We are heading to the third Sunday's destination without delay - in the late match of the fourth round of Serie A, Juventus at their Allianz Stadium in Turin hosts Milan with modest assets and this makes the match very curious.
Indeed, only one point in the Juventus column is puzzling, after the draw in Udine with Udinese - 2: 2 after the advance of two goals from the first half was wasted, came two defeats - the first almost sensational by rookie Empoli on this field with 0: 1 , the second completely reasonable in this form - in Naples from Napoli with 1: 2, again after a turnaround. The mood improved with the classic success in the Champions League over Malmö on Tuesday with 3-0 as guests and today the people of Massimiliano Allegri against a great irritant must show the best of themselves and make their faithful fans happy. Arthur, Nicolusi and Cayo Jorge are injured.
Milan started with three victories and led together with Roma and Napoli after the third round the column in the Italian "Calcio". They were defeated first as a guest Sampdoria with 1: 0, then consecutively by Giuseppe Meazza with 4: 1 Cagliari and 2: 0 Lazio. Contrary to today's hosts, however, their mood was slightly lowered in the Champions League after this crazy match at Anfield, lost to Liverpool by 2: 3 after a continuous chase in the result. But there things are decided in a group and after six matches, so nothing disturbing happened to the "Rossoneri" led by Stefano Pioli. Today, 100% of the assets will be defended in the absence of the important Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Krunic and Bakayoko, who are injured.
In 2018 - 2019 Juventus won twice - 2-0 in Milan and 2-1 at this stadium. In 2019 - 2020 - exchanged successes for the hosts - 1: 0 for the "Old Lady" and 4: 2 for the "Rossoneri". Last season again exchanged convincing successes, but for the guests - 3: 1 for "Juve" and 3: 0 for "Devils". Despite the huge difference in points and rankings, the hosts are determined as favorites with almost 1.7 / 1, and the tips are four - no goal, X2, over 2.5 goals and goal / goal. The latter is best seen in this situation, what happened in the last 4 of 5 matches for Juventus - goal / goal prediction and pleasant emotions for everyone!
Juventus is obliged to win
With one draw and two losses, Juventus make the worst start to a season in its history.
But it can also be more tragic.
Because if they allow any points to their opponent in this match, they can give up all hopes for the title.
They entered this match, however, after a 3-0 victory over Malmö, raising their self-confidence.
And with the good news of Federico Chiesa's long-awaited return to action.
Milan has staffing problems
Milan will try to continue their excellent start to the season with a full asset of points from the 3 matches played.
Their self-confidence is also fueled by the last 3-0 victory at this stadium. With which they actually deprived Juventus of the Champions League.
Despite the loss to Liverpool during the week, information from their camp is that it has not had a negative impact.
The news, however, is that Milan will be without the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Olivier Giroud.
Junior Messias is in question. And Timue Bakayoko and Rade Krunic are also injured.
Forecast for Juventus - AC Milan
I have already explained one reason why Juventus cannot afford to lose in this match.
A difference of 8 points to Milan is fatal. And even keeping the current one is not a solution.
The fourth game without a victory for the Bianconeri in Serie A is coming a little more.
The moment is also very important, but also very suitable against the harassed by injuries and a little more tired Milan.
Juventus plays with very low press intensity. That is, the Rossoneri will control the ball much more.
Everything will be decided by whether the Old Lady will be able to catch the opponent unprepared in the moments of counter-attack.
With an average bet, I will play for Juventus to win.
If they can't afford, of course, the luxury of ending the season at this early stage.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Juventus is in a series of 3 games without a win in Serie A: 0-1-2.
- Juventus have conceded a goal in 23 of their last 24 games.
- He has over 2.5 goals in 13 of Juventus' last 14 games.
- Milan is in a series of 3 consecutive victories in Serie A.
- AC Milan have won just one of their last 12 visits to Juventus: 1-2-9.