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  • May 1, 2011
  • • 14:00
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  • Referee: A. De Marco
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Serie A Preview: AC Milan - Bologna

Serie A Preview: AC Milan - Bologna

The league leaders will host Bologna at San Siro on Sunday with one hand already on the Scudetto




PROBABLE LINE-UPS
AC Milan (4-3-1-2)

Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Zambrotta; Flamini, Pirlo, Seedorf; Boateng; Cassano, Robinho

AC Milan


Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri will be without the services of two key strikers as Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still suspended while Alexandre Pato is nursing a thigh injury. The league leaders also have some problems in midfield as Mark Van Bommel is suspended and Gennaro Gattuso is out with a muscle strain.

Bologna (5-3-2)

Viviano; Cassarini, Moras, Portanova, Britos, Morleo; Mutarelli, Mudingayi, Della Rocca; Ramirez, Di Vaio

Bologna


Bologna have no suspensions to deal with but will have to make do without Diego Perez who will join long-term absentees Gyorgy Garics and Antonio Busce on the sidelines.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • AC Milan have won three of their last four meetings against Bologna.
  • The league leaders have conceded only 23 goals in the 2010-11 campaign.
  • Massimiliano Allegri's men have scored 14 goals in their last four matches at San Siro.
  • Milan have yet to concede a goal from the penalty spot this term.
  • Bologna have conceded a league high 11 goals in the first 15 minutes of games this season.
  • The Rossoblu are currently riding a four-game losing streak.
  • Bologna have been outscored 9-1 in the last four matches.
  • Alberto Malesani's men have picked up only three points in their last five road games.

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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
32Christian AbbiatiGoalkeeper
19Gianluca Zambrotta Defender
4Thiago SilvaDefender
13Alessandro NestaDefender
20Ignazio AbateDefender
10C. SeedorfManager/Coach
13Massimo AmbrosiniMidfielder
20Mathieu FlaminiMidfielder
9Kevin-Prince BoatengMidfielder
99Antonio CassanoStriker
-RobinhoStriker
14Marco AmeliaGoalkeeper
-Mario YepesDefender
25Daniele BoneraDefender
21Andrea PirloMidfielder
-Rodney StrasserMidfielder
8Urby EmanuelsonMidfielder
-Giacomo BerettaStriker
Players to Watch
Robinho
Robinho
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Brazilian scored an integral goal for Milan last week and will look to repeat his heroics against Bologna. He will bear the brunt of the scoring load along with Cassano on Sunday afternoon and they should be able to get the job done.
Marco Di Vaio
Marco Di Vaio
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 9
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The veteran striker has rolled back the years this season, scoring an impressive 19 goals to help Bologna keep their head above water in the fight for relegation. He will be the dangerman on Sunday afternoon.
Prediction
Milan could win the Scudetto on Sunday if they beat Bologna and Inter slip up against Cesena the day before. Even without Ibrahimovic and Pato upfront the league leaders have enough firepower to take care of business at San Siro.

Editor's Prediction
Milan 2

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