Serie A Preview: AC Milan vs. Juventus

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Updated: September 16, 2014
Juventus- Vidal And Pogba

Match Date: 20 September 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

 

An acid test awaits the defending champion, Juventus as they face AC Milan in the 3rd week of Serie A. Prior to the said encounter, the Bianconeris need to survive Malmo’s attack in the Champions League.

 

Considering the short time frame between these matches, one cannot deny that it can readily affect Juve’s performance. Apparently, the situation works well in favor of the Rosoneris. Without any Champions League worries to attend to, AC Milan can readily focus and hopefully, keep the top spot to itself.

 

 

The contenders

AC Milan

Winning a close match against Parma is more than enough to inspire AC Milan in continuing its undefeated streak. Their match ended in a nerve-wracking 5-4, favoring the Rosoneris.

 

Giacomo Bonaventura, Jeremy Menez, Nigel de Jong and Keisuke Honda all contributed in securing the above-mentioned win.

 

Last season, it can be remembered that the squad almost lingered in the relegation zone due to its lackluster performances. But now, it seems that the squad is trying to warn all its opponents of their amazing return in Serie A’s elite.

 

Juventus

As the defending champion, it is less likely for Juve to wave the white flag easily. The Bianconeris are currently tied with the Rosoneris in the top spot and the result of their upcoming match will determine the squad, which deserves to dominate the league.

 

In as much as Milan is inspired by their win over Parma and so is Juve. The Old Lady displayed a show of force when it lambasted Udinese, thanks to the goal scoring efforts of Carlos Tevez and Claudio Marchisio.

 

Possible head turners

Milan’s Keisuke Honda has been a consistent poacher of the club and he is expected to feature in the upcoming match. Menez is also expected to shine in the encounter. However, they cannot be too complacent as the likes of Tevez, Marchisio and Pogba will most likely stop them from securing the crucial victory.

 

Prediction

With the depth and form of these online betting favorites, there is a strong possibility for the match to end in an even steven finish.

 

AC Milan 1-1 Juventus

 

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