Juventus and Milan will contest the Supercoppa Italiana on Wednesday 16 January as each groups journey to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for the ultimate.
The Supercoppa Italiana matches up the Serie A and Coppa Italia winners in a recreation, nonetheless as Juventus dominated Italian soccer as soon as once more successful each competitions final season, Milan qualify for the ultimate as runners up of the Coppa Italia final season.
Juventus and Milan share success within the competitors, each groups have gained the cup on seven events. The final time each groups met on this competitors, Milan got here out on prime with a 4-Three penalty shootout win in Doha, Qatar. This can be Juventus’ seventh consecutive yr within the remaining.
Going by latest league type Juventus can be agency favourites to win the trophy. They continue to be undefeated within the league and have already triumphed over Wednesday evenings opponents. Targets from Mario Mandzukic and Cristiano Ronaldo gave the desk toppers a 2-Zero win on the San Siro final November.
Milan head into the sport on the again of cheap type, struggling only one defeat of their final 5. Patrick Cutrone’s additional time double gave Milan a 2-Zero win over Sampdoria within the Coppa Italia on Saturday.
Right here’s 90min’s preview of the upcoming fixture
The place to Watch
|When is Kick Off?||Wednesday 16 January|
|What Time is Kick Off?||17:30 (BST)|
|The place Is it Performed?||King Abdullah Sports activities Metropolis, Saudi Arabia|
|TV Channel/Dwell Stream?||BT Sport 1|
Mario Mandzukic is a doubt for the sport after choosing up a thigh harm throughout a coaching session. Juve can even be with out long run absentees Juan Cuadrado and Andrea Barzagli, although Joao Cancelo may very well be in line for a return to motion.
Juventus made many adjustments for his or her Coppa Italia tie in opposition to Bologna and can be anticipated to make additional adjustments forward of the ultimate.
Suso can be suspended for the Rossoneri following a purple card in opposition to SPAL. Regardless of the hypothesis linking the Argentine with a transfer away from Milan, Gonzalo Higuain has travelled with the squad to Jeddah.
|Juventus||Szczesny; De Sciglio, Bonucci, Chiellini, Sandro; Pjanic, Bentancur, Can; Dybala, Costa, Ronaldo.|
|Milan||Reina; Abate, Romangnoli, Zapata, Rodriguez; Kessie, Bakayoko, Paqueta; Castillejo, Calhanoglu, Cutrone.|
Head to Head Document
Juventus have the higher hand on the Milan in latest seasons. Milan have did not beat Juventus of their previous six conferences, conceding 15 occasions and solely scoring three.
The groups final look in a remaining collectively got here within the Coppa Italia remaining in Might 2018, Juventus beat Milan 4-Zero to attain the Italian league and cup double.
Whereas Milan’s latest type in opposition to Juve has been poor, they’ve solely managed two defeats of their previous 9 video games in all competitions. Juventus have solely misplaced two video games all season, each of them through the UEFA Champions League group levels.
Right here is how every group has carried out of their final 5 fixtures.
|Bologna 0-2 Juventus (12/1)||Sampdoria 0-2 Milan AET (12/1)|
|Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria (29/12)||Milan 2-1 SPAL (29/12)|
|Atalanta 2-2 Juventus (26/12)||Frosinone 0-Zero Milan (26/12)|
|Juventus 1-Zero Roma (22/12)||Milan 0-1 Fiorentina (22/12)|
|Torinio 0-1 Juventus (15/12)||Bologna 0-Zero Milan (18/12)|
Latest type would point out a good match for either side with neither conceding nor scoring many targets. A win for Milan might give them a carry whereas Juventus will wish to proceed their dominance in Italian cup competitions.
Cup finals may also go both approach on the day, and a superb quaint Italian cup remaining is to be anticipated on Wednesday night. A win can be historic for both aspect as they each struggle for that eighth Supercoppa Italiana title.
Prediction: Juventus 2-1 Milan