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  • 20 December 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Sant'Elia, Cagliari
  • Referee: D. Orsato
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Cagliari - AC Milan Preview: Serie A champions aiming to go 11 games unbeaten

Cagliari - AC Milan Preview: Serie A champions aiming to go 11 games unbeaten

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Massimiliano Allegri's side travel to Sardinia on Tuesday night hoping to maintain their unbeaten run, with the Rossoneri having gone 10 matches without a league defeat


PROBABLE LINEUPS

CAGLIARI

Agazzi
Pisano, Canini, Ariaudo, Agostini
Ekdal, Nainggolan, Conti
Cossu
Ibarbo, Larrivey

AC MILAN

Abbiati
Zambrotta, Mexes, Thiago Silva, Antonini
Nocerino, Van Bommel,
Seedorf 
Boateng
Ibrahimovic, Pato


The Rossoblu will welcome back Andrea Cossu after the former Verona playmaker missed the weekend defeat to Chievo through suspension, while Daniele Conti is also likely to return to the starting lineup.

However, the hosts will still be without long-term absentee Davide Astori, with the former Milan defender still nursing a fibula fracture, while Nene is also a doubt as the Brazilian is struggling with a muscle strain.

Christian Abbiati should return to the starting XI for the champions, after making the bench for the recent victory over Siena, while Gianluca Zambrotta and Luca Antonini should also return for the visitors.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Only Atalanta have drawn more games than Cagliari this season.
  • The hosts have only won once in their last 10 league games.
  • Only the bottom two of Lecce and Novara have conceded more goals than Cagliari this term.
  • No other team in Serie A have won more games than Milan this season.
  • Massimiliano Allegri's side have only lost two league games this season, with both defeats coming away from home.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 10 league goals so far this season, only two less than Cagliari have managed in total.

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Players to watch

D. Conti

Position: Midfielder

Games: 11

  • 0
  • 6
  • 0

The former Roma midfielder has been the Rossoblu's main attacking threat this season, and is currently leading both the assists and goalscoring charts for his side. After sitting out last weekend's defeat to Chievo, he will be raring to go for the visit of the champions on Tuesday night.

 

A. Nocerino

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

The summer signing has been something of a suprise package for the Rossoneri this season. The former Palermo star has chipped in with six goals already and is currently the champions' second highest scorer, meaning he is a good bet to add to his account on Tuesday.

 

Editor's Prediction

With Milan unbeaten in their last 10 league games, and with the incentive to temporarily take top spot in Serie A, an away victory seems a likely outcome.

 

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Cagliari

Milan

Wins
0
2
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Cagliari Calcio CAG
Cagliari Calcio Cagliari
Draw
AC Milan MIL
AC Milan Milan
89%

Top 3 Predictions

Cagliari Calcio CAG
0 - 3
AC Milan MIL
Cagliari Calcio CAG
0 - 2
AC Milan MIL
Cagliari Calcio CAG
1 - 3
AC Milan MIL

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