Milan host a rejuvenated Udinese on Matchday 20 of the Serie A calendar. The Rossoneri finally climbed in to the top-half of the table with an impressive victory at Cagliari in the previous gameweek, while the visitors made it three wins on the spin with a 3-0 triumph against Sassuolo.
Where and when: San Siro, Milan – 19 January, kick-off 11:30
Where you can see Milan vs. Udinese: Premier Sports 2
Last time: The Zebrette came out on top on the opening day of the campaign thanks to a late Rodrigo Becao strike.
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Milan vs. Udinese Predictions and Preview
Milan put in one of their best performances of the term, and it was no coincidence Zlatan Ibrahimovic played a starring role. The Rossoneri legend answered his old side’s desperate plea to return during the winter break and capped off his second full debut for the club with the second goal away at Cagliari.
Boss Stefano Pioli tried something different for the trip to Sardinia, opting to go with a front two. The former Inter tactician started the Swede alongside youngster Rafael Leao and will have been delighted to see both front men on the scoresheet.
Meanwhile, fellow forward Leao, who has been mooted as a Luis Suarez’ replacement following the Uruguayan’s latest injury, is 9/2 to open proceedings. Milan are 8/15 to be register back-to-back wins as they begin a late assault on a European finish.
Travelling party Udinese sit just one point behind the home squad in the standings. The Zebrette have struggled through on goal and only rock bottom SPAL have scored fewer after 19 rounds of action. Nevertheless, Udine have secured a very credible seven wins and have a solid backline to depend on.
Rodrigo De Paul is the star name in the ranks and the Argentine will hope to continue his fine goalscoring run. The midfielder has netted in his last three and is 4/1 to notch anytime. Udinese are available at 6/1 to clinch the spoils and 16/5 to earn a draw.
One to watch for Milan: With Suso’s future in doubt, Samu Castillejo can benefit and make the wide right position his own. The Spaniard is 13/2 in the final scorer betting.
One to watch for Udinese: Four-time Italy international Stefano Okaka will partner Kevin Lasagna in a two-pronged attack and is 11/1 in the same market.
Long shot: After much tinkering, both with personnel and formation, Pioli may have found his best setup. Operating with two banks of four and two strikers at Sardegna Arena, Milan finally resembled a functioning outfit. A 3-0 success and more of the same is 10/1.