive home victories.
- Atletico have lost just 1 of their last 8 games: 4-3-1.
- He has a goal / goal in 6 of Atletico's last 7 away games.