AC Milan - Juventus: will the favorite have problems?
13-Feb-20, 19:45 GMT
In Milan, at the San Siro stadium, the local club of the same name will host Juventus as part of the Italian Cup. This will be the first match of the clubs in the semifinals of the competition. The hosts are fighting for getting into the European Cups, the guests are competing for the title
“Milan” is not spending the best season, but continues to try to break into the European competition zone, its situation cannot be called hopeless yet. After 23 rounds, Rossoneri took 10th place in the table with 32 points in the asset, two points behind the sixth Verona and 10 points behind the fourth Atalanta.
On Sunday, Stefano Pioli’s team gave one of the best halves of the season - in the derby, “Milan” had an advantage in two goals over “Inter” by the break. Nevertheless, the Rossoneri lost this match with a score of 2:4, thus interrupted their series of seven matches without defeat, which in turn again raised a number of rumors about Pioli's resignation.
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Juventus has faced stiff competition on all fronts this season - in Serie A, Maurizio Sarri's team is no longer the leader. The champion of Italy after 23 rounds is on the second line in the table, but inferior to the leader only due to additional indicators, the third "Lazio" is at a distance of only one point.
In the last round, Juventus, contrary to all forecasts, was defeated by Verona in the championship. The Old Lady did not show high-quality football and lost absolutely deservedly, losing the podium to a competitor. Thus, pressure on Sarri reached its peak, but Gianluigi Buffon the other day expressed full support for the mentor from the team and the desire to correct the situation.
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Juventus is clearly betting on victory in all the tournaments in which it takes part, so Milan is facing a very difficult test today. After the defeat from Verona, the Old Signora will surely try her best to rehabilitate herself in the eyes of their fans, the line-up will definitely be the strongest and the ticket to the final for the guests will be a priority goal.
“Milan” gave up a lot of energy in the derby and is clearly not in the best condition right now, and the mood in the team is far from ideal, so the Rossoneri has a minimum chance of success.
We believe that the owners have no chance to win.
Forecast - the victory of Juventus.
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