Serie A.. - Cagliarivs vs AC Milan Match Preview, Schedule & Predictable Line-ups


                                                                     Cagliarivs vs AC Milan

Match Info

Date

27 Sept 2023

Time

10:00 PM Indian Time

Stadium

Sardegna Arena


Live Info

FULL TIME

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Match Preview & More


Hypothetical Match Preview: Cagliari vs. AC Milan - Serie A Clash

Cagliari, still in search of their first Serie A victory this season, welcome high-flying AC Milan to the Unipol Domus in what promises to be an intriguing midweek clash. The hosts, having accumulated just two points from their first five matches, find themselves eager to turn their fortunes around against an in-form Milan side that has secured four wins in five games.

Cagliari's Struggles

Cagliari's return to Serie A following their promotion via the Serie B playoffs has been challenging. Their performance in 2023-24 has been marked by two wins and three losses. While they exhibited spirit and determination in goalless draws against Torino and Udinese, they were outclassed in defeats to Inter Milan, Bologna, and Atalanta. Their recent 2-0 loss against Atalanta extended their winless streak.

The attacking woes are a concern for Claudio Ranieri's side, as they have managed to score just one goal in five league outings since their promotion. This goal-scoring struggle places them second to last in Serie A for goals scored, with only bottom-placed Empoli netting fewer goals.

AC Milan's Resilience

In contrast, AC Milan has enjoyed a strong start to the season, occupying second place in the Serie A standings. Their only setback came in the form of a surprising 5-1 defeat against arch-rivals Inter Milan. However, they swiftly rebounded with a 1-0 victory over Hellas Verona in their previous match.

Stefano Pioli's side began the season with three consecutive wins, defeating Bologna, Torino, and Roma while scoring eight goals in the process. Their resilience was evident as they bounced back from the Inter Milan defeat with a dominant goalless draw against Newcastle United in the Champions League, followed by a victory against Verona.

Team News

Cagliari faces injury concerns with Gianluca Lapadula and Marko Rog sidelined due to ankle and knee injuries, respectively. Additionally, Elio Capradossi, Jacopo Desogus, Alessandro Di Pardo, Jakub Jankto, and Leonardo Pavoletti are doubtful for the upcoming clash.

AC Milan may be without Ismael Bennacer, Mattia Caldara, Pierre Kalulu, and Mike Maignan due to various injuries. Midfielder Rade Krunic's fitness remains uncertain.

Predicted Lineups

Cagliari:

Formation: 3-5-2
Starting XI: Radunovic; Hatzidiakos, Dossena, Obert; Nandez, Sulemana, Makoumbou, Deiola, Azzi; Shomurodov, Luvumbo
AC Milan:

Formation: 4-2-3-1
Starting XI: Sportiello; Thiaw, Kjaer, Tomori, Florenzi; Loftus-Cheek, Reijnders; Musah, Pulisic, Leao; Giroud

Match Prediction

Considering Cagliari's struggles in front of goal and their winless run, AC Milan is likely to dominate this encounter. We predict a comfortable 3-0 victory for the Rossoneri at the Unipol Domus on Wednesday. However, football often surprises, and Cagliari will be eager to prove their mettle and secure a positive result at home.
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