- AC Milan vs Juventus will take place on Sunday.
- Milan currently top the table on 21 points.
- Juventus sit in third place on 17 points.
The stage is ready for a top of the table clash between AC Milan and Juventus as the two Italian giants lock horns on Sunday, October 22 at San Siro Stadium.
The visitors have been a different animal since the start of this season, losing only one match in the eight games played so far and will be in confident mood about closing the gap between them and the current table toppers.
AC Milan go into the match with a two-point gap over rivals Inter at the top of the Serie A table and a further four ahead of third placed Juventus.
The 7-time UEFA Champions League winners have amassed 21 points so far this season, four more than Juventus who have registered six wins this season.
Unlike most of the other elite clubs in Italy, Juventus lack European commitments this season, focusing solely on the league with their primary focus being to qualify for the 2024/2025 UEFA Champions League.
Here are the key details you need to know ahead of the showdown.
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What time does AC Milan vs Juventus start?
The eagerly anticipated match is expected to kick off on Sunday at 9:45pm Kenyan time.
AC Milan vs Juventus Team News
Juventus go into the match with a number of key absentees. Head coach Massimiliano Allegri will be without former Manchester United ace Paul Pogba and Nicolo Fagioli due to off the pitch issues.
Allegri is also expected to miss the services of Danilo, Alex Sandro and Dusan Vlahovic who are recovering from injuries.
However, the return of Federico Chiesa might give Juventus a fighting chance in the game.
As for AC Milan, French number one goalkeeper Mike Maignan is unavailable having picked up a red card in the club’s last outing against Genoa on Saturday, October 7.
Other notable absentees include Mattia Caldara, Pierre Kalulu, Noah Okafor, and Rade Krunic. Moreover, Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a doubt for this clash while Ismael Bennacer’s return might come too early for Sunday’s game.
Possible AC Milan Starting Lineup
Sportiello, Thiew, Calabria, Tomori, Hernández, Musah, Reijnders, Pobega, Pulisic, Leao, Giroud
Possible Juventus Starting Lineup
Szczęsny, Gatti, Rugani, Bremer, McKennie, Weah, Rabiot, Locatelli, Kostic, Milik, Kean
AC Milan vs Juventus Head-To-Head
Since 2003, the two teams have met 67 times, with Juventus coming out on top 29 times.
AC Milan have bagged maximum points 20 times while 18 matches have ended in a draw.
Juventus and AC Milan last faced each on Friday, July 28 in a friendly match which ended 2-2.
Daniele Rugani and Danilo netted for the former while Malick Thiaw and Olivier Giroud were on the scoresheet for AC Milan.
AC Milan: 20
AC Milan vs Juventus Current Form
AC Milan goes into Sunday’s clash enjoying an impressive form – the club managed to secure four wins in their five recent encounters.
The Rossoneri beat Lazio, Genoa, Verona and Cagliari in the domestic fixtures.
AC Milan’s only draw came against Borussia Dortmund in a Champions League group stage match played on Wednesday, October 4.
As for Juventus, they have won three, drawn one and suffered a single defeat in their last five games.
Juventus’ wins came against Torino, Lecce and Lazio with Sassuolo ending The Old Lady’s unbeaten run. The club has also played to a 0-0 draw with Atlanta.
AC Milan: WWWDW
AC Milan vs Juventus Prediction
With the home advantage and a strong squad, AC Milan are favorites going into the match.
Juventus also stand a chance of returning home with something from this game since they are always hard to break down.
The match does not promise a lot of goals but AC Milan might ease past the visitors with a 1-0 score line.
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