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Italian Serie A Football: AC Milan vs. SassuoloPublished October 25, 2015 by Florin P
AC Milan to come out with guns blazing against stringy Sassuolo team (2:00 p.m UK Time)
For the first time in many years, AC Milan is not playing in any European competition and can focus on the domestic championship. Under normal circumstances, this should enable them to give everything on the pitch and make a successful bid at a Champions League berth. For the time being, they are struggling in the second half of the tables and desperately need all three points when they take on Sassuolo.
Winless in More than a Month
AC Milan didn’t consolidate its roaster during the season break and overall, the players sold and the recently signed ones didn’t change the balance. Given their performance in 2014, this is hardly good news and the team won just three games in eight fixtures. To make matters worse, the former champions haven’t won an official match in more than one month and they need to turn the ship around this weekend
The home side is at full strength and will use a 4-3-3 starting formation with Bacca, Bonaventura and Cerci upfront. The Colombian was used as a substitute last week and he barely had the time to score the tying goal against Torino, so this time he will be given a chance to play for 90 minutes.
Sassuolo Happy with One Point
The visitors don’t have high expectations for this season and their only goal is to finish in the first half, far from the worries of relegation. Not having home pitch advantage means that they will field a defensive minded starting formation with five defenders and a single striker.
Veteran Floro Flores was rested against Lazio, but the 32-year-old is expected to spearhead the offensive against AC Milan. He is the team’s top scorer with three goals this season, but he won’t have an easy task at Giuseppe Meazza. Bet365 sports offers tempting odds of 4/5 on the home side to prevail, but they’re expected to drop as kickoff draws near.