Rejuvenated Milan look to make it four Serie A wins in succession when they travel to fellow mid-table outfit Udinese.
The Rossoneri are in good spirits having stopped free-scoring Lazio last weekend, but this will be no easy match against a Zebrette side who ended Inter’s unbeaten run in December.
Where and when: Dacia Arena – 4 February, kick-off 14:00
Where you can see Udinese vs. Milan: BT Sport, William Hill live streaming
Last time: Giacomo Bonaventura opened the scoring for the visitors before goals from Cyril Thereau and Rodrigo De Paul settled the outcome.
Udinese v Milan Predictions and Preview
Momentum is growing for Milan and the victory against Simone Inzaghi’s side was a real coup for Gennaro Gattuso. In the league, the fiery Italian has recorded four wins, two draws and two defeats so far and his man management has worked wonders for the likes of Franck Kessie and Lucas Biglia, two summer signings who have underwhelmed and failed to reach the heights at their previous clubs.
Another player to benefit from the Diavolo legend is Bonaventura, and the versatile midfielder has four goals and one assist since the managerial change. The ex-Atalanta star, who is priced at 6/1 to continue his goal trail, is a very underrated footballer and Milan often perform better when the 28-year-old is in the line-up.
On the opposite flank is Suso and the talented winger is 13/1 to add anytime during the 90 to his personal haul of seven for the season while the Rossoneri are slight favourites at 6/5 to take the three points on the day.
Gattuso will go head-to-head with a familiar face when Massimo Oddo attempts to take another big scalp on Sunday afternoon. The former Milan defender enjoyed four trophy laden years at San Siro, and has achieved further success since his playing career ended, guiding Pescara to Italy’s top flight in 2016.
Udinese are comfortably positioned in the league and look well placed to improve on last year’s 13th place finish. The hosts are 9/4 to get the better of the Rossoneri and secure their second win in seven days.
One to watch for Udinese: Kevin Lasagna has seven strikes from 17 starts and will be Leonardo Bonucci’s main threat. The striker is 9/1 to score the game’s final goal.
One to watch for Milan: Patrick Cutrone is Milan’s leading scorer in all competitions and deserves his place in the team. The youngster is 4/1 to open proceedings.
Long shot: The Zebrette fare well in this fixture and have won four of the last five meetings on home soil. Despite this good run, Oddo’s men are the underdogs and a repeat of the 3-1 scoreline against the blue half of Milan is priced at 35/1, with the added incentive of leapfrogging the Diavolo in the standings.