AC Milan vs Juventus predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Coppa Italia fixture tonight

Jack Rathborn
Cristiano Ronaldo looks on: AFP via Getty Images

AC Milan look to bounce back from their stunning derby defeat to Inter on Sunday but Juventus in the Coppa Italia semi-finals are far from the ideal opponents.

That said, Maurizio Sarri is under significant pressure with the Old Lady tied at the top of Serie A with Antonio Conte’s side.

Milan on the other hand remain adrift of the top four, with 10 points separating them and Atalanta in fourth.

Napoli took a 1-0 advantage away from the San Siro against the Nerazzurri in the other semi-final on Wednesday.

Here are the predicted line-ups for tonight’s match.

What time does it start?

The game is on Thursday, 12 February and kicks off at 7:45pm UK time, an hour later at 8:45pm in Italy.

Where can I watch it and is there a live stream?

You can watch the game on BT Sport 2 with coverage starting at 7:30, with the BT Sport app offering users a live stream option.

Team news

Andrea Conti is suspended, so expect Davide Calabria to deputise, with Stefano Pioli likely to field the same system as in Sunday’s Milan derby: 4-2-3-1. Rade Krunic, Leo Duarte and Lucas Biglia remain injured.

Gianluigi Buffon will replace Wojciech Szczesny in goal, while Blaise Matuidi could come in for Adrien Rabiot in midfield, with another opportunity for Aaron Ramsey behind Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sami Khedira, Merih Demiral, Douglas Costa, Giorgio Chiellini and Federico Bernardeschi remain injured, while Danilo returns to fitness and is in contention to feature.

Ibrahimovic is mobbed after scoring in the Milan derby (AP)

Predicted line-ups

Milan: Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Kessie, Bennacer; Castillejo, Calhanoglu, Rebic; Ibrahimovic

Juventus: Buffon; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi; Ramsey; Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo

Odds

Milan: 12/5

Draw: 23/10

Juventus: 23/20

Prediction

Milan wilted under pressure in the Milan derby and it will be tough here to resist the Serie A champions throughout the 90, we’ll go for a narrow away win to ensure the Old Lady put one foot into the Coppa Italia final. 2-1 Juve.