AC Milan will look to end their Serie A campaign on a high note when they travel to Bergamo this Sunday to face Atalanta in what is the season’s last league game.
Stadium: Gewiss Stadium
- Atalanta are on a six-game-winning run at the Gewiss stadium.
- They are also unbeaten in eleven league games heading into this tie.
- They have scored two or more goals in eight of the nine last games they have played at home.
- They are the league’s top-scoring side with 90 goals this season.
- AC Milan have the best away record in the league this season.
- They have won 15 times away from home this season and can set a Serie A away record if they win on Sunday.
- The Rossoneri have kept four clean sheets in their last four league games.
After sealing their Champions League place last week, Atalanta’s morale was dealt a huge blow within the week when they lost to Juventus in the Coppa Italia final. The loss deflated what has been an impressive season for the home side who are leading the scoring charts in Serie A for the third straight season.
Despite the loss, they remain a top side under Gian Gasperini and are now looking to end the season on a high note by picking up all three points in this tie.
They head into this side in a good run of form having taken ten wins from their last 15 competitive matches, losing only three in that period.
They will also fancy their chances against AC Milan who have only won once in their last five visits to Bergamo.
Austrian defender Viktor Kovalenko is the only injury absentee for Gasperini’s side.
Pierluigi Gollini; Cristian Romero, Jose Luis Palomino, Berat Djimsiti; Hans Hateboer, Marten de Roon, Remo Freuler, Robin Gosens; Mario Pasalic, Josip Ilicic, Duvan Zapata.
AC Milan blew their chance of entering the final day of the season sure of a Champions League spot after a frustrating draw with Cagliari in their last outing.
They will now look to seal their qualification in a more difficult fixture against an in-form Atalanta side.
Stefano Pioli’s side are sitting in third place, but are level on points with Napoli and one ahead of Juventus in fourth and fifth respectively. This means that the visitors need a victory to ensure their own Champions League spot for next season.
Their destiny remains in their hands as they can take courage in the fact that they have won four of their last five away matches in the league.
However, a poor head to head record with Atalanta means that confidence might be low in Milan’s camp. They have won just once in their last 12 matches with Atalanta, drawing six times and losing six.
They will hope that the outcome will be different this time as they look to book a place in the Champions League for the first time since the 2013/14 season.
Meanwhile, the away side will be without veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic who continues to nurse a knee injury, while youngster Matteo Gabbia also misses out through injury.
Gianluigi Donnarumma, Davide Calabria, Simon Kjaer, Alessio Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez, Ismael Bennacer, Franck Kessie, Samu Castillejo, Hakan Calhanoglu, Rafael Leao, Ante Rebic.
Atalanta : Draw : AC Milan :: 2.27 : 4.20 : 2.50
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Atalanta 2-3 AC Milan