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Atalanta v AC Milan: Match Preview, Team News, Predicted XI | Serie A 2018-19

Varun Nair
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
447   //    16 Feb 2019, 11:03 IST

Can AC Milan win the all-important match against Atalanta?
Can AC Milan win the all-important match against Atalanta?

The Rossoneri travel to Bergamo to face Atalanta at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia in an all-important match that could determine the race to finish in the Top 4 of the Serie A this season.

A single point separates both the teams in the table with Atalanta trailing AC Milan with Orobici having 38 and Rossoneri on 39 points respectively and a win for either side will a be very crucial in determining their top 4 aspirations, in the long run.

The Orobici is on an impressive run with a single defeat in their last 10 matches, winning 7 of them. Gian Piero Gasperini and his men are the only team to beat defending champions Juventus in the domestic circuit this season.

The Rossoneri has experienced a resurgence in form since Christmas. Gattuso and his men have lost just once, in the Super Copa Italian finals against Juventus, in their last 9 matches and are on a 6-match unbeaten streak in the league.

The first encounter between the sides ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the San Siro in September.


Team News

Atalanta

Gian Piero Gasperini has a full-strength squad at this disposal
Gian Piero Gasperini has a full-strength squad at this disposal

Atalanta have no injury concern or suspension to worry about and is expected to field a full-strength squad against the visitors.

AC Milan

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Pepe Reina is the only injury concern for the Rossoneri ahead of their crucial match today
Pepe Reina is the only injury concern for the Rossoneri ahead of their crucial match today

Barring long term absentee Giacomo Bonaventura, who is expected to miss the rest of the season, the Rossoneri have just a single injury concern with Spanish veteran custodian Pepe Reina doubtful for the tie.


Probable Lineups

Atalanta (3-5-2): Berisha; Toloi, Palomino, Mancini; Hateboer, de Roon, Freuler, Castagne, Gomez; Ilicic, Zapata.

AC Milan (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Calabria, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Kessie, Bakayoko, Paqueta; Suso, Piatek, Calhanoglu.

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