thumbnail Hello,
Live

Serie A

  • April 22, 2012
  • • 14:00
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  • Referee: A. De Marco
  • • Attendance: 52000
1
FT
1

AC Milan - Bologna Preview: Rossoneri look to reclaim top spot in Serie A

AC Milan - Bologna Preview: Rossoneri look to reclaim top spot in Serie A

Getty Images

Massimiliano Allegri's men will be aiming to leapfrog Juventus in the race for the Scudetto, with a win over the Rossoblu at San Siro on Sunday afternoon

  PROBABLE LINE-UPS

AC MILAN

Abbiati
Abate, Nesta, Yepes, Antonini
Nocerino, Van Bommel, Muntari
Seedorf
Ibrahimovic, Robinho
BOLOGNA

Agliardi
Raggi, Portanova, Cherubin
Garics, Perez, Mudingayi, Rubin
Ramirez, Diamanti
Di Vaio

AC Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri will be without a handful of influential players for the clash at San Siro. Thiago Silva, Alexandre Pato and Kevin-Prince Boateng are all still nursing muscle injuries while Massimo Ambrosini will also miss out due to a knock.

Mark van Bommel returns from a back injury and should be handed a start in midfield while Ignazio Abate has recovered from a muscle strain and should slot into a right-back role. Daniele Bonera is available for selection again after serving a ban.

Meanwhile, Federico Agliardi will deputise for the injured Jean-Francois Gillet between the posts for Bologna at the weekend. Gyorgy Garics will likely receive the starting nod ahead of Nico Pulzetti on the right side.

Bologna boss Stefano Pioli will also be unable to call upon Jose Angel Crespo and Federico Casarini who are injured.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • AC Milan have the most wins (20) and have scored the most goals (62) in Serie A so far this season.
  • The Rossoneri have only picked up two victories in their last five matches at San Siro (W2 D2 L1).
  • Allegri's men have kept the most clean sheets (16) in the league this term.
  • Bologna have lost 10 games by a two-goal margin this season.
  • The Rossoblu have secured only one win in their last five encounters (W1, D2, L2).
  • Pioli's side have failed to score in their last two matches away from the Renato Dall'Ara.

Players to watch

Z. Ibrahimovic

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

The Sweden international tops the Serie A scoring chart with 23 goals so far this season. The mercurial striker has found the back of the net eight times in his last seven league games and will be looking for more of the same against Bologna.

M. Di Vaio

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
The veteran forward continues to be the main man for the Rossoblu and has scored 10 goals or more for the third straight year at the Renato Dall’Ara. The Italian will have to be at his best if the visitors hope to spring a surprise at San Siro.

Editor's Prediction

Milan desperately need the full three points on Sunday as they battle neck-and-neck with Juventus for the Scudetto. Ibrahimovic has carried the team since his arrival at San Siro and he should provide the goods once again for the Rossoneri.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Milan

Bologna

Wins
3
2
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

AC Milan MIL
AC Milan Milan
Draw
Bologna FC 1909 BOL
Bologna FC 1909 Bologna
70%
17%

Top 3 Predictions

AC Milan MIL
2 - 0
Bologna FC 1909 BOL
AC Milan MIL
3 - 0
Bologna FC 1909 BOL
AC Milan MIL
4 - 0
Bologna FC 1909 BOL

Related

From the web