Brescia seek a first Serie A win since mid-December when Milan make the short trip across Lombardy. The Biancazzurri have lost three of their last five matches, plummeting in to the drop zone after 13 defeats from 20 league matches. Elsewhere, confidence is high in Stefano Pioli’s camp as the visitors belatedly begin an assault on a European berth.
Where and when: Stadio Mario Rigamonti, Brescia – 24 January, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Brescia vs. Milan: Premier Sports 1
Last time: Hakan Calhanoglu got the only goal of the contest in the reverse fixture in August.
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Brescia vs. Juventus Predictions and Preview
Eugenio Corini’s troops earned a credible draw against Cagliari in the previous gameweek, but were left to rue the dismissal of Mario Balotelli. The mercurial striker lasted just seven minutes having appeared as a second-half substitute and the 29-year-old will miss the battle against his former club.
Balotelli is likely to be replaced by Alfredo Donnarumma, who will partner Ernesto Torregrossa against the Rossoneri. Torregrossa bagged a brace against the Sardinians and is 7/1 to register first in Friday night action. The Biancazzurri are 15/4 to be victorious and 13/5 to pick up a draw.
Milan came out on top in a five-goal thriller with Udinese courtesy of Ante Rebic’s late winner. The Croatian has struggled since his move last summer but is one of a number of players who have been galvanized by the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Rebic came on for Samu Castillejo but will take his place on the right wing in Pioli’s new setup and should get a regular run of games with Suso rumoured to be close to the San Siro exit door.
The ex-Inter boss has gone with a 4-4-2 in recent weeks and it has brought the best out of his attacking stars. Rebic is 6/4 to strike anytime while Ibrahimovic can be found at 3/1 to open proceedings and 15/4 to hit a double.
The Rossoneri currently sit in eighth, two points adrift of Cagliari who hold the final European spot, and a third successive win on the bounce is 8/11.
One to watch for Brescia: Sandro Tonali is unlikely to be plying his trade with the Biancazzurri next season with the prodigiously talented youngster a target for a number of Europe’s elite sides. The playmaker is 7/1 to find the net anytime.
One to watch for Milan: Krzysztof Piatek remains with the Rossoneri despite strong interest from Tottenham Hotspur and the Pole gave a timely reminder of his ability with a goal in the Coppa Italia against SPAL. Piatek is 7/2 to score last.
Long shot: It may have taken over half the campaign to show it, but Milan finally resemble a cohesive and functioning unit. The Rossoneri have a nice blend of youth in Leao and the invaluable experience of Ibrahimovic, who continues to defy his advancing years and perform at the highest level. A 3-0 triumph is 18/1.