The historical curtain raiser of the Italian League is finally upon us after a multi-million deal by the Italian FA that has seen the match being played in the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah.
This year, the Super Coppa pits together the two most successful sides in the Italian league with AC Milan facing off against rivals Juventus with the winner becoming the most successful team in the Super Coppa Italia trophy with 8 titles.
AC Milan will be looking for a repeat of 2016 final that saw them coming from a goal behind to win in the penalty shootout against their today's opponents while the Old Lady of Turin will be looking for their first victory since 2015, after being beaten in the previous 2 finals.
Juventus v AC Milan: Kickoff Information
Date: 16 January 2019
Venue: King Abdullah Sports City
Time: 20:30 (local time), 23:00(local time)
Juventus v AC Milan: Form Guide
The last 5 fixtures in all competitions
AC Milan: W-W-D-L-D
Juventus v AC Milan: Head to Head
Juventus: 105 wins
AC Milan: 94 wins
Juventus v AC Milan: Key Players
The Portuguese forward will be eager to win his first piece of silverware in Italian football. The five-time Balon d'Or winner is already their top scorer with 15 goals and will be hoping to get some against their rivals.
With striker Higuain distracted by the ongoing transfer saga that has seen him being linked worth a move to Chelsea, it will be up to the 21-year old to secure the goals for the Rossoneri. The Italian striker will be hoping to continue his Coppa Italia form into the match after scoring a brace against Sampdoria.
Juventus v AC Milan: Prediction
Another victory beckons the Old Lady of Turin but their poor form in the tournament that has seen them winning just 1 of their last 4 Super Coppa Italia finals is sure to bring hope to the Rossoneri.
Prediction: Juventus 3-1 AC MilanPublished 16 Jan 2019, 17:21 IST