The Rossoneri currently sit 6th in the table and were surprisingly beaten by Verona away from home 2-1, whilst the Gialloazzurri succumbed to a significant 2-0 defeat against fellow relegation-battlers Palermo and now sit in second-last place, five points back of safety.
The only meeting between the two teams took place in this season’s reverse fixture in December, with Milan coming out on the right end of an exciting 4-2 victory. Despite this result, the Diavolo have struggled against weaker opposition this season, taking just two points from Carpi and one point from Verona, respectively. These dropped points may come at a cost as Sassuolo trail by a single point in 7th place. Falling behind the Neroverdi would mean that coach Cristian Brocchi’s men would need a result against Juventus in the Coppa Italia final on May 21.
Frosinone coach Roberto Stellone will need to get something out of the game, as a loss coupled with and a victory for Carpi would seal the Ciociari’s relegation back down to Serie B. The Canarini will have their work cut out for them as they currently own the worst away record in the league and by far the worst defensive record on the road, having conceded a staggering 43 goals.
Giacomo Bonaventura will be a huge miss for the home side as he will miss out due to injury. He joins Andrea Bertolacci, Rodrigo Ely and M’Baye Niang on Milan’s treatment table. Frosinone’s Raman Chibsah is serving the second of his two-game suspension, while Danilo Soddimo and Daniel Pavlovic have not passed fitness tests.
Form Guide: Milan (L-D-W-L-L) Frosinone (L-L-W-L-L)
Expected Starting XIs:
AC Milan: Donnarumma; Alex, Abate, Romagnoli, De Sciglio; Kucka, Montolivo, Mauri; Honda; Balotelli, Bacca
Frosinone: Leali: M.Ciofani, Russo, Blanchard, Crivello; Paganini, Gucher, Gori, Kragl; D.Ciofani, Tonev
Infographic source: www.sporticos.com