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📝AC Milan vs Bologna Match Preview & Line-ups

Sun 08 December 2019 | 13:34

The Serie A matches are going on and tonight AC Milan is going against Bologna.

Tonight

AC Milan

are going to travel to

Bologna

to meet their rivals in an exciting late match of

Serie A

at

Stadio Renato Dall’Ara

, as both teams are side by side in the middle of

Serie A

right now.

The Rossoneri

are currently eleventh in the Premier League ranking with 17 points, while

La Dotta

are twelfth with 16 points.

Here is all you need to know about the match in advance:

The teams’ news

What is up with AC Milan?

Stefano Pioli’s team haven’t had a very good campaign so far but it seems like things are getting better for them. In their most recent match, the Red and Blacks went against Parma where they defeated their rivals 1-0 after drawing their match against Napoli with a 1-1 result. Four wins, two draws, and six losses. That is how the team have performed so far this season.

Bologna in details

On the contrary, there are Bologna; a team with mixed results so far this season. In their most recent match, La Dotta went against Udinese in Coppa Italia where they were thrashed 4-0. Seven wins, nine defeats and five draw are Bologna’s results so far.

AC Milan absentees

Both teams are going to start this match with a list of absentees. For AC Milan this list includes Leo Duarte, Borini, Samu Castillejo, Rebic, and Caldara all due to injuries while Paqueta is their doubtful player.

Bologna absentees

On the other side of the pitch, for Bologna, the team will miss Dijks, Soriano, Santander, Destro, and Krejci as they are all injured. Medel will also miss the match due to suspension.

Teams’ background

Going through history books, these are the facts worth mentioning:

AC Milan have only lost one of their last 19 Serie A meetings against Bologna as they won 13 and drew five. The defeat goes back to a 0-1 loss back in January 2016 under Sinisa Mihajlovic while Roberto Donadoni was in charge of the Rossoblu.

Bologna’s last Serie A victory against AC Milan was back in March 2002; since then, nine wins for the Rossoneri and four draws.

Bologna have both scored and conceded in their last eight league games - only once before have they done so in more successive matches,

AC Milan, who won their last league game against Parma, are looking to win back-to-back Serie A games for only the second time this season.

11 of AC Milan’s last 12 Serie A wins have been by a single goal margin, included each of the five they have recorded this term.

AC Milan have gained just 17 points this term, no side has ended the season in the top-4 of the table with 17 points or less at this stage of the Italian top-flight.

Bologna have lost the highest points from leading situations in Serie A this season; indeed, they only lost 13 such points through the whole of the 2018/19 campaign.

Bologna have won the most points thanks to goals scored in the last 15 minutes of play in Serie A this season.

Star facts

About the star of the two teams, you need to know that the last time Bologna’s Nicola Sansone found the net in two Serie A games in a row was back in November 2015 – he has scored three top-flight goals against AC Milan, only against Inter has he scored more as he has scored four.

Each of Theo Hernández’s three Serie A goals this season has been scored away from home and in the second half. The last AC Milan defender to have scored more than him in a single Serie A season was Kakha Kaladze in the 2001/02 campaign.

Possible lineups

AC Milan:

G. Donnarumma, Conti, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Hernandez, Kessie, Bennacer, Bonaventura, Suso, Piatek, Calhanoglu.

Bologna:

Skorupski, Tomiyasu, Bani, Danilo, Denswil, Svanberg, Orsolini, Poli, Dzemaili, Sansone, Palacio.

Payers to watch

AC Milan Key men

Theo Hernández

Hernandez is Ac Milan left back who has been the team’s top scorer this season. Up-to-now he has scored three goals and provided one assist for his team in Serie A competitions.

Krzysztof Piątek

Piątek is the team’s other key player who kicks the ball as a forward for the team. This season he has scored three goals for AC Milan in Serie A competitions.

Bologna Key men

Rodrigo Palacio

The 37-year-old plays as a forward for the team. So far this season, he has scored four goals and provided one assist for the team in Serie A.

Nicola Sansone

Sansone is the team’s 28-year-old forward who has had a key role in Bologna’s success this season as he has scored three goals and provided one assist in their Serie A competitions.

Match info

Date:

Sunday, 08 December

​Time:

  20:45 CET

Venue:

Stadio Renato Dall’Ara

Which team will be the winner of the match? Leave your comment in the comment section.


source: SportMob