Juventus vs AC Milan - 16/01/2019 Preview

Juventus will face AC Milan at King Abdullah Stadium at Italian Super Cup Final. Juventus against AC Milan is the match with big interest after their previous matches at Italian Serie A. Review our thoughts on this match here below. 

 

Juventus

Juventus this season is favorite to win almost all competitions where they are involved. Massimiliano Allegri has perfectly combined the squad right now with Cristiano Ronaldo at the leading position of the squad. Juventus breaking records with undefeated form this season in Italy, however, in Champions League they have suddenly lost to Young Boys and Manchester United. In last 5 home matches in all competitions, Juventus conceded only 1 goal in the last match against Sampdoria and they are best at conceding minimum goals in total. Preparing the second match Allegri have limited options in defense, because of Andrea Barzagli and Joao Cancelo injuries. Moreover, he should replace Mario Mandzukic in the attacking line. This match will start C. Ronaldo with P. Dybala and D. Costa who might be complete attacking trio after the good performance in the Coppa Italia.

 

AC Milan

AC Milan has some problems this season, however, they stand at the 5th position of Italian Serie A. Gennaro Gattuso is a very strict coach who wants more from players and team in total. Despite all the difficulties this year Gattuso have made all for the team to stay at the high position. AC Milan is more likely to play hidden football, they score less and concede less than others, so we can see lots of matches withdraws or minimum scored goals. Rossoneri might struggle to create chances to score, because Suso (one of the best creators of the team) is suspended, for this reason, Paqueta might start the match. Lucas Paqueta was bought from Flamengo at this transfer window for 31.4m £ and he must bring more creativity and strengthening to midfield line.

 

H2H

We can call Juventus and AC Milan Italy’s biggest competitors of all time, however, Juventus are much more stable in the last few years. In the last 5 games between these opponents. Juventus have won all matches by conceding only 2 goals and scoring 13. This match will be held in Saudi Arabia King Abdullah Stadium. Opponents have 7 trophies each and that is 7th in a row Final for Juventus.